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Ms Cash

Email: 
mcash@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-528-6499 ext 27817
Classes Taught: 
Reading/English 6th Grade

 

 

READING / ENGLISH

 

1st/3rd/4th/6th/7th 
 
Communication/Media/
Reading/Grammar/Writing 
 

2nd NINE WEEKS 

THEME: Survival and Perseverance

SKILLS TARGETED: Author’s Organizational Pattern, Fact/Opinion, Summarizing, Main Idea (nonfiction), Theme (fiction/poetry, narrative nonfiction), Nonfiction Text Features, Point of View, Cause/Effect

STRATEGY FOCUS: Background Knowledge/Making Connections, Determine Importance, Questioning, Infer/Predict/Draw Conclusions, Summarize/Synthesize, Self-Monitor/Metacognition

APPROXIMATE TIME: Weeks 1-5

6.1a-j The student will use effective oral communication skills in a variety of settings.

6.2b, c, d Use language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, give collaborative and individual interactive presentations, paraphrase/summarize key information.

6.3a,b Compare and contrast techniques as well as identifying the characteristics and effectiveness of a variety of media messages.

6.3c,d Interpret information presented in diverse media formats and explain how it contributes to the topic

6.4a, b, c Identify word origins and derivations, use roots, affixes, synonyms and antonyms, use context and sentence structure to determine word meanings.

6.4e Use word-reference materials.

6.4f Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

6.5b Describe cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.

6.5c Explain how an author uses character development to drive conflict and resolution.

6.5d Differentiate between first and third person point of view.

6.5g Identify the characteristics of a variety of genres.

6.5j, 6.6g Identify transitional words/phrases to signal author’s organizational pattern,

6.5k, 6.6k Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension.

6.6a Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.

6.6 b-d Identify main idea, summarize supporting details, create an objective summary.

6.6f Identify the author’s organizational pattern.

6.6h Differentiate between fact and opinion.

6.6i Identify cause and effect relationships.

6.6j Analyze ideas within and between selections.
6.7a-d Engage in writing as a recursive process, choose audience, use prewriting strategies, organize to fit topic.

6.7e, f, h Write multi paragraph narratives with elaboration and structure to include: characters, plot, setting and point of view, with a central idea and an organized structure.

6.7i, j Use transition words and phrases and select vocabulary to enhance central idea, tone and voice.

6.7l Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

6.8a-d The student will self and peer edit for subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, consistent verb tense as well as eliminate double negatives.

6.8e Use quotation marks with dialogue.

6.8f Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

6.8g Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

6.8h Use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

6.9b, f Collect and organize information from multiple sources, demonstrate ethical use of the internet.

THEME: Ambition and Self-Improvement

SKILLS TARGETED: Nonfiction Text Features, Author’s Organizational Pattern, Compare/Contrast, Cause/Effect

STRATEGY FOCUS: Background Knowledge/Making Connections, Determine Importance, Question, Visualize, Infer/Predict/Draw Conclusions, Summarize/Synthesize, Self-Monitor/Metacognition

APPROXIMATE TIME: Weeks 6-8, Followed by ACPS assessments Week 9

6.1a-j The student will use effective oral communication skills in a variety of settings.

6.2a-d Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication to deliver multimodal presentations as well as  using language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, give collaborative and individual interactive presentations, paraphrase/summarize key information.

6.4a, b, c Identify word origins and derivations, use roots, affixes, synonyms and antonyms, use context and sentence structure to determine word meanings.

6.4e Use word-reference materials.

6.4f Extend general and cross curricular vocabulary.

6.5b Describe cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.

6.5c Explain how an author uses character development to drive conflict and resolution.

6.5i Compare and contrast details in literary and informational text.

6.6f Identify the author’s organizational pattern.

6.5j, 6.6g Identify transitional words/phrases to signal author’s organizational pattern,

6.5k, 6.6k Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension.

6.6a Skim materials using text features.

6.6i Identify cause and effect relationships.

6.6j Analyze ideas in and between selections.

6.7a-d Engage in writing as a recursive process, choose audience, use prewriting strategies, organize to fit topic.

6.7e, f, h Write multi paragraph narratives with elaboration and structure to include: characters, plot, setting and point of view, with a central idea and an organized structure.

6.7i, j Use transition words and phrases and select vocabulary to enhance central idea, tone and voice.

6.7k, l Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordinations in complete sentences as well as revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

6.8a-d The student will self and peer edit for subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, consistent verb tense as well as eliminate double negatives.

6.8e Use quotation marks with dialogue.

6.8f Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

6.8g Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

6.8h Use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.
6.9 a-f The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.


 
 

FLASHCARDS:

Prefix Flashcards

Root Flashcards

Suffix Flashcards

 

**Students need to be reading daily to participate in incentive activities!!

 

PLEASE check often with your child to confirm they have the supplies they need. We go through pencils and multiple packs of loose-leaf paper in less than 9 weeks.  Tissues are also a "hot" commodity!! :)

 

 

Important Links:

 

 

Grading

Classwork: 25%

Homework: 10%

Quiz: 30%

Test: 35%

Planning/Remediation

2nd & 5th period

 

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