• pencil  Scope and Sequence

    The following is a brief outline of course content to be covered. 

    September

    1. Narrative Writing
    2. Informational study – cite from text 
    3. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    4. Scholastic News and/or Story works

    October

    1. Narrative Writing
    2. Close Reading
    3. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    4. Scholastic News and/or Story works

    November

    1. Persuasive Writing and all genre writing
    2. Close Reading
    3. Scholastic News and/or Story works

    December

    1. Persuasive Writing and all genre writing
    2. Cite from text
    3. Scholastic News and/or Storyworks

    January

    1. Informative/Expository writing
    2. NJSLA workbook 
    3. Scholastic News and/or Story works

    February

    1. Informative Writing and all genres
    2. NJSLA workbook
    3. Scholastic News and/or Story works

    March

    1. Cite form text
    2. Workbook
    3. Study Island Review
    4. Scholastic News and/or Story works

    April

    1. NJSLA Annual Assessment – Practice Tests
    2. NJSLA Partnership Resource Center – Released test items, resources and student samples.
    3. workbook.
    4. Study Island Review 
    5. Scholastic News and/or Story works

    May

    1. NJSLA workbook
    2. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    3. Scholastic News and/or Story works
    4. Study Island

    June

     

     

    Reading Response Cheat Sheet

    Evidence - 

    Cite

    Identify 

    Refer to the text, article, story, etc. 

    According to the text

    In the text

    As the author says

    As shown in the text

    This quote from the text

    On page

    In chapter 2, the author

    The main character in the book

    Marko, the main character,

    This text teaches me that

    This reminds me of the time

    ____________________________________________________________________

    How does the author feel about____________? How do you KNOW? Site words and/or phrase(s) from the text.  Be specific.

    Why did you say that? How do you know?  Show me. 

    What is in the text that tells you the character is sad, confused, scared? Use words FROM the text to SHOW me!!

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Strategies for answering Open-Ended Questions:

    1. Read the Question
    • Each bullet should be answered as a separate paragraph or paragraphs. Answer ALL the questions
    • Be sure you understand what is being asked
    1. Use part of the question in your answer (Preferably as the topic sentence)
    2. Use details/examples/words/phrase(s)/quotes/evidence/etc. from the text, story, or article to SUPPORT your response
    3. Make a connection to yourself, the world, or another text you have seen
    4. Identify theme - what theme is there in the article, book, or story?
      1. Examples: never give up (perseverance), hard works pays off, practice makes perfect, believe in yourself, etc.
    5. Extend the meaning by:
      1. Making a prediction
      2. Relate to the characters
      3. Create a mental picture

    Name_____________________________

     

    Reading/Writing Response Rubric

    Reading as Writers

     

    __________Topic Sentence/Indent --Use part of the question in your answer (Preferably as the topic sentence)

     

    __________Title of book underlined

     

    __________Author of book included in response

     

    __________Evidence: Cite (Identify or Refer) from text

    __________Used WORDS from the text!   Refer to the text, article, story, etc...

    According to the text.    In the text..  As the author says   The main character, NAME, ...

    As shown in the text.  This quote from the text... On page

    In chapter 2, the author...The main character in the book

    This text teaches me that

    This reminds me of the time

    _________DETAILS included so that someone who has NEVER read the book could understand your writing response.

    _________Used details/examples/words/phrase(s)/quotes/evidence/etc. from the text, story, or article to SUPPORT your response

    _________Conventions (Grammar/Punctuation/Capitalization)

    _________Used characters names (the main character, Robert, etc.  did not use he/she/they/it/stuff)

    _________Followed directions, applied the skills taught in class and reviewed and applied.  teacher's notes. (used bookmark and Rubrics to better writing)

    _________Sixth grade writing and sentences. Full paragraph(s) or essay. (6-8 sentences in a paragraph)

    _________Proofreading is evident and EFFORT seen.

    (SHOW DON'T TELL!!!!!!  How does the author feel about____________? How do you KNOW? Site words and/or phrase(s) from the text.  Be specific. Why did you say that? How do you know? Show me!  What is in the text that tells you the character is sad, confused, scared? Use words FROM the text to SHOW me!! 

     

    Name _____________________________________

    Reading Response Questions           RI 6.1 – RI 6.6, W6.2, W6.4

    You MUST CITE from the text to SUPPORT your answer.

     

    1. Was this information easy for you to understand? Why?
    2. What facts did you like learning about the most? Why?
    3. What information from the text would you like to share with someone else? Why?
    4. What else would you like to know about this topic? How can you find out?
    5. Were there any special text features in this article? (headings, sub-headings, table of contents, index, etc.?  What are they and why were they used?
    6. Does this article provide recent or current information? Where could you find more information about this topic?
    7. By reading this, did you discover anything that could help you outside of school? Explain.
    8. Was the information well organized?  Yes or No? Give at least three examples from the text to support your answer.