• 6th grade Scope and Sequence

    The following is a brief outline of course content to be covered.  Each unit will include textbook reading, PowerPoint Notes, lab activities, related video, teacher demonstration, and other appropriate activities. 

    September

    1. Narrative Writing
    2. Informational study – cite from text 
    3. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
    4. SMART Exchange Learning Resources
    5. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    6. Scholastic News and/or Story works

    October

    1. Narrative Writing
    2. Close Reading
    3. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
    4. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    5. Scholastic News and/or Story works
    6. SMART Exchange Learning Resources

    November

    1. Persuasive Writing
    2. Close Reading
    3. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
    4. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    5. Scholastic News and/or Story works
    6. SMART Exchange Learning Resources

    December

    1. Persuasive Writing
    2. Cite from text
    3. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
    4. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    5. Scholastic News and/or Story works
    6. SMART Exchange Learning Resources

    January

    1. Informative/Expository  Writing
    2. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
    3. Common Core Coach PARCC  workbook 
    4. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    5. Scholastic News and/or Story works
    6. SMART Exchange Learning Resources

    February

    1. Informative Writing
    2. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
    3. Common Core Coach PARCC workbook
    4. Study Island Review
    5. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    6. Scholastic News and/or Story works
    7. SMART Exchange Learning Resources

    March

    1. Cite form text
    2. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
    3. Common Core Coach PARCC Workbook
    4. Study Island Review
    5. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    6. Scholastic News and/or Story works
    7. SMART Exchange Learning Resources

    April

    1. PARCC Annual Assessment – Practice Tests workbooks (Triumph Learning)
    2. PARCC Partnership Resource Center – Released test items, resources and student samples.
    3. Common Core Coach PARCC workbook. 
    4. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
    5. Common Core Coach PARCC workbook
    6. Study Island Review 
    7. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    8. Scholastic News and/or Story works
    9. SMART Exchange Learning Resources 

    May

    1. Common Core Coach PARCC workbook.
    2. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
    3. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    4. Scholastic News and/or Story works
    5. Study Island
    6. SMART Exchange Learning Resources

    June

    1. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
    2. Raz Kids – online reading comprehension
    3. Scholastic News and/or Story works
    4. Life Map
    5. Study Island
    6. SMART Exchange Learning Resources

     

     

    Reading Response Cheat Sheet

    Evidence 

    Cite

    Identify 

    Refer to the text, article, story, etc. 

     

    This reminds me of the time...

    How does the author feel about____________? How do you KNOW? Cite 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

     

    Reading Response Questions 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.