Week 4: April 20-April 24

Audible Book Discovery directions and

I AM POEM with Directions


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Q4W4 lesson plans ONLINE BASED


TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #4 of Online Learning
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Non-Fiction Comprehension & Analysis
Standard(s) Taught
LAFS.6.RL.1.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
LAFS.6.RI.1.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from
the text.
LAFS.6.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and
technical meanings.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Learning Target:  Students will provide a statement of how the central idea is conveyed through particular details.  (RI.1.2)
I can explain how the central idea is shown through details in the text.
Learning Target:  Students will provide detailed analysis of how a key individual, event or idea is introduced, illustrated and elaborated in a text. (RI.1.3)
I can explain and analyze how key ideas and events are used in the text to help me better comprehend what I am reading.
Learning Target: Students will provide an explanation of how the author’s point of view or purpose is conveyed in the text. (RI.2.6)
I can explain the author’s purpose and how it helps me to understand what I am reading.
Classroom Activities

Monday, April 20, 2020

NewsELA – Two articles, read, complete quiz, power words and short-response.

  1. Middle School Students Work to Make Their Lunchrooms Friendlier Places
  2. French Middle School Students Learn to Socialize More After Phone Ban

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

iReady–45 minutes and at LEAST one quiz


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

I Am poetry:   Read through the PowerPoint and complete your own I Am Poem.  You can complete it directly on the last PowerPoint slide, or type it on a word document.  Another option is to create a hard copy and submit a picture of it. You may add color or pictures.


Thursday, April 23, 2020


  1. Words and Details in Informational Texts
  2. The Impact of Author’s Choices: Words and Images


Friday, April 24, 2020

Audible.com Book discovery

Listen to a new book during their unlimited streaming!

This weekly schedule is the suggested pacing guide.  If you should need more flexibility with your assignments, you may turn in by Sunday April 26 at 8pm.

Assignments Due

Graded assignments:

  1.  Average of Newsela Articles (Reading)
  2. iReady (at least one quiz) (Reading)
  3. I Am Poem (Language Arts)

**If any of these assignments give you a grade lower than 70%, I will look at your ThinkCerca and Friday Audible/Reading assignments to bump your average.**

Additional Resources



  1. Choose only ONE Newsela article to complete and adjust your lexile level at the top right. 
  2. Choose only ONE ThinkCerca lesson to complete.        

ESE – Special Considerations based on IEP

504– Special Considerations based on Accommodation Plan  

ESOL – Appropriate printed material, pre teaching activities, various instructional approaches, student engagement and thinking activities, differentiation, check for content comprehension, resources for assistance, reinforce study skills, linguistic modifications, specific vocabulary, alternative assessment.