Week 1: March 30-April 3




iReady is accessed, as always, through your vPortal.

TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #1 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.
LAFS.6.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.




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)
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)
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)


Classroom Activities

Dear students,

I miss seeing you every day! I look forward to re-connecting online using Edmodo to share ideas and chat about how everything is going with you and your family.  We will also continue our learning through the Edmodo platform!

Everything that you need to be successful will be posted here and on our class Edmodo page: schedules of assignments, and links to resources, and websites that you will be using each week.

Our class will be moving to digital learning beginning 3/30/20.  (Paper packets will be distributed, to those who elected for paper-based materials instead of digital, each Monday beginning 3/30/20.) 

To access digital materials, please sign-in using the Edmodo code below by your class period. 

Here is our class remind code: @44792k

If you, or know of any parents,  that are not on remind…and need my help to join our class…please e-mail me.  This will be an easy way to schedule chats with me during office hours for any questions you may have, and for me to send out quick announcements.

To create an Edmodo account, go to www.edmodo.com and sign up using the following code by class period. You do not have to give an email, but you can use the V-portal address if you’d like.

Parents can use the same code so that they can see what is actively going on in our  class.

Period 1/5:       t5pegh                                       

Period 3/7:       7trize

Period 4/8:       8xycy7

I am available for office hours each day via remind or email:  simmonsk@ivyhawnschool.org.

I’m looking forward to seeing you online beginning 3/30/20 for our first class!

All my best,

Ms. Simmons 






Assignments Due

Assignments due will be posted, in detail, on www.edmodo.com under your individual class.  

Assignments will be due every Monday we are distance learning, and will include:

Text (non-fiction, poetry, short story, drama) comprehension and analysis, iReady, Newsela, Thinkcerca. 

Login help with Newsela and Thinkcerca will be offered on our Edmodo class pages.

Additional Resources


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.