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Quarter: 1 Lessons: 1 Unit: 1

Domain: Essential Question: Anchor Text: The School


Communication How can the choices you make Story
affect relationships with other Short Story: Eleven
people?
Standards: RL 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.10. Genre: Realistic fiction, short
W. 6.1a, 6.3a, 6.3b, 6.3c, 6.3d, story
6.3e, 6.5, 6.10
SL.6.1a, 6.1b, 6.1c, 6.1d, 6.5
L.6.2b, 6.3a, 6.4a, 6.4b, 6.4c,
6.5a, 6.6
Skills: Content/Core Ideas:
Target Skill: Understanding Writing: Narrative Writing: Fluency: Accuracy
Characters Personal Narrative Paragraph
Decoding: VCCV Syllable
Supporting Skills: Dialogue Focus Trait: Voice Pattern
Simile
Academic Vocabulary: Target Vocabulary: Domain-Specific Vocabulary:
cite textual evidence literary, revisions, manuscript, agent, copyright, plagiarism,
theme wry, editorial, muted, maze, press release,
central idea publishing, pressuring, disclose self-publish
plot
figurative/connotative language Vocabulary Strategies:
claim/reasoning Prefixes
organization dis-, ex-, inter-, non
writing process
Greek/Latin affixes
Grammar Snap Video:
Complete Sentences and
Resources: Focus Wall Lesson1 Sentence Fragments
Quarter: 1 Lesson: 2 Unit: 1
Domain: Essential Question: Anchor Text: Knots in My
Communication Why is teamwork important/ Yo-you string
Short Story: Sporty Poetry
Standards (Create a link to all RL 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.9, 6.10. Genre: Autobiography, Poetry
standards that apply) RI. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6,
6.7, 6.9, 6.10
SL.6.1a, 6.1c, 6.1d,6.3, 6.6
L.6.2b 6.4a, 6.4b, 6.4c
Skills: Content/Core Ideas
Target Skill Author’s Purpose Writing: Narrative Writing: Fluency: Accuracy
Personal Narrative Essay
Target Strategy Infer/Predict Decoding: VCCV Syllable
Focus Trait: Voice Pattern
Supporting Skills Point of View
Figurative Language
Academic Vocabulary: Target Vocabulary: Domain-Specific Vocabulary
cite textual evidence contested, pursuit, scholastic, agent, copyright, plagiarism,
theme grimly, press release,
central idea employed, tumult, mentor, self-publish
compare/contrast culprit,
inferences deprived, miraculous Vocabulary Strategies:
analyze Prefixes
figurative, connotative, and dis-, ex-, inter-, non
technical meanings
Greek/Latin affixes
reference materials in
digital/print

Resources: Focus Wall Lesson2


Quarter: 1 Lesson: 3 Unit: 1
Domain: Essential Question: ​How have Anchor Text: Making of a
Communication books changed over time? Book
Short Story: History of a Book
Standards: RI 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, Genre: ​Informational Text
6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10.
W. 6.1a, , 6.1B, 6.3a, 6.3b,
6.3c, 6.3d, 6.3e, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6,
6.7, 6.10
SL.6.1a, 6.1c, 6.1d,6.3, 6.4, 6.5
L.6.2b, 6.4a, 6.4c,6.4D, 6.5a,
6.6
Skills: Content/Core Ideas
Target Skill: Writing: Narrative Writing: Fluency: Intonation
Sequence of Events Story Scene
Decoding: Stressed and
Target Strategy: Focus Trait: Word Choice Unstressed Syllables
Analyze/Evaluate

Supporting Skills:
Domain-Specific
Vocabulary
Diagrams

Academic Vocabulary: Target Vocabulary : Domain-Specific Vocabulary:


cite text evidence painstaking, exploded, best-seller, copyedit, marketing,
support evidence submitted, public
negotiations, collaborate, domain, publicize
central idea
repetitive,
summarize appealing, complement,
analyze events appropriate,
figurative, connotative and impaired
technical meaning
analyze writing structure
author’s point of view
integrate media
compare/contrast
comprehend literary nonfiction
introduce/support claim
organize event sequence
narrative techniques
transition words
precise words
conclusion
organize, purpose
audience
research

Resources: Focus Wall Lesson3


Quarter: 1 Lesson: 4 Unit: 1
Domain: Essential Question: Anchor Text: The ACES
Communication What is the difference between Phone
hearing and listening? Short Story: Silent Noise
Standards: RL 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7, Genre: Science Fiction,
6.10 Informational Text
RI. 6.1, 6.4, 6.7, 6.10,
SL.6.1a, 6.1c, 6.1d,
L.6.2b, 6.3b, 6.4a, 6.4b, 6.4c,
6.6
Skills: Content/Core Ideas
Target Skill: Writing:Plan for a Fictional Fluency: Rate
Story Structure Narrative
Decoding: VCCCV Syllable
Target Strategy: Focus Trait: Organization Pattern
Monitor/Clarify

Supporting Skills:
Alliteration
Style and Tone

Academic Vocabulary: Target Vocabulary: Domain-Specific Vocabulary:


cite evidence to support clamor, torrent, clustered, body language, frequencies,
analysis doleful, swiveled, linguistics,
coaxed, transmissions, pitch, sonar
theme/central idea
accustomed, Vocabulary Strategies:
plot/character/setting urgent, void Prefixes
analyze figurative/connotative de-, trans
meanings to impact word choice
analyze literature structure
compare/contrast

Resources: Focus Wall Lesson4 Grammar Snap Videos:


Appositives
Quarter: 1 Lesson: 5 Unit: 1
Domain: Essential Question: Anchor Text: The Myers
The Arts How can people communicate Family
through the arts? Short Story: Sound Check
Standards: RL 6.1, 6.10 Genre: Biography, Reader’s
W. 6.3a, 6.3b, 6.3c, 6.3d, 6.3e, Theater
6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9b, 6.10,
SL.6.1a, 6.1c, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5
L.6.2b, 6.3a, 6.4a,6.4c, 6.5a,
6.6
Skills: Content/Core Ideas
Target Skill: Writing: Narrative Writing: Draft, Fluency: Expression
Fact and Opinion revise, edit, and publish a
Fictional Narrative Decoding: Homophones
Target Strategy:
Summarize Focus Trait: Word Choice

Supporting Skills:
Author’s Purpose
Analyze Events
Academic Vocabulary: Target Vocabulary: Domain-Specific Vocabulary:
cite text evidence predominantly, tendency, aesthetics, abstract,
support evidence welfare, credit, composition,
aspect, aptly, tension, parallel, craftsmanship, montage
central idea
innovation,
summarize genuinely Vocabulary Strategies:
analyze events Reference Sources
figurative, connotative and
technical meaning
analyze writing structure
author’s point of view
integrate media
compare/contrast
comprehend literary nonfiction
Resources: Focus Wall Lesson5 Grammar Snap Video:
Apostrophes to Show
Possession
Quarter: 1 Lesson: 6 Unit: 2

Domain: Essential Question: Anchor Text: The Boy Who


Values How does the media influence Saved Baseball
how people feel about events? Short Story: Persuading the
Public

Standards: RL 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, Genre: Realistic Fiction,
6.10 Informational Text
RI 6.1, 6.8, 6.10
W. 6.1a, 6.1b, 6.1c, 6.4, 6.5,
6.6, 6.7, 6.10,
SL.6.1a, 6.1c, 6.1d, 6.4, 6.5
L.6.2b, 6.4a,6.4d, 6.5a, 6.6

Skills: Content/Core Ideas

Target Skill: Writing: Argumentative Writing: Fluency: Adjust Rate to Purpose


Theme Response Paragraph
Decoding: Silent consonants in
Target Strategy: Focus Trait: Voice multisyllable words
Analyze/Evaluate

Supporting Skills:
Metaphor
Understanding Characters

Academic Vocabulary: Target Vocabulary: Domain-Specific Vocabulary:


cite evidence to support phenomenal, showdown, accountability, broadcasting,
analysis fundamental, flair, ethics, media
theme/central idea lingered, savor, gloat, berate, bias, reliability
plot/character/setting reserve, Vocabulary Strategies:
analyze figurative/connotative brainwashed Using Context
meanings to impact word choice
analyze literature structure
compare/contrast
trace/evaluate
introduce claim,evidence, and
reason
organization, purpose, audience
research

Resources: Focus Wall Lesson6


Quarter: 1 Lesson: 7 Unit: 2

Domain: Essential Question: Anchor Text: Do Knot Enter


Math How can math help you solve Short Story: The Know That Is
Not
problems in everyday life?

Standards: RI 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7 Genre: Informational Text,
6.10 Activity/Informational Text
W. 6.1a, 6.1b, 6.1c, 6.1e, 6.4,
6.5, 6.10,
SL.6.1a, 6.1b, 6.1c, 6.1d, 6.2,
6.3,
L.6.2b, 6.4a, 6.4c, 6.5a, 6.5b,
6.6

Skills: Content/Core Ideas

Target Skill: Writing: Argument Writing: Fluency: Stress


Text and Graphic Features: Argument Paragraph
Decoding: Schwa in Unstressed
Target Strategy: Focus Trait: Organization syllables
Summarize

Supporting Skills:
Text Structure
Figurative Language

Academic Vocabulary: Target Vocabulary: Domain-Specific Vocabulary:


cite text evidence observe, raucous, looms, zany, classify, dimensional,
support evidence gigantic, complexity,
central idea impressive, phony, distinguish, quantitative, tabulate
summarize intriguing, Vocabulary Strategies:

analyze events correspond Word Relationships

figurative, connotative and


technical meaning
analyze writing structure
author’s point of view
integrate media
compare/contrast
comprehend literary
nonfiction
introduce/support claim
organize event sequence
narrative techniques
transition words
writing process
Resources: Focus Wall Lesson7 Grammar Snap Video: Direct
Objects and Indirect Object
Grammar Snap Video:
Transitive and Intransitive
Verbs
Quarter: 1 Lesson: 8 Unit: 2

Domain: Essential Question: Anchor Text: Science Fiction


Life Science How can mistakes turn Short Story: Growing Mold
answers into problems?

Standards: RL 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.10 Genre: Realistic Fiction,
RI. 6.1, 6.3, 6.10 Informational Text
W 6.1a, 6.1b, 6.1d, 6.4. 6.5,
6.7, 6.8, 6.9a, 6.10
SL.6.1a, 6.1c
L.6.2b, 6.4a,6.4b, 6.4c, 6.5a,
6.5c, 6.6

Skills: Content/Core Ideas

Target Skill: Writing: Argument Writing: Fluency: Punctuation


Conclusions and Book Review
Generalizations Decoding: Common Final Syllable
Focus Trait: Ideas
Target Strategy:
Infer/Predict

Supporting Skills:
Connotation/Denotation
Character’s Motivations

Academic Vocabulary: Target Vocabulary: Domain-Specific Vocabulary:


cite evidence to support detached, principle, bacteria, elements, organic,
analysis decomposition, pressure, spore
theme/central idea specimens, reluctant, Vocabulary Strategies

plot/character/setting elegant, equations, Latin Roots and Affixes


complex, compromise,
analyze
shriveled
figurative/connotative
meanings to impact word
choice
analyze literature structure
cite text evidence
analyze event or idea
introduce/support claim
organize event sequence
narrative techniques
transition words
precise words
conclusion
organize, purpose
audience

Resources: Focus Wall Lesson8 Grammar Snap Video:


Compound Sentences
Grammar Snap Video:
Coordinating Conjunctions
Quarter: 1 Lesson: 9 Unit: 2

Domain: Essential Question: Anchor Text: Kensuke’s


Life Science What can cause people to Kingdom
Short Story: Exploring
changge how they feel about
Islands
one another?

Standards: RL 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.10 Genre: Realistic Fiction
RI. 6.1, 6.7, 6.10 Informational Text
SL.6.1a, 6.1c, 6.1d, 6.3, 6.4
L.6.2b, 6.4a,6.4c, 6.5c, 6.6

Skills: Content/Core Ideas

Target Skill: Writing: Argument Writing: Plan Fluency: Accuracy


Cause and Effect an argument
Decoding: Base words and
Target Strategy: Focus Trait: Ideas inflectional endings
Visualize

Supporting Skills:
Style and Tone
Point of View

Academic Vocabulary: Target Vocabulary: Domain-Specific Vocabulary:


i​ntroduce/support claim venture, defy, consequences, biosphere, cones, observation,
organize event sequence permeated, ecosystem,
narrative techniques poised, rigid, rudimentary, predator, restoration
transition words sparsely, array, Vocabulary Strategies:
precise words immaculately Denotation and Connotation
conclusion
organize, purpose
audience

Resources: Focus Wall Lesson9 Grammar Snap Video:


Subordinating Conjunctions