Forming a foundation for reading
Developing an initial understanding
Reflecting and responding to text
Focusing on Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, and Range of Reading/ Level of Text Complexity
Common Core Standards
RI.6.1-Draw inferences from text
RI.6.2-Determine a central idea of a text
RI.6.3-Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced
RI.6.4-Determine the meaning of words or phrases used in a text
RI.6.5-Analyze how a particular sentence/section fits into the overall structure of a text
RI.6.6-Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text
RI.6.7-Itegrate information presented in different media
RI.6.8-Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text
RI.6.9-Compare and Contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (biography/memoir)
RI.6.10-Read and comprehend literary nonfiction (by the end of the year)
RL.6.1-Draw inferences from text
RL.6.2-Determine a theme and how it is conveyed through particular details
RL.6.3-Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds-and how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution
RL.6.4-Determine the meaning of words as they are used in a text-including figurative and connotative meanings—word choice/tone
RL.6.5-How a sentence/chapter/scene/or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text
RL.6.6-Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text
RL.6.7-Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story and listening/viewing a video
RL.6.9-Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (stories and poems) in their approaches to similar themes/topics
RL.6.10-By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems.
Commit to success
Try your Best
- Be Polite/Respectful
- Be Prompt
- Be Prepared
- Be Positive
- Verbal Warning
- Alternate Assignment
- Detention and/or Ice
Classroom Materials Needed:
Elements of Literature textbook, Holt Reader, paper, pencil, and agenda book
Students should bring agenda book to class everyday. Please record assignments and other important information. If you leave my classroom to go to the nurse or office, you will take your agenda book with you.
Extended Response and Short Answer
Each month students will be given a minimum of one Learning Check/Assessment to answer during class.
100%-class assignments, writing, Extended Response, quizzes, and tests (one grade each) Students will receive a minimum of 12 grades. I will not accept late work.
Each trimester-students will have one opportunity for extra credit.
Students are expected to come to class prepared everyday—bring paper, pencil, book, and a positive attitude.
Students are expected to treat others with respect.
Students can expect to be treated with respect.
- Class will start on time and end when the bell rings. You should be in your seat when the bell rings.
- If you need to sharpen your pencil-do it before class starts.
- When I am talking/teaching-please do not get out of your seat (unless it is an emergency)
- Please clean around your desk area. Do not leave your trash, paper, or pencils in my classroom.
- The bell does not dismiss the class. I will dismiss you.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 825-6125.
1st period- Planning-7:50-8:39