ELA Curriculum  

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Kaplan’s Grade 6 Calendar 2020-21

                                                                                                                                                                      

CCCS

Reading Unit

Writing Unit

 

W.6.1.B

SGO Diagnostic Task 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RL.6.1 - 6.5,

RI.6.1 - 6.5,

W.6.2 - 6.5,

 SL.6.1-6.2, 6.4

L.6.1- 6.5

 

 

 

Lightning Thief

Emphasis on: plot elements, setting, characterization, sensory details, literary devices, order of events, inference

 

 

Greek Mythology & Non-Fiction Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing About Literature – Thesis Driven Essay- Thesis Writing, CER Paragraphs, Effective Transition Sentences

 

 

 

 

 

 Writing About Literature – Theme Comparison Essay- Lightning Thief & “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RL.6.1 - 6.5,

W.6.3-6.5, 6.9,

SL.6.1, 6.6

L.6.1-6.5

 

 

 

Short Story -

 

Emphasis on: Understanding a Story’s Theme, Structure, Craft, Figurative Language, & Setting Steinbeck’s “Breakfast”–  Langston Hughes’ “Thank you Ma’am” & John

 

Narrative Prompt – Responding to a prompt by building on an author’s style, tone, and voice with meshing with existing evidence found in a text –

John Steinbeck’s “Breakfast” or Langston Hughes’ “Thank you Ma’am”

 

 

 

Writing About Literature – Theme Comparison Essay- John Steinbeck’s “Breakfast” or Langston Hughes’ “Thank you Ma’am”

 

 

 

 

 

 

RL.6.1-6.2, 6.4-6.10

RI.6.1-6.10

W.6.2, 6.4-6.6, 6.9

SL.6.1, 6.4

L.6.1-6.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Mango Shaped Space & Non-Fiction Support

 

Emphasis on: Analysis of Tone, Theme, Inference, Central Ideas & Setting

 

Writing About Literature – Character Comparison Essay- Mango Characters With Textual Evidence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RL.6.1-6.6

RI.6.1-6.9

W.6.1 - 6.2, 6.4 – 6.5, 6.8 – 6.10

SL.6.1 – 6.6

L.6.1 – 6.5

 

 

 

 

Short Stories  & Informational Text Articles

 

Emphasis on: Cause & Effect, Distinguishing Fact/Opinion, Drawing Conclusions, Tone & Inference, Writer’s Motives

 

 

Argument  – Elements of Argument Writing

&

NJSLA Prep Activities

 

 

 

Argument Essay – Information text driven essay TBD

 

 

RL.6.1 – 6.7, 6.9 – 6.10

RI.6.1 – 6.10

W.6.1 – 6.2, 6.4 – 6.10

SL.6.1 – 6.6.

L.6.1 – 6.6

RST.6-8.1

WHST.6-8.2

 

 

 

 

City of Ember – Science Fiction & Non-Fiction Support

 

Emphasis on:   Analyzing Different Points of View, Determining Author’s Purpose in Informational Text

 

 

 

Narrative Prompt - Responding to a prompt by synthesizing information and writing about a scientific  process and/or continuing an incomplete writing piece about a process

 

 

Argument Essay – Information text driven essay  TBD

 

RL.6.1 – 6.7, 6.9-6.10

RI.6.1 – 6.6, 6.9 – 6.10

W.6.1 – 6.6, 6.8 – 6.10

SL.6.1-6.2, 6.4, 6.6

L.6.1 – 6.6

RH.6-8.8

 

 

Chains – Historical Fiction + Non-Fiction Support

 

Emphasis on: Choosing Best Evidence, Facts vs. Reasoned Judgments, Imagery, Author’s Purpose, Symbolism, Inference

 

 

 

Writing About Literature – Character Comparison Essay- Chains Characters With Textual Evidence

 

 

W.6.1.B

SGO Diagnostic Task 2

 

 

RL.6.1-6.6, 6.9-6.10

RI.6.1 - 6.6, 6.9 – 6.10

W.6.3 – 6.6

SL.6.1- 6.3, 6.6

L.6.1 – 6.6

 

   

     Biography  and  

       Autobiography 

         

Emphasis on: Small Moment, Sensory Details, Plot Formation, Identifying Conflicts

 

Personal Narrative Writing: Small Moment

 

RL.6.1-6.6, 6.9-6.10

W.6.3 – 6.6

Exploration of the Short Story

Microfiction Writing

 

 

         

 

 

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