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					SIXTH GRADE Language Arts-Reading Pacing Guide 1st six weeks                                      (Reading Strategies)

        Reading Comprehension                               Expectations                  Assessments                    Notes
                                                             (green poster)

FOCUS: Reading Strategies Review                       Activate prior knowledge
(2 weeks)                                              before reading by use of        STAR
                                                       -small group or whole class
6.5 The student will read and demonstrate              discussion
comprehension of a variety of selections from the      -anticipation guides
anthology                                              -preview of key vocabulary
     Identify questions to be answered
                                                       Pose questions prior to and
     Make, confirm, or revise predictions.
                                                       during the reading process,
     Use context to determine meanings of             based on such features as
       unfamiliar words and technical vocabulary
                                                                                           Independent
                                                       -boldface or colored type             Reading
     Draw conclusions and make inferences             -italics
       based on explicit and implied information       -vocabulary
     Organize the main idea and details to form a     -graphics or photographs        THEME:
       summary                                         -heading and subheadings
     Compare and contrast information about                                           Tests of Courage –
       one topic contained in different selections     Predict and then read to
                                                                                       Courage To Be Me/
                                                       validate or revise prediction
                                                                                       Courage in Action
FOCUS: Comprehension                                    Recognize common patterns
                                                        of organizing text             * do Courage Unit with
6.4 f) Use information stated explicitly in the text to -chronological or sequential   Lit books
draw conclusions and make inferences                    -comparison/contrast
                                                        -cause-and-effect
6.4 b) Use knowledge of narrative and poetic            -problem-solution
structures to aid comprehension and predict             -generalization or principal
outcomes
                                                        Use graphic organizers to
6.4 h) Summarize the main points in the text            illustrate cause and effect
                                                        and plot developments
FOCUS: Vocabulary
                                                       Use graphic organizers, such
                                                       as Venn diagrams and 2-
6.3 c) Use context and sentence structure to
                                                       column, to record changes
determine meanings and differentiate among
                                                       in characters as a result of
multiple meanings of words
                                                       incidences in plot
SIXTH GRADE Language Arts-Reading Pacing Guide 2nd six weeks                              (Literary Devices)


        Reading Comprehension                         Expectations                 Assessments                 Notes

FOCUS: Literary Devices
6.3 b) Identify figurative language
6.4 c) Describe the images created by language   Identify figurative language
6.4 d) Describe how word choice and imagery      in text, including
contribute to the meaning of a text              -simile
                                                 -hyperbole

                                                 Recognize author’s craft,
FOCUS: Vocabulary                                including                          Independent
                                                 -language patterns                   Reading
Understanding analogies                          -sentence variety
                                                 -vocabulary
Analyzing Word Parts: Prefixes and Suffixes      -imagery                       Theme: A Sense of
                                                 -figurative language           Fairness – Between
                                                                                Friends/Breaking
                                                                                Barriers

                                                                                Drama

                                                                                Autobiography and
                                                                                biography
SIXTH GRADE Language Arts-Reading Pacing Guide 3rd six weeks                                              (Story Elements)

        Reading Comprehension                              Expectations                  Assessments                         Notes

                                                      Understand setting as time,     (right after winter break)
FOCUS: Story Elements                                 place, and duration                  STAR
                                                                                           McDougall Littel
6.4 The student will read and demonstrate             Understand plot as                      DRP
comprehension of a variety of literature from the     -Development of central
anthology                                             conflict and resolution
     Identify the elements of narrative structure,   -Sequence of event
       setting, character, plot, conflict and theme   -Writer’s map for what
     Describe cause-effect relationships and their   happens, how it happens, to
       impact on plot                                 whom it happens, and when           Independent
     Explain how character and plot                  it happens                            Reading
       development are used to support a central
       conflict or story line                         Understand character traits
                                                      are reveals by                  THEME:
                                                                                      Growth and Change –
FOCUS: Vocabulary                                     -what the character says,       Need to Belong and Home
                                                      thinks does, and how others     and Heritage
6.3 a) Identify word origins, derivations, and        respond to the character
inflections                                                                           Poetry
                                                      Understand internal and
Using synonyms and antonyms                           external conflicts in stories   Books with strong
                                                      -internal conflicts within      character and setting
Homonyms and homophones                               characters
                                                      -external conflicts between
                                                      characters
                                                      -changes in characters as a
                                                      result of conflicts and
                                                      resolutions in the plot
SIXTH GRADE Language Arts-Reading Pacing Guide 4th six weeks                                         (Poetry)


         Reading Comprehension                          Expectations               Assessments                  Notes

FOCUS: Poetry
6.4 c) Describe images created by language         Recognize poetic elements
6.4 d) Describe how word choice and imagery        in prose and poetry,
contribute to the meaning of text                  including
6.4 The student will read and demonstrate          -rhyme
comprehension of a variety of fiction, narrative   -rhythm
nonfiction, and poetry                             -repetition
                                                   -alliteration
FOCUS: Vocabulary                                  -onomatopoeia                   Independent
                                                                                     Reading
6.3 b) Identify analogies                          Recognize relationships
                                                   common to analogy
Learning and remembering new words                                             Theme:
                                                   construction, including
Understanding specialized vocabulary               -synonyms
                                                   -antonyms                   Wondrous Worlds –
                                                   -object/action              Animal
                                                                               Wonders/Imaginary
                                                   -source/product
                                                                               Worlds
                                                   -part/whole
                                                   -animal/habitat             Science Fiction and
                                                                               Fantasy

                                                                               Books with strong plot
SIXTH GRADE Language Arts-Reading Pacing Guide 5th six weeks                                                (Research Tools)


         Reading Comprehension                                   Expectations             Assessments                          Notes

FOCUS: Research Tools
                                                            Use reference materials,         STAR (before
6.4 h) Paraphrase and summarize the main points in the      such as a                         Spring Break)
text                                                        -dictionary                      Practice SOL Test
6.3 d) Use word-reference materials                         -thesaurus                       DRP (end of year)
6.5 g) Select informational sources appropriate for given   -glossary
purpose                                                     -online source

FOCUS: SOL Review                                           Use strategies for
                                                            summarizing, such as           Independent
       Review all skills                                   -story maps                      Reading
       Research PowerPoint                                 -SomebodyWanted..But..So

Understanding analogies                                                                Theme:
Analyzing Word Parts: Prefixes and Suffixes                                            Making Your Mark –
                                                                                       Finding Your
                                                                                       Voice/Voices from the Past
FOCUS: Vocabulary
                                                                                       Historical Fiction
Researching Word origins
                                                                                       Books with strong
                                                                                       themes
Denotative and connotative meanings

				
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