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									Unit # __1__: __Growing and Changing___________________
D       Selection (Name,
    a                                               Class                                                                                                                  Affix /
a         Page #, and                                          Skill / Strategy              Literature                  Grammar                    Writing                          Standard
    t                                               Level                                                                                                                  Root
y        Reading Level)
                                                                                    *Identify story elements from                                                                  *Vocabulary
                                                                                            HC IN2 & IN3.                                                                             2.6.01
           "The Sound of Summer Running" HC p.6
                                                                                                                   *Review common &
                                                                                      *Define character motives                                                            Root:     *Literary
                                                             *Practice Fluency                                    proper nouns HC p.14
                                                                                                 HC 5.                                       *Spelling worksheet 2         meter    Elements
2                Reader's Companion (RC) 4
                                                    B          *Vocabulary
                                                              HC p.5, SS p.1
                                                                                    *Assessment: Selection Test
                                                                                               FA p. 1-3
                                                                                                                  *Worksheet Selection
                                                                                                                                              (words with ie & ei)         SS p.1      and
                                                                                                                                                                          V/S p.11 Techniques
                                                                                                                     Support SS p.3
                                                                                     *Makeup quiz from sel. test.                                                                     2.6.08
                        Short Story

3                                                                                                                                                                                     2.6.09

                                                                                                                                                 *HC p.15
                                                             *Dramatic Reading        *Use more challenging
                                                    A             p. 15             questions for Selection Test.
                                                                                                                  *Eliminate nouns & ws Sneaker Advertisement (tie
                                                                                                                                        in with noun identification)


1                                                                 *HC p. 51
                                                             *Recognizing signal
           (For Benchmark suggested reread in RC)

                                                               words SS p.24           *Understanding conflict
                                                                                                                   *Introduce antecedent
                                                            Indicating: Time Use,        between characters                               *Write a personal narrative
                                                                                                                      HC p.62 SS p.23                                 -or (suffix)    2.6.04
                 "The King of Mazy May" p.52

                                                            Cause/Effect, Special           HC p.51 & 61                                  (major achievement in their
                                                                                                                      *Spelling (oy) (oi)                              SS p.21        2.6.06
                    Short Story R.C. 24 p.3

                                                                Relationships         *Predicting resolution HC                                  life) RC p.34
                                                                                                                          SS p.22
                                                              *Vocabulary Dev.                   p.61
                                                                   SS p.21


                                                                                    *Read about Jack London or
                                                                                          information about
4                                                                                   Yukon/Klondike region during
                                                                                                                                            *Spelling p.22 Challenge
                                                                                                                                            part only - eliminate oi/oy
                                                                 *SS p.24           *Unit 1 Test - Add questions
                                                    A           Challenging          from selection test on Mazy
                                                                                     May. Use more challenging
                                                                                                                                           *HC p.63 plan use timeline
                                                                                                                                                   for pre-write
                                                                                    questions for advanced. Add
6                                                                                          prefix/suffix and

                                                                                     Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
Unit # __2__: __Reaching Out___________________
D       Selection (Name,
    a                                                  Class                                                                                                                 Affix /
a         Page #, and                                            Skill / Strategy             Literature                Grammar                       Writing                          Standard
    t                                                  Level                                                                                                                 Root
y        Reading Level)
           "How to Write a Poem About the Sky" p.106           *Reading aloud with                                                       *Spelling strategy (-ence)
                                                               expression (pacing &    *Define informal essays                                HC p.108 SS p.32
                                                                   intonation).               HC p.101                                 *Write a friendly letter to soldier
                                                                                                               *Verbs (action & being)                                         -ory     1.3.14
                 "How to Write a Letter" p. 102

2                                                              *Develop vocabulary    *Use poem for pacing and                                       (gift)
                                                                                                                 HC p.108 SS p.33                                            SS p.31    2.6.14
                    Average Essay RC p.53

                                                                    HC p.101             intonation - fluency                                 HC p.109 SS p.35
                                                                     SS p.31              *Practice reading                             *Self assess with sample on
                                                                    HC p.107                                                                       overhead.
                           Easy Poem


4                                                                                      *Compare/contrast advice                             *Skip spelling strategy ws.
                                                                                         for writing friendly vs.                           *Peer edit for final drafts of
                                                                                            business letters      *Verbs (action & being)              letter.
                                                       A                              *Letter used as an informal
                                                                                        assessment - no formal
                                                                                                                    HC p.108 SS p.33            *Edit other letters?


                                                                                       Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
                                                                                                                             *Review verbs & endings with
                                                                                                                                       "y" SS p.37.
                                                       *Using context to                               *Review verbs &       *Compose interview questions
2                                                       clarify meaning                               endings with "y" SS     as a class for a grandparent
                                                                           *Define climax HC 111                                  HC p.125 RC p.70.                    Prefix
                                                           HC p.111                                           p.37
                                                                         (use plot diagram) SS p.40                                                                   (-ex, -e)

    Average Autobiography RC p.71
                                                                                                                               *Final interview written as
    Challenging Short Story RC 61
                                                     *Develop vocabulary                            *Verb phrases (helping                                                        1.3.14
        "Aaron's Gift" HC p.112
                                                 B      using RC words
                                                            p.63, 6L
                                                                         *Show movie "The Miracle
                                                                                                      verbs) SS p.38 HC
                                                                                                                                 expository essay (oral
                                                                                                                               presentation of 5 papers)
                                                                                                                                                                       VS p.3
                                                                                                                                                                      SS p.41
                                                                          *Eliminate SSR this week                            *Response to movie & story.                top
                                                      *Review interview                             *Identify verbs in story
            "Water" p.120

                                                              skills                                        RC p.73           *Before movie HC TE p.121
                                                                                                                                   *Blindfold activity and respond
4                                                                                                                                   to what it might be like to be
                                                                         *Brainstorm typical plots of
5                                                                        animal stories TE 115 and
                                                                           *Detail characters from    *Identify verb phrases
6                                                    *Develop vocabulary                                    in HC test       *SS p.37 Students use words in
                                                 A      p.111 SS p.39
                                                                              movie and make
                                                                            inferences based on           *Activity p.124
                                                                                                        *Write application
                                                                                                                               part B to create sentences.
                                                                           *Selection Quiz E, A, C
                                                                               based on class
                                                                                 FA p.30-32
                                                      * Using context clues                                 *Introduce verbs
    Easy Autobiography (non-fiction narrative)

                                                                             *Fictional narrative (short
                                                     to figure out meanings                              (present, perfect, past     *Ask students to think about       (-bio,
                                                                             stories, novels, novellas)
                                                       of unfamiliar words.                                  perfect & future                    pets.                 mort-)     1.3.14
                                                                               *Nonfiction narratives
                                                 B      HC p.153 SS p.54
                                                                            (autobiography, biography
                                                                                                                 perfect)          *Write an autobiography about      SS p.211    2.6.14
            "Feathered Friend" p.159
            Challenging Short Story

                                                            (together)                                   HC p.164 RR 206-207        an interesting day as that pet.   HC p.794    2.6.15
                                                                               & historical accounts)
                                                      *Develop vocabulary                                   *Rev. HC p.144                   HC TE p.153               V/S 12
                "Old Ben" p.154

                                                                                      HC p.163
                                                            HC p.153                                      past, present, future

4                                                                                  Rev. & Assess                                                                        OR
                                                                                 SS p.53 HC p.163                                  *Students will elaborate on their HC p.165
                                                          *SS p.54
                                                 A    More independently
                                                                              *Unit Test - add verbs &
                                                                              affixes include question
                                                                                                                                    pet autobiographies including
                                                                                                                                         dialogue if possible.
                                                                             from selection test 39-41                                                                 story.

                                                                              Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
Unit # __3__: __Proving Yourself___________________
D       Selection (Name,
    a                                          Class                                                                                                               Affix /
a         Page #, and                                  Skill / Strategy             Literature                     Grammar                    Writing                        Standard
    t                                          Level                                                                                                               Root
y        Reading Level)
                                                         *Recognize                                          *R/R 250-251 if needed
                                                        word origins                                           *Build grammar skills
                                                        HC p.181 SS                                                 (adjectives)        *Build spelling skills
               Average Autobiography RC p.87

                                                            p.59            *Analyze internal conflicts          HC p.190 SSp.58     (Spelling the sound "shun"               2.6.01
                                               B                                                                                                                   (-tion)
                 "Pigman and Me" HC o.182

                                                          *Develop             HC p.181 SSp.60                *Focus on 4 questions     at the end of a word)                 2.6.04
                                                                                                                                                                  HC p.190
                                                         vocabulary                                             adj. answer include      HC p.190 SS p.57
                                                        HC p.181 SS                                                   articles
3                                                           p.56

4                                                                           *Examine external conflicts.
                                                         *Recognize         *Discuss other examples of
                                                                                                              *Include possessive
                                                        word origins      internal and external from other
                                               A        HC p.181 SS
                                                                            *Selection Quiz: FA p.50-52
                                                                                                               SS p.63 HC p.206
                                                                                                                                      *Skip sp. skill worksheet

                                                                              Choose E, A, C per class

1                                                        *Predicting
                                                                                                         *R/R 256-257 if needed
                                                           actions           *Introduce personification
                                                                                                           *Build grammar skills
           Challenging Short Story RC p.108

                                                          HC p.209          * Identify animal characters                         *Build spelling skills (there,   *Prefix     1.6.13
                                               B           SS p.69               HC p.209 SS p.70
                                                                                                            HC p.220 SS p.68A
                                                                                                                                       their & they're)          (mono-)      1.6.16
               (Use RC for benchmark)

                                                          *Develop        *Compare "Jungle Book" movie                               HC p.220 SS p.67           HC p.220      2.6.07
                                                                                                          *Focus on 4 questions
                 "Mowgli's Brothers"

                                                         vocabulary                    to story
                                                                                                                adv. answer
                                                          HS p.209
                      HC p.210

3                                                          SS p.66

                                                                                  *HCTE p.211
4                                                                          *Read Romulus & Remus to

                                               A                                *Authors in depth
                                                                                                                   *SS p.68B

                                                                           *Selection Test: FA p.56-58
                                                                            Choose E, A, C per class

                                                                                Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
1                                                      *Identify the narrator or speaker
                                         *Setting a
                                                            (perspective) HC p.223
                                        purpose for
                                                           *Compare literary works                               *Build spelling skills (your   *Prefix    1.3.16
                                          reading                                         *Build grammar skills:
                                                                    HC p.222                                      & you're) HC p.236 SS        (trans-)    1.6.13
                                         HC p.223                                          Adverbs modifying

    "Alone in the Nets" HC p.232
    "Names/Nombres" HC p.224
                                                          *Focus on comparing all 3                                         p.72                *Suffix    1.6.16

     "The Southpaw" HC p.229
                                         *Develop                                        adjectives and adverbs
      Average Essay RC p.119
                                                            literary works HC p.235                              *Persuasive essay: coed        (-ous)     1.6.22
                                        vocabulary                                          HCp.236 SS p.73

         Easy Short Essay
                                                         *Unit 3 Test - include affixes,                                sports teams          SS p.76-77   1.6.23
                                       HC p.223 SS
                                                        adjectives, adverbs and part of

             Easy Poem
3                                           p.71
                                                             selection test p. 59-61

4                                      *No SSp.71
                                                                                                                 *Research history names
                                                                                         *Extension: SS p.78           HC TE p.228            *V/S p.9
                                   A    vocabulary
                                                                                          adjective or adverb     *Skim/review of spelling
                                                                                                                                              *add ile


                                                             Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
Unit # __4__: __Seeing It Through___________
D       Selection (Name,
    a                                                         Class    Skill /                                                                                                   Affix /
a         Page #, and                                                                          Literature                       Grammar                     Writing                        Standard
    t                                                         Level   Strategy                                                                                                   Root
y        Reading Level)
1                                                                     *Compare/
                                                                        contrast      *Introduce foreshadowing
        "The Tiger Who Wouls Be King" p.282

                                                                      characters               HC p.269            *Study prepositions &
                                                                       HC p.269    *Comparing foreshadowing in 3 prepositional phrases
           "The Lion and the Bulls" p.284
                                                                                                                                                    *HC p.286 "ie" spelling                 1.6.13
             Average Short Story RC 127

                                                                       *Develop            stories HC p.269          HC p.286 SS p.83                                             fore
                                                                                                                                                       review SS p.82                       2.6.05
                                                                      vocabulary    SS p.85 (Before reading story)    *Memorize lists
                  "Lob's Girl" p.270

                                                                       HC p.269          *HC p.285 review &             prep words
                    Average Fable

                                                                         WS 81               assessment
                     Easy Fable


4                                                                      * Develop   *Discuss use of foreshadowing
                                                                      vocabulary    challenge activity TE p. 281             *Skip WS p. 83
                                                                                                                                                      * Build word families
                                                              A        HC p.286
                                                                                    *Selection Quiz: FA p.73-75
                                                                                    Questions E, A, C based on
                                                                                                                          *Identify prepositional
                                                                                                                             phrases in story
                                                                                                                                                            HC p. 286
                                                                        meaning               students

1                                                                     *Introduce
              "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" p.304 Average Poem
               "Who Knows if the Moon's" p.306 Easy Poem

                "The Open Road" p. 302 Challenging Poem

                                                                      inferences    *Introduce free verse & tone                                       *Spelling compound
                    "Abuelito Who" p.300 Average Poem

                                                                                                                    *Introduce conjunctions
                                                                       HC p.299           HC p.299 SS p.95                                          transition words SS p.92
                                                                                                                          (subordinate/                                                     1.6.13
                                                              B         SS p.94
                                                                                       *Connotations HC p.308
                                                                                   *After all 4 selections HC p.307
                                                                                                                       HC p.308 SS p.93
                                                                                                                                                      *Portrait writing lesson
                                                                                                                                                        HC p.309 after all
                                                                      vocabulary      to compare all selections                                             selections
                                                                       HC p.299
3                                                                       SS p.91

4                                                                                   *Have students bring in a favorite
                                                                                   poem and decide tone and if its free
                                                                                                                                                     *Write poem based on
                                                              A                                or traditional
                                                                                   *Selection Quiz: FA p.79-81 choose
                                                                                                                                                          portrait map
                                                                                     E, A, C based on student levels


                                                                                            Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
1                                                  *Determine                                                            *Spelling - exaggerate your *Prefix (re-
                                                                   *Identify historical accounts
                                                   main ideas                                                               pronunciation before      ) SS p.96

    "Jackie Robinson: Justice At Last" p.325
                                                                             HC p.315
                                                    HC p.315                                            *Conjunctions                writing            means       1.6.09

       Challenging Autobiography RC 146

       Average Historical Account RC 157
                                                                              WS 100
                                                     WS 99?                                           HC p.330 SS p.98             HC p.330              back,      1.6.13
2                                              B                 *Compare & contrast characters
                                                                                                                           *Spelling -tude WS 97

           "A Backwoods Boy" p.316
                                                    *Develop                                          *Vocabulary & TV                                  again,      1.6.12
                                                                        in both HC p.315
                                                   vocabulary                                            assessment         RC 163 Speaking &          against      2.6.14
                                                                    *Comparing literary works
                                                    HC p.315                                                                       listening            *Suffix
                                                                             HC p.329
                                                     SS p.96                                                                     *writing radio         (-tude)
3                                                                 *TE p.321 Add to a timeline what
                                                                  happened to Abe Lincoln after his
                                                                          legislative terms
                                                    *Focus on      *TE p.325 Watch documentary                             *SS p.97 Challenge at
4                                                    analogies      "Baseball" about J. Robinson                                 bottom of ws
                                                                                                      *Review & Assess
                                               A   *Vocabulary
                                                                   *Compare history account with
                                                                                                          RC p.155
                                                                                                                         *HC p.331 Writer's Choice:
                                                                                                                          Letter, poem or essay on
5                                                    HC p.330     *Unit 4 Test: Include selection                           someone you admire
                                                                 test questions from Backwoods
                                                                    Boy & J. Robinson & add
6                                                                             affixes

                                                                          Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
Unit # __5__: __Mysterious Worlds_______________
D       Selection (Name,
    a                                              Class                                                                                                               Affix /
a         Page #, and                                      Skill / Strategy             Literature                   Grammar                    Writing                            Standard
    t                                              Level                                                                                                               Root
y        Reading Level)
                                                              *Evaluate           *Compare and contrast
                                                               author's        science and historical fiction *Review subject and
                                                              message         HC p.351 (use Venn Diagram)           predicate       *Build spelling skills "ch"
                                                                                                                                                                  *Prefix           2.6.05
             Average Short Story RC p.164

                                                              SS p.104          *Connect literary elements     HC p.358 SS p.103       and "sh" SS p.102
                                                   B                                                                                                            (non-) not          2.6.01
              "The Fun They Had" p.352

                                                              *Develop          (plot, characters, setting &     *Review simple       *Extended response
                                                                                                                                                                or without          2.6.04
                                                             vocabulary                   theme)               subject & predicate human vs. robotic teachers
                                                              HC p.351           *Introduce science fiction         HC p.358
3                                                             SS p.101                   HC p.351

                                                                                 *Science fiction SS p.105
                                                                                                                                           *No spelling skills
4                                                                                  *Create a timeline of
                                                                                                                *Review subjects &       *Extension Activities:
                                                                              technologies invented in past
                                                                                                                    predicates              Advantages and
                                                   A                            100 years and those to be
                                                                                invented in next 100 years
                                                                                                                *Writing application
                                                                                                                     HC p.358
                                                                                                                                           disadvantages of
                                                                                 *Selection Quiz: FA p.93
                                                                                                                                               HC p.359
                                                                                      Choose E, A, C
                                                                                                                *Review four types of
                                                                                *Introduce suspense and               sentences
                                                            between fact                                                                                               *Prefix
             Average Historical Account RC p.171

                                                                                 identify in story using a          (declarative,         *Extended response
                                                           and opinion SS                                                                                               (in-)       1.6.09
                                                                                graphic organizer to add             imperative,        *Spelling strategy (-sion)
                "Exploring the Titanic" p.380

                                                                114                                                                                                   SS 106A       1.6.20
                                                                                           details                 interrogative &            SS 112 A&B
                                                              *Develop                                                                                                  not/        1.6.23
                                                                                 *Identify specific details     exclamatory) SS 113
                                                             vocabulary                                                                                              opposite of
                                                                                         HC p.379                HC p.388 RR p.284-
                                                               SS 111
3                                                                                                                         85

4                                                                              *Review & assess HC p.386 #5
                                                             *Eliminate        *Discuss how author's language
                                                                                                                *Writing Application       *Spelling SS p.112        *Eliminate
                                                   A           vocab
                                                                                      adds to suspense
                                                                              *Selection Quiz: FA p.99 Choose
                                                                                                                     HC p.388                  Challenge              SS p.106
                                                                                           E, A, C

1                                                                                *To motivate, connect
                                                                              character traits to nicknames
                                                                                  Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
                                                                                      TE HC p. 390
                                                             *Determine       *Make connections between
                                                                                                                                        *Complete expository on
1                                                               *To motivate, connect
                                                            character traits to nicknames
                                                                     TE HC p. 390
                                            *Determine       *Make connections between
                                                                                                                    *Complete expository on
2                                          cause & effect     personality traits & actions   *Introduce direct &
                                                                                                                   personal goal setting New

    Average Short Story RC p.179-187
                                              SS p.119                 HC p.391                indirect objects                                               1.6.13
                                                                                                                       Year's Resolution             *Root
                                       B      *Develop      *Determine character traits in        HC p.402
                                                                                                                   *Spelling skills (ie) i before   (cycle)

        "Breaker's Bridge" p.392
                                             vocabulary          connection to theme         *Review & Assess                                                 2.6.08
3                                             HC p.391       *Understand cause & effect         RC p.186-187
                                                                                                                      SS p.117 HC p. 402
                                              SS p.116        relationships (make a flow
                                                              *Direct/Indirect Objects SS
4                                                                        p.118

                                                              *Discuss heroes/heroines &                              *Challenge - Review
5                                                               compare others to story                                personification and
                                                                      HC p.398 TE
                                                                                             *Review analogies         figurative language

6                                      A                           *Authors in Depth:
                                                                     Lawrence Yep
                                                              *Selection Assessment: Use
                                                                                                  VS p.21
                                                                                                 HC p.402
                                                                                                                          TE HC p.395
                                                                                                                        *No spelling skills
                                                             questions from easy, average,                             *Research Chinese
                                                                       challenging                                    immortals HC p.403

                                                                Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
Unit # _6___: ___Short Stories__________________
D       Selection (Name,
    a                                                        Class      Skill /                                                                                                      Affix /
a         Page #, and                                                                            Literature                        Grammar                       Writing                       Standard
    t                                                        Level     Strategy                                                                                                      Root
y        Reading Level)
                                                                     *Comparing &
                                                                       contrasting                                           *Clauses (independent/
                                                                                   *Literary analysis (plot, theme,
                                                                        HC p.433                                             subordinate) HC p.444       *Spelling strategy long i              1.6.12
                                                                                    connecting literary elements)                                                                    *Super/
                                                             B        *Vocabulary
                                                                                         HC p.433 SS p.130
                                                                                                                               *Spelling strategy i          spelled with y
             "Dragon, Dragon" p.434

                                                                      development                                             spelled with y (tyrant)            HC p.444                       2.6.04
              Average Plot RC 196

                                                                        HC p.433                                               HC p.433 SS p.126
                                                                        SS p.129

                                                                     *Using forms                                                                           *Help Wanted Ad
                                                                        of tyrant                                                                               HC p.445
                                                                                    *Identify the parts of the plot of
                                                                       HC p.444                                                                         *Write paragraph defining
                                                             A        *Compare &
                                                                     contrast chart
                                                                                      the story as the story is read
                                                                                                HC p.433
                                                                                                                                                          knowledge, wisdom,
                                                                                                                                                        compare & contrast them
                                                                       HC p.445                                                                                 HC p.437
             "Becky and the Wheels -and- Brake Boys" p.448

                                                                                    *Conflict (internal & external)
                                                                          chart)                                             *Independent clauses,
                                                                                               HC p.447
2                                                                       HC p.447                                               simple & compound
                                                             B        *Vocabulary
                                                                                   *Resolution (connecting literary
                                                                                     terms) HC p.447 SS p.135
                                                                                                                              HC p. 456 SS p.133
                                                                                                                                                         *Extended Response?         *Duct      2.6.01
                           Easy Plot RC 204

                                                                        HC p.447
3                                                                    SS p.131, 134

                                                                                                                              *Regional Synonyms
                                                                                       *Prepare a chart comparing and
                                                                      *Analogies                                                   HC p.456               *Spelling strategy is
5                                                            A         HC p.456
                                                                                      contrasting at least three different
                                                                                               bikes HC p.457
                                                                                                                               *Review & assess
                                                                                                                                   HC p.455
                                                                                                                                                             spelled ace


                                                                                                Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
1                                            *Theme
                                          (stated and
                                             implied)   *Compare & contrast themes in
                                           HC p. 495            the two selections
2                                                                                                               *Build spelling skills: k
                                          *Vocabulary          *Picture the setting      *Compound & complete                                            2.6.01
                                                                                                              sound spelled qu SS p.147
    "The All-American Slurp" p.496   B   development
                                            HC p.495
                                                              *Drawing inferences
                                                            HC p. 495, SS 149, 150
                                                                                           HC p.514 SS p.148
                                                                                                                 *Extended response
                                                                                                                       SS p.147
                                                                                                                                                 *Ship   2.6.04
                                         SS p.146, 149 *Literary analysis for enrichment
       Average Theme RC 228

        Average Theme No RC
3                                           *Drawing              p. 30 SS p.148
          "The Stone" p.505

                                           RR 71, 81

4                                                                                                                *Interview (letters) students
                                                                                                                      from other countries
                                                                                                                          TE HC p.498
5                                                                                           *Concept development               OR
                                                         *Differences in cultures/customs    True or False HC p. *Mock interview with author
                                          *Similes &               TE HC p.500                        514           for a live TV broadcast
6                                    A    analogies
                                         TE HC p.507
                                                           *Find examples of alliteration
                                                                   TE HC p.505
                                                                                              *Forms of the word
                                                                                               migrate HC p.514
                                                                                                                            *Story plot
                                                                                                                     *Write a plot proposal
                                                             *Inferences TE HC p.510           *Review & assess        (character lesson)
                                                                                                  HC p. 513                  HC p.515
                                                                                                                   *Unit 6 Test using easy,
                                                                                                                     average, challenging

                                                                  Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
Unit # _7__: _Nonfiction_______________
D       Selection (Name,
    a                                            Class                                                                                                                Affix /
a         Page #, and                                    Skill / Strategy            Literature                  Grammar                       Writing                             Standard
    t                                            Level                                                                                                                Root
y        Reading Level)
1                                                          *Clarify the
                                                                            *Introduce historical essay
                                                            HC p.531                                        *Teach compound &                                        *Prefix -ir    2.6.04
                  Average Non-Fiction RC p.237

                                                                                HC p.531 SS p.155
                                                 B          SS p.184
                                                                            *Identify author's purpose
                                                                                                             complex sentences
                                                                                                             HC p.538 SSp. 153
                                                                                                                                      *Spelling -ir SS p.151-152     HC p.538
                                                                                                                                                                     SS p.152
                      "The Shutout" p. 532

                                                                                HC p.531 SS p.154
                                                            HC p.531
3                                                           SS p.151

                                                                                                          *Extend - Develop a list
                                                                                                              of subordinate
                                                                                                               conjunctions                *Research racial
                                                 A                                                          *Rewrite compound
                                                                                                          sentences into complex
                                                                                                                                        discrimination in sports

                                                                                *Compare letters &
                                                             author's                                       *Recognize forms of
                                                             purpose                                              HC p.550                  *Spelling -gue
                                                                                HC p.541 SS p.160
                                                            HC p.541                                        *Distinguish subject      HC p.550 SS p.157 (ie) not                    2.6.04
2                                                                            *Compare literary works
                                                 B          SS p.159                                        and object pronouns                   gue                vale/ vali     2.6.14
           Average Journal Not in RC

                                                                                     HC p.541
            "Letter To Scottie" p.542

                                                            *Develop                                         HC p.550 SS p.158        *Write a letter to an author                  2.6.15
             "Olympic Diary" p.545
             Easy Letter Not in RC

                                                                              *Assessment "Letter to
                                                           vocabulary                                       *Build spelling skills             HC p.551
                                                                               Scottie" and "Olympic
                                                            HC p.541                                         HC p.550 SS p.157
3                                                                                      Diary"
                                                            SS p.156

                                                                                                                                           *Internet search
4                                                                                                            *Eliminate SS p.158         *Write brief essay on
                                                                                                            *Write journal entry on     selected Olympic sport
                                                                            *Purposes AR writing letters or
                                                                                                             ________, including               HC p.546
5                                                A                                    journals
                                                                                    TE HC p.541
                                                                                                              subject and object
                                                                                                                                         *Should professional
                                                                                                                HC p.550-551            athletes be allowed to
6                                                                                                                                       compete in Olympics?

                                                                               Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
1                                                                                                                                 *Write an
                                                    *Identifying                                                       (autobiographical) narrative
                                                      author's                                                           to tell about an event or
                                                    evidence &                                                               person in your life

    Challenging Eyewitness Account Not in RC
2                                                  accepting the                                                                  HC p.569
                                                                    *Identifying similarities &                          *Research biographical
                                                   statement as                                                                                       Root    2.6.04

         "Space Shuttle Challenge" p.562
                                                                       differences between      *Identify proper nouns

          Easy Autobiography RC p.245
          Average Biography Not in RC
                                               B                                                                          information on famous
           "My Papa, Mark Twain" p.554

            "The Drive-In Movies" p.558
                                                        true                                                                                         -sequi   2.6.14
                                                                   biography & autobiography           HC p.568         person. Write expository SS p.161
                                                     SS p.164                                                                                                 2.6.15
3                                                                      HC p. 553 SS p.165                               paper. Deliver speech as
                                                    vocabulary                                                                famous person.
                                                                                                                        *Use quotation marks for
                                                     HC p.553
                                                                                                                            short proper nouns
                                                     SS p.161
4                                                                                                                        *Italicized for full length
                                                                                                                              words SS p.163

                                                                     *Find examples of Twain
                                                                      humor & compare with
                                               A                        TE HC p.555, 557
                                                                        *Authors in Depth:
                                                                       Gary Soto p.132-150

                                                                     Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
Unit # __8__: ___Drama__________________
D       Selection (Name,
    a                                                Class                                                                                                             Affix /
a         Page #, and                                        Skill / Strategy           Literature                   Grammar                     Writing                          Standard
    t                                                Level                                                                                                             Root
y        Reading Level)
1                                                            *Strategies for
                                                                                                                                         *Spelling with -tion & -sion
                                                             reading drama       *Discuss the elements of
                                                                                                                                                  SS p.172              *Prefix
                                                               HC p.611          drama and how they are
             "The Phantom Tollbooth: Act I" p.614

                                                                                                              *Subject-verb agreement   *Write a letter, as Milo, to a   "pre"     1.6.16
                                                             *Summarizing               developed
                                                                                                                     SS p.173              friend describing your       means      1.6.23
                                                     B         HC p.613             HC p.613 SS p.175
                                                                                                                *Compound subjects            experience so far         before     2.6.01
                   Average Drama RC 273

                                                                SS p.174          *Identify & understand
                                                                                                                     HC p.635                     HC p.635             HC p.635    2.6.14
                                                              *Vocabulary       stage directions HC p.613
                                                                                                                                        *Write summary after each SS p.171
                                                              development       *Read aloud - assign parts
3                                                                                                                                                    act
                                                                SS p.171

                                                                                                                                          *Makeup preposterous
                                                                                 *Discuss 5 settings & list                             rules in the same style as
                                                                                      details for each                                      Letnargarion rules
                                                             *Skip SS p.174            TE HC p.616                                             TE HC p.619
                                                     A       *Draw own map        *Produce sound effects
                                                                                    throughout the play
                                                                                                                                        *Make list of clever "word
                                                                                                                                            play: author uses -
                                                                                                                                          compare with students
                                                                                                                                         TE HC p.625, 630, 631
                                                               Word Play        *Identify images and how it                               *Be a drama critic and
             "The Phantom Tollbooth: Act II" p.637

                                                                                                                                                                    *root "son"
                                                                HC p.636         is used to reinforce theme                             write a review of the movie                1.6.16
2                                                                                                               *Indefinite pronouns                                 meaning
                                                     B          *Develop
                                                                                     HC p.636 SS p.180
                                                                                      *Read aloud play
                                                                                                                HC p.662 SS p.178
                                                                                                                                             or play HC p.663
                                                                                                                                        *Write summary after each
                                                                                                                                                                     HC p.662
                                                                SS p.176                                                                             act
                       Average Drama

                                                                HC p.636

4                                                                                     *Author in Depth:
                                                                                        Norton Juster
                                                                                  *Assessment: Draw map
                                                               *Word Play
5                                                    A          SS p.179
                                                                                    (event, places, etc…)
                                                                                   Advanced TE HC p.651
                                                                                                                                        *Spelling -cious SS p.177

                                                                                   *No selection quiz - too

                                                                                    Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
1                                           *Historical
                                             Fiction -     *Discuss radio plays and
                                          Fact/Fantasy the importance of dialogue,
                                            HC p.665      characterization and plot to *Pronouns agreeing with its       *Spelling y to i         *root
2                                          *Vocabulary       reveal info about the     antecedent (noun, pronoun        HC p.682 SS 172         "scribe"

    "Grandpa and the Statue" p.666
                                          development             characters             it replaces - in gender &    *Extended response:      means to    1.6.20
                                     B       SS p.171         HC p.663 SS p.175            number) HC p.682 SS        HC p.681 #9 (use as         write    2.6.14

        Average Drama RC 285
                                         *While reading          *Listen to CD                     p.183                     guide)            HC p.682
3                                        practice fluency       *Reread in RC           *End of unit Drama test?     *Skip spelling strategy   SS p.181
                                          & expression       *Selection test with a
                                             SS p.174               partner?


5                                                           *Read aloud taking parts &
                                                                  using accents

                                     A                    *Connecting Literary Elements
                                                                   HC p.681 #3
                                                           *Unit Test - include affixes &

                                                               Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
Unit # __9__: ____Poetry______________
    a   Selection (Name, Page #,                               Class     Skill /                                                                                                   Affix /
a                                                                                              Literature                    Grammar                        Writing                          Standard
    t     and Reading Level)                                   Level    Strategy                                                                                                   Root


             "The Walrus and the Carpenter" p.708
                                                                                        *Identify lyric & narrative                               *Spelling strategy long e (ie-
                                                                       the speaker
               "The Geese" p. 706 Average Lyric
               "Jimmy Jet and His TV Set" p.707

                                                                                                   poetry                  *Comparatives            ei-ee-ea) HC p.714 SS
                                                                         HC p.705                                                                                                  *Prefix    1.6.13
                  Average Narrative RC p.298                   B       *Vocabulary
                                                                                           HC p.705 SS p.190
                                                                                       *Comparing literary works -
                                                                                                                      adjectives & superlatives
                                                                                                                        HC p.714 SS p.188
                                                                                                                                                    *Write "I Am" poem for
                                                                                                                                                                                   (para)     1.6.23
                      Average Narrative

                                                                                                  rhythm                                                  assessment
                                                                         HC p.705

4                                                                                      *Read Author's in Depth and
                                                                                                                                                  *Rewrite "The Walrus and
                                                                                           selections HC p.713
                                                                                                                                                    the Carpenter" from a
                                                               A                       *Compare & contrast setting,
                                                                                        theme & characters of three
                                                                                                                                                    different point of view
                                                                                                                                                         TE HC p.710

                                                                        *Using your
                    "The Sidewalk Racer" p.718 Easy Concrete

                                                                                     *Introduce special forms of
                                                                       senses chart                                                                *Reinforce homophones
                                                                                    poetry: concrete poems, haiku
                                                                         HC p.717                                                                    HC p.722 SS p.192         *Prefix
                         "Limerick" p.720 Easy Limerick

2                                                                                   & limerick HC p.717 SS p.195       *Irregular comparisons
                                                               B         SS p.194                                                                  *Write one of each of the (syn, sym,
                            "Haiku" p.720 Easy Haiku

                                                                                    *Compare & contrast poems:           HC p.722 SS p.193
                                                                         *Develop                                                                       types of poems          sys)
                                                                                        length, structure & topic
                                                                        vocabulary                                                                *Review oo spelling sound
                                                                                                HC p.721
                                                                         HC p.717

                                                                                                                                                   *Brainstorm 10 objects &
                                                                                                                                                  create concrete poems that
                                                                                                                                                      appeal to the sense
                                                                                                                                                         TE HC p.719
5                                                              A                                                                                       *Write a series of
                                                                                                                                                    sentences in which you
                                                                                                                                                       use three irregular
                                                                                                                                                   modifiers to compare the
                                                                                                                                                     poems in this section

                                                                                       Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
1                                                    *Reading
                                                   poetry using

    "February Twilight" p.727 Average Lyric

    "Parade" p.730 Average Sound Devices
                                                    punctuation   *Identifying sound devices &

      "Wind and Water and Stone" p.726
                                                     HC p.725       comparing literary works                                   *Writing poems with                     1.6.09
                                                                                                     *Commas & semicolons                             *Suffix (-ly)

         "Cynthia in the Snow" p.729
         Challenging Sound Devices
         "The Fairies' Lullaby" p.727
                                                     SS p.199      (onomatopoeia, alliteration,                           alliteration & onomatopoeia                  1.6.13
                                                                                                       HC p.732 SS p.198                               SS p.196

           Average Sound Devices
                                                   *Vocabulary              repetition)                                        *ie spelling SS p.197                   2.6.11
                Average Poem                       development        HC p.725 SS p.200
                                                     HC p.725
3                                                    SS p.196

                                                                                                                                *Students use three
4                                                                                                                            elements or objects & write
                                                                  *May do: Read Shakespeare's
                                                                                                                                 a poem tying them

                                               A                    play "A Midsummer Night's
                                                                  Dream" & explain the role of the
                                                                  fairies in the play TE HC p.728
                                                                                                                                    TE HC p.727
                                                                                                                                *Research poets on
                                                                                                                                website TE HC p.731
1                                                                                                                             *Write a family metaphor
                                                     *Review                                                                            poem
                                                                      *Recognize simile &                                     *Spelling skills - plural of
                                                                metaphors in poetry HC p.739
           "Simile: Willow and Ginkgo" p.740
            Challenging Figurative Language

                                                     HC p.739                                                                   words ending in o SS
             Average Figurative Language

             Average Figurative Language

                                                                   *Review personification                *Use colons                                        *Prefix
                                               B     SS p.204
                                                                           SS p.205                    HC p.744 SS p.203
                "April Rain Song" p.742

                                                                                                                                *Compare a favorite
                 "Fame Is a Bee" p.741

                                                                *Compare & contrast moods/                                    person to something non-
                                                                 feelings of poems HC p.739                                            human
                                                     HC p.739
3                                                                                                                                     RC p.318

4                                                                                                                             *Write a poem comparing
                                                                     *Research poets online                                      an abstract idea to
                                               A                         TE HC p.743                                            something in nature
                                                                                                                                    TE HC p.741

                                                                  Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map
Unit # __10__: ____Oral Tradition______________
D       Selection (Name,
    a                                                          Class     Skill /                                                                                                  Affix /
a         Page #, and                                                                          Literature                     Grammar                       Writing                         Standard
    t                                                          Level    Strategy                                                                                                  Root
y        Reading Level)
1                                                                                    *Introduce folktales & aspects

         "Senor Coyote and the Tricked Trickster" p.770
                                                                       *Recognize     of folktales (dialect, values & *Using capitals for titles
          "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit" p.765
           "The Ant and the Dove" p.764 Easy Folktale

                                                                        the story         geography) HC p.763           of people SS p.208
                                                                                        *Compare & contrast the                                      *Write an alternative
                                                                          teller's                                      *Spelling with silent                                                2.6.05
2                                                                                         human qualities in the                                    ending to a folktale HC
                                                                         purpose                                               letters                                            *Root      2.6.04
                                                               B                                                                                            p.776
                   RC p.319 Average Folktale

                                                                        SS p.209                 folktales              j sound with di & du                                      (arch)     2.6.14
                                                                                            HC p.775 Chart #4                                                 OR
                                                                        *Develop                                             SS p.207                                                        2.6.13
                       Average Folktale

                                                                                     *Identify lessons taught in folk *Word Analysis: Dignity        *Continue a folktale
3                                                                       SS p.206                    tales                    SS p.206
                                                                                         *Review personification
                                                                                              RC p.324 Chart

4                                                                                         *Compare proverbs to
                                                                                     folktales & research meanings
                                                                                                                                                   *Create own folktale using
                                                                                            of some proverbs
                                                                                                                                                   characters from one of the
5                                                              A                       *Role-play conflict between
                                                                                         characters TE HC p.771
                                                                                                                                                       stories discussed
                                                                                                                                                           HC p.777
                                                                                      *Selection Quiz - Use E,A,C
6                                                                                               questions

             "Why Monkeys Live in Trees" p.780 Easy Folktale

              "A Crippled Boy" p.791 RC 339 Average Folktale
              "The Three Wishes" p.789 RC 333 Easy Folktale

                                                                                                                           *Review adverb
                 "Arachne" p.784 RC 326 Challenging Myth

                                                                       predictions      *Oral tradition (myths,                                     *Spelling skills (-cy, -sy)
                                                                                                                        prepositional phrase,
                                                                        HC p.779               folktales)                                              HC p.794 SS p.212
                                                                                                                         types of sentences                                                  2.6.13
2                                                                       SS p.214           HC p.779 SS.215                                            *Pick a theme from a        *Prefix
                                                               B        *Develop
                                                                                      *Review theme HC p.779
                                                                                     *Unit Test - Include affixes &
                                                                                                                             HC p.794
                                                                                                                                                    folktale. Read & write a
                                                                                                                                                   new tale that conveys the
                                                                                                                      sentences (independent
                                                                        HC p.779               grammar                                               same theme HC p.795
                                                                                                                       & subordinate clauses)
3                                                                       SS p.211

                                                                                                                                                   *Resource book "Myths &
                                                                                                                                                       Legends" read &
5                                                              A                                                                                       summarize using
                                                                                                                                                   compound sentences and
                                                                                                                                                    share additional stories

                                                                                            Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map

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