2008-2009 Curriculum Overviews Summary for 6 Grade Reading

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					                                 2008-2009 Curriculum Overviews
                                  Summary for 6th Grade Reading



First Six Weeks – Concept: Relationships

      August 25 – 29    Classroom Procedures & Rules/Multiple Intelligence Assessment/Learning Strategies/Go over
      Week 1            Thinking Maps.
                        Book walk through Language of Literature books and any other books students bring to class.
                        Introduce the concept of Relationships by viewing Relationships: When They Help…When They
                        Hurt (Unitedstreaming).
      September 2-5     Eleven (InterActive Reader p. 3 and Language of Literature p. 26 ) active reading strategies
      Week 2            (connect, question, predict, visualize, evaluate, clarify), story structure (plot, rising action, falling
                        action, climax, resolution: 6.12G)
      September 8-12     Lob’s Girl by Joan Aiken, (InterActive Reader p. 147 and Language of Literature p. 447) active
      Week 3            reading strategies (connecting) vocabulary, characterization, foreshadowing, story structure (plot,
                        rising action, falling action, climax, and resolution), cause & effect; story elements-setting;
                        inferences: 6.9 B, D & F, 6.12 F,G &J, 6.10 H
      September 15-19   Continue Lob’s Girl
      Week 4
      September 22-26   The Circuit by Francisco Jiminez (InterActive Reader p. 95 and Language of Literature p. 264)
      Week 5            active reading strategies, vocabulary characterization, story elements-setting, inferences,
                        symbolism, cause and effect, mood 6.9 B, 6.12 F, G & J, 6.10 E, H& K
      September 29-     Continue The Circuit
      October 3
      Week 6




Second Six Weeks – Concept: Courage/Determination

      October 6-10      Introduce concept of courage/determination viewing “The Scholarship Jacket.”
      Week 1            Theme; connecting to background knowledge/personal experience
      October 13-18     Summer of Fire by Patricia Lauber (InterActive Reader p. 31) active reading strategies
      Week 2            (chronological order and visualizing), main idea and details, fact and opinion, cause and effect ,
                        point of view, author’s purpose 6.10 E,F, G & J, 6.12 A, H & I
      October 20-24     Nadia the Willful by Sue Alexander( Language of Literature p. 67) active reading strategies,
      Week 3            theme, story elements-setting, conflict, cause and effect 6.12 F, 6.12 I
      October 27-31     Ghost of the Lagoon by Armstrong Sperry (InterActive Reader p. 41 and Language of Literature
      Week 4            p. 125) active reading strategies (predicting), vocabulary (context clues), characterization, conflict
                        (internal and external), story structure (plot, rising action, falling action, climax, resolution),
                        mood and tone, cause and effect, point of view 6.11 C 6.12 F,G & J, 6.12 H, I &K
      November 3-7      Continue Ghost of the Lagoon
      Week 5
Third Six Weeks – Concept: Intolerance/Adversity

      November 10-14   Introduce the concept of intolerance/adversity.
      Week 1           Read/listen/discuss “The Noble Experiment” by Jackie Robinson--autobiography
                       autobiography; conflict; summarizing
      November 17-21   The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (novel study) vocabulary, characterization, conflict (internal
      Week 2           and external), story structure (plot, rising action, falling action, climax, resolution), purpose of
                       text, point of view, inferences, cause and effect, style, tone and mood 6.9 B, D & E, , 6.10 E, F,
                       G & H, 6.11 C, 6.12 A, F, G, H, I & K
      November 24-25   Continue to read/discuss novel
       Week 3
      (2-day week)
      December 1-5     Continue to read/discuss novel
      Week 4
      December 8-12    Continue to read/discuss Novel
       Week 5
      December 15-18   Finish novel, view video, The Polar Express and The Gift of the Magi
       Week 6
      (4-day week)




Fourth Six Weeks – Concept: Irony/Suspense

      January 5-9      Introduce the concept of irony and suspense
      Week 1

      January 12-16    Helen Keller from The Story of My Life InterActive Reader p. 136and Language of Literature p.
      Week 2           381) active reading strategies(visualization and clarifying) purpose of text, point of view, cause
                       and effect, implied main idea, characterization 6.9( A, B, D) 6.10(A, B, E, H,) 6.11 (C) 6.12 (A,
                       F, H)
      January 19-23    Aaron’s Gift by Myron Levoy( Language of Literature p. 248) active reading strategies
      Week 3           (predicting and questioning) story structure, point of view, cause and effect, tone, mood,
                       inferencing) 6.9 (A, B, D) 6.10 (A, E, F, H ) 6.11 (C) 6.12 (K)
      January 26-30    The Dog of Pompeii by Loius Untermeyer (InterActive Reader p. 214 and Language of Literature
      Week 4           p. 700) active reading strategies (summarization, visualization, predicting) Story structure, fact
                       and opinion, point of view, cause and effect, inferencing 6.9 (A, B, D ) 6.10 (A, E, F, G, H) 6.11
                       (C)
      February 2-6     Continue The Dog of Pompeii “
      Week 5
      February 9-13    Matthew Henson At The Top Of The World by Jim Haskins (InterActive Reader p. 12 and
      Week 6           Language of Literature p. 101) active reading strategies (clarify, predict, question) Author’s
                       Purpose, characterization, story structure, fact and opinion 6.9 (A, B, D) 6.10 (A, E, F, J) 6.11 (C)
                       6.12 (F)
Fifth Six Weeks – Concept: Values/Beliefs

      February 16-20      Introduce the concept of values/beliefs by watching “How Beliefs and Values Define a Culture
      Week 1             (unitedstreaming.com).” Read/listen/discuss “Prometheus” & “Theseus & the Minotaur.”
      February 23-27      My First Dive With The Dolphins by Don C. Reed ( Language of Literature p. 466)
      Week 2              Active reading strategies (predicting, clarifying, evaluating) vocabulary, story structure,
                          generalizations, author’s purpose, inferencing, main idea and details, fact and opinion
                          .9 (B, D, F) 6. 10(A, E, F, G, H, J, L) 6.11 ( C) 6.12 (A, G)

      March 2-6                • Mar 3 Grade 7 Writing TAKS and Grade 8 Reading TAKS
      Week 3              Tutankhamen From Lost Worlds (Language of Literature p. 718) Active Reading Strategies
                          (analyzing text structure, clarifying) story structure, context clues, main idea, summarizing 6.9
                          (B,D,F) 6.10 (E) 6.12 (G)
      March 9-13
      Week 4              • Spring Break
      March 16-20         The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov (InterActive Reader p. 205 ) active reading strategies
      Week 5              (predicting, clarifying) story structure, vocabulary, inferencing, flashback, cause and effect 6.9
                          (B, D, F) 6.10 (E) (H) 6.11 (C) 6.12 (J)
      March 23-27         All Summer In A Day (Language of Literature p. 209) active reading skills (preview, predict,
      Week 6              evaluate) story structure, context clues, inferencing, cause and effect 6.9 (B,D,F) 6.10 (F,G, H)
                          6.12 (A)
      March 30– April     From “Woodsong” (Language of Literature p. 165) active reading strategy (questioning) story
      3                   structure, vocabulary, authors purpose, characterization 6.9 (B,D,F) 6.10 (F,G) 6.12 (A, F, G)
      Week 7
      April 6-9              • April 6 Grade 8 LAT Math
      Week 8                 • April 7 Grades 8 Math TAKS
                          View Tim Tingle’s Performance of “Brother Cricket and Brother Coyote”
      4-day week
                          TAKS MASTER and TAKS TOPPER: TAKS PREPERATION and TEST TAKING
                          STRATAGIES




Sixth Six Weeks - Concept: Conflict

      April 13-17         Introduce the concept of conflict by watching/discussing “A Life Apart: Hasidism in America” a
      Week 1              film by Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky
      April 20-24         TAKS MASTER and TAKS TOPPER: TAKS PREPERATION and TEST TAKING
      Week 2              STRATAGIES
      April 27 – May 1        • April 27 Grade 6-7 LAT Math
      Week 3                  • April 28 Grade 8 LAT Reading; TAKS Math Grade 6-7
                              • April 29 Grades 6-7 Reading TAKS
                              • April 30 Grade 8 Science TAKS
                              • May 1 Grade 8 Social Studies TAKS
                          Read/listen/discuss the novel The Chosen by Chaim Potok. (LaFrance); Animal Farm by George
                          Orwell (Barrett); (Salazar) (Reyes) (Mishnick)
      May 4 – 7           Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Bobbett –Novel Study 6.9 (B, D, F) 6.10 ( A, E, F, G, H, I, J) 6.11
      Week 4              (B, C) 6.12 (A, F, G, H, I, J, K)
      May 11– 15          Continue to read/discuss novel
      Week 5
      May 18 – 22              • May 19 Grade 8 TAKS Math Re-test
      Week 6              Continue to read/discuss novel
      May 25– 28          Finish novel/view video
      Week 7