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Quarter 4 Week 8 May 21-25

 

Monday, May 21

Free verse presentations

CCSL.6.4 I can present my poem, using appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation

 

Tuesday, May 22

Free verse presentations

Haiku exchange

Examples of types of poetry

CCSL.6.4 I can present my poem, using appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation

 

Wednesday, May 23

Color poem (instructions and brainstorming)
Color Poster.doc

CCL.6.5 I can use creative techniques, combined with parts of speech to write a poem

 

Thursday, May 24

Color poem

CCL.6.5 I can use creative techniques, combined with parts of speech to write a poem

 

Friday, May 25

Color poem

If you are finished, write another!

Share with a partner

CCL.6.5 I can use creative techniques, combined with parts of speech to write a poem
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May 14-18 Quarter 4 Week 7

 

Monday, May 14

Continue writing free verse poem

Edit and revise, using the rubric

Rubric for Free Verse Poem

  • Impactful word choice and vocabulary (2)___
  • Use of at least two literary devices (SHAMPOO)(2)___
  • Clear communication of ideas (2) ___
  • Presentation is neat; symbols included-representative of “Best Work”(2)___
  • Include a Note from the author: (2) ___ Total:____

  (At the bottom of your free verse, write a short paragraph explaining your thoughts, what inspired you, which literary devices you used, etc. This is your chance to tell your reader the “deeper meaning” of your poem.)

 

If you finish early, write another!

CCSS L.6.5 Write a free verse poem, using literary devices.

 

Tuesday, May 15

Continue writing free verse poem

Edit and revise, using the rubric

Rubric for Free Verse Poem

  • Impactful word choice and vocabulary (2)___
  • Use of at least two literary devices (SHAMPOO)(2)___
  • Clear communication of ideas (2) ___
  • Presentation is neat; symbols included-representative of “Best Work”(2)___
  • Include a Note from the author: (2) ___ Total:____

  (At the bottom of your free verse, write a short paragraph explaining your thoughts, what inspired you, which literary devices you used, etc. This is your chance to tell your reader the “deeper meaning” of your poem.)

 

If you finish early, write another!

CCSS L.6.5 Write a free verse poem, using literary devices.

 

Wednesday, May 16

Edit / revise free verse poem

Begin poster

CCSS L.6.5 Write a free verse poem, using literary devices.

CCSS SL.6.5 Include visual symbols in preparation for your presentation.

 

Thursday, May 17

Finish free verse poster

CCSS L.6.5 Write a free verse poem, using literary devices.

CCSS SL.6.5 Include visual symbols in preparation for your presentation.

 

Friday, May 18

Field trip to Camel’s Back park

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May 7 – May 11 Quarter 4 Week 6
 

Monday, May 7

Poetry presentations

CCSS SL.6.4 Present a poem from memory, using appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

 

Tuesday, May 8

Poetry presentations

Gallery Walk of poems with questions to answer
poems for a gallery walk.docx

CCSS SL.6.4 Present a poem from memory, using appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

 

Wednesday, May 9

“What is Poetry?” PowerPoint
Poetry versus Prose.pptx

Free Verse PowerPoint
Free Verse Notes (2).pptx

CCSS   L.6.5 I know the difference between prose and poetry

                      I understand the basics of free verse poetry

Thursday, May 10

Free verse stations (student work examples)
Free verse stations.docx

CCSS   L.6.5 I can analyze other students’ poems to determine their message

Friday, May 11

Brainstorm ideas for writing a free verse

Choose your topic and begin planning

  1. What is the purpose of your poem?
  2. What is the message of the poem?
  3. Who is your audience?
  4. What ideas and aspects should you include in your poem?

Begin writing free verse poem

CCSS L.6.5 I can write my own free verse poem, using figurative language

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April 30-May 4 Quarter 4 Week 5

Monday, April 30

Read through poetry packet as a class
Poetry Samples for Poetry Unit 2018.doc

CCL.6.3 I can determine the author’s purpose and impact on an audience

and I can identify patterns in poetry structure

 

Tuesday, May 1

Choose poems (split up longer poems)

Copy poem on separate sheet of paper

Poetry presentation plan (listed under Poetry Assignment)

CCL.6.3 I can determine the author’s purpose and impact on an audience

 

Wednesday, May 2

Watch poetry slam: http://www.edutopia.org/bronx-poetry-video

Finish preparations from “Poetry Assignment” (involves close read)

Begin memorizing poem

CCSL.6.6 I can determine my speaking tasks for presenting a poem

Thursday, May 3

Poetry preparation

Go over performance rubric
Poetry Presentation Rubric.docx

CCSS L.6.5 Identify and explain uses of figurative language in poetry.

CCSL.6.6 I can determine my speaking tasks for presenting a poem

 

Friday, May 4

Continue memorizing your poem

Practice reciting for partner/group. Group will use the speaking-listening rubric to grade one another.

(Rubrics need to be in sleeves)

CCSS SL.6.4 Present a memorized poem, using appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Poetry presentations begin Monday, May 7

 

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April 23-27 Quarter 4 Week 4

 

Monday, April 23

Review SHAMPOO

Watch poetry videos and critique presentation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HiE4lt_DUY&feature=related--- (3:11) Still I Rise

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3jdZ1NUjWg (2:30) – Edgar Allan Poe stop at 1:08

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPN_Hsy-8e8 (1:42)--- Second grader

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSAymj4hp7Y&feature=related (1:42)– Oh  Captain, My Captain

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rpCUZXLuck  (1:09)-- Jabberwocky

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_d8FKgrZ1E (0:53)– Nothing Gold Can Stay from Outsiders

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaKzps4O1aU (1:57) – Charge of the Light Brigade “Blindside”

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzpW3u8XR6s – Charge of the Light Brigade

 

CCSS L.6.5 I can explain figurative language.

 

Tuesday, April 24

Close read a poem (model) – I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman

Use dry erase sleeves

CCSS L.6.5 I can analyze figurative language in a poem.

 

Wednesday, April 25

Field trip to BSU

Thursday, April 26

Close read a poem – I, Too by Langston Hughes

Use dry erase sleeves

CCSS L.6.5 I can analyze figurative language in a poem.

 

Friday, April 27

SHAMPOO quiz

Finish watching / critiquing poetry videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HiE4lt_DUY&feature=related--- (3:11) Still I Rise

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3jdZ1NUjWg (2:30) – Edgar Allan Poe stop at 1:08

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPN_Hsy-8e8 (1:42)--- Second grader

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSAymj4hp7Y&feature=related (1:42)– Oh  Captain, My Captain

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rpCUZXLuck  (1:09)-- Jabberwocky

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_d8FKgrZ1E (0:53)– Nothing Gold Can Stay from Outsiders

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaKzps4O1aU (1:57) – Charge of the Light Brigade “Blindside”

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzpW3u8XR6s – Charge of the Light Brigade

 

CCSS L.6.5 I can explain figurative language.

 

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April 16-20 Quarter 4 Week 3

 

Monday, April 16

ISAT debrief – students fill out questionnaire and then discuss (already copied for students)

Parallel Structure Game Show  3:20 Parallelism

Shmoop-Parallelism 4:00 Parallel Structure

L.6.3 I can write sentences that have correct parallel structure

Tuesday, April 17

Practice Parallel structure practice

Explain and discuss SMART goal and rubric (rubric is copied for students)
Smart Goal with rubric 2017-2018.docx

L.6.3 I can write sentences that have correct parallel structure

W.6.5 I can write a well- developed piece of writing, using revision and editing techniques

 

Wednesday, April 18

Plan for summative SMART goal

  • A role model is a person you look up to. Before you begin writing, think about someone you look up to. Why do you admire this person? Write a composition in which you explain to your classmates whom you admire and why you admire this person.
  • Rubric: Smart Goal with rubric 2017-2018.docx

W.6.5 I can write a well- developed piece of writing, using revision and editing technique

Thursday, April 19

Work on summative SMART goal
Smart Goal with rubric 2017-2018.docx

W.6.5 I can write a well- developed piece of writing, using revision and editing technique

Friday, April 20

Work on summative SMART goal
Smart Goal with rubric 2017-2018.docx

W.6.5 I can write a well- developed piece of writing, using revision and editing technique

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April 9-13 Quarter 4 Week 2

Please be in school for testing days. This is very important. Thank you!

ISAT testing for 6th grade (regular classes on Wednesday)

Monday the 9th is language arts #1

Tuesday the 10th is math # 1

Thursday the 12th is language arts #2

Friday the 13th is math #2


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April 2 &n