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Learning resources brought to you by Tucson Unified's Curriculum and Instruction

Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

We've provided a rich selection of free online learning sources in English language arts (ELA), math, science, and visual arts. These are organized by grade level. Click the grade level for your child to get started!

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This page contains a "menu" of lessons and activities for this week's learning at home. You will find the objectives: the specific skills that your child will be able to do. Then you will find a selection of lessons and activities which help your child master those skills. If you run into technical issues or other difficulties with any of these, simply move on and choose another. These activities fit into the Sample Dailly Schedule.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
  • Your child's teacher may suggest other activities more appropriate for your child.

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Grade 6 Literacy - Week Four

Printable Veersion of this lesson board in PDF format

6thGrade Literacy

Week 4 April 27-May 1

Weekly Packet

Literacy Objectives:  Students will be able to:

  • determine how a part of a story fits into the overall theme or main idea of a story 
  • present arguments in a sequential and logical way  
  • compare and contrast a story told in different ways (video, drama, text)  
  • decide how the form (structure) of a poem or story contributes to the meaning of the poem 

Newsela
To access the articles, log into your Clever account and click on the Newsela app.
Too Much Homework?
All About Martin Luther King Jr.
Picky Eaters!
Penguin Field Trip!

Practice Activities
Compare & Contrast Worksheet for Newsela & Videos  Compare article with video.
Main Idea #1
Main Idea Practice #2

Other Resources
Comparing a Book vs. Movie
Lots and Lots of OrganizersQuestions to Consider When Reading  Practice your understanding by using a few questions with each of the ELA materials

Projects
Create Your Very Own Middle School
Write the Two Electives Week 4
Create a Middle School Story

Write Chapter 5 Week 4

Vocabulary

sequential order: steps or events that are in order from beginning to end 
author's purpose: to inform, entertain, or persuade in writing or speaking 
theme:  the main message or messages of a story or poem created by events, setting, characters, and conflicts developed in the story or poem. 
graphic organizer: a tool used to organize thoughts and/or ideas 

logical: a common sense argument that is free from emotion 
main idea: the central topic or purpose of an overall text or story 
text form (structures):  how the form or structure of a story or poem organizes the content of the story or poem.  Stanza, language, rhyme, rhythm, structural concepts, such as sequential order, are text forms.  

Links and Apps

Clever
Clever

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