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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 Six

Printable Veersion of this lesson board in PDF format

6thGrade Literacy

Week 6 May 11-May 15

Weekly Packet

ELA Objectives:  Students will be able to:  

  • analyze the effects of words and phrases and how it creates meaning and tone  
  • determine the theme or main idea and how it develops
  • understand how a particular chapter, sentence, scene, or stanza contributes to the development of the ideas, theme, setting, or plot

ELA Materials  
Short Story 
Sometimes A Dream Needs a Push - Walter Dean Myers 
Laura’s Key - Anne-Marie Reidy 
Gren’s Ghost - Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick 
“Harlem” - Langston Hughes 
“Drum Dream Girl” - Margarita Engle 
“Dreams” - Langston Hughes 

Practice Activities  
Use the practice activities with the ELA Materials and NewsELA articles 
Double Entry Journal: use this for one short story, one poem and/or one NewsELA article  
1 PAGER: use your Double Entry Journal to Create this to show how a sentence, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas, theme setting or plot. 

A 10-Year-Old With Her Own Company!What kind of company would you want to own and run one day? 
A Virus-Altered Wedding - What do you think of this wedding idea? 
Inspiring Blind Baseball Announcer  - How does he do it?!? 

Ever Needed to Borrow a Pencil in Class? - Do you think this could work at your school?

Imagine someone comes to Tucson for the first time.  They want to know what the best places are here, and it’s your job to help them out! 

Games from icivics.org  

Word Game Time scroll down to 6th grade   

Free Rice Vocabulary Game

Do the final two sections this week.  
Create a Travel Brochure for Visiting Tucson

Empower Cards
Located in your curriculum packet. These cards can be used with any story or informational text 
Complex Characters
Information Text
Sticky Notes Elements
Blackout Poetry


Theme- overall idea learned by understanding the characters’ actions and how the characters develop and learn from their actions 
Stanza - grouped set of lines within a poem
Setting   the time and place of a story

Summary: writing in your own words that isInformation directly from the original text and only includes the most important parts
Plot: Sequence of events that leads the reader through a story 
Connotative  Meaning: an idea or feeling a  story gives to the reader

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