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ELA G6:M2A:U1

Analyzing Figurative Language, Word Choice, Structure and Meaning: Bud, Not Buddy and Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address

Each unit is made up of a sequence of between 5-20 lessons. The “unit at a glance” chart in the curriculum map breaks down each unit into its lessons, to show how the curriculum is organized in terms of standards address, supporting targets, ongoing assessment, and protocols. It also indicates which lessons include the mid-unit and end-of-unit assessments.

Lesson 1Bud, Not Buddy: Launching the Novel and Understanding Its Context (Chapter 1)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can cite text-based evidence to support an analysis of literary text. (RL.6.1)
  • I can use evidence from the text to make inferences about Bud. 
  • Exit ticket: Who’s Bud?
  • Exit Ticket
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 2Figurative Language and Word Choice: A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy (Chapter 2)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the meaning of literal and figurative language (metaphors and similes) in literary text. (RL.6.4)
  • I can analyze how an author’s word choice affects tone and meaning in a literary text. (RL.6.4)
  • I can analyze figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. (L.6.5)
  • I can determine the meaning of figurative language in Bud, Not Buddy.
  • I can explain how the author’s word choice affects tone and meaning in the novel. 
  • Tracking Bud’s Rules graphic organizer
  • Figurative Language in Bud, Not Buddy graphic organizer
  • Selected Response Questions: Word Choice in Chapter 2
  • Exit ticket: Interpreting Figurative Language in Chapter 2 of Bud, Not Buddy
  • Exit Ticket
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 3Analyzing Figurative Language and How the Author’s Word Choice Affects Tone and Meaning (Chapter 3)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the meaning of literal and figurative language (metaphors and similes) in literary text. (RL.6.4)
  • I can analyze how an author’s word choice affects tone and meaning in a literary text. (RL.6.4)
  • I can analyze figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. (L.6.5)
  • I can explain how the author’s word choice affects meaning and tone in the novel.
  • I can determine the meaning of figurative language in Bud, Not Buddy.

 

  • Chapter 3 of Bud, Not Buddy: Author’s Word Choice and Tone graphic organizer
  • Carousel Brainstorm

Lesson 4Interpreting Figurative Language and Answering Selected Response Questions (Chapter 4)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the meaning of literal and figurative language (metaphors and similes) in literary text. (RL.6.4)
  • I can analyze how an author’s word choice affects tone and meaning in a literary text. (RL.6.4)
  • I can analyze figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. (L.6.5)
  • I can explain how the author’s word choice affects tone and meaning in the novel.
  • I can determine the meaning of figurative language in Bud, Not Buddy
  • Entrance ticket: What Would You Title Chapter 4?
  • Selected Response Questions, Chapter 4 of Bud, Not Buddy
  • Figurative Language in Bud, Not Buddy graphic organizer
  • Admit Ticket

Lesson 5Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Figurative Language and Word Choice in Bud, Not Buddy (Chapter 5)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the meaning of literal and figurative language (metaphors and similes) in literary text. (RL.6.4)
  • I can analyze how an author’s word choice affects tone and meaning in a literary text. (RL.6.4)
  • I can analyze figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. (L.6.5)
  • I can explain how the author’s word choice affects tone and meaning in the novel.
  • I can determine the meaning of figurative language in Bud, Not Buddy.

 

  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Figurative Language and Word Choice in Bud, Not Buddy
  • None

Lesson 6Getting the Gist: Steve Jobs Commencement Address (Focus on Paragraphs 6-8, and connecting to Chapter 6)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can cite text-based evidence to support an analysis of informational text. (RI.6.1)
  • I can use a variety of strategies to determine word meaning in informational texts. (RI.6.4)
  • I can get the gist of Paragraphs 6–8 of the Steve Jobs speech.
  • I can identify the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary from the context.
  • Entrance ticket
  • Annotated Steve Jobs speech
  • Exit ticket
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 7Text-Dependent Questions and Choosing Details to Support a Claim: Digging Deeper into Paragraphs 6–8 of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address (and connecting to Chapter 7)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can cite text-based evidence to support an analysis of informational text. (RI.6.1)
  • I can effectively engage in discussions with diverse partners about sixth-grade topics, texts, and issues. (SL.6.1)

  • I can read Paragraphs 6–8 of the Steve Jobs speech closely in order to answer text-dependent questions.
  • I can choose details from Paragraphs 6–8 of the Steve Jobs speech to support a claim.
  • I can connect the events described by Steve Jobs in Paragraphs 1–8 of his speech to those experienced by Bud in the novel Bud, Not Buddy.
  • Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizer
  • Connecting Events in the Steve Jobs Speech to Those in Bud, Not Buddy graphic organizer
  • None

Lesson 8Getting the Gist and Determining Word Meaning: Paragraphs 12–14 of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address (and connecting to Chapter 8)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can cite text-based evidence to support an analysis of informational text. (RI.6.1)
  • I can use a variety of strategies to determine word meaning in informational texts. (RI.6.4)
  • I can get the gist of Paragraphs 12–14 of the Steve Jobs speech.
  • I can identify the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary from the context.
  • Annotated Steve Jobs speech
  • Venn Diagram
  • None

Lesson 9Text-Dependent Questions and Making a Claim: Digging Deeper into Paragraphs 12–14 of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address (and connecting to Chapter 9)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can cite text-based evidence to support an analysis of informational text (RI.6.1)
  • I can determine the main idea of an informational text based on details in the text. (RI.6.2)
  • I can analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits in and contributes to the development of ideas in a text. (RI.6.5)
  • I can read Paragraphs 12–14 of the Steve Jobs speech closely in order to answer text-dependent questions.
  • I can make a claim using details from Paragraphs 9–14 of the Steve Jobs speech.
  • I can connect the events described by Steve Jobs in Paragraphs 9–14 of his speech to those experienced by Bud in the novel Bud, Not Buddy.
  • Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizer
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 10Getting the Gist and Determining Word Meaning: Paragraphs 20–23 of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address (and connecting to Chapter 10)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can cite text-based evidence to support an analysis of informational text. (RI.6.1)
  • I can use a variety of strategies to determine word meaning in informational texts. (RI.6.4)
  • I can get the gist of Paragraphs 20–23 of the Steve Jobs speech.
  • I can identify the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary from the context.
  • Annotated Steve Jobs speech
  • Exit ticket
  • Exit Ticket
  • Give One-Get One-Move On

Lesson 11Text-Dependent Questions and Making a Claim: Digging Deeper into Paragraphs 20–23 of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address (and connecting to Chapter 11)

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can cite text-based evidence to support an analysis of informational text (RI.6.1)
  • I can determine the main idea of an informational text based on details in the text. (RI.6.2)
  • I can analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits in and contributes to the development of ideas in a text. (RI.6.5)
  • I can read Paragraphs 20–23 of the Steve Jobs speech closely in order to answer text-dependent questions.
  • I can make a claim using details from Paragraphs 20–23 of the Steve Jobs speech.
  • I can connect the events described by Steve Jobs in Paragraphs 15–23 of his speech to those experienced by Bud in the novel Bud, Not Buddy.
  • Stanford University Commencement Address: Steve Jobs: Paragraphs 20-23 Details to Support the Claim Note-catcher
  • Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizer
  • None

Lesson 12End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing an Excerpt from Barack Obama’s Back-to-School Speech

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the main idea of an informational text based on details in the text. (RI.6.2)
  • I can analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits in and contributes to the development of ideas in a text. (RI.6.5)
  • I can read an excerpt of President Obama’s speech closely in order to answer text-dependent questions.
  • I can make a claim using details from an excerpt of President Obama’s speech.
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing President Obama’s 2009 Back-to-School Speech
  • None

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