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ELA G6:M3B:U2

Narrator’s Point of View and Evidence of Author’s Perspective in Flush

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 1Learning from the Narrator’s Point of View: Introducing Flush

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can analyze how an author develops a narrator or speaker’s point of view. (RL.6.6)
  • I can make ethical connections between World without Fish and Flush. (RL.6.11)
  • I can make an ethical connection between World without Fish and Flush.
  • I can identify Noah’s point of view of his father’s situation using text evidence from the novel.
  • I can explain how Carl Hiaasen develops the point of view of Noah.
  • I can follow Triad Talk expectations when I participate in a discussion.
  • Point of View anchor chart: Chapter 1
  • None

Lesson 2Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of the Coral Queen and Dusty Muleman

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the meaning of literal, connotative, 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 how a particular sentence, stanza, scene, or chapter fits in and contributes to the development of a literary text. (RL.6.5)
  • I can analyze how an author develops a narrator or speaker’s point of view. (RL.6.6)
  • I can use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph, a word’s position or function in a sentence) to determine the meaning of a word or phrase. (L.6.4a)
  • I can find the gist of pages 7–9 of Flush.
  • I can analyze how Carl Hiaasen conveys Noah’s point of view of the Coral Queen and Dusty Muleman.
  • I can determine the meaning of connotative and figurative language and analyze how the author’s choice of words affects tone and meaning.
  • I can explain how Chapter 1 contributes to plot development.
  • Structured notes: Chapter 1 (from homework)
  • Gist annotated on sticky notes
  • Noah’s Point of View graphic organizer: pages 7–9
  • Back-to-back and Face-to-Face

Lesson 3Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of Lice Peeking

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the meaning of literal, connotative, 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 how a particular sentence, stanza, scene, or chapter fits in and contributes to the development of a literary text. (RL.6.5)
  • I can analyze how an author develops a narrator or speaker’s point of view. (RL.6.6)
  • I can use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph, a word’s position or function in a sentence) to determine the meaning of a word or phrase. (L.6.4a)
  • I can analyze how Carl Hiaasen develops Noah’s point of view of Lice Peeking.
  • I can determine the meaning of connotative and figurative language and analyze how the author’s choice of words affects tone and meaning.
  • I can analyze how Chapters 2 and 3 contribute to plot development.
  • Structured notes: Chapters 2 and 3 (from homework)
  • Noah’s Point of View graphic organizer: pages 17–19
  • None

Lesson 4Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of Florida

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the meaning of literal, connotative, 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 how a particular sentence, stanza, scene, or chapter fits in and contributes to the development of a literary text. (RL.6.5)
  • I can analyze how an author develops a narrator or speaker’s point of view. (RL.6.6)
  • I can use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph, a word’s position or function in a sentence) to determine the meaning of a word or phrase. (L.6.4a)
  • I can determine the meaning of connotative and figurative language and analyze how an author’s choice of words affects tone and meaning.
  • I can analyze how Carl Hiaasen develops Noah’s point of view of the area he lives in.
  • I can analyze how Chapters 4 and 5 contribute to plot development.
  • Structured notes: Chapters 4 and 5 (from homework)
  • Noah’s Point of View graphic organizer: pages 27–29
  • Exit Ticket: Chapters 4 and 5 plot development
  • None

Lesson 5Mid-Unit Assessment: Analyzing Point of View and Plot Development in Flush

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can determine the meaning of literal, connotative, 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 how a particular sentence, stanza, scene, or chapter fits in and contributes to the development of a literary text. (RL.6.5)
  • I can analyze how an author develops a narrator or speaker’s point of view. (RL.6.6)
  • I can use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph, a word’s position or function in a sentence) to determine the meaning of a word or phrase. (L.6.4a)
  • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases in the text.
  • I can analyze how the word choice affects tone and meaning.
  • I can analyze how Hiaasen develops Noah’s point of view.
  • I can explain how a chapter contributes to plot development.
  • Structured notes: Chapters 6 and 7 (from homework)
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Point of View, Figurative Language, and Plot Development in Flush
  • Flush Plot Development anchor chart
  • None

Lesson 6Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida: Part 1

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can explain how an author’s geographic location or culture affects his or her perspective. (RL.6.6a)
  • I can find the gist of an excerpt of “Five Creative Tips from Carl Hiaasen.”
  • I can use evidence from the text to answer text-dependent questions.
  • I can infer Carl Hiaasen’s perspective of Florida.
  • Structured notes: Chapter 8 (from homework)
  • Gathering Evidence of Hiaasen’s Perspective: Part 1 graphic organizer
  • None

Lesson 7Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida: Part 2

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can explain how an author’s geographic location or culture affects his or her perspective. (RL.6.6a)
  • I can find the gist of “Florida ‘A Paradise of Scandals’” Excerpt 1.
  • I can use evidence from the text to answer text-dependent questions.
  • I can infer Carl Hiaasen’s perspective of Florida.
  • Structured notes: Chapters 9 and 10 (from homework)
  • Gathering Evidence of Hiaasen’s Perspective: Part 2 graphic organizer
  • Concentric Circles

Lesson 8Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida: Part 3

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can explain how an author’s geographic location or culture affects his or her perspective. (RL.6.6a)
  • I can find the gist of “Florida ‘A Paradise of Scandals’” Excerpt 2.
  • I can use evidence from the text to answer text-dependent questions.
  • I can infer Carl Hiaasen’s perspective of Florida.
  • Structured notes: Chapters 11 and 12 (from homework)
  • Gathering Evidence of Hiaasen’s Perspective: Part 3 graphic organizer
  • None

Lesson 9Finding Evidence of Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective in Flush

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can explain how an author’s geographic location or culture affects his or her perspective. (RL.6.6a)
  • I can identify evidence of Carl Hiaasen’s perspective in Flush.
  • Structured notes: Chapters 13 and 14 (from homework)
  • Finding Evidence of Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective in Flush graphic organizer
  • None

Lesson 10Illustrating Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida in Flush

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can create and present a text or artwork in response to a literary work. (W.6.11)
  • I can develop a perspective or theme supported by relevant details. (W.6.11a)
  • I can recognize and illustrate social, historical, and cultural features in the presentation of literary texts. (W.6.11b)
  • I can illustrate a scene from Flush that shows evidence of Carl Hiaasen’s perspective of Florida.
  • Structured notes: Chapters 15 and 16 (from homework)
  • Illustrating a Scene Showing Perspective
  • Concentric Circles

Lesson 11End of Unit 2 Assessment: Finding Evidence of Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective in Flush and Illustrating Perspective

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can explain how an author’s geographic location or culture affects his or her perspective. (RL.6.6a)
  • I can create and present a text or artwork in response to a literary work. (W.6.11)
  • I can develop a perspective or theme supported by relevant details. (W.6.11a)
  • I can recognize and illustrate social, historical, and cultural features in the presentation of literary texts. (W.6.11b)
  • I can identify evidence of Carl Hiaasen’s perspective in Flush.
  • I can illustrate a scene from Flush that shows evidence of Carl Hiaasen’s perspective of Florida.
  • Structured notes: Chapter 17 (from homework)
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment
  • None

Lesson 12Analyzing Plot Development Across Flush

Long Term Targets Supporting Targets Ongoing Assessments Protocols
  • I can analyze how a particular sentence, stanza, scene, or chapter fits in and contributes to the development of a literary text. (RL.6.5)
  • I can explain how Chapters 18–21 contribute to plot development.
  • I can explain how Carl Hiaasen develops the plot across the novel.
  • I can write a Reader’s Review of the novel Flush.
  • Structured notes: end of Flush (from homework)
  • Reader’s Review of Flush
  • None

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