2011-2012 Mesquite ISD Year-at-a-Glance for Grade 6
Revised 6/07/11
Dates/# of
Days
Week
#
Reading
STAAR Writing
Genre/Trait
Support Lessons
First Semester
Aug. 22-26
(5)
Aug. 29Sept. 2 (5)
1
Creating the Literacy Climate: Reading is
Thinking
Self Monitoring
*Notice When you Lose Your Way
(Comprehension Toolkit, lesson 2)
*What Makes a Good Story? ( Holt, pp. 28-33)
(You may also use the first couple of weeks to
conduct interest surveys, set up class procedures
for self- selected reading, etc.)
Creating the Literacy Climate: Reading is Thinking
Self-Monitoring
*Read, Write and Talk (Comprehension Toolkit,
lesson 3)
2
Getting started with the writing program
*Review the writing process
*Writing Survey
*Generate writing ideas
*Response Logs
*Writing before/after reading
Review the traits of good writing
Personal Narrative
(You may also use the first couple of weeks to
conduct interest surveys, set up class procedures
for self-selected reading, etc.)
3
Conventions: 4 types of sentences with their ending
punctuation
Spelling: Long A pattern words-ai, VCe, ay
Vocabulary: Looking Around the Word, using context to
determine word meaning
Conventions: Understanding and creating complete sentences
Spelling: Long E pattern words- ea, VCe, ee
Vocabulary: Looking In and Around the Word, integrating
vocabulary strategies
Universal Screener
Narrative text-Short Story linked to expository text
Sept 6-9 (4)
Vocabulary: Looking in the Word, using suffixes and prefixes
to determine word meaning
Personal Narrative
Conventions: Avoiding sentence fragments
Spelling: Long I pattern words- igh, VCe, y
Vocabulary: Pre-assessment and Binder, Unit 1, Lesson 1,
Review Divide and Conquer strategy
Sept. 12-16
(5)
4
Narrative text –Memoir linked to expository text
Personal Narrative
Conventions: Avoiding run-on sentences
Spelling: Long O pattern words- o, VCe, ow
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 1, Lesson 2,prefixes ante and
post=before and after
Sept. 19-23
(5)
5
Expository text
* Connect the New to the Known ( Comprehension
Toolkit, lesson 6)
Personal Narrative
Conventions: Understanding dependent and independent
clauses
Spelling: Long U pattern words- oo, VCe ,ui, u, ou
1
2011-2012 Mesquite ISD Year-at-a-Glance for Grade 6
Revised 6/07/11
Dates/# of
Days
Sept 27-Oct.
30 (4)
Week
#
6
Reading
Expository text
* Read to Discover Answers (Comprehension
Toolkit, lesson 8)
STAAR Writing
Genre/Trait
Support Lessons
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 1, Lesson 3, Latin directional prefix
ob= up against, in the way
Personal Narrative
Conventions: Avoiding clauses as fragments
Spelling: Review all long vowel patterns
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 1, Lesson 4, Latin and Greek
prefixes ambi, amphi= both
Oct. 4-7 (4)
Oct. 10-14
(5)
Oct. 17-21
(5)
7
Drama
8
Narrative text
Readers Workshop: Characters and Point of View
(Holt, pp. 192-197)
Wrap Your Mind around the Big Idea
(Comprehension Toolkit, lesson 15)
9
Narrative text
Infer with Text Clues (Comprehension Toolkit,
lesson 11)
Response to text, literary
Conventions: Nouns- common/proper, singular/plural,
collective and non-count nouns, capitalization of proper nouns
Spelling: Words with vowel digraphs
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 1, Lesson 5,Latin and Greek
prefixes contra, contro, counter, anti, ant= against
Response to Text, literary
Conventions: Verbs- verb tense
Spelling: Compound words-joined, hyphenated, separate
words
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 1, Review of Latin and Greek
prefixes
Response to text, literary
Conventions: Controlling verb tense
Spelling: Words with prefixes, Sort #1
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 2, Lesson 6, Latin bases mit,
miss=send
Oct. 24-28
(5)
10
Literary Nonfiction
Response to Text, expository
Conventions: Regular and irregular verbs
Spelling: Singular and plural words, changing y to i
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 2, Lesson 7, Latin bases cred,
credit=believable
Nov. 1-4 (4)
11
Literary Nonfiction
Read, Think and React (Comprehension Toolkit,
lesson 22)
Response to Text, expository
Conventions: Subject verb agreement including with
compound subjects
Spelling: Adding comparative and superlative suffixes, Sort
#3
2
2011-2012 Mesquite ISD Year-at-a-Glance for Grade 6
Revised 6/07/11
Dates/# of
Days
Nov. 7-11
(5)
Nov. 14-18
and
Nov. 21-22
(7)
Week
#
12
13
Reading/Writing Connection
Poetry
Tackle the Meaning of Language (Comprehension
Toolkit, lesson 12)
Poetry
Read, Write, Reflect (Comprehension Toolkit,
lesson 26)
TAKS Writing
Genre/Trait
Written Conventions
Support Lessons
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 2, Lesson 8, Latin bases ven,
vent=come
Writing Poetry
Conventions: Active and Passive voice
Spelling: Review week
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 2, Lesson 9, Latin bases
serv,servat=save, keep, serve
Writing Poetry
Conventions: Adjectives- including predicate adjectives
Spelling: Words with ar, or, er
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 2, Lesson 10, Latin bases pel, puls,
peal=drive, push
Nov. 28Dec. 2 (5)
14
Media Literacy
Ask Questions to Expand Thinking
(Comprehension Toolkit, lesson 9)
Persuasive Writing
Conventions: Adverbs- including adverbial phrases and
conjunctive adverbs
Spelling: Words that end with il, el, le, al
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 2, Review of Latin bases
Dec. 5-9 (5)
Dec. 12-16
and Dec. 1920
(7)
15
Persuasive text
Distinguish Your Thinking from the Author’s
(Comprehension Toolkit, lesson 20)
Persuasive Writing
Conventions: Using comparative and superlative forms of
adjectives and adverbs
Spelling: Adding suffixes ness, less, ful, Sort #4
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 3, Lesson 11, Latin bases vert,
vers=change
16
Persuasive text
Expository Text-Writing Letters
Conventions: Avoiding misplaced modifiers
Spelling: Using correct homophones
3
2011-2012 Mesquite ISD Year-at-a-Glance for Grade 6
Revised 6/07/11
Second Semester
Dates/# of
Days
Jan. 5-6 and
Jan. 9-13 (7)
Week
#
17
Reading/Writing Connection
Universal Screener
Fiction-Myths, Legends and Fables
TAKS Writing
Genre/Trait
Written Conventions
Support Lessons
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 3, Lesson 12, Latin bases ten, tin, tent,
tain=hold
Imaginative Story
Conventions: Combining sentences
Spelling: Adding ion, sion, tion, Sort #5
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 3, Lesson 13, Latin bases fac, fic, fact,
fect=do, make
Jan. 17-20
(4)
18
Drama- Myths
Imaginative Story
Conventions: Simple and compound sentences with correct
subject/verb agreement
Spelling: Review week
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 3, Lesson 14, Latin bases pend, pens=weigh,
hang, pay
Jan. 23-27
(5)
19
Fiction-Myths, Legends and Fables
Imaginative Story
Conventions: Pronouns including indefinite and reflexive pronouns,
using subject and object pronouns correctly
Spelling: Adding prefixes fore, post, pre, after, Sort #2
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 3, Lesson 15, Latin bases sent, sens=think,
feel
Jan. 30Feb.2 (4)
20
Fiction with Procedural text
Imaginative Story
Conventions: Combining sentences using subordinate conjunctions
Spelling: Adding ion, tion, Sort #7
4
2011-2012 Mesquite ISD Year-at-a-Glance for Grade 6
Revised 6/07/11
Dates/# of
Days
Week
#
Reading/Writing Connection
TAKS Writing
Genre/Trait
Written Conventions
Support Lessons
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 3, Review of Latin bases
Feb. 6-10 (5)
21
Fiction with procedural text
Imaginative Story
Conventions: Punctuation of dialogue and quotations
Spelling: Base words and related words, Sort #9
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 4, Lesson 16, Latin bases viv, vit, Greek base
bio=live, life
Feb. 13-17
(5)
22
Media literacy
Expository- Write Letters
Conventions: Punctuation- correct use of underlining and italics in
titles, apostrophes in possessives and contractions
Spelling: Words with ie and ei
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 4, Lesson 17, Latin bases nat, nature, Greek
base gen, gener= be born, produce
Feb. 20-24
(5)
23
Expository-research
Research
Conventions: Punctuation- colons, semi-colons, parenthesis, brackets,
ellipses
Spelling: Verbs which cjange to nouns, Sort #44
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 4, Lesson 18, Latin base human, Greek base
anthrop=human being
Feb. 27March 2 (5)
24
Expository-research
Research
Conventions: Punctuation-using commas correctly, including in series
and dates, in compound sentences, after introductory words, phrases and
clauses
Spelling: Adding able, ible, Sort #46
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 4, Lesson 19, Latin base fort, forc, Greek
base dynam=power, strength, strong
March 5-9
(5)
25
Expository-research
Research
Conventions: Using capital letters correctly
Spelling: Doubling final consonant in accented syllables, Sort #48
5
2011-2012 Mesquite ISD Year-at-a-Glance for Grade 6
Revised 6/07/11
March 1216
Dates/# of
Days
Spring Break
Week
#
Reading/Writing Connection
TAKS Writing
Genre/Trait
Written Conventions
Support Lessons
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 4, Lesson 20, Latin base amo,
amat, Greek base philo= love, friend
March 1923 (5)
26
Expository
Personal Narrative
Conventions: Prepositions and prepositional phrases to
provide detail
Spelling: Greek and Latin prefixes uni, bi, tri, Sort #20
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 4, Review of Latin and Greek bases
March 2630 (5)
27
Fiction- Short story
Personal Narrative
Conventions: Using transitional words and phrases that relate
to the organization of the writing
Spelling: Adding suffixes, Sort #12
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 5, Lesson 21, Greek prefix syn,
sym, syl=with, together
April 2-5 (4)
28
Fiction-Short story
Personal Narrative
Conventions: Use a variety of complete sentences effectively
(simple, compound, complex)
Spelling: Review week
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 5, Lesson 22, Greek prefix
dia=through, across
April 9-13
(5)
29
Data Driven STAAR Review
Personal Narrative
Conventions: Using correct sentence structure
Spelling: Words with prefixes im and in
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 5, Lesson 23, Greek prefixes peri ,
Latin prefixes circum, circu= around
April 16-20
(5)
30
Data Driven STAAR Review
Personal Narrative
Conventions: Combining sentences
Spelling: Review of suffixes
6
2011-2012 Mesquite ISD Year-at-a-Glance for Grade 6
Revised 6/07/11
Dates/# of
Days
Week
#
Reading/Writing Connection
TAKS Writing
Genre/Trait
Written Conventions
Support Lessons
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 5, Review of Latin and Greek
prefixes and bases
April 23-27
(5)
31
STAAR Reading
Fiction- Whole Class Novel Study
Responding to text- literary response
Conventions: Avoiding fragments
Spelling: No spelling due to STAAR test
Vocabulary: Binder, Unit 5, Final Assessment
April 30May 4 (5)
May 7-11
(5)
Universal Screener
32
Responding to text- literary response
Fiction- Whole Class Novel
33
Fiction- Whole Class Novel
Responding to text- literary response
May 14-18
(5)
34
Poetry
Writing Poetry
May 21-25,
May 29-31
(8)
35
Poetry
Writing Poetry
Conventions: Avoiding run-on sentences
Spelling: words with Greek roots, Sort # 22
Conventions: Revising sentences
Spelling: Words with prefixes and suffixes
Conventions: Revising poetry
Spelling: Words with Greek and Latin elements of size,
micro, mega, super, hyper, Sort # 21
Conventions: Revising Poetry
Spelling: Review
7
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Revised 6/07/11
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