This supplemental pack is aligned to the Journeys 2011/2012, 2014, and 2017 curriculum for 6th grade.
This Journeys Grade 6 supplemental pack is created to supplement Unit 6, Lesson 29 (Elephants on the Savannah). The reading responses, activities, and interactive notebook pages focus on the Reading Literature and Language sections of the curriculum.
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These pages were designed to be engaging to students, yet rigorous.
The fonts are interesting but easy to read, interactive notebook pages are included, and students are given opportunities to color and cut & paste. Students must have access to the text as they work, as many pages require text evidence.
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Students love these interactive pages! Don't worry if you do not use Interactive Notebooks in your classroom. The interactive pages in this lesson can be glued onto notebook paper or construction paper. You can even staple a "notebook" of lined paper for them to use with their Journeys lessons! They'll love this new way of demonstrating their learning.
• Persuasion – interactive notebook
• Summary Writing – interactive notebook
• Vocabulary – interactive notebook
Reading Literature & Informational Text supplements:
• Persuasion Graphic Organizer Students complete the graphic organizer, noting the author’s main persuasive message to readers as well as the details that support the message.
• Supporting the Author’s Main Persuasive Message - Students complete the graphic organizer, supporting the author’s main persuasive message to readers.
• Monitor and Clarify: Asking Questions – Students monitor their own understanding of the text. They write their questions as they read.
• Monitor and Clarify: Clarifying Meaning About Important Topics and Places - Students clarify meaning about important places in the topics in the story by conducting further research. Topics are African Elephants, Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya, and acacia trees.
• Summary Writing - Students write a summary of the text. They are challenged to include vocabulary words in their writing.
• Elephants on the Savannah Text Questions – Students answer text-dependent questions. They need access to the text in order to provide evidence for their thinking.
• A Colossal Catch Text Questions - Students answer text-dependent questions. They need access to the text in order to provide evidence for their thinking.
• Poetry Place Text Questions - Students answer text-dependent questions. They need access to the text in order to provide evidence for their thinking.
• Students journal write, answering the essential question, “Why is it important we respect wild animals?”
• Vocabulary Word Wall Words – Word Wall Words are provided for teachers wanting to hang the selection vocabulary on their focus wall.
• Dictionary Definitions and Sentence Writing - Students complete the table, using the glossary to define each vocabulary word. Then, they write sentences using the vocabulary words, showing they understand each word’s meaning.
• Vocabulary: Using Context Clues - Students use context clues to complete each sentence with the correct vocabulary word.
• Vocabulary: Synonyms - Students match each word to its synonym.
• Spelling List – 2 to a page, to be printed and cut apart
• Spelling Practice: 3 Times Each – Students write the spelling words three times each.
• Spelling Practice: Greek and Latin Parts - Students write each spelling word into the correct column based upon its word part.
• Spelling Practice: Consonants and Vowels - Students write each spelling word using two colors; one is for consonants and one for vowels.
• Grammar: More Commas - Students combine sentences using – and, but, or – and a comma. Students add commas to dates and places, as needed. Students add commas before or after each noun of direct address.
An entire year of Journeys supplements for your 6th Grade classroom!
Half Year BUNDLE Units 1-3
Half Year BUNDLE Units 4-6
More supplements for Unit 6:
Unit 6 BUNDLE
Please Note: These materials were created by Amanda Garcia. The materials are not developed or endorsed by the Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company.