Journeys 6th Grade Lesson 3: The Making of a Book (Supplemental & Interactive)

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This supplemental pack is aligned to the Journeys 2014 and 2017 curriculum for 6th grade.

This Journeys Grade 6 supplemental pack is created to supplement Unit 1, Lesson 3 (The Making of a Book). The reading responses, activities, and interactive notebook pages focus on the Reading Literature and Language sections of the curriculum.

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.

Interactive Pages:
• Analyze/Evaluate – interactive notebook
• Domain-Specific Vocabulary – interactive notebook
• Vocabulary Definitions – interactive notebook
• Subjects and Predicates - coloring

Reading Literature & Informational Text supplements:
• Sequence of Events – Students note the sequence of events in the text. They write the important events into the graphic organizer in the correct order.
• Sequence of Events: Numbering the Events– Student number the events from the text into the correct order.
• Summary Writing – Students write a summary of the section Earl Books: From Clay to Paper, using their knowledge of the importance of the sequence of events to help them.
• Analyze Evaluate – Students evaluate their own understanding of the text by keeping track of the tricky words they read. They note the word, the page number, the possible meaning, and then the dictionary definition.
• Domain-Specific Vocabulary - Students use the dictionary to define 5 domain-specific vocabulary words and then write the words into sentences that show they understand the meaning of the words.
• The Making of a Book Text Questions – Students answer text-dependent questions. They need access to the text in order to provide evidence for their thinking.
• History of the Book Text Questions - Students support a given main idea with supporting details. They write a second main idea and support it with details from the text.
• Essential Question – Students journal write, answering the essential question, “How have books changed over time?”

Language Supplements:
• 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.
• 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: Vowel Sound Sort - Students write the spelling words into the correct columns according to vowel sound.
• Spelling Practice: Vowels and Consonants - Students write their spelling words using two colors, alternating colors for vowels and consonants.
• Grammar: Subject and Predicates - Students read the sentences, underlining the subjects and circling the predicates. Students color the stacks of books according to whether the subjects and predicates are simple or compound.

Please Note: These materials have been created by Amanda Garcia. The materials are not developed or endorsed by the Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company.
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Journeys 6th Grade Lesson 3: The Making of a Book (Supplem
Journeys 6th Grade Lesson 3: The Making of a Book (Supplem
Journeys 6th Grade Lesson 3: The Making of a Book (Supplem
Journeys 6th Grade Lesson 3: The Making of a Book (Supplem