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 30 (Storm Chasers). 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.
• Text and Graphic Features – interactive notebook
• Visualizing – interactive notebook
• Vocabulary – interactive notebook
• More Punctuation – interactive notebook
Reading Literature & Informational Text supplements:
• Text and Graphic Features: Graphic Organizer - Students complete the graphic organizer, noting each graphic feature, the text accompanying it, and how the text and graphic feature work together to provide information.
• Text and Graphic Features: Using Subheadings to Predict - Students complete the graphic organizer, noting how each subheading helps the reader predict what the text will be about.
• Visualizing – Students visualize being in a plane in the eye of a storm. They draw their visualization and describe the drawing in writing.
• Storm Chasers Text Questions – Students answer text-dependent questions. They need access to the text in order to provide evidence for their thinking.
• Whiteout: The Great Blizzard of 1888 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.
• Essential Question - Students journal write, answering the essential question, “Why do people study severe weather?”
• 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: Dictionary Definitions - Students match each word to its definition.
• 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: Words Often Confused - Students briefly explain the meaning of each easily-confused word.
• Spelling Practice: Triangle Words - Students write each spelling word one letter at a time, so that the words take the shape of triangles.
• Grammar: More Punctuation - Students explain the use of each kind of punctuation (semicolons, colons, and parentheses). Then, they record two examples of each kind of punctuation from their reading text or independent reading book.
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.