This grade 5, 6, and 7 ELA unit is designed to help students learn about figurative language, word connotation, denotation, and how word choice can impact tone.
This unit focuses solely on the RI 4 standard and helps students learn about the different types of figurative language and how to identify them in writing. It also asks students to use context clues in order to decipher was words and phrases mean in a text. Using real life speeches, students identify word choice and phrases used by men such as Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. in order to see how and why word choice is so important in conveying a message with an intended tone. There are various activities and learning opportunities in the packet to help students practice and better understand this specific Common Core standard.
This unit is wonderful for an additional way to track data on the mastery of a specific standard. The unit, questions, I CAN statements, and activities are based off of research based practices and have been developed by an experienced and practicing ELA teacher who understands what you need. Lessons are intended to reach a wide variety of learners.
This unit could be used to teach an entire class, for Morning Work, intervention purposes, etc. It is very flexible and should fit the needs of your class no matter how you decide to implement the unit. lessons, and resources. I am thrilled to make this resource available to your and your students and hope it saves you a ton of time!
Included in this Unit:
• Pre Test (ANSWER KEY PROVIDED)
• Post Test (ANSWER KEY PROVIDED)
• I CAN Statements (FIP Ready)
• Standard specific vocabulary form
• Figurative Language Activity, Connotation and Tone Activity, as well as Online Practice Page Link all Included! (ANSWER KEYS PROVIDED)
• Additional rigorous reading and practice activities provided as well. (ANSWER KEYS PROVIDED)
• Student Self Assessment Embedded in Lessons as Well
MORE UNITS LIKE THIS (Over OTHER Informational Reading Standards):
•RI5.1, 6.1, 7.1 - Reading Informational Text: Citing Direct Evidence and Inferencing Text.
•RI5.2, 6.2, 7.2 - Identifying and explaining the central/main idea of a paragraph, excerpt, or text, explaining this idea with key details from the text, and summarizing what we read.
•RI5.3, 6.3, 7.3 - Analyzing in detail how a key individual, idea, or event is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.
•RI5.4, 6.4, 7.4 - Figurative language, word connotation, denotation, and how word choice can impact tone.
•RI5.5, 6.5, 7.5 - Understanding Text Structure and How/Why Writers Include Parts of a Text as They Attempt to Develop Ideas and Topics
•RI5.6, 6.6, 7.6 - Point of View and Author's Purpose.
•RI5.7, 6.7, 7.7 - Text/Media Analysis and Integration - Synthesis and analysis of multiple infuriation source types..
•RI5.8, 6.8, 7.8 - Learning about Argument & Claim.
•RI5.8, 6.8, 7.8 - Comparing and Contrasting One Author's Presentation of Events With That of Another
More Targeted Skill Practice Lessons Based on LITERATURE Common Core Standards Available on my Store Site and via the Links Below:
•RL5.1, 6.1, 7.1 - Citing Textual Evidence
•RL5.2, 6.2, 7.2 - Focus: Central/Main Idea of Literary Text
•RL 5.3, 6.3, 7.3 - Learning all About Plot!
•RL5.4, 6.4, 7.4 - Learning all About Figurative Language, Figures of Speech, and Connotation
•RL5.5, 6.5, 7.5 - Analyzing how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot
•RL5.6, 6.6, 7.6 - Point of View and Author's Purpose
•RL 7 & 9 - Comparing and Contrasting Literary Texts
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