This is an extremely thorough, full 2-week unit for the short story "The Gold Cadillac" by Mildred D. Taylor. These resources are focused around Common Core Standards for Grade 6, but they are absolutely still relevant for all middle grades students who are studying this story or historical fiction in general. Please verify this by taking a look at the preview file.
This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6: February Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Text Evidence Questions - ACE MEthod
Mood and Tone
Character's Point of View
Informational Text Analysis
See the list of activities below for a COMPLETE list of all of the skills covered. The ones above are simply the FOCUS of this unit.
Editable and digital versions included! Scroll to the bottom for details.
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I've also included complete instructions and standards alignments in the preview file so you can look as closely as you like at this unit before purchase.
List of Activities & Standards Difficulty Level: *Easy **Moderate ***Challenge
Activity 1: Mood and Tone Lesson* RL.6.1, RL.6.4
Activity 2: Mood and Tone Printables* RL.6.1, RL.6.4
Activity 3: Journal Prompt/Discussion* SL.6.1
Activity 4: Analyzing Mood Guide*** RL.6.1, RL.6.4, RL.6.9
Activity 5: Comprehension Quiz* RL.6.1
Activity 6: Analyze Tone Annotation Guide*** RL.6.1, RL.6.4
Activity 7: Tone Review** RL.6.1, RL.6.4
Activity 8: Plot Pyramid** RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3
Activity 9: Vocabulary Guide: Text Evidence** * RL.6.1, RL.6.4
Activity 10: Find Evidence That… (Text Evidence Act)** RL.6.1
Activity 11: Dynamic vs. Static Character Mini-Lesson** RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.6
Activity 12: Character Mini-Practice** RL.6.1, RL.6.6
Activity 13: RL.6.3 Essay Question Response*** RL.6.1, RL.6.6
Activity 14: Character’s Point of View Analysis** RL.6.1, RL.6.6
Activity 15: ACE Questions for Text Evidence*** RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.5, RL.6.9
Activity 16: Theme + Text Evidence Activity** RL.6.1, RL.6.2
Activity 17: Comprehension Skills Test** Rl.6.1 RL.6.2 RL.6.3 RL.6.5 RL.6.6
Activity 18: Text Evidence Quiz RL.6.1
Activity 19: Nonfiction Text Article + Survey Results** RI.6.1, RL.6.4
Activity 20: Nonfiction Text Activity*** RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.5
Activity 21: Essential Question*** RL.6.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.6, RI.6.9
**Digital components included!** All student pages are also included in Google Slides version so that students can access them and complete them digitally. Both assessments (quiz and test) are included in self-grading Google Forms versions.
*EDITABLE* I have added my own original files in PowerPoint format for you to edit if you wish for your own classroom use. This only includes story-specific printables and I can't guarantee your ability to edit them based on your computer's settings and your tech knowledge. Bonus activities that have been included here as a courtesy to you (like interactive notebook lessons) will not include the editable versions - those editable versions are only available in the original resources.