Books6th Grade
Unit 4  - Poetry
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Unit Information

Curriculum Map: Reading Literary -  Poetry

Unit Map:  Poetry - Teacher Constructed - 9/18/12

Checklist: Poetry Checklist

Unit Length: 19-25 Days (Drama is Concept #4 and may be introduced in this unit with
                                        the full drama unit to follow)

Domains: (select a domain)

  • Reading Literary (RL)

  • Publishing Creative Writing (W)

Performance Tasks:

  • Writing Tasks - Elements of Literature - pp. 708, 719 (3)
  • Poetry Notebook - Create a notebook of poetry that includes specific types of poetry, including original poem by the student (3)
  • Writing to Win - Acrostic Poetry; Quad - "Types of Poetry"; Quad - "Types of Figurative Langauge"
  • Creating Dr. Seuss Poetry - Write poetry that mirrors the kind of rhythm and rhyme that you might see in the Dr. Seuss poetry such as The Cat and the Hat or The Sneetches - (3)
  • Descriptive Essay - Extensive writing assignment with rubric etc. - pp. 720-731 (3)
  • Haiku - Students create their own haiku poem with illustrations  (3)
  • Poetry Theatre - Students memorize and perform poetry in front of the class. (3)
Reading Literary (RL) - ELACC6RL1-7; 9-10
CCGPS Unit Standards: (click on a standard to see resources)
Concept 1 - What is Poetry?
ELACC6RL1.a - Cite textual evidence to support an analysis of what the text says explicitly (poetry)
ELACC6RL1.b - Cite textual evidence to support and analysis of inferences drawn from the text. (2)
ELACC6RL4.b - Analyze the impact of word choice on meaning and tone. (3)
ELACC6RL7 - Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening
                     to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text (2)
ELACC6RL10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas,
                       and poems in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as
                       needed at the high end of the range. (2)
Prerequisites: 5th Grade
  • ELACC5RL1.a - Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly.
  • ELACC5RL1.b - Quote accurately from a text when explaining inferences drawn from the text.
  • ELACC5RL4.b - Not addressed in 5th grade.
  • ELACC5RL7 - Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, or poem.
  • ELACC5RL10 - Same (except 5th grade works through the 4-5 complexity band.
Essential Questions:
  • How does textual evidence support understanding and analysis in a text?
  • How does textual evidence support my analysis of inferences drawn from the text?
  • *How is reading a poem different from reading prose?
  • How does culture influence literature?
  • How is poetry like music?
  • How does poetry make us see?
Key Vocabulary:
textual evidence
textual inferences
figurative meaning
connotative meaning
overall meaning
speaker
poetic style
types of poetry / narrative / lyric
free-verse / haiku / ode
sonnet / epic
poetic elements
imagery
word choice / tone
Resources:
  • Elements of Literature: pp. 644-720 (Includes "Elements of Poetry" - imagery, theme, speaker, rhyme scheme, types of poetry "How Poetry Helps us To See" - p. 646; "What Do Poetry and Art Share?" - p. 648; "What Helps You Read a Poem" - p. 650; Making Inferences - p. 245; Drawing Conclusions - p. 177; Inferences in Poetry - p. 671
  • Elements of Literature: Reading Poetry - pp. 650-651; 652, 657, 672
  • Holt Teacher Resources - Collection 7 - "Learning to Respond to and Analyze Poetry"
  • Holt Teacher Resources  Poetry Collection 4 - Theme
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Concept 2:  Figurative Language
ELACC6RL4.a - Determine the meaning of words and phrases, including figurative and connotative meanings as they are used in the text.
Prerequisites: - 5th Grade
  • ELACC5RL4.a - Determine the meaning of words and phrases, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Essential Questions:
  • How does the writer use sensory details and figurative language to determine the meaning of words and phrases?
  • How does the reader make meaning of word choice and sensory detail?
Key Vocabulary:
metaphor
simile
extended metaphor
onomatopoeia
personification
alliteration
imagery
tone
sensory language
Resources:
  • Elements of Literature -  Vocabulary Skills Reviews - pp. 122, 226, 338, 450, 636, 734, 856N (fig.); Vocabulary Skills Connections - p. 252I; Shades of Meaning p. 72; Figurative Language p. 245; Elements of Poetry (includes figurative language) 644-720 and 742-842 (Drama); "Re-teaching Tone & Meaning p. 859;
    "Shades of Meaning" - p. 859P; Tone 691, 699
  • Teacher Resources (Holt) - Collection 7 - Lessons / Poetry on Figurative Language and connotative meaning as well as the pages that discuss the impact words have on meaning and tone.

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Concept 3 -  Poetic Structure 
ELACC6RL5.a - Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall
                         structure of a text (i.e. stanza in poetry; poetic structures (2/3)
ELACC6RL5.b - Analyze how structure contributes to the development of the theme in poetry. (3)
ELACC6W4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style
                    are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (3)
Prerequisites:
  • ELACC5RL5.a - Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
  • ELACC5RL5.b - Not addressed in 5th grade.
  • ELACC5W4 - Same as 6th grade
Essential Questions:
  • How can one identify a poem's structure?
  • How does a poem's structure and characteristics help to identify its type? (e.g., haiku)
  • How does the structure of the poem contribute to theme?
Key Vocabulary:
rhyme
end rhyme
rhythm
meter
scanning
repetition
refrain
fluency
poetry theatre
reading poetry aloud
audio poetry
video poetry
poetic beauty
"appreciation of poetry"
Resources:
  • Holt - Elements of Literature - "Sounds of Poetry" - rhyme, meter, types of rhyme, onomatopoeia, alliteration etc. pp. 644-647; repetition / refrain 665; rhyme and rhyme scheme - 657; Types of Poetry 666-672 (based on structure) 666-671; Reading a Poem - 657, 672; Free verse 661; haiku and imagery 704 ; "Writing" - Writing Haiku - p. 708; Comparison/Contrast Essay - p. 719 (comparing two poems with extended metaphors); Skills Review - Poetry
    pp. 730-735 (CRCT Prep on Unit)
  • Jefferson County Schools (TN) - Power Points (includes a list of other helps with poetry)
  • Holt Teacher Resources - Collection 7 - Rhyme and Rhythm
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Concept 4 - Elements of Drama / Text Comparison
ELACC6RL3.a - Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes. (2)
ELACC6RL3.b - Describe how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a
                        resolution. (2)
ELACC6RL5.a - Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall
                        structure of a text. (i.e., foreshadowing, flashback, drama) (2)
ELACC6SL6 -   Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks.  (2)
ELACC6RL9 -   Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres. (2)
ELACC6RL10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, drama,
                        and poems (2)
Prerequisites:
  • ELACC5RL3.a - Does not address the standard prior to 6th grade
  • ELACC5RL3.b - Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a drama or story, drawing on specific details in the text. 
  • ELACC5RL5.a - See 5.b
  • ELACC5RL5.b - Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a story, drama, or poem.
  • ELACC5SL6 - Same
  • ELACC5RL9 - Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories ) in terms of their approaches to similar texts.
  • ELACC5RL10 - Same (except 4-5 text complexity band)
Essential Questions:
  • How are the primary elements of a drama identified?
  • How does the way the plot unfolds in a drama affect its overall effect?
  • How does the structure of the drama contribute to theme?
  • How is reading a play different from listening or viewing the play?
Key Vocabulary:
play
prediction
basic situations
complications
visual effects
suspense
sequencing
act
stage direction
aside
live theatre
text complexity
active engagement
collaborative discussion
diverse perspectives
collegial
key concepts
integration
speech technique
facial expression
Resources:
  • Holt Elements of Literature - Elements of Drama and Dramatic Works - pp. 738-858; Making Inferences about Drama - p. 747; Summarizing Texts - pp. 743-747; Structure of the Play; Dialogue; Stage Direction - pp. 742-743; "What Reading Skills Help You Understand Character?" - p. 236; Literary Skills Review - p. 334; "Re-teaching Character" - p. 859; Characterization - 245, 255; Character and Conflict 271, 281; Antagonist / Protagonist 233, 255, 281; Review Characterization (indirect) and (direct) 232, 233, 238, 239, 245, 255; Dialogue and Stage Direction - p. 743; "Speakers and Narration" 859J; Characterization 859C; Character and Plot - 859F
  • Holt Teacher Resources -  Collection 4 - Theme
  • Holt Teacher Resources - Collection 8 - "Learning How to Respond to Drama and How to Analyze Drama"

Writing - Publishing Poetry or Drama - ELACC6W4-6  - Poetry Notebooks / Publishing a drama etc. - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above)  - DOK 3

 

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