ELA

March

LANGUAGE ARTS
Supporting the Standards Reading Comprehension
Historical Texts
 "When in Rome...or Brazil" (Summarize, Chronology and Sequence)
 "Restoring a Classic" (Identify Steps in a Process, Integrate Visual Information)
 Critical Thinking Strategies
POETRY
 Prose vs Poetry
 Langston Hughes
 Langston Hughes
 All About Me  Sensory
 All ABout Me  Ancestory
 Robert Frost


LANGUAGE ARTS
 What are features of Historical Texts?
 How do we summarize a text?
 What are key words or phrases to look for when sequencing?
 How does visual information aide in the understanding of the text?



(1) 
L.6.2 
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. 
(1) 
RI.6.3 
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes). 
(1) 
RI.6.4 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. 
(1) 
RI.6.6 
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. 
(1) 
RI.6.7 
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue. 
(1) 
RL.6.4 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone. 
(1) 
RL.6.5 
Analyze 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. 
(1) 
RL.6.6 
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text. 
(1) 
W.6.1 
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 
(2) 
W.6.11 
Create and present a text or art work in response to literary work. 
(2) 
W.6.2 
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. 
(1) 
W.6.9 
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. 


LANGUAGE ARTS
GRAMMAR
 Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning.
 Use context relationships and comparisons in text
 Use common, grade appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as the meaning of the words.
 Interpret Figurative Language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
 Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
 Maintaining consistent tone.

Historical Texts "The Evolution of Maps"
Skills (Summarizing, chronology, sequencing, Identify Steps in a Process, Integrate Visual Information)

POETRY BOOKS
 Angel For Solomon Singer
 "Mother To Son"
 Comin Home
 "Where I'm From"
 "If I Were In Charge Of The World"
 "Walking In Woods"

ELA

April

Writing Informative Essays
Analyzing mentor texts
Researching the topic(integrating Social Unit)
Using Visuals to aid in comprehension
The Writing Process
PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES
SPRING BREAK
NEW YORK STATE TESTING


How do Informational Texts use facts and details to explain or deliver information effectively?
How much does geography affect peoples lives?
How does the achievements of ancient Egyptians affect our lives today?




(1) 
RI.6.8 
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not. 
(1) 
RI.6.9 
Compare and contrast one author's presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person). 
(1) 
SL.6.4 
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. 
(1) 
SL.6.5 
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information. 
(1) 
SL.6.6 
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. 
(2) 
W.6.11 
Create and present a text or art work in response to literary work. 
(2) 
W.6.2 
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. 
(1) 
W.6.4 
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 
(1) 
W.6.6 
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting. 
(1) 
W.6.7 
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate. 
(1) 
W.6.8 
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources. 


EGYPT PROJECT.doc
Inform Explanatory Rubric (Autosaved).docx
Inform Explanatory Rubric (Autosaved)M.docx
INFORMATIVE ESSAY checklist modified.docx
INFORMATIVE ESSAY checklist.docx
Informative essay Egypt modified 2.docx
Informative essay Egypt.docx
Informative essay introduction.pptx
Introduction Paragraph.docx
Mt Versuvius Paraphrasing.docx


Math

March

Mathematics (March):
Chapter 6: Expressions (Continued)
 Algebra: Variables and Expressions
 Write Expressions
 Algebra: Properties
 The Distributive Property
 Equivalent Expressions
Chapter 7: Equations
 Equations
 Solve and Write Addition Equations
 Solve and Write Subtraction Equations
 Guess, Check, and Revise: Problem Solving
 Solve and Write Multiplication Equations
 Solve and Write Division Equations



Mathematics:
Chapter 6 (Glencoe): How is it helpful to write numbers in different ways?
 How is using exponents helpful? Sample answer: A product of like factors can be written in a simpler, shorter format using exponents. For example 9 × 9 × 9 × 9 × 9 × 9 × 9 × 9 can be written as 9^{8}.
 How are grouping symbols helpful in simplifying expressions correctly? Sample answer: Grouping symbols like parentheses help identify the expression(s) that must first be simplified.
 How are numerical expressions and algebraic expressions different? Sample answer: Numerical expressions include only numerical values and operations. Algebraic expressions can include numerical values, operations, and variables.
 How can writing phrases as algebraic expressions help you solve problems? Sample answer: Key words and phrases, such as four times as many, can help you to determine which operation to use in an expression in order to solve a problem.
 How can using properties help you to simplify expressions? Sample answer: The properties can help you to mentally solve problems.
 How can the Distributive Property help you to rewrite expressions? Sample answer: You can rewrite a sum of two whole numbers with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor.
 How can properties help to write equivalent algebraic expressions? Sample answer: To find equivalent algebraic expressions, apply the properties and combine like terms, if needed.
Chapter 7 (Glencoe): How do you determine if two numbers or expressions are equal?
 How do you solve an equation? By finding a value for the variable that makes the equation true.
 How can the Subtraction Property of Equality be used to solve addition equations? Sample answer: It allows you to subtract the same number from each side of the equation.
 How can the Addition Property of Equality be used to solve subtraction problems? Sample answer: It allows you to add the same number to each side of the equation.
 How can the Division Property of Equality be used to solve multiplication problems? Sample answer: It can be used to undo multiplication because division is the inverse of multiplication.
 When solving an equation, why is it necessary to perform the same operation on each side of the equals sign? Sample answer: To maintain equality, an operation performed on one side of an equation must also be performed on the other side.



(2) 
6.EE.2 
Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers. 
(1) 
6.EE.2.a 
Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. For example, express the calculation "Subtract y from 5" as 5  y. 
(1) 
6.EE.2.b 
Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient); view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity. For example, describe the
expression 2 (8 + 7) as a product of two factors; view (8 + 7) as both
a single entity and a sum of two terms. 
(2) 
6.EE.2.c 
Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in realworld problems.
Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving wholenumber
exponents, in the conventional order when there are no
parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).
For example, use the formulas V = s3 and A = 6 s2 to find the volume
and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2. 
(1) 
6.EE.3 
Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to
produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property
to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression
6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the
equivalent expression 3y. 
(1) 
6.EE.4 
Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). For example, the expressions y + y + y and 3y are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number y stands for. 
(2) 
6.EE.5 
Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether
a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true. 
(1) 
6.EE.7 
Solve realworld and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers. 
(2) 
6.EE.8 
Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a realworld or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form x > c or x < c have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams. 
(1) 
6.NS.4 
Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a
sum of two whole numbers 1100 with a common factor as a multiple
of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. For example,
express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2). 
(2) 
6.NS.8 
Solve realworld and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first
coordinate or the same second coordinate. 
(1) 
6.RP.3 
Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve realworld and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations. 

Mathematics:
Chapter 6:
Distributive Property
equivalent expressions
evaluate
exponent
factor the expression
Identity Properties
like terms
numerical expression
perfect square
powers
properties
term
variable
Chapter 7:
Addition Property of Equality
Division Property of Equality
equals sign
equation
Inverse operations
Multiplication Property of Equality
solution
solve
Subtraction Property of Equality

Mathematics:
Weekly Quizzes
Chapter Test

Mathematics:
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Math

April

Mathematics (April):
Chapter 8: Functions and Inequalities
 Function Tables
 Function Rules
 Functions and Equations
 Multiple Representations of Functions
 Make A Table
 Inequalities
 Write and Graph Inequalities
 Solve OneStep Inequalities
Chapter 9: AREA
 Area of Parallelograms
 Area of Triangles
 Area of Trapezoids
 Polygons on the Coordinate Plane
Chapter 10: Volume and Surface Area
 Volume of Rectangular Prisms
 Volume of Triangular Prisms
 Surface area of Prisms
 Nets of Prisms and Pyramids



Chapter 8 (Glencoe): How are symbols, such as <,>, and = useful?
 How can a function table help you find input or output? When data is organized, I can use the function rule and the input to find the output or work backward using the output and the function rule to find the input.
 What is the difference between an arithmetic sequence and a geometric sequence? Sample answer: Both are numerical patterns, but arithmetic sequences are additive and geometric sequences are multiplicative.
 How are ordered pairs of a function used to create the graph of the function? Each set of ordered pairs can be plotted on a coordinate plane. A line is then drawn through each point.
 Why do you represent functions in different ways? Sample answer: to be able to analyze the relationship between the two quantities in different representations
 How can mental math help you find solutions to inequalities? Mental math can help determine if a certain number makes the inequality true.
 How can graphing an inequality help to solve it? Graphing shows multiple solutions to an inequality.
 How is solving an inequality similar to solving an equation? Sample answer: You can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division properties to solve both.
Chapter 9 (Glencoe): How does measurement help you solve problems in everyday life?
 How are parallelograms related to triangles and rectangles? Sample answer: Parallelograms can be decomposed into triangles, or composed into rectangles. You can find the area of parallelograms using the relationship to triangles and rectangles.
 How is the formula for the area of a triangle related to the formula for the area of a parallelogram? Sample answer: A parallelogram can be decomposed into two congruent triangles. So, the formula for the area of a triangle, A = 1/2bh, is one half the area of a parallelogram, A = bh.
 How is the formula for the area of a trapezoid related to the formula for the area of a parallelogram? Sample answer: A parallelogram can be decomposed into two congruent trapezoids. So the area of each trapezoid is one half the area of the parallelogram.
 How can exponents help you find the area of a rectangle if each side length is multiplied by x? Sample answer: The original area is multiplied by x^{2} to find the new area.
 How can coordinates help you to find the area of figures on the coordinate plane? Sample answer: Coordinates can be used to identify a figure and find the lengths of the sides. The lengths of the sides can be used in the area formulas for various figures.
 How can you decompose figures to find areas? Sample answer: Decompose figures into areas that you know how to find. Then add to find areas of composite figures, or subtract areas of overlapping figures.
Chapter 10 (Glencoe): How is shape important when measuring a figure?
 Why can you use either the formula V = ℓwh or V = Bh to find the volume of a rectangular prism? Sample answer: The area of the base can be represented asℓ × w or as B. To find the volume of the prism, multiply the area of the base by the height of the prism.
 How is the area of a triangle related to the volume of a triangular prism? Sample answer: To find the volume of a triangular prism, you multiply the area of the triangular base B times the height h of the prism.
 What is the relationship between area and surface area? Sample answer: Surface area is calculated for a threedimensional figure. It is the sum of the areas of the surfaces that make up the threedimensional figure.
 How is the area of a rectangle related to the surface area of a triangular prism? Sample answer: A triangular prism has three rectangular faces. You can use the area of a rectangle to find the area of the three rectangular faces of a triangular prism.
 How do you use the area of a triangle to find the surface area of a triangular pyramid? Sample answer: The base and all three lateral faces of a triangular pyramid are triangles. Use the area of a triangle to find the area of each face.
Mathematical Practices:
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.



(2) 
6.EE.2 
Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers. 
(2) 
6.EE.2.c 
Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in realworld problems.
Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving wholenumber
exponents, in the conventional order when there are no
parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).
For example, use the formulas V = s3 and A = 6 s2 to find the volume
and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2. 
(2) 
6.EE.5 
Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether
a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true. 
(1) 
6.EE.6 
Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a realworld or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the
purpose at hand, any number in a specified set. 
(2) 
6.EE.8 
Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a realworld or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form x > c or x < c have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams. 
(1) 
6.EE.9 
Use variables to represent two quantities in a realworld problem that change in relationship to one another; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the
other quantity, thought of as the independent variable. Analyze the
relationship between the dependent and independent variables using
graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation. For example, in a
problem involving motion at constant speed, list and graph ordered pairs
of distances and times, and write the equation d = 65t to represent the
relationship between distance and time. 
(1) 
6.G.1 
Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of
solving realworld and mathematical problems. 
(1) 
6.G.2 
Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be
found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the
formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular
prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving realworld
and mathematical problems. 
(1) 
6.G.3 
Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices; use coordinates to find the length of a side joining points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. Apply these
techniques in the context of solving realworld and mathematical
problems. 
(1) 
6.G.4 
Represent threedimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving realworld
and mathematical problems. 
(2) 
6.NS.8 
Solve realworld and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first
coordinate or the same second coordinate. 

Chapter 8:
arithmetic sequence, dependent variable, function, function rule, function table, geometric sequence, indpendent variable, inequality, linear function, sequence, term
Chapter 9:
base, composite figure, congruent, formula, height, parallelogram, polygon, rhombus
Chapter 10:
base, cubic units, lateral face, prism, pyramid, rectangular prism, slant height, surface area, threedimensional figure, triangular prism, vertex, volume



Social Studies

MarchApril

Social Studies:
Interactions Across the Eastern Hemisphere
 Students will create maps that illustrate items exchanged and ideas spread along the Silk Roads, across the Indian Ocean, and on the TransSiberian trade routes.
 Students will examine how the location of resources helped determine the location of trade routes and the economic impact of the exchange of resources.
 Students will study interregional travelers such as Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Mansa Musa, and Zheng He and examine why they traveled, the places visited, what was learned, and what was exhanged as a result of their travel.

 What are the consequences of technology?



(1) 
SS.6.7 
INTERACTIONS ACROSS THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE (ca. 600 C.E. – ca. 1450): Trade networks promoted the exchange and diffusion of language, belief systems, tools, intellectual ideas, inventions, and diseases. 



Social Studies:
VOCAB: bureaucracy, scholarofficial, merit system, urbanization, money economy, porcelain

Social Studies:
Chapter Quiz
Chapter Test
Quarterly Projects

Social Studies:
pearsonsuccessnet.com
