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Quarter 2 in 6th grade ELA is when we teach our “GRIT” unit. The essential question for this unit is “What does it take to SUCCEED?” After taking some time to define the concept of “grit,” we present students a variety of texts about real-life “gritty” individuals. We plan on reading two larger works during this unit: a photobiography of Abraham Lincoln, and A LONG WALK TO WATER by Linda Sue Park. Students will also explore this concept on their own throughout the quarter by completing a GRIT Project on a Google Slideshow.


Standards Based Assessment (SBA) info


Students will be completing these short assessments at least 6 times each quarter in order to check their mastery of specific ELA standards. You will be able to see the results in Skyward. Our proficiency goal for these assessments is only a 60%; any score higher than that shows that they truly have mastered that skill!


Weekly iReady requirement


Students must complete 1 iReady Reading lesson on their path each week (due by Friday evening).


Weekly Assignments:


These are emailed weekly and are posted in Google Classroom.


Please reach out via email with any questions or concerns!


Ms. Burchill


Important Dates:

Q2 Midterm: Wednesday, November 9 (Extra Credit will be given if AR goal is met by this date)


Q2 AR Goal: must be met by Friday, December 16


GRIT Project: due Monday, December 12


For those of you that would like to gain an extra field trip this year, the media specialist hosts a Sunshine State Book challenge.  All students that read and AR test on all of the SSYRA Books by March 25th will be eligible for the trip.  For a complete list and a review for all of the Sunshine State Books, look at the 2022-2023 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books.



Happy reading!

2022-23 Syllabus


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