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An outline of the events and activities for day 1 of the Tuck Everlasting novel study.


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LA.6.0601.1.1: English/Language Arts

Know and use appropriately the meaning, forms and functions of nouns (including collective nouns, nouns as objects, predicate nouns), pronouns (including proper pronoun case; objects of prepositions; agreement with antecedents in person and number; indefinite, relative, and demonstrative pronouns), verbs (including agreement with the subject in person and number, action verbs that take objects, linking verbs, helping verbs, verb phrases, verb tenses, regular and irregular verb forms), adjectives (including predicate adjectives, comparative and superlative forms), adverbs (including negatives, forms of comparative and superlative phrases), conjunctions (including coordinating, subordinating), interjections, and prepositions (place prepositional phrases correctly according to the words they modify within the sentence).

LA.6.0601.1.2: English/Language Arts

Recognize and correct usage errors (e.g., double negatives, troublesome words {to/too/two, their/there/they're, its/it's, sit/set, lie/lay, affect/effect, may/can, leave/let, teach/learn, accept/except, capitol/capital, principle/principal, between/among}).

LA.6.0601.1.3: English/Language Arts

Use capitalization correctly (e.g., proper adjectives, within quotations).

LA.6.0601.1.4: English/Language Arts

Demonstrate the correct use of commas (including after introductory words, to set off appositives and interrupters, before a coordinating conjunction joining independent clauses to form compound sentences), colons (including business letters, preceding a list of items), semicolons (including combining sentences), quotation marks (including explanatory material within the quote, proper use with end marks), and apostrophes (including forming singular and plural possessives).

LA.6.0601.1.5: English/Language Arts

Spell correctly high frequency words, commonly misspelled words (appropriate to grade level), and words commonly used in content specific vocabulary.

LA.6.0601.1.6: English/Language Arts

Correct run on sentences (e.g., use punctuation, conjunctions, or other means to separate the elements of a run-on) and sentence fragments (i.e., supply the missing sentence elements).

LA.6.0601.1.7: English/Language Arts

Identify and use adjectival and adverbial phrases.

LA.6.0601.1.8: English/Language Arts

Identify and use appositives and appositive phrases.

LA.6.0601.1.9: English/Language Arts

Identify and use infinitives and infinitive phrases.

LA.6.0601.1.10: English/Language Arts

Determine the difference between independent and subordinate clauses.

LA.6.0601.1.11: English/Language Arts

Recognize and differentiate between simple and compound sentences.

LA.6.0601.1.12: English/Language Arts

Identify the structure in imperative and interrogative sentences.

LA.6.0601.1.13: English/Language Arts

Use printed and electronic dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries to determine word pronunciation, spelling, and part of speech; to clarify meaning and improve understanding of words (including connotation and denotation); and to distinguish among contextually appropriate synonyms and definitions.

LA.6.0601.1.14: English/Language Arts

Define and recognize synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.

LA.6.0601.1.15: English/Language Arts

Identify and define English words derived from Latin and Greek words that form common roots (e.g., audio, auto, mal) and recognize English words that are based on them (e.g., audible, autobiography, malice).

LA.6.0601.1.16: English/Language Arts

Recognize and appreciate cultural and regional differences signaled by word usage and vocabulary.

LA.6.0601.1.17: English/Language Arts

Explore common phrases and terms from other languages commonly used in English (e.g., RSVP, déjà vu, faux pas, du jour, bon voyage).

LA.6.0601.2.1: English/Language Arts

Follow multi-step oral instructions to perform single tasks, to answer questions, and to solve problems.

LA.6.0601.2.2: English/Language Arts

Identify the thesis of a speech in which the main idea may be explicitly or implicitly stated, concepts may be more abstract, and extended metaphors may be used; determine the essential elements that elaborate it.

LA.6.0601.2.3: English/Language Arts

Differentiate between summarizing and paraphrasing.

LA.6.0601.2.4: English/Language Arts

Summarize information presented orally by others in which the main ideas may be explicitly or implicitly stated, including the purposes, major ideas, and supporting details or evidence.

LA.6.0601.2.5: English/Language Arts

Begin to paraphrase accurately ideas and information presented orally by others.

LA.6.0601.2.6: English/Language Arts

Construct a summary of a speech.

LA.6.0601.2.7: English/Language Arts

Construct a critique of a speech.

LA.6.0601.2.8: English/Language Arts

Identify the organizational structure of a speech (e.g., sequential, chronological, problem-solution, comparison-contrast, cause-effect).

LA.6.0601.2.9: English/Language Arts

Listen actively in group discussions by asking clarifying and elaborating questions and by managing internal (e.g., emotional state, prejudices) and external (e.g., physical setting, difficulty hearing, recovering from distractions) barriers to aid comprehension.

LA.6.0601.2.10: English/Language Arts

Include relevant facts, reasons, details, and examples to support a relatively complicated thesis.

LA.6.0601.2.11: English/Language Arts

Organize oral presentations marinating a relatively simple three-part structure, previewing the content of presentation in introduction, offering ideas with supporting details, and providing a brief summary or conclusion.

LA.6.0601.2.12: English/Language Arts

Use an organizational structure appropriate for the topic and purpose (e.g., sequential, chronological, problem-solution, comparison-contrast, cause-effect).

LA.6.0601.2.13: English/Language Arts

Logically arrange ideas and group related ideas in ways that enhance the topic.

LA.6.0601.2.14: English/Language Arts

Connect ideas using a variety of transition strategies that signal addition of information and relationships between ideas (e.g., use listing words such as first, in addition, but, and however).

LA.6.0601.2.15: English/Language Arts

Provide an effective conclusion that reinforces the focus of the presentation.

LA.6.0601.2.16: English/Language Arts

Employ presentation skills such as good eye contact, clear enunciation, effective speaking rate and volume, and natural gestures.

LA.6.0601.2.17.a.1: English/Language Arts

Contribute appropriate and useful information and ideas that demonstrate a clear awareness of the context of the discussion and the goals of the group, are purposeful in moving the team toward its goal, and contribute to the topic of group discussion.

LA.6.0601.2.17.a.2: English/Language Arts

Consult and reference texts or other resources as sources for ideas or to support ideas under group discussion.

LA.6.0601.2.17.a.3: English/Language Arts

Ask relevant questions that move the team toward its goals and contribute to the topic of discussion.

LA.6.0601.2.17.a.4: English/Language Arts

Gain the floor in orderly ways, taking turns when speaking and listening with civility to the ideas of others (without interrupting).

LA.6.0601.2.17.a.5: English/Language Arts

Summarize and paraphrase essential information from the input of others, and clarify points of agreement and disagreement.

LA.6.0601.2.17.b.1: English/Language Arts

Understand the purpose for working as a team and work according to that purpose.

LA.6.0601.2.17.b.2: English/Language Arts

Articulate the goals which have been provided for the team work and ask appropriate clarifying questions.

LA.6.0601.2.17.b.3: English/Language Arts

Identify task(s) needed to meet goal and purpose, and either meet assigned deadlines or set deadlines for completing each task.

LA.6.0601.2.17.c.1: English/Language Arts

Understand the responsibilities of various roles within the team, either assigned or determined by the group (e.g., reporter, recorder, information gatherer, leader, timekeeper).

LA.6.0601.2.17.c.2: English/Language Arts

Maintain collaboration by ensuring that all appropriate ideas and contributions are respectfully acknowledged and valued by the team and follow a prescribed process for accomplishing this task (e.g., list every idea in a brainstorming session before criticism is allowed).

LA.6.0601.2.17.c.3: English/Language Arts

Come to agreement by seeking consensus or following the majority, depending on the ground rules for decision making.

LA.6.0601.3.1: English/Language Arts

Write in a variety of modes and genres, including description, narration, exposition, persuasion, literary response, personal expression, and imaginative.

LA.6.0601.3.2: English/Language Arts

Practice writing to a prompt within a specified time limit.

LA.6.0601.3.3.a: English/Language Arts

Select a medium or format appropriate to purpose for writing, and maintain focus on the purpose.

LA.6.0601.3.3.b: English/Language Arts

Use varied strategies to achieve different purposes (e.g., providing facts and details or including examples to illustrate).

LA.6.0601.3.3.c: English/Language Arts

Demonstrate awareness of audience through selection of medium or format, choice of supporting ideas, background information, word choice, and tone.

LA.6.0601.3.3.d: English/Language Arts

Respond to opposing viewpoints and/or anticipate and answer potential questions from audience.

LA.6.0601.3.3.e: English/Language Arts

Use accurate and accessible vocabulary to convey meaning.

LA.6.0601.3.3.f: English/Language Arts

Provide accurate and relevant support for the main points in the text.

LA.6.0601.3.3.g: English/Language Arts

Follow customary formats (e.g., use salutation, closing, and signature for business letters, and format for memos).

LA.6.0601.3.3.h: English/Language Arts

Include formatting or visual elements to guide readers by highlighting specific categories of information and/or to signal transitions between steps (e.g., headings, bulleted lists).

LA.6.0601.3.3.i: English/Language Arts

Use graphics and illustrative material effectively to support ideas in the text as appropriate to content and medium.

LA.6.0601.3.4: English/Language Arts

Develop focused, appropriate, and interesting topics for writing.

LA.6.0601.3.5: English/Language Arts

Create a thesis statement and include relevant facts, details, reasons, and examples that support the thesis.

LA.6.0601.3.6: English/Language Arts

Develop relevant details or reasons in a manner that meets the needs of the audience and purpose.

LA.6.0601.3.7: English/Language Arts

Organize writing using structures appropriate for the topic and that meet the needs of the audience (e.g., if using an anecdote to provide an example, use chronological order with sufficient time signals for the reader to follow easily).

LA.6.0601.3.8: English/Language Arts

Use appropriate and effective words and phrases to indicate the organizational pattern (e.g., problem-solution, with order of steps necessary indicated in the solution).

LA.6.0601.3.9: English/Language Arts

Use text features (e.g., headings, subheadings, formatting) as appropriate to signal simple relationships between ideas.

LA.6.0601.3.10: English/Language Arts

Use accurate and precise language to convey meaning.

LA.6.0601.3.11: English/Language Arts

Use strong verbs and figurative language (e.g., metaphors, similes) for emphasis or creative effect as appropriate to the purpose.

LA.6.0601.3.12: English/Language Arts

Use appropriate vocabulary, sentence structure, and grammar usage to distinguish between formal and informal language.

LA.6.0601.3.13: English/Language Arts

Incorporate some variety of syntactic structures for effect when appropriate (e.g., modifying phrases, parenthetical expressions).

LA.6.0601.3.14: English/Language Arts

Edit to craft a tone that is appropriate for the topic and audience, and supports the purpose.

LA.6.0601.3.15: English/Language Arts

Use language that conveys the writer's point of view.

LA.6.0601.3.16.a: English/Language Arts

Acknowledge source material (e.g., list sources).

LA.6.0601.3.16.b: English/Language Arts

Understand the differences between/among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

LA.6.0601.3.16.c: English/Language Arts

Quote, paraphrase, or summarize text, ideas, or other information taken from print or other electronic sources.

LA.6.0601.3.16.d: English/Language Arts

Embed quotations and graphics from other sources, when appropriate.

LA.6.0601.3.17: English/Language Arts

Generate notes on text, and identify main and supporting ideas.

LA.6.0601.3.18: English/Language Arts

Edit writing for mechanics (punctuation, capitalization), spelling, and grammar (e.g., consistent verb tense, noun and pronoun agreement).

LA.6.0601.3.19: English/Language Arts

Based on readers' comments, revise papers to focus on topic or thesis, develop ideas, employ transitions, and identify a clear beginning and ending.

LA.6.0601.3.20: English/Language Arts

Demonstrate confidence in using the Tennessee Writing Assessment Rubric while evaluating one's own writing and the writing of others.

LA.6.0601.3.21: English/Language Arts

Use relatively basic software programs (e.g., Word, PowerPoint) to write texts and create graphics to present ideas visually and in writing.

LA.6.0601.3.22: English/Language Arts

Identify and explore opportunities for publication (e.g., local/national contests, Internet websites, newspapers, periodicals, school displays).

LA.6.0601.4.1: English/Language Arts

Narrow a topic so that the research process is manageable and the controlling idea is focused.

LA.6.0601.4.2: English/Language Arts

Take and organize notes on what is known and what needs to be researched about the topic.

LA.6.0601.4.3: English/Language Arts

Focus on relevant information and/or theories.

LA.6.0601.4.4: English/Language Arts

Distinguish between primary and secondary sources, defining the characteristics of each and evaluating each for their benefits and limitations.

LA.6.0601.4.5: English/Language Arts

Choose among sources provided and those found independently based on the usefulness, credibility, and reliability of the sources.

LA.6.0601.4.6: English/Language Arts

Identify reasons for choosing one source over another, including those found on websites.

LA.6.0601.4.7: English/Language Arts

Identify the characteristics and limitations of source material.

LA.6.0601.4.8: English/Language Arts

Provide relevant research information to develop and support a complicated topic.

LA.6.0601.4.9: English/Language Arts

Analyze and interpret data in multiple forms (e.g., a bar or circle graph) on a familiar topic.

LA.6.0601.4.10: English/Language Arts

Collect evidence in various ways (e.g., gathering relevant reasons, examples, and facts; defining key terms and ideas; identifying relationships such as cause/effect).

LA.6.0601.4.11: English/Language Arts

Craft an introductory paragraph in which the thesis statement(s) clearly presents the topic of the documented essay.

LA.6.0601.4.12: English/Language Arts

Present a body of well-developed and specific facts and information pertinent to the topic, developed as a series of paragraphs which support the topic.

LA.6.0601.4.13: English/Language Arts

Connect ideas using a variety of transition strategies.

LA.6.0601.4.14: English/Language Arts

Create an effective organizing structure based on research information (e.g., description, problem-solution, question-answer, comparison-contrast, cause-effect).

LA.6.0601.4.15: English/Language Arts

Craft a conclusion in which closure is provided, such as by restating the topic and summarizing findings.

LA.6.0601.4.16: English/Language Arts

Acknowledge source material using a predetermined standard format (e.g., APA, MLA).

LA.6.0601.4.17: English/Language Arts

Understand the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

LA.6.0601.4.18: English/Language Arts

Quote, paraphrase, or summarize text, ideas, or other information taken from print or electronic sources.

LA.6.0601.4.19: English/Language Arts

Follow a standard format and use the appropriate technology to embed text graphics, including a title, contents page, numbered pages, and a bibliography.

LA.6.0601.4.20: English/Language Arts

Include effective graphics and illustrative material to support research ideas in the text.

LA.6.0601.5.1: English/Language Arts

Make logical predictions of future events in text.

LA.6.0601.5.2: English/Language Arts

Identify sequence of events in text.

LA.6.0601.5.3: English/Language Arts

Construct and complete analogies using synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, categories, subcategories, whole/part, functions.

LA.6.0601.5.4: English/Language Arts

Identify and analyze stated or implied cause/effect relationships in text.

LA.6.0601.5.5: English/Language Arts

Determine simple criteria for recognizing factual claim and opinion (e.g., scientific method, provability, quality of evidence, sources).

LA.6.0601.5.6: English/Language Arts

Determine the relevance and quality of evidence given to support or oppose an argument.

LA.6.0601.5.7: English/Language Arts

Compare and contrast evidence and conclusions between two or more arguments on the same topic.

LA.6.0601.5.8: English/Language Arts

Define deductive and inductive reasoning.

LA.6.0601.5.9: English/Language Arts

Identify examples of deductive and inductive reasoning in text.

LA.6.0601.5.10: English/Language Arts

Identify and analyze the persuasive devices used in written and oral communication (e.g., bandwagon, loaded terms, testimonial, name-calling).

LA.6.0601.6.1: English/Language Arts

Use previously learned strategies to comprehend informational texts (e.g., formulating questions before, during, and after reading; visualize, predict, identify the writer's purpose).

LA.6.0601.6.2: English/Language Arts

Identify/infer the stated or implied main idea of an informational text and identify the details supporting it.

LA.6.0601.6.3: English/Language Arts

Recognize clear, but subtly stated relationships among ideas (e.g., cause/effect, comparative, sequential) in informational texts.

LA.6.0601.6.4: English/Language Arts

Make inferences and draw conclusions.

LA.6.0601.6.5: English/Language Arts

Summarize succinctly the main idea and supporting details (presented as text and/or visuals) in informational texts.

LA.6.0601.6.6: English/Language Arts

Summarize and critique texts (informational and literary).

LA.6.0601.6.7: English/Language Arts

Identify and analyze the organizational structures of informational texts (e.g., chronological, sequential, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, problem-solution).

LA.6.0601.6.8: English/Language Arts

Recognize that print format varies according to purpose and genre (e.g., prose, poetry, newspaper/magazine, letters, dramas, technical manuals, textbooks).

LA.6.0601.6.9: English/Language Arts

Use text features to locate information and make meaning from text (e.g., headings, key words, captions, tables of contents, footnotes, illustrations).

LA.6.0601.6.10: English/Language Arts

Comprehend and interpret quantitative, technical, or mathematical information presented in maps, charts, graphs, time lines, tables, and diagrams.

LA.6.0601.6.11: English/Language Arts

Follow instructions in informational texts.

LA.6.0601.7.1: English/Language Arts

Interpret how the sounds, images, and words used in television, radio, film, and the Internet are used to support the purpose of the production; evaluate the effectiveness of the techniques.

LA.6.0601.7.2: English/Language Arts

Identify, analyze, and discuss the relationship between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal in media and explain how the elements support or conflict with each other.

LA.6.0601.7.3: English/Language Arts

Identify visual and sound techniques and design elements (e.g., special effects, camera angles, lighting, and music in television/film or layout, pictures, and typeface in print materials) in various media, and explain how they carry or influence messages.

LA.6.0601.7.4: English/Language Arts

Present a clearly identifiable, explicit message, using visual, audio, and graphic effects and interactive features.

LA.6.0601.7.5: English/Language Arts

Demonstrate an awareness of audience needs through choice of medium and the selection of images, words, and sounds.

LA.6.0601.7.6: English/Language Arts

Consider potential audience reaction (e.g., being aware of verbal and nonverbal cues given by the audience during a presentation) to improve media productions.

LA.6.0601.7.7: English/Language Arts

Use visual images, text, graphics, music and/or sound effects that relate to and support clear, explicit messages.

LA.6.0601.8.1: English/Language Arts

Use previously learned strategies to comprehend informational texts (e.g., formulate questions before, during, and after reading; visualize, predict, identify the writer's purpose).

LA.6.0601.8.2: English/Language Arts

Sequence and identify the plot's main events, their causes, and the influence of each event on future actions in texts.

LA.6.0601.8.3: English/Language Arts

Identify plot development techniques (e.g., foreshadowing and flashbacks) and explain their function in the text.

LA.6.0601.8.4: English/Language Arts

Identify and describe character (major/minor, antagonists/protagonists) features and relationships in literary texts.

LA.6.0601.8.5: English/Language Arts

Explore the concept of moral dilemma (as revealed by character motivation and behavior).

LA.6.0601.8.6: English/Language Arts

Differentiate between internal and external conflict.

LA.6.0601.8.7: English/Language Arts

Identify the kind(s) of conflict (e.g., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology) present in literary plots.

LA.6.0601.8.8: English/Language Arts

Identify the plot element of exposition (i.e., introduction of characters, setting, and conflict) in literary texts.

LA.6.0601.8.9: English/Language Arts

Identify and analyze the setting (location and time) and its impact on plot, character, and theme in literary texts.

LA.6.0601.8.10: English/Language Arts

Explore how the author reveals character (e.g., what the author tells us, what the characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks).

LA.6.0601.8.11: English/Language Arts

Identify the narration and point of view (e.g., first person, third person) in literary texts.

LA.6.0601.8.12: English/Language Arts

Consider how forms and conventions within genres affect meaning (e.g., poetry, drama, essay).

LA.6.0601.8.13: English/Language Arts

Identify sound devices (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme) figurative language (e.g., metaphor, simile), and other conventions of verse in poetry (e.g., limerick, lyric, narrative, haiku).

LA.6.0601.8.14: English/Language Arts

Explain the purpose and use of structural elements particular to dramatic literature (e.g., scenes, acts, cast of characters, stage directions) in plays that are read or viewed.

LA.6.0601.8.15: English/Language Arts

Identify and explain the stated or implied theme of a literary text.

LA.6.0601.8.16: English/Language Arts

Identify and explain the development of similar themes across two or more literary texts.

LA.6.0601.8.17: English/Language Arts

Identify the historical period in which a literary text was written and explain the text in light of this understanding.

LA.6.0601.8.18: English/Language Arts

Determine the appropriate meaning of figurative words and phrases (e.g., idioms, metaphors, similes) in passages.
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