What We'll Be Working On This Year in Reading...

Unit 1

Makings of a Good Story

RL 6.1  Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. RL 6.2  Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details;  provide a summary of the text distinct form personal opinions or judgments.
RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story's or dramas plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. SL 6.1  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. 
L.6.2  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Vocabulary

cite- quote as evidence
textual evidence- knowledge from a piece of writing on which to base a belief
analysis- breaking something into parts, attempting to better understand
episode- a part of a story or drama
resolution- events forming the outcome of the climax in a story or drama