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Mrs.  Brittney  S.  Cansler
6th grade Reading Teacher, Jr. Beta and KYA coordinator
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Snow Smart Day Lessons  

Mrs. Cansler’s Reading

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 1

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

1.    Read the assigned Reading “Robin Hood Wins the Sheriff’s Golden Arrow” (labeled Snow Smart Day 1) these readings are differentiated and based on your reading level. After you read, answer the questions provided while looking back in the passage for the answers. You will receive a reading grade for the question activity.

 

2.    Next, on the back of your questions, respond to your reading for the day. Choose one sentence starter from 5 different categories (for a total of 5 sentence starters) and use these to form your 1/2 page response to your reading. The categories and sentence starters you can pick from are:

Tapping Prior Knowledge:

I already know that...

This reminds me of...

This relates to...

 

Forming Interpretations:

What this means to me is...

I think this represents...

The idea I’m getting is...

One question that this text answers is...

One question that this text addresses is...

Asking Questions:

I wonder why...

What if...

How come...

How is it possible that…

Monitoring:

I lost track of everything except...

I need to reread the part where...

I know I’m on the right track because...

A term or idea that was unclear to me was...

Predicting:

I’ll bet that...

I think...

If ____, then ...

 

Revising Meaning:

At first I thought _____, but now I...

My latest thought about this is...

I’m getting a different picture here because...

 

Visualizing:

I can picture...

In my mind I see...

If this were a movie...

 

Analyzing the Author’s Craft:

A golden line for me is...

This word/phrase stands out for me because...

I like how the author uses ____ to show...

 

Making Connections:

This reminds me of...

I experienced this once when...

I can relate to this to other readings because...

The argument here is similar to ___ because...

Another example of ___ is...

 

Reflecting and Relating:

So, the big idea is...

A conclusion that I’m drawing is...

This is relevant to my life because...

This author is trying to make me (see, feel, know,

do) ...

It makes a difference that this text was written

because...

Adopting an Alignment:

The character I most identify with is...

The idea I find most provocative is...

I reject this author’s view because...

Evaluating:

I like/don’t like ____ because...

This could be more effective if...

The most important message here is...

One big difference between this and ___ is...


Mrs. Cansler’s Reading

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 2

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

1.    Please use the sheet below to write a short story of your own including all of the words from the glossary in the back of Day 1’s book “Robin Hood Wins the Sherriff’s Golden Arrow”. Make sure to have characters and a plot (problem, rising action, climax, and resolution). Make sure to include a title.

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Cansler’s Language Arts and Social Studies

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 3

 

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

 

1.    For Language Arts: Complete Evaluation #1 (pg. 153-157) of Common Core Standards Plus

 

2.    For Social Studies: Complete Lesson 38 and 39 (The French and Indian War Parts 1 and 2)

 

 

 


 

Mrs. Cansler’s Reading

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 4

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

1.    Read the assigned Reading “The Nobel Prize” (labeled Snow Smart Day 4) these readings are differentiated and based on your reading level. After you read, answer the questions provided while looking back in the passage for the answers. You will receive a reading grade for the question activity.

 

2.    Next, in your journal, respond to your reading for the day. Choose one sentence starter from 5 different categories (for a total of 5 sentence starters) and use these to form your 1/2 page response to your reading. The categories and sentence starters you can pick from are:

Tapping Prior Knowledge:

I already know that...

This reminds me of...

This relates to...

 

Forming Interpretations:

What this means to me is...

I think this represents...

The idea I’m getting is...

One question that this text answers is...

One question that this text addresses is...

Asking Questions:

I wonder why...

What if...

How come...

How is it possible that…

Monitoring:

I lost track of everything except...

I need to reread the part where...

I know I’m on the right track because...

A term or idea that was unclear to me was...

Predicting:

I’ll bet that...

I think...

If ____, then ...

 

Revising Meaning:

At first I thought _____, but now I...

My latest thought about this is...

I’m getting a different picture here because...

 

Visualizing:

I can picture...

In my mind I see...

If this were a movie...

 

Analyzing the Author’s Craft:

A golden line for me is...

This word/phrase stands out for me because...

I like how the author uses ____ to show...

 

Making Connections:

This reminds me of...

I experienced this once when...

I can relate to this to other readings because...

The argument here is similar to ___ because...

Another example of ___ is...

 

Reflecting and Relating:

So, the big idea is...

A conclusion that I’m drawing is...

This is relevant to my life because...

This author is trying to make me (see, feel, know,

do) ...

It makes a difference that this text was written

because...

Adopting an Alignment:

The character I most identify with is...

The idea I find most provocative is...

I reject this author’s view because...

Evaluating:

I like/don’t like ____ because...

This could be more effective if...

The most important message here is...

One big difference between this and ___ is...

 

 


Mrs. Cansler’s Reading

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 5

 

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

1.    Please use the space below to write a historical fiction story from Alfred Nobel’s point of view. Explain why you created the Nobel Prizes and what you hoped they would do for society. Use your passage from Day 4 “The Nobel Prize” to help you. Make sure to include a title.

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Mrs. Cansler’s Language Arts and Social Studies

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 6

 

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

 

1.    For Language Arts: Complete the Evaluation #2 (pg.159-163).

 

 

 

2.    For Social Studies: Complete Lessons 40 and 41 (Pontiac’s War and No Taxation Without Representation)

 

 

 


 

Mrs. Cansler’s Reading

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 7

Students need to log into their RAZ Kids account. Your user name and password are in your folder along with any other needed material.

1.    Read the assigned Reading “Albert Einstein” (labeled Snow Smart Day 7) these readings are differentiated and based on your reading level. After you read, answer the questions provided while looking back in the passage for the answers. You will receive a reading grade for the question activity.

 

2.    Next, in your journal, respond to your reading for the day. Choose one sentence starter from 5 different categories (for a total of 5 sentence starters) and use these to form your 1/2 page response to your reading. The categories and sentence starters you can pick from are:

Tapping Prior Knowledge:

I already know that...

This reminds me of...

This relates to...

 

Forming Interpretations:

What this means to me is...

I think this represents...

The idea I’m getting is...

One question that this text answers is...

One question that this text addresses is...

Asking Questions:

I wonder why...

What if...

How come...

How is it possible that…

Monitoring:

I lost track of everything except...

I need to reread the part where...

I know I’m on the right track because...

A term or idea that was unclear to me was...

Predicting:

I’ll bet that...

I think...

If ____, then ...

 

Revising Meaning:

At first I thought _____, but now I...

My latest thought about this is...

I’m getting a different picture here because...

 

Visualizing:

I can picture...

In my mind I see...

If this were a movie...

 

Analyzing the Author’s Craft:

A golden line for me is...

This word/phrase stands out for me because...

I like how the author uses ____ to show...

 

Making Connections:

This reminds me of...

I experienced this once when...

I can relate to this to other readings because...

The argument here is similar to ___ because...

Another example of ___ is...

 

Reflecting and Relating:

So, the big idea is...

A conclusion that I’m drawing is...

This is relevant to my life because...

This author is trying to make me (see, feel, know,

do) ...

It makes a difference that this text was written

because...

Adopting an Alignment:

The character I most identify with is...

The idea I find most provocative is...

I reject this author’s view because...

Evaluating:

I like/don’t like ____ because...

This could be more effective if...

The most important message here is...

One big difference between this and ___ is...

 

 


Mrs. Cansler’s Reading

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 8

 

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

 

1.    For this activity, please write a newspaper article on Albert Einstein on the lines below. I have provided a picture but you need to create a caption to accompany it. Please refer to your Day 7 book “Albert Einstein” for help. Make sure to include a title.

 
 

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Mrs. Cansler’s Language Arts and Social Studies

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 9

 

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

 

1.    For Language Arts: Complete Performance Lesson #8 (pg. 165-168) of Common Core Standards Plus

 

 

2.    For Social Studies: Complete Lessons 42 and 43 (The Boston Massacre and the Review)

 

 

 


 

Mrs. Cansler’s Language Arts and Social Studies

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 10

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

1.    Revise and Edit your Performance Task #8 from Day 9 based on the writing rubric for arguments located on the back of the task.

 

2.    For Social Studies: Lesson 44 and 45 (The Sons of Liberty and the Boston Tea Party and The Intolerable Acts)


Mrs. Cansler’s Language Arts

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 11

 

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

 

3.    For Language Arts: Using Performance Lesson #8 of Common Core Standards Plus (pg.165-168) Argument Writing Prompt that you have already revised and edited, write a final copy on notebook paper and attach behind this direction sheet. Make sure to refer to the rubric on the back of the Lesson #8 packet.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Mrs. Cansler’s Reading and Social Studies

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 12

 

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

 

1.    Please read the attached passage “A Very Messy Tea Party” and answer the comprehension question sheet.

 

 

 

 


 

Mrs. Cansler’s Reading

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 13

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

 

1.    Please read the attached passage “Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time” and answer the comprehension question sheet (Debate Quiz).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mrs. Cansler’s Reading

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 14

 

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

 

1.    Read the Opinion Essay Toolkit and begin the sheet titled “Write an Opinion Essay” using the passage from Day 13 “Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time”. Make sure to choose a side before you begin writing. Complete the entire sheet Except for the FINAL STEP.

2.    Go back over your organizer and revise/edit your response.


 

Mrs. Cansler’s Reading

NTI (Snow Smart) Day Lessons

Day 15

 

No online login or materials are needed for these lessons. Please just complete the worksheets and activities attached.

 

1.    Look at your sheet titled “Write an Opinion Essay” where you used the passage from Day 13 “Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time”.

2.    Complete the FINAL STEP!

3.    Write your final copy on notebook paper and attach behind this sheet.