6th Grade Learning Lab

Gallery of Latino Oral Histories

Activity #1

With your partner: look around and find one biography that you like.

  1. Read it in Spanish and English (until it is fluent)
  2. Read it to Mr. Sleeper
  3. Summarize on paper: Main Idea + 2-3 key details
  4. Skip a line & write 1 evidence-based question and 1 inferential question
  5. Conference with Mr. Sleeper
  6. Write at least 3 vocab words (non Proper Nouns) that you/others have trouble with
  7. Listen to the pronunciation & write the correct definition in your own words
  8. Conference with Mr. Sleeper


Activity #2

Later: choose any 2017 article to read from the Tween Tribune, click on your Best Fit reading level.

  1. Read it to yourself twice.
  2. Read it to a partner while they follow along.
  3. Tell your partner the Main Idea + 2-3 key details.
    1. “The article was about…”
    2. “One key detail was that…”
    3. Another key detail was that…”
  4. Switch.