S 2 – 3 Week Plan 4th – 6th Grades haring Stories “Reading & Writing Ourselves & Others”


The narrator says that his visit to the record store had worked out perfectly. On the lines below, explain what he meant



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The narrator says that his visit to the record store had worked out perfectly. On the lines below, explain what he meant.

  1. The narrator describes New York City and the people he saw there. Give an example from the story that describes one of the people he saw.




  1. When the narrator saw a man almost asleep in all of the noise, he said, “I wish I could do that.” Give an example from the story that shows the city as a noisy place.




  1. The narrator says that the subway is like a snake. According to his description, how is the subway similar to a snake?


  1. Why did the narrator say that the people on the subway were special?



  1. On the lines below, write ONE or TWO paragraphs describing some place that you remember. It can be near home or far away. Try to include details about the place and details about any people that you may have seen there. You may use a piece of scrap paper to plan your writing, if you want to.

Now check your writing using this Editing Checklist.


Editing Checklist

  1. Check your capitalization and punctuation.

  2. Spell all words correctly.

  3. Check for sentence fragments or run-on sentences.

  4. Keep verb tense consistent.

  5. Make sure subject and verb agree.

  6. Use words according to the rules of Standard English.

  7. Remember to paragraph correctly.







Quest Atlantis Survey

Name: __________________________________ Date: ____________

In this activity, you will read a description of the city of San Francisco. Then, you will answer some questions about what you have read.
Now read “San Francisco” and do the questions on the next page. You may look back at the story as often as you like.


  1. The narrator says that the beaches of San Francisco were different than what she expected. On the lines below, explain what she expected.


  1. The narrator describes San Francisco and the people she saw there. Give an example from the story that describes one of the people she saw.




  1. The narrator says, “I wish I had known how cold it would be.” Give an example from the story that shows the beach as a cold place.




  1. The narrator describes two different places, the sandy beach near the water and the sidewalk. According to the narrator’s descriptions, how was the sandy beach different than the sidewalk?


  1. Why did the sidewalk remind the narrator of the park she knew from home?


  1. On the lines below, write ONE or TWO paragraphs describing some place that you remember. It can be near home or far away. Try to include details about the place and details about any people that you may have seen there. You may use a piece of scrap paper to plan your writing, if you want to.

Now check your writing using this Editing Checklist.

Editing Checklist

  1. Check your capitalization and punctuation.

  2. Spell all words correctly.

  3. Check for sentence fragments or run-on sentences.

  4. Keep verb tense consistent.

  5. Make sure subject and verb agree.

  6. Use words according to the rules of Standard English.

  7. Remember to paragraph correctly.






QA Rubric
Reviewer: __________________________________ Date: __________________________________

Quester: __________________________________ Quest: __________________________________
Purpose: This rubric is to assess both the quest response and reflection according to the rubric below.

Instructions: Respond to each of the following statements with regard to the extent to which the description is present in the work. Then, tally your responses according to the chart at the page bottom. Note that while a Quester is completing her first few Quests, consider using this rubric leniently to foster motivation and buy-in.


1. Response



5 pts.

4 pts.

3 pts.

2 pts.

1 pt.






Strongly Agree

Agree

Somewhat

Disagree


Strongly Disagree




a. The response is Accurate.
(It addresses the targeted goals of the quest.)



















Strongly Agree

Agree

Somewhat

Disagree

Strongly Disagree




b. The response is Credible.
(It uses sound disciplinary content.)

















Strongly Agree

Agree

Somewhat

Disagree

Strongly Disagree




c. The response is Meaningful.
(It has value for the individual or world.)

















Strongly Agree

Agree

Somewhat

Disagree

Strongly Disagree




d. The response is Original.
(It is unique, imaginative, and risky, and it shows integrity.)



















Strongly Agree

Agree

Somewhat

Disagree

Strongly Disagree




e. The response is Complete.
(It addresses all of the stated goals.)


















Strongly Agree

Agree

Somewhat

Disagree

Strongly Disagree




f. The response is Compassionate..
(It has a sense of concern and sensitivity.)










If the tally for the response totals less than 19, indicate that the section should be revised; if the tally is 19 or above, then indicate that the work has been accepted.


2. Reflection



5 pts.

4 pts.

3 pts.

2 pts.

1 pt.






Strongly Agree

Agree

Somewhat

Disagree

Strongly Disagree




a. The reflection is Complete.
(It addresses the three components.)

















Strongly Agree


Agree

Somewhat

Disagree

Strongly Disagree




b. The reflection is Critical.
(It addresses specific strengths or weaknesses of the response or the process.)



















Strongly Agree

Agree

Somewhat

Disagree

Strongly Disagree




c. The reflection is Comprehensive.
(It accounts for all parts of the response rather than isolated elements.)









If the tally for the reflection totals less than 10, indicate that the section should be revised; if the tally is 10 or above, then indicate that the work has been accepted.


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