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 from personal opinions or judgments.

 
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Theme: The All American Slurp (Day 1)

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Theme: A Mini Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Theme: A Mini Unit
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The Lin family discovers that adjusting to a new country and culture can be challenging.

 
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Boost Comprehension with Reciprocal Reading

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analyis: Elements of Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analyis: Elements of Fiction
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Active reading increases comprehension of complex texts.

 
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Recipe for Fiction

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Recipe for Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Recipe for Fiction
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Kick it up a notch with the right ingredients for fiction!

 
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Inductive Pre-Reading Activity

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analyis: Elements of Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analyis: Elements of Fiction
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How do vocabulary words show us the big idea of a story?

 
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Understanding Theme

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Theme: A Mini Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Theme: A Mini Unit
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Have trouble determining the difference between plot and theme? This lesson will help!

 
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Plot: The Beginning

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Recipe for Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Recipe for Fiction
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The plot thickens. How does it all fit together to create a story?

 
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Theme: The All American Slurp (Day 2)

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Theme: A Mini Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Theme: A Mini Unit
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How characters react to the events, people and places in their lives offers clues to a story’s theme.

 
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Theme: The Stone (Day 1)

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Theme: A Mini Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Theme: A Mini Unit
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If you could wish for anything what would it be?

 
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Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes - Similarities and Differences

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: The Cell
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: The Cell
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

An interactive lesson that looks at the differences and similarities of the two giants of the cellular world.

 
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Metaphor Poem: “Mother to Son”

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do authors use language to communicate through poetry?

 
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The Organization of Life - From Organelles to Organism

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

By investigating the impact of mitochondrial disease on cells, students discover why cells matter.

 
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Aha Moment

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Multicultural Literature Circles
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Multicultural Literature Circles
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do we know when a character has an "aha moment?" We find an example in our read aloud and students continue to search.

 
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The Southpaw

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Change: Short Stories
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Change: Short Stories
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Passing notes at school? What an intriguing way to tell a story!

 
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Raymond's Run: Girls vs. Boys

6th Grade ELA » Unit: "Raymond's Run"
6th Grade ELA » Unit: "Raymond's Run"
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Do girls and boys face different issues in life?

 
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Reach for the Sky (or at least an Exemplary Personal Narrative)

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Sometimes students need a mentor text to guide them if they're stuck. By showing my students what a "Exemplary," "Proficient," and "Emerging" text looks like, they can better align their own writing.

 
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