RL.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

 
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How Does the Setting Affect a Story's Mood?

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 does an author create a spooky story?

 
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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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6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What's up with those woods anyway?

 
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Hyperbole, Personification, and Idioms

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This is the best lesson EVER!

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Using Context Clues to Define Vocabulary

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Vocabulary with Rigor
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Vocabulary with Rigor
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Get a clue! (from the other words in the sentence...)

 
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What is Poetry?

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

What is poetry? Pose this question to activate prior knowledge and then build on what students know.

 
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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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Unusual Vocabulary in Context

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:

Context clues to the rescue!

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Independent Reading Strategy Folder

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Reader's & Writer's Workshop: The Launch
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Reader's & Writer's Workshop: The Launch
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

 
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Close Reading

6th Grade ELA » Unit: BootCamp
6th Grade ELA » Unit: BootCamp
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students dive into some very complex text to analyze it using the close reading strategies.

 
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Put Said to Bed

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

After reading 130 rough drafts of our first set of Personal Narratives, I read the word "said" in dialogue no less than a thousand times. Here's what I did to remedy this!

 
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Vocabulary Instruction

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Vocabulary with Rigor
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Vocabulary with Rigor
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Add rigor to your vocabulary instruction.

 
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It's All an Allusion! Not Illusion!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will analyze song lyrics, prose, and poetry for allusion and then create their own examples.

 
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Maroo of the Winter Caves: Poetry Connection

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Maroo of the Winter Caves: Historical Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Maroo of the Winter Caves: Historical Fiction
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Find out just how much the speaker of this poem reveals about herself in just a few lines.

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Unlocking the Meaning

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are pushed to new limits with this activity that requires them to tap into their prior knowledge and recent skills to determine the meaning and impact figurative language has on some of their favorite songs among other pieces of literature.

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