RI.6.2

Determine a 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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Inferring the Main Idea: Day One

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

Think as you read!

 
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Nonfiction Elements

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do we set up our brains for nonfiction?

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Circle of Knowledge: Malala the Powerful

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

Build knowledge before you read.

 
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What's The Main Idea?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students dig deep and get real! Students are pushed to locate the main idea of a passage.

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Main Idea and Supporting Details

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Extra Credit Book Response to Intervention Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Extra Credit Book Response to Intervention Unit
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using a catchy song as the mini-lesson, students identify the Main Idea and Supporting Details of a passage and a map.

 
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Recipe for Conclusions

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How did we get there? Students work to understand the ingredients needed to draw a conclusion as they read an informational text on the beautiful Victoria Falls.

 
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Even More Main Idea!

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

Who, What, When, Where, Why to find the main idea!

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Searching for the Main Idea

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Given a variety of text, can the students identify main idea?

 
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Summarizing Informational Text

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The Martians Attack!! Students read an informational piece and summarize the events that lead up to the panic Orson Welles created with his infamous radio broadcast!

 
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What Is Mythology?

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

Mythology is part of the oral tradition and there are different types of myths and purposes for each story.

 
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Violence & Video Games, Day 1

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As we begin our argument unit, this lesson builds engagement as we discover a highly debatable topic.

 
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Do We Really Need the Penny?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Imagine a world where your two sense...err...cents don't count for anything! Students look at the evidence and decide, do we really need the penny?

 
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Inferring the Main Idea: Day Two

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

Narrow it down to find the gist.

 
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Should Zoos Exist?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing a Research Based Argument
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing a Research Based Argument
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students look hard at the research and decide if zoos are harmful or helpful to endangered animals.

 
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Mythology Jigsaw: Compare & Contrast

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

A flying horse? Spiders? A duel? Which myth do you want to read?

 
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