RI.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

 
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Close Reading: MLK's "I Have a Dream Speech"

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

How did MLK communicate his dream?

 
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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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Look Who's Talking!

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

By rewriting a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon, students understand how characters "sound" different in text.

 
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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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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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Early Societies: Vocabulary Skill Building

6th Grade ELA » Unit: The ELA and Social Studies Connection: Content-Area Literacy
6th Grade ELA » Unit: The ELA and Social Studies Connection: Content-Area Literacy
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Build critical thinking skills as the students learn about the development of agriculture among early humans.

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Let's "Do" Science

6th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

With this activity students practice using all of their senses, learn to accurately record their observations, and understand how to effectively communicate that information with other scientists.

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Vocabulary Pyramid

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

A competitive vocabulary activity that helps students make meaning out of new words!

 
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Let's "Mine" The Textbook

6th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Explore and "mine" the textbook to understand where to find the table of contents, glossary, index, and other text features.

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Claim to Fame

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Brain Power! Non-Fiction Study of the Human Brain
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Brain Power! Non-Fiction Study of the Human Brain
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What kind of learner are you? Students take learning style quizzes, which will prepare them for writing claims about their personal learning style.

 
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ptsd brain
   

A Safety Rule Rap

6th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Safety in the science lab cannot be emphasized strongly enough! When you practice lab safety, students will be more willing to do so too.

 
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Return To The Moon

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Make sure reading is part of learning science. Using reading strategies in the content area will engage and interest students in the concepts while building skills and confidence.

 
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The Mobius Strip

6th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to Science
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Scientists observe the world around them. Whenever you make an observation you are acting like a scientist.

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Student Led Vocabulary Instruction

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

You learn what you teach.

 
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The Principal and the Paddle: Option 1

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Why do Children Misbehave?
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Why do Children Misbehave?
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What will improve student behavior?

 
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paddle 2
Common Core ELA
 
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