RI.6.10

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 
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What Makes a Memoir?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: My story, my memory, Memoir
6th Grade ELA » Unit: My story, my memory, Memoir
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are introduced to their first genre study. As a class we piece together traits of a memoir. Then we unpack these traits using a common text.

 
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Drawing 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:

Students become detectives and read between the lines to draw conclusions.

 
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Daily Comprehension

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

Practice makes progress!

 
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Expository V. Narrative (And a Gorilla)

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

By giving students a narrative article, they will write a brief expository essay.

 
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Footprints in the Snow (or Marking Up a Text)

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

Marking up a text, annotating, leaving footprints in the snow...show us your thinking, kids!

 
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Lift a Line

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:

Students choose one line from their text. It can be funny, sad, serious, or just have powerful word choice. Students write creatively, adding on to that line in a narrative format.

 
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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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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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Black Blizzard: Cause and Effect

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

This lesson is great for Response to Intervention, to be left with a substitute, or reinforcement during testing!

 
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What's your problem?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: My story, my memory, Memoir
6th Grade ELA » Unit: My story, my memory, Memoir
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

By the end of the lessons, students will discuss examples of conflicts from their lives, books, and movies.

 
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We Read to Write

6th Grade ELA » Unit: My story, my memory, Memoir
6th Grade ELA » Unit: My story, my memory, Memoir
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are introduced to the writing portion of this unit. They will be developing a memoir or narrative, told from their point of view. This narrative can be embellished or exaggerated, or students can choose to write a traditional memoir.

 
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Happy Halloween!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Special Days (Holidays & In Between Formal Units)
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Special Days (Holidays & In Between Formal Units)
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How is the experience of listening to a story different than watching a scary movie?

 
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Choice Arguments: Deciding on a Powerful Essay Topic.

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:

It is great to have an opinion! However, to push your argument to the next level, you'll need relevant news sources.

 
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Christmas Compare and Contrast

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

Around Winter Break, my Response to Intervention students get a little antsy. They seem to enjoy learning about different cultures, though!

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Language Frame-It

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:

Feeling stumped on how to format your essay? Use this helpful language frame to shape your ideas.

 
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