W.6.1a

Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

 
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Compare and Contrast Racing in Different Eras

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:

What's the same? What's different? Making deeper text based comparisons.

 
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Be the Chimp! Teaching Students Independent Problem Solving

6th Grade Science » Unit: Engaging 21st Century Scientists
6th Grade Science » Unit: Engaging 21st Century Scientists
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Collaboration and experimentation are hallmarks of the human endeavor called the scientific process. In order to plan and carry out effective investigations, students need a tool kit for working together and solving interpersonal and scientific problems.

 
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Peer Review Expository Essay

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

This Exposition stuff is hard; good thing students have friends to help them out!

 
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Creating Valid Counterclaims

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:

Have kids bounce ideas off of each other, in order to develop advanced counterclaims.

 
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Slip or Trip?

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:

Was Queenie tripped or did she slip down the stairs? Use this engaging resource to kick-off the argument unit.

 
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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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Who is August Wilson? Using THIEVES to Pre-Read an Obituary Informational Text

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Do you want to know more about August Wilson? You must be willing to become THIEVES!

 
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First Draft Argument

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:

Lets draft! Students type their first drafts. At the end, volunteers share highlights of their writing with the class.

 
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State Your Claim!

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:

Students move from just writing opinions to making evidence based claims!

 
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Stereotypical and Iconic Images Depicted in Drama: Baseball and the N-Word in Fences, Act 1 Scene 1

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How do the images of America's favorite past time and racial stereotypes impact the disempowered?

 
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Violence & Video Games, The Debate

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:

What makes great argument writing? Part of it is having an opinion and finding your voice. This is done through oral argument.

 
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Weighty Decisions

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

You are the captain of a sinking ship. What will you do?

 
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Prove it!

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 work with complex text and concepts to argue a change within a character.

 
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Lead the Way!

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

What makes a great leader?

 
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