W.6.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

 
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Float-a-Boat: Student Choice Assessments and Cooperative Grading

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As scientists, we rely on criticism from our peers as a way to improve our practice. Self-reflection is also important as it allows us to practice thinking about our thinking, which leads to creative breakthroughs and meaningful work.

 
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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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Parts of a Narrative and Some SpongeBob

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

By watching a SpongeBob episode, students will identify aspects of a narrative on a graphic organizer, then use the same organizer for their own narratives.

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The Layers of the Atmosphere

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
Drewe Warndorff
Brooklyn, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

By analyzing text and video, students will create a model of the layers of the atmosphere.

 
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Writing an 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:

As the Embedded Assessment for the unit, students write an Expository Essay around the theme of change.

 
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The Atmosphere

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
Drewe Warndorff
Brooklyn, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

By pondering what Earth would be like without an atmosphere, students gain a better perspective of its purpose and function.

 
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Journey Through the Water Cycle

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
Drewe Warndorff
Brooklyn, NY
Environment: Urban
 
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Writing from a first person point of view helps students to understand the water cycle on a deeper level.

 
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Differentiated Poetry Experience, Day 1

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Poetry analysis lesson differentiated by ability using Wordsworth’s “Daffodils.”

 
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Spooky Expository Essays

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

For this lesson, I was trying to incorporate Halloween into my unit on expository writing--what followed was this lesson on spooky essays.

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

 
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Myth Madness: Apollo vs Hephaestus

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Reading & Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Reading & Writing
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these two Olympian gods to determine which is the most powerful.

 
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Unpacking the Embedded Assessment

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

I always show my students where they are going! Unpacking our Embedded Assessments gives them personalized goals for their learning.

 
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Exposition and a Field Trip

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

A great reflection to a field trip out of my content area--if I'm going to lose a day of instruction on a Science field trip, I'm going to have them "Expose" it!

 
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Writing to Text Structure: Description

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 4 Text Structure
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 4 Text Structure
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
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Paint me a picture in my mind! Students write descriptive paragraphs about their chosen topic!

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Who is August Wilson? Finding the Main Ideas and Supporting Details in an Obituary Using Chunking

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:

Why do we study August Wilson's plays? Let chunking lead you to the central ideas, and they will uncover the answer!

 
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Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic

Establish and maintain a formal style.

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.

Common Core ELA
 
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