W.6.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

 
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Is it Good to be Bad?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Forming an Argument with "Jack and the Beanstalk"
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Forming an Argument with "Jack and the Beanstalk"
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Read actively and decide if Jack is good or bad.

 
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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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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
 
Big Idea:

Writing from a first person point of view helps students to understand the water cycle on a deeper level.

 
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Assessment Writing Day

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

What can my students already do?

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Cause and Effect

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

Cause and effect is a great way to get 6th graders to organize their thinking!

 
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Dear Me,

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Create a Time Capsule
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Create a Time Capsule
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Hello, me! Tell all about yourself.

 
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Change is Good

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:

Can we effectively give feedback in a courteous and constructive way? By the end of this lesson, students should walk away with some concrete ways to improve their narratives.

 
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Write in the Style of “Mother to Son”

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

Create your own metaphor poem.

 
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Shoe Narrative Writing Assignment

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

Time to write and revise!

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Theme, Continued

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

In this second part of our instruction on theme, students pick a theme for their life in order to begin thinking about how theme can fit into their own Personal Narratives.

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So, This Is Middle School

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:

How did you receive your name? Do you have a prized nickname? Students think about how names play into their own identity.

 
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Compare and Contrast

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

Do we get more out of watching or reading?

 
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Pre-assessment: Using Strong Verbs and Adjectives

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

How strong are your students...with words?

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Poetry Dictionary

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

Create a mnemonic device for remembering types of figurative language.

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Roller Coaster Plots and Story Starter Generator

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

Students will use a plot diagram and create a new story using an online story starter generator.

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Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.

Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

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