W.6.3b

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

 
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Theme: The All American Slurp (Day 1)

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

The Lin family discovers that adjusting to a new country and culture can be challenging.

 
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Understanding Theme

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

Have trouble determining the difference between plot and theme? This lesson will help!

 
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Theme: The All American Slurp (Day 2)

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

How characters react to the events, people and places in their lives offers clues to a story’s theme.

 
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milk
   

Theme: The Stone (Day 1)

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

If you could wish for anything what would it be?

 
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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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Put Said to Bed

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

After reading 130 rough drafts of our first set of Personal Narratives, I read the word "said" in dialogue no less than a thousand times. Here's what I did to remedy this!

 
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Hurry Up and Slow Down

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

How slow can you go?

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hurry
   

Theme: Skits (Day 1)

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

Fascinating characters in a colorful setting are just boring without a central problem illustrating a theme.

 
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drama
   

Similes and Metaphors Compare!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part I- Elements of Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part I- Elements of Fiction
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students look in the mirror to compare! Students will be writing about themselves using similes and metaphors. They will create one "Puzzling Portrait!"

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Theme: The Stone (Day 2)

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

Be careful what you wish for!

 
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stone
   

Punctuation Inside Quotation

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

This is one of my biggest pet-peeves--when punctuation around dialogue it incorrect, it disrupts the conversational flow . This year, I took a holistic approach using all learning styles!

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Responding to Literature

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

Having fun with fiction!

 
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report card
   

What's Really Going On?

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:

How can we fully develop protagonists? Students will develop their memoir's inner story. What is happening behind the scenes?

 
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Applying the "Filling in the Gaps" Technique

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

Show me. Don't tell me!

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showdon t tell
   

Write Around!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Overcoming Obstacles
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Overcoming Obstacles
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

To better understand climax, falling action, and resolution, in small groups, students will add on to their climaxes, which they began the day before in class.

 
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