W.6.5

With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

 
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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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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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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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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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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
 
Big Idea:

Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these two Olympian gods to determine which is the most powerful.

 
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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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metaphor poem
   

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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Memory Map

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 drawing a map of an important place help trigger memories, which will enhance our writing?

Standards:
 
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Show What You Know About Characters' Motives & Actions

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Change: Short Stories
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Change: Short Stories
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Time to show what you know about the relationship between a character's motives and actions.

 
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Exploring Poetry: Write Your Own Nature Poem

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

Go on a nature walk, find something inspiring, write a poem!

 
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Peer Review and Problem-Solving

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

Peer review is not easy! By making the process as interactive as possible, it can get better.

Standards:
 
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Myth Madness: Ares vs Aphrodite

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Reading & Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Reading & Writing
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Citing sources can be tricky. Let’s work on it together.

 
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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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