W.6.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

 
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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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Reach for the Sky (or at least an Exemplary Personal Narrative)

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

Sometimes students need a mentor text to guide them if they're stuck. By showing my students what a "Exemplary," "Proficient," and "Emerging" text looks like, they can better align their own writing.

 
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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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Sumer, the First Civilization of the Fertile Crescent

6th Grade ELA » Unit: The ELA and Social Studies Connection: Content-Area Literacy
6th Grade ELA » Unit: The ELA and Social Studies Connection: Content-Area Literacy
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Active learning strategies and a complex text: a winning combination!

 
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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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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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Getting to Know You

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

Setting a climate of warmth and safety matters ! Remember: social and academic learning are strongly connected.

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Lift a Line

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:

Students choose one line from their text. It can be funny, sad, serious, or just have powerful word choice. Students write creatively, adding on to that line in a narrative format.

 
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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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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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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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Poetic Devices Quiz & Limericks!

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

Time to show what you know about poetic devices. Then, celebrate St. Patrick’s with a limerick or two.

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