W.6.7

Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

 
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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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Going, Going, Gone! (5 day project-based lesson)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The rapid decrease in population among many species means that we must put forth more effort to ensure that these species do not go extinct. Why not get our students involved?!

 
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tiger
   
6th Grade Science » Unit: Scientific Measuring and Variable Testing
David Kujawski
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students must know what they are measuring before learning how to measure it. This lesson utilizes concept cartoons and evidence-based argumentation to develop students' understanding of mass vs. weight.

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Choice Arguments: Deciding on a Powerful Essay Topic.

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:

It is great to have an opinion! However, to push your argument to the next level, you'll need relevant news sources.

 
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Intro to Research

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

Students preview the unit, and sort sources.

 
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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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Works Cited and Resources

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

This lesson is a whirlwind of necessity, in preparation for a research project.

 
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Myth Madness

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

In the end, only one god will be voted the most powerful on Mount Olympus! Who will it be?

 
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Interview: LIVE!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Extra, Extra, Read all about it!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Extra, Extra, Read all about it!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can I conduct an entertaining, informative interview? Students will discuss interview techniques.

 
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sennmicrophone
   

Argument Reading & Writing: Unit Assessment

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

Pets in the classroom? The elimination of competitive sports? Choose a topic and voice your opinion.

 
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What Do You Want to Learn? Genius Hour

6th Grade Science » Unit: Engaging 21st Century Scientists
6th Grade Science » Unit: Engaging 21st Century Scientists
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What would you do and learn at school if you could do anything?

 
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genius estrela
   

Building Backgrond Knowledge: Asia & The Middle East Jigsaw

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Multicultural Literature Circles
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Multicultural Literature Circles
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do we get the most out of literature? Before we read novels, lets build background knowledge about their setting.

 
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jigsaw
   

Arguing Both Sides: Phones in School?

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

Deeper understanding comes from understanding both sides of an issue.

 
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Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Research Day

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Brain Power! Non-Fiction Study of the Human Brain
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Brain Power! Non-Fiction Study of the Human Brain
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

After taking the learning style quiz, students research their top two learning styles and determine which is a better fit, based on evidence.

 
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