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Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

 
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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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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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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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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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Fitting in the Counterclaim & Final Typing Day

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:

Where does the opposite side of the claim fit into an argument? Students make final touches on their argument essays.

 
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A Website Review

6th Grade Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
6th Grade Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When students evaluate, they use higher order thinking skills. Evaluating is assessing the validity or quality of work based on criteria. Provide criteria. Ask students to evaluate. Have students justify their position.

 
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Poet Research Day

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry Madness!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry Madness!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Unlocking meaning of poems begins with researching poets. How can we understand poetry on a deeper level? That starts with poet research.

 
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A Disaster Public Service Announcement

6th Grade Science » Unit: Master Disaster
6th Grade Science » Unit: Master Disaster
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Looking at disasters, students learn research techniques to gather information about a disaster in order to creatively design a Disaster Public Service Announcement.

 
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Disability Research Day

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

Lets add another layer to our reading. By researching the disability featured in our novels, we will better connect with the character.

 
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Student Created Resource Library

6th Grade Science » Unit: Master Disaster
6th Grade Science » Unit: Master Disaster
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Construct a collaborative student created resource library. These resources will be an interactive bulletin board for the project and students will have access to what lies within.

 
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