W.6.10

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

 
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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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First Draft Argument

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:

Lets draft! Students type their first drafts. At the end, volunteers share highlights of their writing with the class.

 
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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 pondering what Earth would be like without an atmosphere, students gain a better perspective of its purpose and function.

 
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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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Continuing to Find Traits, Plus 6 Word Memoirs

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:

Students will build on their understanding of memoir by finding more memoir traits in their independent texts, as well as creating their own six word memoir.

 
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Expository V. Narrative (And a Gorilla)

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

By giving students a narrative article, they will write a brief expository essay.

 
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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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So, This Is Middle School

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:

How did you receive your name? Do you have a prized nickname? Students think about how names play into their own identity.

 
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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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Expository Essay Writing Reflection

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

Sometimes a deep reflection of a student's body of writing is enough to teach both of us something!

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We Read to Write

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:

Students are introduced to the writing portion of this unit. They will be developing a memoir or narrative, told from their point of view. This narrative can be embellished or exaggerated, or students can choose to write a traditional memoir.

 
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Happy Halloween!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Special Days (Holidays & In Between Formal Units)
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Special Days (Holidays & In Between Formal Units)
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How is the experience of listening to a story different than watching a scary movie?

 
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Write it Out

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:

What makes a strong argument? Students begin to craft an argument using "Can Video Games Lead to Murder?"

 
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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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