SL.6.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

 
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Scientists of the Round Table - A Structure for Science Discussions

6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Authentic student-centered discussion is one method to help students engage in argumentation based on evidence. Learning how to argue effectively is a science practice that empowers to students to make claims and support their ideas.

 
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Working Together: Creating a Contract for Group Work

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

Working together is a creative, exciting and rewarding experience that can be efficient if group members understand their roles and agree on what they can contribute to the group.

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Theme: The All American Slurp (Day 1)

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

The Lin family discovers that adjusting to a new country and culture can be challenging.

 
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Understanding Theme

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

Have trouble determining the difference between plot and theme? This lesson will help!

 
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Theme: The All American Slurp (Day 2)

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

How characters react to the events, people and places in their lives offers clues to a story’s theme.

 
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Theme: The Stone (Day 1)

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

If you could wish for anything what would it be?

 
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Peer Review 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:

This Exposition stuff is hard; good thing students have friends to help them out!

 
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Slip or Trip?

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:

Was Queenie tripped or did she slip down the stairs? Use this engaging resource to kick-off the argument unit.

 
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Raymond's Run: Girls vs. Boys

6th Grade ELA » Unit: "Raymond's Run"
6th Grade ELA » Unit: "Raymond's Run"
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Do girls and boys face different issues in life?

 
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Is it Good to be Bad?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Forming an Argument with "Jack and the Beanstalk"
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Forming an Argument with "Jack and the Beanstalk"
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Read actively and decide if Jack is good or bad.

 
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What Is Mythology?

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

Mythology is part of the oral tradition and there are different types of myths and purposes for each story.

 
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Violence & Video Games, Day 1

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:

As we begin our argument unit, this lesson builds engagement as we discover a highly debatable topic.

 
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Revision Stations

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Argumentative Text
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Argumentative Text
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Make the good even better.

 
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The Subtext of Storytelling

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

By reading some articles on Subtext, students get a holistic approach to why storytelling is important.

 
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Lab Safety Stations

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

Vote for the "Best of Show!" As students create a Safety Poster, it will help them synthesize information learned, share or publish, and present their own work. Then have them vote!

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Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

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