SL.6.1a

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.

 
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Maroo of the Winter Caves: Literature Circles

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Maroo of the Winter Caves: Historical Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Maroo of the Winter Caves: Historical Fiction
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Proficiency with small group work leads to a new challenge: literature circles

 
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Violence & Video Games, The Debate

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 great argument writing? Part of it is having an opinion and finding your voice. This is done through oral argument.

 
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Mythology Reading Groups, Day 7

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

Cooperation, collaboration & comprehension improve with group work. Oh, and we learn a thing or two about myths too!

 
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Lets Prepare for Literature Circles

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

How can we arrive prepared to group discussions? Students will fill out discussion boxes that they will bring to their literature circle.

 
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Did you literally just think that??????

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

Are you literally afraid your kids aren't understanding poetry? Use this poetry lesson to ask: what is the author literally saying? What is more figurative?

 
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Contrast & Contradiction In Practice

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

Sometimes characters surprise us. Lets take a closer look at these moments in our novels.

 
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First Day of Lit Circles!

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

Lets discuss! Students meet for the first time in literature circle groups.

 
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Literature Circles: Examining Discussion Questions

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

Why are we all asking the same questions? Students examine they're self generated discussion questions and decide upon commonalities.

 
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First Day of Poetry Discussion

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

This is the first day of the tournament. Students will vote for their favorite poem today to kick off the unit.

 
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A Book Discussion

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

Read a book. Engage in deep conversation. Make real world connections. Book discussions build community and offer opportunity for intelligent conversation and a deeper understanding of the author's work.

 
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How Do We Learn?

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:

How do we learn? Students will work with others that share their learning style to come up with three ways they learn best, as well as successful learning experiences from their past.

 
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Choice Novel Unit: Keeping Pace

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Change: Choice Novel Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Change: Choice Novel Unit
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Group meetings keep students invested in what they read.

 
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Choice Novel Project Gallery

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Change: Choice Novel Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Change: Choice Novel Unit
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Time to show off projects!

 
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