L.6.6

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

 
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Learn-a-Word: Science Vocabulary Acquisition

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

Science vocabulary is hard to learn! Students collaborate to create meaningful and useful resources to learn and retain science vocabulary.

 
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Sumer, the First Civilization of the Fertile Crescent

6th Grade ELA » Unit: The ELA and Social Studies Connection: Content-Area Literacy
6th Grade ELA » Unit: The ELA and Social Studies Connection: Content-Area Literacy
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Active learning strategies and a complex text: a winning combination!

 
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The Cyclops’s Cave

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

Ulysses and his crew are trapped on the island of the Cyclopes. Will they escape?

 
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Weather 101

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 creating a vocabulary wheel, students will reinforce their newly learned weather vocabulary in this lesson.

 
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Close Reading for Conflict

6th Grade ELA » Unit: BootCamp
6th Grade ELA » Unit: BootCamp
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Is conflict always a bad thing? As students use their close reading strategies, they will determine whether or not conflict is always bad.

 
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My Life As an Artifact (or Fossil) – the Planning Process

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Life Above & Below Ground
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Life Above & Below Ground
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Plan a story & make it pop by writing from the point of view of a recently uncovered artifact and by including appropriate content area vocabulary.

 
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On-Demand Writing Scrimmage

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing and Revision Mini-Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing and Revision Mini-Unit
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

I'm pretty sure every school has some sort of timed writing situation. Our scrimmage happens mid-year and the results can be a nice assessment.

 
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Dichotomous Key

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self-Perception: Part 3
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self-Perception: Part 3
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this Cross-Curricular Science/Language Arts lesson, students use descriptive language to observe and identify tree species.

 
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At The Pond - Day 1

6th Grade Science » Unit: Pond Study: Collecting Data in the Field
6th Grade Science » Unit: Pond Study: Collecting Data in the Field
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Have you ever kept a journal? A notebook is an important piece of equipment that scientists take into the field where they record data and make drawings.

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Performance of Rip Van Winkle

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

Students preview, practice, and perform a play.

 
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Revision Strategy: Deleting

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing and Revision Mini-Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing and Revision Mini-Unit
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When given direct instruction of when and why to delete, students feel empowered hacking away at their words.

 
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Flawed Dogs Vocabulary

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

By playing the engaging game "I Have, Who Has," students are building their capacity to understand words in our book.

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Embedded Assessment: Revision

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing and Revision Mini-Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing and Revision Mini-Unit
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this culminating activity, students RE-SEE a piece of writing and reflect on it.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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