6th Grade ELA(14 Units, 119 Lessons)
Big Idea: Using some silent discourse, students will name when writers use narrative effectively and identify what makes it effective.
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Big Idea: By looking at a visual, students take on the roles of kids, parents, community officials, and even a grouchy old neighbor!
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Big Idea: Sometimes students need a mentor text to guide them if they're stuck. By showing my students what a "Exemplary," "Proficient," and "Emerging" text looks like, they can better align their own writing.
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Big Idea: By watching a SpongeBob episode, students will identify aspects of a narrative on a graphic organizer, then use the same organizer for their own narratives.
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Big Idea: In this second part of our instruction on theme, students pick a theme for their life in order to begin thinking about how theme can fit into their own Personal Narratives.
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Big Idea: I always show my students where they are going! Unpacking our Embedded Assessments gives them personalized goals for their learning.
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Big Idea: This is one of my biggest pet-peeves--when punctuation around dialogue it incorrect, it disrupts the conversational flow . This year, I took a holistic approach using all learning styles!
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Big Idea: After reading 130 rough drafts of our first set of Personal Narratives, I read the word "said" in dialogue no less than a thousand times. Here's what I did to remedy this!
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