6th Grade ELA(10 Units, 107 Lessons)
Big Idea: How did you receive your name? Do you have a prized nickname? Students think about how names play into their own identity.
Favorites (44) Resources (11) Reflections (1)
Big Idea: Students are introduced to their weekly homework, as well as the reading accountability measure called the "five-minute focus read."
Favorites (10) Resources (12) Reflections (1)
Big Idea: Through brainstorming, discussion, and sharing, students come up with a list of things they like to write and things they don't like to write.
Favorites (5) Resources (11) Reflections (1)
Big Idea: Why is conferring important? While students read in the classroom, the teacher meets one on one with students to talk about their independent reading.
Favorites (4) Resources (13) Reflections (1)
Big Idea: Students continue to adjust to independent reading routines. They also work with a partner to strengthen their understanding of what makes a high quality written response.
Favorites (8) Resources (18) Reflections (1)
Big Idea: Do boys and girls have different roles? Students study traditional gender roles through fiction. They close read and examine a text to find clues.
Favorites (6) Resources (13) Reflections (1)
Big Idea: Who do you connect with? Students reflect upon the special relationships in their lives and write extensively about a memory they shared with one of these connections. This lesson serves as a bridge into the memoir unit.
Favorites (2) Resources (14) Reflections (1)
Big Idea: How can we trim the fat? What do we need when telling a story? What can we eliminate? Students will find the critical information in their special connection narratives.
Favorites (4) Resources (15) Reflections (1)
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.
Favorites (15) Resources (18) Reflections (1)
Big Idea: "A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Favorites (44) Resources (18) Reflections (1)