This resource accompanies our Rethink 6th Grade ELA course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
This is a follow-up lesson that reviews the definitions of denotation and connotation and offers students an opportunity to choose the best word to achieve a specific tone.
Students will be taught the "drill skill and kill" method to be used on grammar concepts within an argumentative paper.
In this lesson, students use their Narrative Plan Parts I and II as a foundation for creating their draft.
In this lesson, students have mini lessons on sentence structure and appropriate transitions to improve the flow of their article. Students then revise their newspaper articles inline with the content of the mini lessons.
In this lesson, students perform a peer critique. Then students write their final, best version of their article and they conclude this unit by sharing an excerpt of their article.
In this lesson, students have mini lessons on sentence structure and appropriate transitions to improve the flow of their informative consumer guides. Students then revise their guide drafts with this new knowledge in mind.
In this lesson, students write/create their final, best version of their guide including the visual images, charts, and graphs.
Students will improve their writing skills by studying these videos, the slide presentation and/ or printed exercise sheet on the importance of sentence structure. A number of videos are available under the "Free Video" section. Students will learn that writers might need to repair sentence fragments, or else combine choppy statements into compound sentences in order to improve sentence structures.
Four to five person teams will research and present an in-depth TV news special about the Holocaust for the Passover Sedar holiday. Students will conduct research and assume a specific task of their news team to present a main story in a newscast/Podcast.
In this lesson, students will use the individual experience of Mary McLeod Bethune to analyze choice, its affects on social equality, and impact on their own life experiences.
In this lesson students examine how imagery is used to represent ideas, themes, periods of history, and make cultural connections to poem, "Still I Rise." Students will reflect through written expression how resiliency is in their lives, school, and community.
What should a good narrative contain? For this lesson, a mystery, a type of narrative realistic fiction, will be composed. Since strong adjectives and adverbs will support a mystery, they will be incorporated into the writing.
Poets achieve popular acclaim only when they express clear and widely shared emotions with a forceful, distinctive, and memorable voice. But what is meant byÂ voiceÂ in poetry, and what qualities have made the voice of Langston Hughes a favorite for so many people?
This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 6th Grade English Language Arts.
This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 6th Grade ELA.
In this lesson, students study issues related to independence and notions of manliness in Ernest Hemingway’s “Three Shots” as they conduct in-depth literary character analysis, consider the significance of environment to growing up and investigate Hemingway’s Nobel Prize-winning, unique prose style. In addition, they will have the opportunity to write and revise a short story based on their own childhood experiences and together create a short story collection.