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.
In designing a lesson to promote effective word choice in students' writing, the object is to start with something familiar. In this lesson, students start by discussing the associations they feel for car names from the 60s and 70s and analyze why those names were chosen. They then work in small groups on one of several possible activities, each exploring connotation in the context of car names.
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.
This interactive unit encourages students to evaluate the effect of the inclusion of figurative langauge in Amy Tan's nonfiction narrative essay Fish Cheeks paired with the poem Face It by Janet Wong. This lesson will assist students in understanding the power of language. Students will be compelled to write by the conclusion of this lesson.
In this lesson, students will close read, Part 1: “Hugo, the Lord’s Nephew”
In this lesson, students will close read, Part 2: “Hugo, the Lord’s Nephew”
In this lesson, students will close read, Part 1: “Taggot, the Blacksmith’s Daughter”
In this lesson, students will close read, Part 2: “Taggot, the Blacksmith’s Daughter”
This lesson is the second of two parts in which students work in triads to do a close read of one of the four monologues selected for a Jigsaw presentation.
In this mid-unit assessment, students read the monologue “Pask, the Runaway” in Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! They are asked to determine the themes of adversity, identify and interpret figurative language, and consider how the author’s word choice affects tone and theme development. They will use graphic organizers identical to the ones they have been using to track theme and figurative language in previous lessons. Students are then asked a series of short constructed-response questions about word choice.
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.
Students will review parts of speech and figurative language using selected Christmas songs.
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.