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.
The Adventurers of Sojourner presents a third-person narrative account of the Mars Pathfinder mission, which included the deployment of a small science rover named Sojourner. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this history through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.
This lesson was designed to help students gain social studies/history content knowledge by using textual evidence to answer text-dependent questions.In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this history through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.
In this lesson, students analyze the same excerpt they read for gist in the previous lesson to identify Emma Burke’s point of view of the immediate aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. They then identify how she has conveyed her point of view.
In this lesson, students will identify Kurlansky’s point of view of Thomas Henry Huxley and how Kurlansky conveys his point of view. There is a think-aloud and an opportunity for the class to work through an example together before triads work independently.
In this lesson, students identify Kurlansky's point of view of fisherman and how he conveyed his point of view.
In this lesson, students will analyze the earthquake excerpt of “Comprehending the Calamity," identifying Emma Burke’s point of view of the earthquake. They then identify how she conveyed her point of view.
In this lesson, students will work with the Elements of Myth graphic organizer and the Theme graphic organizer in order to help them analyze a model mini-essay in which the author describes elements of mythology in the myth of Cronus.
In this 14 day unit plan students read, research, draw conclusions, and write beginning level argumentative essays comparing/contrasting major world religions.
The students will read various short texts and answers questions directly related to Author's Purpose. They will then complete a short answer section accompanied with each text.
In this lesson, students will analyze written documents for position of writer and content. They will then synthesize a historical position based upon document analysis and connect historical struggles for equality with current movements.
In this 3 day, 4 activity lesson, students will read and analyze three related texts, learning how to summarize and explain what they have learned from their reading, questioning, and analysis of texts.
This inquiry provides students with an opportunity to explore how words affect public opinion through an examination of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Students will investigate historical sources related to the novel and reactions of people in the North and South in order to address the compelling question "Can words lead to war?" The final summative assessment asks the to make an argument about the impact of the words in Uncle Tom's Cabin.
In this lesson, students examine India's caste system. Students then work in small groups to explore the economic, social, and political "rules" of the different classes in the Indian caste system.
In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this history through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.
Nine choices on a choice board for student projects. Can be "pick one" or more than one. Currently based on the topic Environment, but can easily be remixed to any topic.
Chuck Close is an American artist who overcomes many obstacles in his life, both unexpected and self-induced. He overcame his first obstacle early in his childhood when he didnâ€™t let his learning disorder stop him from becoming an artist. Later in his career, doctors told him his career was finished, but Chuck found a way to continue painting without full use of his body. In this CCSS lesson students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.
Students become familiar with the similarities and differences between electronic and printed text by comparing the textual aids included in a textbook with those of an educational website.