This graphic organizer can be used with any informational text to determine the author’s point of view. Students will use this graphic organizer to determine the topic of a text, the author’s point of view of a text, provide supporting details, and state their own opinion of a text. This could be used with a tech tool where students can draw or type directly on the document (Nearpod, Peardeck, Seesaw, Etc.)
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 this lesson, students will read for gist and analyze the text, focusing on how a passage contributes to the theme in Dragonwings.
In this lesson, students will work in pairs to find the gist and then analyze an excerpt of Dragonwings for point of view, figurative language, tone, and meaning.
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.
The short story, titled â€œBecky and the Wheel-and-Brake Boys,â€ is about how Becky desperately wants to own a bike despite the resistance she is met with from her mother and Granny-Liz. In this CCSS lesson students will explore this short story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.
A teachers guide for Betsey Brown by Ntozake Shange, including chapter-specific questions for increased comprehension, questions for class discussion, and suggestions for further study.
This teacher's guide for The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson with Marilyn J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson contains discussion questions and activities for reading comprehension, learning about craft and structure, integrating information, and writing practice.
Ruri, a young Japanese girl, and her family are taken to an internment camp during WWII because the US government was afraid Japanese Americans would ally with Japan. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.
In this lesson, students will read the first of a two-part excerpt of a 60 Minutes interview with Carl Hiaasen in 2005.
In this lesson, students will read Excerpt 2 of "Florida 'A Paradise of Scandals" and complete most of the Gathering Evidence of Hiaasen's Perspective: Part 3 graphic organizer.
In this lesson, studuents are introduced to an excerpt from an interview titled "Five Creative Tips from Carl Hiassen: Florida's Cleverest Chronicler."
In her poem "Nikki-Rosa," Nikki Giovanni describes specific moments from her childhood. The images she recalls are more than biographical details; they are evidence to support her premise that growing up black doesn't always mean growing up in hardship. In this lesson, students explore what Jago calls the place "where life and art intersect" by carefully reading and discussing Giovanni's poem. They explore their own childhood memories using an interactive tool and then write about these memories, using Giovanni's poem as a model.
In this lesson, students compare and contrast two versions of the same fairy tale. Students use a Venn diagram to graphically illustrate the similarities and differences in the two stories.
Panchito, a young migrant worker, lives life with his family on the circuitâ€”a cycle of seasonal crop harvesting. Each move on the circuit is signaled by the appearance of cardboard boxes, which hold all the familyâ€™s possessions. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.
This lesson has students create stories that reflect this kind of reading. Students begin by reading untraditional books that use fragmented storylines, multiple perspectives, and unresolved plots. They apply these same types of strategies to their own writing, which they then publish using wiki technology. In doing so, students practice important literacy skills including searching for information, integrating images into text, and creating storylines that are reflective of the new types of reading found on the Internet. With different on-level literature, this lesson can also be adapted for high school classrooms.
Includes six text-dependent questions, one constructed response writing prompt, and explanatory information for teachers regarding alignment to the CCSS.