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 1937, pilot Amelia Earhart planned to be the first to succeed in a dangerous flight. However, her journey was plagued with many obstacles, and controversy continues to surround the theories that attempt to explain her mysterious disappearance. In this CCSS lesson students will explore her life through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments. Included are sample writing tasks.
In this video resource from American Icons, students will learn how Walt Whitman was a progressive voice and innovative writer during a critical period of change in the United States. In the midst of the Civil War, his poetic and journalistic works, spanning topics from the personal to the political, marked the start of a new era for American literature. Through an examination of primary sources and watching a short video, students will learn about Whitmanâ€™s love for and criticism of the United States.
In this lesson plan from American Icons, students will learn about Walt Whitmanâ€™s brave actions and highly regarded writings. After viewing a video about his life, students will examine the frontispiece and title page of an early edition of Leaves and Grass and will analyze one of its most famous poems. The lesson concludes with students writing an updated version of â€œI Hear America Singingâ€ reflecting what they have learned about Whitmanâ€™s beliefs about our country.
In this middle school lesson from Teaching Tolerance, students will explore the calendar to determine why different religions celebrate different holidays and establish what factors school and government leaders should consider when deciding whether public schools should be closed for religious holidays. Students will work in groups to create solutions for school calendars that respect all students and beliefs.
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.
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.
The media has a huge effect on popular culture. Television programs underscore stereotypes of various groups of people.This lesson provides a platform in which students can critically analyze popular television programs. By looking at the media critically, students develop an awareness of the messages that are portrayed through the media.
In this lesson, students explore the total solar eclipse of 1900 and how Wadesboro, NC was chosen as a place of study for the eclipse. Through several reading and hands-on activities, students will learn more about eclipses, what causes them, and their paths.
In this lesson, students will work in a fishbowl discussion as both inner and outer circle participants, working to achieve goals and experience success collectively.
This lesson introduces students to the performance task, which they will complete at the end of Unit 3. The reason this is being introduced so soon is to serve as a bridge between Unit 1 and Unit 2.
This lesson is the Mid-Unit 3 Assessment Part 1: Researching the Destruction Caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fires
This lesson is the Mid-Unit 3 Assessment Part 2: Explaining How New Information Connects to the Topic
In this lesson, students work in triads to research information about overfishing.
This lesson is the mid-unit assessment.
In this lesson, students complete Part 2 of the Mid-Unit 3 Assessment.
This lesson builds on Lesson 10. Students will interpret charts, graphs, tables, and diagrams and add to their DDT Cascading Consequences charts.
This lesson continues the series of lessons scaffolding students toward using arguments, claims, and evidence found in different resources to develop Cascading Consequences charts and sharing their knowledge in a Fishbowl discussion.
In this lesson, students participate in a Fishbowl Discussion as their End of Unit Assessment.