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EngageNY

EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 1: Myths: Not Just Long Ago

For Teachers 6th Standards
Rick Riordan’s, The Lightning Thief is the anchor text in a three-unit module that explores the archetypal storyline of the hero’s journey. Sixth graders examine the many mythical illusions in Riordan’s tale. Additionally, they read...
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EngageNY Grades 6 ELA Module 2B: Voices of Adversity

For Teachers 6th Standards
Were things really harder back in the day? That is the question sixth graders research in a three-unit module. They read information articles and literature about the adversities of medieval life, and then draft an essay in which they...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2B, Unit 3: Analyzing, Comparing, Sharing: Modern Voices of Adversity

For Teachers 6th Standards
John Grandits’s concrete poems in the collections Blue Lipstick and Technically, It’s Not My Fault provide learners with modern voices struggling with adversities. After close reading of the poems and discussions, for the final...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 1, Unit 3: My Hero’s Journey Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
Module 1, Unit 3 ends the study of the hero’s journey that began in Unit 1 and mythology in Unit 2. Sixth graders craft their own hero’s journey narrative that includes elements of and a theme found in classic mythology. The unit ends as...
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Lesson Planet

"I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Writing

For Teachers 6th Standards
It is impossible to know whether one has reached a goal without first knowing the goal. Help your sixth graders reach all the Common Core writing standards by giving them a checklist written in language they will understand. As you teach...
Lesson Planet

Creating Villains

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The villain is sometimes the best character in a book. They are usually troubled, dynamic, and will do anything to stop the main character. Have your class better understand villainous antagonists by creating one in class. They work...
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Settings that Reinforce Characters

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
A vivid setting can bring a story to life. Challenge your writers to dive into this element as they complete worksheets in preparation for their first draft. This packet starts by giving an example of a description that simply tells who...
Lesson Planet

Justice for All - Educating Youth for Social Responsibility: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach middle schoolers how to develop healthy relationships with activities and lessons designed to create a kind and inclusive classroom. Pupils create guidelines to develop a safe and civil learning environment. They learn how to...
2 In 2 Collections
Lesson Planet

End of Unit Assessment, Part 1: Drafting the Experience or Event of the Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
Don't be tone deaf. Scholars study two photographs to better understand the concept of tone, so they can incorporate the literary device into their writing. Additionally, they draft the experience or event portion of their personal...
2 In 2 Collections
Lesson Planet

Writing and Sharing: A Narrative of Adversity Plan

For Teachers 6th Standards
When life brings you lemons .. write about it! Scholars work with partners to complete graphic organizers analyzing two narratives. Next, they develop an outline for their narrative writing assignment about a personal experience with...
2 In 2 Collections
Lesson Planet

Introduction: Writing a Narrative of Adversity

For Teachers 6th Standards
A little adversity is good for writing. Scholars review narrative-based monologues and concrete poems and choose which genre to use to express their own theme of adversity. Pupils also consider how to structure their narratives by...
2 In 2 Collections
Lesson Planet

End of Unit Assessment: Final Draft of Hero’s Journey Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
All journeys must come to an end. Using the final lesson in the series, pupils analyze a model narrative for use of transitional words and phrases. Next, they apply their learning to their final drafts of their hero's journey narrative. 
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Writing to Show, Not Tell: Dialogue, Sensory Words, and Strong Action Verbs

For Teachers 6th Standards
Consume, gobble, devour ... serving up strong verbs! Writers focus on using dialogue, strong action verbs, and sensory details in their writing. After analyzing a model narrative, they apply their learning to their own hero's journey...
2 In 2 Collections
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Writing: Getting Feedback, Setting Goals, and Drafting

For Teachers 6th Standards
Why is it important to set goals as a writer? Scholars process feedback from their mid-unit assessments, writing down their strengths and weaknesses on index cards. Next, pupils use the feedback to begin drafting their hero's journey...
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Mid-Unit Assessment and Establishing a Context for My Hero’s Journey Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
How do writers engage their readers in a story? Pupils consider the question and use the informational text, "The Hero's Journey" to justify their plan for their own fictional narrative. To that end, scholars write an explanatory...
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“The Hero’s Journey”: Analyzing a Model Narrative and Continuing to Plan a New Hero’s Journey Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
Many elements go into an engaging narrative story. Using a helpful resource, scholars analyze a model narrative and deconstruct it using a graphic organizer. Next, they apply their learning from the model to update their plans for their...
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“The Hero’s Journey”: Using a Graphic Organizer to Deconstruct Percy Jackson’s Hero’s Journey and Plan a New Hero’s Journey Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
Time to go on a journey! Using a graphic organizer, scholars deconstruct Percy Jackson's hero's journey from the Rick Riordan novel, The Lightning Thief. Next, they begin planning their own hero's journey narrative, creating a profile of...
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Toni Morrison's Beloved, on Stage

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Beloved is Toni Morrison's powerful and tragic retelling of the life of Margaret Garner.  A short video from PBS details why Toni Morrison and composer Richard Danielpour chose opera, an extreme art form, to mirror the extremes of...
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Esperanza's Journal

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
What would Esperanza do? Language arts students apply their knowledge of Esperanza's character from Pam Muñoz Ryan's novel Esperanza Rising to write a journal entry from her perspective.
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Create a Superhero

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What would your super power be? After a discussion on superheroes and how they help their fictional communities, young writers write stories and comic strips about themselves as superheroes with the power to help others.
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Diffuse the Situation

For Students 6th Standards
A scholar is wrongly accused of cheating on a test. How should he or she respond? Learners brainstorm ideas for diffusing a difficult situation. Next, they work in small groups to complete a conflict scenario role-play worksheet. As an...
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Talk It Out

For Teachers 6th Standards
Is it easier to squeeze toothpaste out of a tube or push it back in? Through activities scholars make the connection that it's much harder to take back angry words than to use them. Additionally, they sit in a talking circle to share...
Lesson Planet

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Children in foster care face a lot of uncertainty in their lives. A guide for the novel One for the Murphys introduces a main character, Carley, who is thrust into the foster care system. Chapter-by-chapter questions cover key details in...
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Stories from the Panama Canal

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The stories of the Silver People, the West Indies immigrants hired to work on the Panama Canal, come to life in a lesson about the building of the Panama Canal. Groups research why the canal was built, how it was build, the working...