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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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"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...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Photographic Memories

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore how photographs can represent a whole story to a viewer. Middle schoolers work on narrative writing techniques in this lesson, focusing on photographs from the New York Times to write first-person descriptive narratives....
2 In 2 Collections
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Details, Details, Details

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Have you assigned your learners a creative writing project, only to find that their incredible creativity doesn't easily translate to writing? Here's some practice to kick them into sensory overload! Using their five senses, they choose...
1 In 1 Collection
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Making Your Mark: Free Verse Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Using the insight they have gained into the experiences of detainees at the Angel Island Immigration Station, young poets create their own free verse poems that they feel captures what it may have felt like to be an immigrant interned on...
2 In 2 Collections
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Writing the Final Narrative: Monologue or Concrete Poem

For Teachers 6th Standards
Get inspired to help those creative juices flow. Using the resource, scholars write their final, best version of their narrative monologues or concrete poems. Next, they prepare for a performance task by watching and discussing a video...
2 In 2 Collections
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 2: Drafting Introduction and Conclusion of a Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
First and last impressions matter. Scholars compose the introductory and concluding sections of their narrative writing assignments. Also, to prepare for an upcoming performance task, pupils watch a modern-day monologue from the movie...
2 In 2 Collections
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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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The Giver and the Importance of Nostalgia

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Narrative writing gains its power from the sensory language writers use to draw readers into their stories. That's the big idea in a lesson that asks readers of The Giver to draft a journal entry about an emotional memory from their...
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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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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...
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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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Out of the Dust

For Teachers 6th Standards
The Grapes of Wrath may be the most famous novel set during the Dust Bowl, but what other stories cover the same time? The unit focuses on the Karen Hesse novel Out of the Dust. Learners keep a timeline of the Dust Bowl, maintain a...
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Intended Occupants

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's a lesson you can really build on! Middle schoolers describe the occupants of an imaginary house during a character-building lesson. They create a cast of characters who share living space and provide details about their attitudes,...
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A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A picture's worth a thousand words—and even more inspiration! A visual activity uses photographs to inspire writers. The process teaches aspects of narrative writing, such as point of view and characterization.
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Lesson Planet

Build Your Dream Science Lab

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Would your ideal science lab be filled with bubbling beakers and zapping Tesla coils? Or would it contain state-of-the-art computer technology and data analysis? Dream big with an innovative lesson that connects math and language arts...
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Personal Narrative: My Small Moment Topic

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Scholars plan out a personal narrative using a graphic organizer. They work on highlighting a story's setting, characters, feelings, details, the beginning, ending, and a hook.