###### Language Arts - 6th Grade
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Standard 1
(Oral Language): Students develop language for the purpose of effectively communicating through listening, speaking, viewing, and presenting.

Lesson Plans
• Count on Mathematics for Number Sense
This journal-based lesson plan helps children to develop number sense through activities involving collection, representation, and analysis of data. In addition, children practice reading and writing large numbers and use estimation to arrive at appropriate answers. There are two different activities, one for grades 3-4 and one for grades 5-6.
• Numbers and Language
In the following lesson, students participate in activities in which they focus on the role of numbers and language in real-world situations. Students are asked to discuss, describe, read and write about numbers they find in familiar real-world situations. The emphasis on using components of language helps students build a broader vocabulary of numbers than the traditional symbolic representation of numbers. The activities also help develop good number sense. These lessons include an individual activity for four different levels plus one for parents to complete with their child at home. The grade levels for the four activities are: K-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8.
• Poems that Tell a Story
In this lesson, students read, discuss, and analyze selected poems by Robert Frost. The activities that make up this lesson encourage students to draw inferences about a poem's speaker based on evidence contained within the poem and to gather evidence supporting those inferences. From this page, teachers can access all materials needed to complete the lesson.
• Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers
In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students examine elements of fluent reading through oral poetry performance. They use the Internet to identify a poem to prepare and perform for the class. The main objective of this lesson concerns improving fluency.
• Recording the Changing Seasons in Ancient Times
In this lesson, students learn about Stonehenge and read ancient myths and stories explaining the seasons. Acting as historians, the students use websites to find information about how ancient cultures kept track of and celebrated the seasons. This lesson is found on the Xpeditions website from National Geographic.
• The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving's tale of the Headless Horseman has become a Halloween classic, although few Americans celebrated that holiday when the story was new. In this unit from EDSITEment, students explore the artistry that helped make Irving our nation's first literary master and ponder the mystery that now haunts every Halloween--What happened to Ichabod Crane?