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Language Arts - 6th Grade
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Lesson Plans  
Standard 7
(Comprehension): Students understand, interpret, and analyze narrative and informational grade level text.
USOE-Approved Lesson Plans   USOE-Approved Lesson Plans
  • Catching Some Rays
    Activities in this lesson help students understand the reasons for the seasons.
  • Introducing Text Structures in Science Writing-6th Grd
    This activity helps students understand that science writing is organized in identifiable patterns called text structures. Understanding and using these different text structures help refine students’ abilities to both read and write in science.
  • The Trip Around the Sun
    The activities in this lesson will help students understand how Earth’s tilt on its axis changes the length of daylight and creates the seasons.
  • Whittle, Whittle it Down: Summarizing
    This "jigsaw" activity will give students the opportunity to work in groups to summarize a 1 to 2 page informational text. It "jigsaws" down to 1 class summary and can be done in 2 or 3 days. This plan was designed for a class of 22 students but can be easily modified by varying group size.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans   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.
  • Developing a Definition of Reading
    In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students will interact with a variety of different texts to uncover a broader meaning of reading. Given one of a variety of different texts, students will brainstorm alone and together what they will need as a reader to successfully read and understand the text given to them. The students will share findings and discuss strategies needed to read specific kinds of texts.
  • Exploring Compare and Contrast Structure in Expository Texts
    This lesson from ReadWriteThink focuses on the strategy of compare and contrast. Students use graphic organizers and clue words to evaluate nonfiction text, and they participate in a variety of other activities.
  • Literature Circles: Getting Started
    This lesson from ReadWriteThink explores Literature Circles, a great way to supplement a reading program in a literature-based classroom. Students create and answer comprehension questions, discover new vocabulary, and examine elements of literature.
  • New Takes on Old Tales
    In this Xpeditions activity revamp a classic fairy tale so that it takes place in today's world.
  • 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.
  • Orangutan U
    This Weekly Science Update, found on the Science NetLinks website, focuses on the ability of primates to communicate with humans. Students learn about the work of animal behaviorist Rob Shumaker, who has discovered that orangutans appear capable of a much broader range of communication than had been previously believed. Using a 90-second net-radio format, Weekly Science Updates are mini-lessons designed to introduce and investigate various scientific concepts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reviving Bodie
    In this lesson students will research the ghost town of Bodie and imagine that the state of California has decided to make Bodie a town again and to let people settle there. The groups will write guides for the town's new potential citizens explaining the things they need to know about the town's climate, landscape, location, natural resources, and history.
  • The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts
    Many students read without questioning a text or analyzing the author's viewpoint. In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students learn to look at texts from different viewpoints. Was the "big bad wolf" really bad? Throughout the lesson, students are encouraged to view texts from different angles.
  • 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?
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