English Language Arts Grade 6
Reading: Literature Standard 1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
By "becoming" a character in a novel they have read and making lists from that character's perspective, students analyze the character while also enriching their vocabulary. Students gain a deeper understanding of a character by creating charts linking the character's actions with the character's traits.
Cognitive Rigor Matrix
The new summative and interim assessments in English Language Arts (Grades 3-11) will be based on the Cognitive Rigor Matrix and Depth of Knowledge levels. How will instruction change to meet these new challenges?
Higher Order Questions: A Path to Deeper Learning
This Teaching Channel Video helps students create higher order questions in order to analyze and discuss a text.
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.
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.
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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