English Language Arts Grade 6
Reading: Literature Standard 9
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Becoming History Detectives Using Shakespeare's Secret
In this lesson, students explore the historical references in the novel Shakespeare's Secret, gather clues to a mystery, and work in small groups to create and present short dramatic skits that creatively connect the novel with the historical facts.
Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Critical Discussion of Social Issues
Students read and discuss a series of picture books that highlight social barriers and bridges of race, class, and gender.
Investigating the Holocaust: A Collaborative Inquiry Project
Students will read a range of Holocaust resources, from different genres and media; use a variety of resources to gather and synthesize knowledge about the Holocaust; work collaboratively to investigate questions about a specific topic; present information orally and in a group newspaper.
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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