English Language Arts Grade 6
Writing Standard 2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
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.
How to Study
This site provides students and teachers with strategies and skills that will help students do better in school. It provides information on how to prepare to study, how to improve reading skills, and how to take notes.
ResearchQuest: What is the future of a forest under attack?
Developed by the Natural History Museum of Utah, this standards-aligned, online investigation allows students to engage in real world research with museum scientists and their work.
Sixth Grade On-Demand Informative / Explanatory Writing Samples
Sample informative / explanatory pieces written by sixth graders in response to a uniform text-based prompt.
Sixth Grade Range of Writing Informative / Explanatory Writing Samples
These pieces provide examples of informative / explanatory writing for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences, over both extended and shorter time frames.
Writing and Assessing an Autobiographical Incident
In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students will build upon their knowledge of biographies to write their own autobiographical incident. Students will be given a rubric and shown several examples. They will then complete the writing process and share their autobiographies with the class.
Writing with Writers
This sites provides a variety of workshops created by popular authors. Some of the workshops covered include biographies, journal writing, fairy tales, myths, etc. The workshops explain the writing process and some provide opportunities for submission.
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