English Language Arts Grade 6
Writing Standard 7
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Argumentative Writing Standards Rubric
This rubric will help assess first draft argumentative writing projects for 6th Grade English Language Arts.
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.
You've arrived at a hospital near a national park where all but two members of two families fell ill while camping. Interview all eight family members to see how they became infected or not. What caused the illness?
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.
Improving Research Skills with Effective Keywords
This video lesson is on how to use precise vocabulary to improve Internet searches. (6 minutes)
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.
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