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ADNY Grade 6 ELA Unit 4

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.9

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.9: 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.

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Activity: Comparing and Contrasting Texts

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Researching and Writing Informational Articles Ass...

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Mythology: The Story of a Culture (Video)

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BetterLesson: The Subtext of Storytelling

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Citing Textual Evidence Videos - Education Portal

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.2

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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Unit 5.1.1.2: Literary Analysis

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Next Vista for Learning: Mark Ooka’s “Theme”

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3: Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

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Comparison Chart: Comparing and Contrasting Charac...

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Conflict in Literature: Open High School of Utah E...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

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2.5.1 Reading Comprehension Assessment

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.10

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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3.4.3 Reading and Analyzing Poetry

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4.2.1 Reading Literature: "Paul Revere's Ride"

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Reading Literature: "Paul Revere's Ride"

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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Informational Text: "Let's Chuck the Bottle"

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Persuasive Writing Example: Stand up to Big Plasti...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Water Pollution: Interactive Reading

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.5

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

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Persuasive Writing Assessment

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BetterLesson: A Closer Look at Malala

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.6

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

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5.4 Assessment (Reading)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.8

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

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Fact vs. Opinion Handout

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Graphic Organizer: Identifying Arguments and Evalu...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.9

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.9: Compare and contrast one author's presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).

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Activity: Integrating Information and Comparing Te...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.10

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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SOPHIA: Main Idea Video Tutorials

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

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Tutorial: Writing Effective Introductions

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Tutorial: Revising and Editing the Persuasive Essa...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.A: Common Core Standard Definition: Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

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Tutorial - Argumentative Papers: Topic and Thesis

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BetterLesson: Compare and Contrast Racing in Diffe...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.B: Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

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Close Reading Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.C: Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.

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Cause and Effect Transition Words

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Emphatic Transition Words (Video)

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Comparison and Contrast Transition Words (Video)

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Additive Transition Words

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Sequencing Transition Words (Video)

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Concluding Transition Words (Video)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.D

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.D: Establish and maintain a formal style.

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Grammar and Formality

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Formal versus Informal English Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.E

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.E: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.6

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.

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Creating an Audio/Multimedia Presentation: How to ...

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Collaborative Sharing and Discussion

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

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Informational Writing (Video)

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Planning and Shaping Body Paragraphs

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.A: Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

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Introductory Sentences

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Setting Up Your Topic Sentence

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BetterLesson: Cause and Effect

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.B: Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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Using Quotes to Support Arguments

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Incorporating Quotes in Writing

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.C: Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

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Chronological Transition Words

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.D

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.D: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

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General and Precise Words Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.E

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.E: Establish and maintain a formal style.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.F

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.F: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

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Activity - Reading Informational Text: "The Battle...

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Activity: Integrating Information and Comparing Te...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.5

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 6 here.)

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Developing an Idea: Creative Writing Tutorial

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Theme Planning: Prewriting Activity

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Informational Article Prewriting Activities

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.8

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

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Tutorial: Locating Multiple Resources

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Tutorial: Finding Credible Resources

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Tutorial - MLA Bibliography: General Format

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Tutorial: MLA Bibliography - General Format

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.9

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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How to Read Like a Writer

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2.3 Traits of Good Writing

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.9.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.9.A: Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "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").

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.9.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.9.B: Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., "Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not").

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Proposition and Support Worksheet

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Lesson & Materials-Cats, Yesterday and Today

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.10

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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Activity: Creative Writing Using Figurative Langua...

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BetterLesson: Setting as a Character

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2: Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

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5.2.3.1 Reading

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Reading Persuasive Essays "Let's Chuck the Bottle"

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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How to Respond to Others’ Comments or Ideas Worksh...

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BetterLesson: Raymond's Run: Girls vs. Boys

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This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.A: Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

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BetterLesson: Maroo of the Winter Caves: Literatur...

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This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.B: Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

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BetterLesson: Class Mission Statement

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This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.C: Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

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BetterLesson: She's a Character

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This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.D: Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

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Summary Worksheet

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BetterLesson: Shared Inquiry Discussion using "Ray...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.3

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.3: Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

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5.2.1 Analyzing Persuasive Writing

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Analyzing Persuasive Writing

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.4

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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Sequencing Events Worksheet

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BetterLesson: Maroo of the Winter Caves Poetry Pre...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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BetterLesson: Focused Description in Narrative Wri...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3.A: Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*

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BetterLesson: Narrative Writing: Strong Verbs

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3.B: Maintain consistency in style and tone.*

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Author’s Tone Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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Video: Review of the Eight Parts of Speech

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3.1.3 Parts of Speech Checkpoint

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BetterLesson: Put Said to Bed

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.A: Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).

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Tutorial: Pronouns

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Tutorial: Pronoun Case

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.B: Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

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Reflexive Pronouns Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.C: Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*

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Vocabulary Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.D

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.D: Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*

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Video Tutorial: Pronouns and Antecedents and Prono...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.E

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.E: Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.*

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Activity-Which sentence is more formal?

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Quotations and Dialogue

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Using Quotations Powerpoint

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Direct Quotations and Responding to Literature

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Using Apostrophes

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.A: Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*

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Commas Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.B: Spell correctly.

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Activity-Form the singular or plural possessive

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Activity-Correct plural and possessive errors

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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Building Vocabulary: Life on the Mississippi

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Root Words and Meanings Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.A: Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

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1.1.1 Using Context Clues to Define Unknown Words

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BetterLesson: Vocabulary Instruction

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.B: Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).

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Identifying Word Parts: Greek and Latin Roots and ...

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Greek and Latin Roots: Root Words

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BetterLesson: Use Vocabulary's CODE to Find Meanin...

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.C: Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.

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Vocabulary Worksheet

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.D

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.D: Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

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Guide to Consulting Vocabulary Reference Materials

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Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Checkpoint

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.A

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.A: Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.

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3.3.5 Personification

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Powerpoint Tutorial: Hyperbole

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Powerpoint Tutorial: Personification

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.B

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.B: Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.

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Cause and Effect Worksheet

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Cause and Effect Worksheet (Part 2)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.C

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.C: Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).

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Synonyms Worksheet

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Synonyms Worksheet (Part 2)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.6

This unit contains materials aligned to the 6th grade ELA Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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3.3.2.2 A Closer Look at Metaphors

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Powerpoint Tutorial: Similes and Metaphors

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Powerpoint Tutorial: A Closer Look at Metaphors