This unit is designed for the second semester of sixth grade as introduction to informational text. The unit focuses on determining importance in informational text and making inferences in fictional and informational text. Students will analyze text features in informational texts and author’s purpose. Students will be asked to think about the way DNA affects our lives and the possibility of DNA alterations. Students will understand that authors organize a text to highlight the main idea and important information.
Weaver, Stephany, "Inside and Outside: Wonder and Let’s Relate to Genetics: DNA" (2013). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 260.