Middle Survival Guide -- ELA [6th Grade]
Students, when confronted with the advanced structural elements of expository writing, tend to “finish” the reading and discover they have not truly absorbed the information. Our purpose is to teach students strategies that enable them to read deeply. Once students have internalized the reading strategies, they incorporate the techniques into their own writing. Students will encounter a number of different expository texts, e.g. periodicals, blogs, journals, and excerpts from non-fiction, and synthesize evidence and structure from these texts to produce their own expository piece. These pieces will take the form of a blog post, news article, shoebox kit, PowerPoint, or commercial.
Grenadier, Elizabeth E. and Manners, Christie M., "Middle Survival Guide -- ELA [6th Grade]" (2016). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 357.