This textbook is from CK-12, an organization that produces digital, free, open-source textbooks accessible to all on the Internet. This text covers standard 6th grade material, including a review of arithmetic, geometry, fractions, ratios, and a few other topics. The material is well covered and interesting to read. It doesn’t patronize the student, which is an advantage but might prevent some students from grappling with the material. There are plenty of examples and exercises.
This unit will help students collect, nurture, pre-write, revise and edit, and finally publish a personal narrative or memoir.
It is based on the work of the National Writing Project which I have belonged to since 2007. Key integrated practices are teacher as writer, writer's workshop, writing process, writer's notebook, and quick writes.
Students analyze characters from short stories they've read with this worksheet. In the Thought bubble, students write things that the character thinks/ thinks about. In the speech bubble, things the character says or talks about. In the arrows, places the character goes. In the heart, things the character cares about. In the "explosion bubble," things the character does. In the octagon, a physical description of the character.