Type:

Unit

Description:

In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks and foreshadowing. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Great Depression

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they "see" and "hear" when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Establish and maintain a formal style.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1e: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2e: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Establish and maintain a formal style.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2f: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1e: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Spell correctly.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Maintain consistency in style and tone.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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.

LA.6.RC.2.3: English-Language Arts

Connect and clarify main ideas by identifying their relationships to other sources and related topics.

LA.7.RC.2.4: English-Language Arts

Identify and trace the development of an author's argument, point of view, or perspective in text.

LA.7.RL.3.2: English-Language Arts

Identify events that advance the plot and determine how each event explains past or present action(s) or foreshadows future action(s).

LA.8.RC.2.4: English-Language Arts

Compare the original text to a summary to determine whether the summary accurately captures the main ideas, includes critical details, and conveys the underlying meaning.

LA.8.RC.2.7: English-Language Arts

Evaluate the unity, coherence, logic, internal consistency, and structural patterns of text.

LA.8.RL.3.2: English-Language Arts

Evaluate the structural elements of the plot (e.g., subplots, parallel episodes, climax), the plot's development, and the way in which conflicts are (or are not) addressed and resolved.

LA.8.RL.3.4: English-Language Arts

Analyze the relevance of the setting (e.g., place, time, customs) to the mood, tone, and meaning of the text.

LA.8.RL.3.7: English-Language Arts

Analyze a work of literature, showing how it reflects the heritage, traditions, attitudes, and beliefs of its author. (Biographical approach)

LA.6.LA.6.1.7.1: Reading and Language Arts

use background knowledge of subject and related content areas, prereading strategies, graphic representations, and knowledge of text structure to make and confirm complex predictions of content, purpose, and organization of a reading selection;

LA.6.LA.6.1.7.2: Reading and Language Arts

analyze the author?s purpose (e.g., to persuade, inform, entertain, or explain) and perspective in a variety of texts and understand how they affect meaning;

LA.6.LA.6.1.7.3: Reading and Language Arts

determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level text through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details;

LA.6.LA.6.1.7.5: Reading and Language Arts

analyze a variety of text structures (e.g., comparison/contrast, cause/effect, chronological order, argument/support, lists) and text features (main headings with subheadings) and explain their impact on meaning in text;

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

locate and analyze the elements of plot structure, including exposition, setting, character development, rising/falling action, conflict/resolution, and theme in a variety of fiction;

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.5: Reading and Language Arts

develop an interpretation of a selection and support through sustained use of examples and contextual evidence;

LA.6.LA.6.2.1.9: Reading and Language Arts

explain how ideas, values, and themes of a literary work often reflect the historical period in which it was written; and

LA.6.LA.6.2.2.2: Reading and Language Arts

use information from the text to answer questions related to the main idea or relevant details, maintaining chronological or logical order;

LA.6.LA.6.2.2.3: Reading and Language Arts

organize information to show understanding (e.g., representing main ideas within text through charting, mapping, paraphrasing, summarizing, or comparing/contrasting);

LA.7.LA.7.1.7.1: Reading and Language Arts

use background knowledge of subject and related content areas, prereading strategies, graphic representations, and knowledge of text structure to make and confirm complex predictions of content, purpose, and organization of a reading selection;

LA.7.LA.7.1.7.2: Reading and Language Arts

analyze the author?s purpose (e.g., to persuade, inform, entertain, explain) and perspective in a variety of texts and understand how they affect meaning;

LA.7.LA.7.1.7.3: Reading and Language Arts

determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level or higher texts through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details;

LA.7.LA.7.1.7.5: Reading and Language Arts

analyze a variety of text structures (e.g., comparison/contrast, cause/effect, chronological order, argument/support, lists) and text features (main headings with subheadings) and explain their impact on meaning in text;

LA.7.LA.7.1.7.6: Reading and Language Arts

analyze and evaluate similar themes or topics by different authors across a variety of fiction and nonfiction selections;

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

identify and analyze the characteristics of various genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, short story, dramatic literature) as forms with distinct characteristics and purposes;

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting, and plot, including rising action, conflict, resolution, theme, and other literary elements as appropriate in a variety of fiction;

LA.7.LA.7.2.1.8: Reading and Language Arts

explain how ideas, values, and themes of a literary work often reflect the historical period in which it was written;

LA.7.LA.7.2.2.2: Reading and Language Arts

use information from the text to state the main idea and/or provide relevant details;

LA.7.LA.7.2.2.3: Reading and Language Arts

organize information to show understanding (e.g., representing main ideas within text through charting, mapping, paraphrasing, summarizing, or comparing/contrasting);

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.1: Reading and Language Arts

use background knowledge of subject and related content areas, prereading strategies, graphic representations, and knowledge of text structure to make and confirm complex predictions of content, purpose, and organization of a reading selection;

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.2: Reading and Language Arts

analyze the author?s purpose and/or perspective in a variety of texts and understand how they effect meaning;

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.3: Reading and Language Arts

determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level or higher texts through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details;

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.5: Reading and Language Arts

analyze a variety of text structures (e.g., comparison/contrast, cause/effect, chronological order, argument/support, lists) and text features (main headings with subheadings) and explain their impact on meaning in text;

LA.8.LA.8.2.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

identify, analyze, and compare the characteristics of various genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, short story, dramatic literature) as forms chosen by an author to accomplish a purpose;

LA.8.LA.8.2.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting, and plot, including rising action, conflict, resolution, theme, and other literary elements as appropriate in a variety of fiction;

LA.8.LA.8.2.1.5: Reading and Language Arts

develop an interpretation of a selection and support through sustained use of examples and contextual evidence;

LA.8.LA.8.2.1.8: Reading and Language Arts

explain how ideas, values, and themes of a literary work often reflect the historical period in which it was written;

LA.8.LA.8.2.2.2: Reading and Language Arts

synthesize and use information from the text to state the main idea or provide relevant details;

LA.8.LA.8.2.2.3: Reading and Language Arts

organize information to show understanding or relationships among facts, ideas, and events (e.g., representing key points within text through charting, mapping, paraphrasing, summarizing, or comparing/contrasting);

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.4: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.5: English Language Arts/Literacy

Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.6: English Language Arts/Literacy

Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.7: English Language Arts/Literacy

Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they ?see? and ?hear? when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.9: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1: English Language Arts/Literacy

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7: English Language Arts/Literacy

Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.8: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.9: English Language Arts/Literacy

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).

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1a: English Language Arts/Literacy

Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1c: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1d: English Language Arts/Literacy

Establish and maintain a formal style.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1e: English Language Arts/Literacy

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2a: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2c: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2d: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2e: English Language Arts/Literacy

Establish and maintain a formal style.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2f: English Language Arts/Literacy

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7: English Language Arts/Literacy

Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1a: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1c: English Language Arts/Literacy

Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1d: English Language Arts/Literacy

Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.5: English Language Arts/Literacy

Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6: English Language Arts/Literacy

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1a: English Language Arts/Literacy

Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1c: English Language Arts/Literacy

Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1d: English Language Arts/Literacy

Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1e: English Language Arts/Literacy

Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others? writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2a: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Spell correctly.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3a: English Language Arts/Literacy

Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/ listener interest, and style.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Maintain consistency in style and tone.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4a: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4c: English Language Arts/Literacy

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.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4d: English Language Arts/Literacy

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).

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5a: English Language Arts/Literacy

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5c: English Language Arts/Literacy

Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).

LA.6.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.6: English Language Arts/Literacy

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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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-08-16.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This excellent parent unit on the Great Depression is comprised of many resources. The unit begins with an overall plan, syllabus and calendar and includes external links to information on Reader’s Workshop and Literature Circles which are integral parts of this unit. Each of the next 25 lessons or children is designed with best practices in teaching. The lessons on building background knowledge invite students to learn about the 1930’s using a webquest packet as well as resources from the PBS American Experience collection. There are integrated lessons on synthesizing information, summarizing, indentifying conflict, sequencing, plot, prediction, and assessment.
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Karen Fasimpaur
June 14, 2010
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Joshua Marks
August 26, 2009

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