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English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 2: Working with Evidence, Teacher Guide

English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 2: Working with Evidence, Teacher Guide

PCG Education

ISBN: 978-1-119-22781-6

Dec 2015

336 pages

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$34.99

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Paths to College and Career

Jossey-Bass and PCG Education are proud to bring the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and professional development resources for grades 6–12 to educators across the country. Originally developed for EngageNY and written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require, Paths to College and Career includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies and other classroom resources.

Paths to College and Career is a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts. At each grade level, Paths to College and Career delivers a yearlong curriculum that develops all students' ability to read closely and engage in text-based discussions, build evidence-based claims and arguments, conduct research and write from sources, and expand their academic vocabulary. Paths to College and Career's instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented students.

This enhanced curriculum provides teachers with freshly designed Teacher Guides that make the curriculum more accessible and flexible, a Teacher Resource Book for each module that includes all of the materials educators need to manage instruction, and Student Journals that give students learning tools for each module and a single place to organize and document their learning.

As the creators of the Paths ELA curriculum for grades 6–12, PCG Education provides a professional learning program that ensures the success of the curriculum. The program includes:

  • Nationally recognized professional development from an organization that has been immersed in the new standards since their inception.
  • Blended learning experiences for teachers and leaders that enrich and extend the learning.
  • A train-the-trainer program that builds capacity and provides resources and individual support for embedded leaders and coaches.

Paths offers schools and districts a unique approach to ensuring college and career readiness for all students, providing state-of-the-art curriculum and state-of-the-art implementation.

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About PCG Education vii

What Is Paths to College and Career ix

Curriculum Maps xix

Grade 6 Curriculum Map xxi

Unit-Level Assessments (ELA CCSS) xxv

ELA Curriculum: Grades 6–8 Curriculum Plan xxxvii

Module Overview 1

Unit 1 24

Unit Overview Analyzing Figurative Language, Word Choice, Structure, and Meaning 24

Bud, Not Buddy and Steve Jobs’s Commencement Address

Lesson 1 Bud, Not Buddy 36

Launching the Novel and Understanding Its Context (Chapter 1)

Lesson 2 Figurative Language and Word Choice 42

A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy (Chapter 2)

Lesson 3 Analyzing Figurative Language and How the Author’s

Word Choice Affects Tone and Meaning 50

(Chapter 3)

Lesson 4 Interpreting Figurative Language and Answering

Selected-Response Questions 55

(Chapter 4)

Lesson 5 Mid-Unit Assessment 60

Figurative Language and Word Choice in Bud, Not Buddy (Chapter 5)

Lesson 6 Getting the Gist 64

Steve Jobs’s Commencement Address (Focus on Paragraphs 6–8, and Connecting to Chapter 6)

Lesson 7 Text-Dependent Questions and Choosing Details to Support a Claim 71

Digging Deeper into Paragraphs 6–8 of Steve Jobs’s Commencement Address (and Connecting to Chapter 7)

Lesson 8 Getting the Gist and Determining Word Meaning 77

Paragraphs 12–14 of Steve Jobs’s Commencement Address (and Connecting to Chapter 8)

Lesson 9 Text-Dependent Questions and Making a Claim 83

Digging Deeper into Paragraphs 12–14 of Steve Jobs’s Commencement Address (and Connecting to Chapter 9)

Lesson 10 Getting the Gist and Determining Word Meaning 89

Paragraphs 20–22 of Steve Jobs’s Commencement Address (and Connecting to Chapter 10)

Lesson 11 Text-Dependent Questions and Making a Claim 95

Digging Deeper into Paragraphs 20–22 of Steve Jobs’s Commencement Address (and Connecting  to Chapter 11)

Lesson 12 End-of-Unit Assessment 100

Analyzing an Excerpt from Barack Obama’s Back-to-School Speech

Unit 2 104

Unit Overview Analyzing Structure and Communicating Theme in Literature 104

“If ” by Rudyard Kipling and Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 1 How Does the Author Convey Themes in Bud, Not Buddy 122

Lesson 2 Introducing “If ” and Noting Notices and Wonders of the First Stanza 129

Lesson 3 Looking Closely at Stanza 1—Identifying Rules to Live By Communicated in “If ” 136

Lesson 4 Notices and Wonders of the Second Stanza of “If ” 141

Lesson 5 Looking Closely at Stanza 2—Identifying Rules to Live By Communicated in “If ”  146

Lesson 6 Notices, Wonders, and Vocabulary of the Third Stanza of “If ” 151

Lesson 7 Looking Closely at Stanza 3—Identifying Rules to Live By Communicated in “If ” 157

Lesson 8 Mid-Unit Assessment 163

Analyzing Structure and Theme in Stanza 4 of “If ”

Lesson 9 Qualities of a Strong Literary Argument Essay 168

Lesson 10 Revisiting Bud’s Rules: Survive or Thrive?  176

Lesson 11 Pitching Your Claim with Best Evidence 183

Lesson 12 Selecting Evidence to Logically Support Claims 189

Lesson 13 Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs and Revising for Language 196

Lesson 14 Planning for Writing: Introduction and Conclusion of a Literary Argument Essay 201

Lesson 15 Asking Probing Questions and Choosing a Research Topic 206

Lesson 16 Introducing Research Folders and Generating a Research Question 213

Lesson 17 End-of-Unit Assessment 219

Final Draft of Literary Argument Essay

Unit 3 225

Unit Overview Culminating Project 225

“My Rule to Live By”

Lesson 1 Researching, Part 1 236

Reading for Gist and Gathering Evidence Using the Researcher’s Notebook

Lesson 2 Researching, Part 2 244

Reading for Gist and Gathering Evidence Using the Researcher’s Notebook

Lesson 3 Mid-Unit Assessment, Part 1 249

Summarizing, Analyzing, and Discussing Research

Lesson 4 Mid-Unit Assessment, Part 2 255

Summarizing, Analyzing, and Discussing Research

Lesson 5 Analyzing the Structure and Content of an Essay to Inform 260

Lesson 6 End-of-Unit Assessment, Part 1 268

Drafting Body Paragraphs of an Essay to Inform

Lesson 7 End-of-Unit Assessment, Part 2 274

Drafting Introduction and Conclusion of an Essay to Inform

Lesson 8 Performance Task Preparation 280

Peer Critique and Mini Lesson Addressing Common Errors: Revising Draft Essay to Inform

Lesson 9 Final Performance Task 286