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English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 3: Understanding Perspectives

English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 3: Understanding Perspectives

PCG Education

ISBN: 978-1-119-22759-5

Dec 2015, Jossey-Bass

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 19

Unit Overview Narrator’s Point of View and Evidence of Author’s Perspective in Dragonwings 19

Lesson 1 Learning from the Narrator’s Point of View 34

Introducing Dragonwings

Lesson 2 Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language 42

Chapter 1 Lesson 3 Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language 52

Chapter 2 Lesson 4 Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language 60

Chapter 3 Lesson 5 Mid-Unit Assessment: Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language 68

Chapter 4 Lesson 6 Introducing The Lost Garden and Finding Evidence of Laurence Yep’s Perspective on What It’s Like to Fit into Another Culture on Pages 66–67 of Dragonwings 73

Lesson 7 Inferring Laurence Yep’s Perspective on the Police from “Crime in the Neighborhood” (Excerpt from The Lost Garden) 80

Lesson 8 Finding Evidence of Laurence Yep’s Perspective on the Police in Dragonwings 87

Lesson 9 Inferring Laurence Yep’s Perspective on Being Chinese, from “Being Chinese” (Excerpt from The Lost Garden) 93

Lesson 10 End-of-Unit Assessment 99

Finding Evidence of Laurence Yep’s Perspective on Being Chinese in Dragonwings and Determining Connotative Language

Unit 2 104

Unit Overview Comparing Varying Points of View on the Same Topic or Event 104

Lesson 1 Launching the Performance Task 121

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

Lesson 2 Introducing “Comprehending the Calamity” 128

Lesson 3 Analyzing the Author’s Point of View 136

Earthquake Excerpt from “Comprehending the Calamity”

Lesson 4 Finding the Gist of the Immediate Aftermath Excerpt from “Comprehending the Calamity” 142

Lesson 5 Analyzing the Author’s Point of View 149

Immediate Aftermath Excerpt from “Comprehending the Calamity”

Lesson 6 Mid-Unit Assessment 155

Analyzing the Author’s Point of View: Relief Camps

Lesson 7 Qualities of a Strong Literary Analysis Essay 161

Lesson 8 Reading for Gist and Analyzing Point of View 167

Moon Shadow

Lesson 9 Making a Claim 174

Emma Burke’s Point of View on the Immediate Aftermath of the Earthquake

Lesson 10 Making a Claim 181

Moon Shadow’s Point of View on the Immediate Aftermath of the Earthquake

Lesson 11 Planning for Writing 188

Introduction and Conclusion of a Literary Analysis Essay

Lesson 12 Analyzing the Purpose of a Newspaper Article 194

Lesson 13 Researching Facts 200

Lesson 14 End-of-Unit Assessment 205

Final Literary Analysis

Unit 3 211

Unit Overview Researching and Interpreting Information 211

How the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Aff ected the People of San Francisco

Lesson 1 Writing Interview Questions 228

Lesson 2 Researching 235

Eyewitness Accounts, Part 1

Lesson 3 Researching 241

Eyewitness Accounts, Part 2

Lesson 4 Mid-Unit Assessment, Part 1 246

Researching the Destruction Caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

Lesson 5 Mid-Unit Assessment, Part 2 250

Explaining How New Information Connects to the Topic

Lesson 6 The Five Ws 254

Lesson 7 Analyzing the Features of a Newspaper Article 259

Lesson 8 Evaluating Eyewitness Accounts 264

Lesson 9 Organizing Research 269

The Inverted Pyramid

Lesson 10 End-of-Unit Assessment 276

Drafting the Newspaper Article

Lesson 11 Revising the Newspaper Article 283

Sentence Structure and Transitions

Lesson 12 Performance Task 288

Final Draft of the Newspaper Article