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1 UNIT 1 Stories of Change GoalS: To understand how change can be significant To analyze key ideas and details in addition to craft and structure in print and non-print texts To use narrative techniques such as sequencing, dialogue, and descriptive language To write narratives to develop real or imagined events To understand pronouns and the conventions of punctuating dialogue academic vocabulary paraphrase summarize synonym antonym sequence cause-effect Literary Terms genre point of view diction narrative characterization conflict (internal/external) personal narrative connotation denotation simile metaphor sensory language transitions coherence short story theme plot figurative language personification foreshadowing science fiction Contents Activity 1.1 Previewing the Unit... 4 Introducing the Strategy: QHT Activity 1.2 Understanding Change... 5 Poetry: Imperfect Me from Hormone Jungle by Brod Bagert Activity 1.3 Activity 1.4 Planning to Read...10 What Makes a Good Narrative?...11 *Film: The Lion King directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff Activity 1.5 Personal Narrative: Incident/Response/Reflection...13 Introducing the Strategy: Close Reading and Marking the Text Personal Narrative: My Superpowers, by Dan Greenburg Activity 1.6 Activity 1.7 He Said, She Said: Characterization...17 Novel: Excerpt from Flipped, by Wendelin Van Draanen Analyzing Narratives...26 Personal Narrative: The Jacket, by Gary Soto Novel: Excerpt from Kira-Kira, by Cynthia Kadohata Activity 1.8 Creating a Narrative Activity 1.9 Creating a Narrative: Prewriting and Drafting Activity 1.10 Embedded Assessment 1: Activity 1.11 Activity 1.12: Creating a Narrative: Revising...41 Introducing the Strategy: Adding Writing a Personal Narrative...45 Previewing Embedded Assessment 2 and Preparing to Write a Short Story...47 What s in a Story?...49 Short Story: Thank You, M am, by Langston Hughes Activity 1.13 Revisiting Simba s Story Activity 1.14 Thinking Figuratively Novel: Excerpts from Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech Activity 1.15 In the Beginning Myth: Pandora and the Whispering Box, from Enid Blyton s Tales of Ancient Greece 2 SpringBoard English Language Arts Grade 6 TCB_LA_SE_L1_U1.indd 2 5/24/13 10:24 AM

2 Activity 1.16 A Day of Change: Developing the Story...65 Short Story: Eleven, from Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros Activity 1.17 In the End Short Story: The Treasure of Lemon Brown, by Walter Dean Myers Activity 1.18 Analyzing a Story Short Story: The Fun They Had, by Isaac Asimov Activity 1.19 Sparking Ideas *Picture Book: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, by Chris Van Allsburg Embedded Assessment 2: Writing a Short Story...85 Language and Writer s Craft Activity 1.9 Transitions Activity 1.10 Revising for Transitions Activity 1.14 Vivid Verbs Activity1.15 Varied Sentence Patterns Unit 1 Stories of Change 3 TCB_LA_SE_L1_U1.indd 3 5/24/13 10:24 AM

3 UNIT 2 The Power to Change GoalS: To analyze literary elements To apply a variety of reading strategies to fiction and nonfiction texts To collaborate and communicate effectively To write an expository essay To practice using verb tenses and creating sentence variety academic vocabulary reflection compare-contrast inference prediction communication (verbal/nonverbal) synthesize Literary Terms expository writing topic sentence supporting details novel subplot setting literary analysis stanza introduction hook thesis statement conclusion imagery textual evidence Contents Activity 2.1 Previewing the Unit Activity 2.2 Forces of Change *Film: Clips from Up, directed by Pete Docter Activity 2.3 Looking Inside and Out Activity 2.4 Beginning the Journey *Novel: Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech Introducing the Strategy: Double-Entry Journal Activity 2.5 Planting the Seeds of Character Analysis Activity 2.6 Mapping the Journey: Plot and Subplot Activity 2.7 A Tree of One s Own: Setting Activity 2.8 Activity 2.9 Activity 2.10 Activity 2.11 Activity 2.12 Activity 2.13 Questions and Discussions Introducing the Strategy: Fishbowl Diction Detectives and Evidence Reporting from Paradise Falls *Film: Clips from Up, directed by Pete Docter Making Connections and Visualizing Art Stepping into the Literature Circle Introducing the Strategy: Literature Circles Circling the Moon: Literature Circle Discussion Embedded Assessment 1 Responding to Literature Activity 2.14 Previewing Embedded Assessment 2 and Expository Writing Activity 2.15 Changing Genres: Transforming the Tale Fairy Tale: excerpt from The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson Poetry:... And Although the Little Mermaid Sacrificed Everything to Win the Love of the Prince, the Prince (Alas) Decided to Wed Another, by Judith Viorst Expository Essay: He Might Have Liked Me Better with My Tail, by Ima Mermaid Activity 2.16: Explaining and Interpreting Change Activity 2.17 Writing and Changing Together Introducing the Strategy: Replacing 88 SpringBoard English Language Arts Grade 6

4 Activity 2.18 Traveling with Charley: Literary Nonfiction Memoir: Excerpt from Travels with Charley, by John Steinbeck Introducing the Strategy: Diffusing Activity 2.19 Reflecting on Marley: Textual Evidence News Column: Saying Farewell to a Faithful Pal, by John Grogan Activity 2.20 Activity 2.21 Making Connections Through Research Autobiography: Dogs Make Us Human from Animals in Translation, by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson Synthesizing Temple s Story *Film Biography: Temple Grandin Autobiography: My Story from Animals in Translation, by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson Biography: excerpt from Chapter 6: Hampshire School for Wayward Wizards from Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows, Embraced Autism and Changed the World, by Sy Montgomery Embedded Assessment 2 Writing an Expository Essay Language and Writer s Craft Activity 2.3 Pronoun Usage and Agreement Activity 2.7 Sentence Variety Activity 2.9 Revising for Figurative Language Activity 2.17 Parallel Structure *Texts not included in these materials. Unit 2 The Power to Change 89

5 UNIT 3 Changing Perspectives GoalS: To analyze informational texts To practice nonfiction reading strategies To support a claim with reasons and evidence To engage effectively in a variety of collaborative discussions To write an argumentative letter To understand and use simple, compound, and complex sentence structures academic vocabulary controversy argument claim reasons evidence research plagiarism credible relevant sufficient Literary Terms tone formal style rhetorical appeals logos pathos Contents Activity 3.1 Activity 3.2 Activity 3.3 Activity 3.4 Activity 3.5 Previewing the Unit It Is Time to Argue and Convince Introducing the Strategy: Paraphrasing Peanuts and Pennies: Identifying Claims in an Argument Editorial: Don t ban peanuts at school, but teach about the dangers, by Register Editorial Board News Article: Penny Problem: Not Worth Metal It s Made Of, by Yunji de Nies Support the Sport? Creating Support with Reasons and Evidence Online Article: Should Dodge Ball Be Banned in Schools? Time for Kids News Article: Most Dangerous Sport of All May Be Cheerleading, by Lisa Ling and Arash Ghadishah News Article: High School Football: Would a Pop Warner Ban Limit Concussions? by Tina Akouris Introducing the Strategy: Rereading Do Your Research: Sources, Citation, and Credibility Activity 3.6 The Formality of It All: Style and Tone Letter: Letter on Thomas Jefferson, by John Adams (1776) Activity 3.7 A Graphic Is Worth a Thousand Words News Article: E-Readers Catch Younger Eyes and Go in Backpacks, by Julie Bosman Activity 3.8 Debate It: Organizing and Communicating an Argument Introducing the Strategy: Metacognitive Markers Article: The Pros and Cons of Social Networking for Teenagers: A Parent s Guide, by Kristin Stanberry Article: Social Networking s Good and Bad Impacts on Kids, from Science Daily Informational Text: Pro & Con Arguments: Are social networking sites good for our society? 160 SpringBoard English Language Arts Grade 6

6 Embedded Assessment 1: Activity 3.9 Activity 3.10 Activity 3.11 Researching and Debating a Controversy Previewing Embedded Assessment 2: Preparing for Argumentative Writing Looking at a Model Argumentative Letter Facts and Feelings: Rhetorical Appeals in Argumentative Writing Letter: The First Americans, Letter by the Grand Council Fire of American Indians Activity 3.12 Citing Evidence Activity 3.13 Activity 3.14 Playing with Persuasive Diction: Appealing to Pathos Introducing the Strategy: Adding by Looping From Start to Finish: Writing an Introduction and a Conclusion Activity 3.15 Saying Too Much or Too Little? Introducing the Strategy: Deleting Activity 3.16 Preparing to Write an Argument Embedded Assessment 2: Writing an Argumentative Letter Language and Writer s Craft Formal Style (3.5) Using Appositives (3.12) Revising by Creating Complex Sentences (3.15) Unit 3 Changing Perspectives 161

7 UNIT 4 The Final Act GoalS: To analyze and understand the relationship between setting, characterization, conflict, and plot To research a drama from a different time period To rehearse and present an engaging performance of a drama To revise for effective sentence variety academic vocabulary multimedia bibliography synthesize Literary Terms rhythm iambic pentameter iamb tone tableau limerick rhyme scheme inflection rate drama free verse alliteration Contents Activity 4.1 Previewing the Unit Activity 4.2 Activity 4.3 Activity 4.4 Activity 4.5 Activity 4.6 Embedded Assessment 1: Activity 4.7 Shakespeare in School Online Article: Shakespeare dumbed down in comic strips for bored pupils, by Laura Clark Researching to Understand Shakespeare and His Society Informational Text: Shakespeare s Life, the British Library Researching to Deepen Understanding Planning to Present Research Understanding Shakespeare s Language Essay: Excerpt from Reading Shakespeare s Language, by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine (editors) Researching and Presenting Shakespeare Previewing Embedded Assessment 2 and Preparing for a Performance Activity 4.8 Play Ball: Analyzing a Game of Life Short Story: The Southpaw, by Judith Viorst Activity 4.9 Drama Games: Connecting the Mind and Body Introducing the Strategy: Drama Games Activity 4.10 Lear s Limericks: Playing with Rhythm and Rhyme Poetry: Limericks from A Book of Nonsense, by Edward Lear Activity 4.11 Introducing the Strategy: Oral Interpretation Planning and Presenting a Reader s Theatre Drama: The Millionaire Miser, by Aaron Shepard Activity 4.12 A Poetic Performance Poetry: Oranges, by Gary Soto Poetry: Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll Poetry: Fireflies, by Paul Fleischman Introducing the Strategy: Choral Reading 238 SpringBoard English Language Arts Grade 6

8 Activity 4.13 Previewing the Play Activity 4.14 Guided Reading of The Taming of the Shrew Drama: Excerpts from The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare *Film: The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1967 Activity 4.15 One Text, Two Perspectives *Film: The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1967 Embedded Assessment 2: Performing Shakespeare Language and Writer s Craft Choosing Sentence Structure (4.3) Pronoun Usage (4.9) *Texts are not included in these materials. Unit 4 The Final Act 239

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