Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS

Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS
Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS
Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS
Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS
Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS
Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS
Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS
Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS
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Common Core Standards
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Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS

This is an Expository Writing Unit aligned to the grade six common core writing standards. Students produce a magazine spread that is a compare/contrast article. I used this unit when I taught sixth grade writing. My students' magazine spreads turned out really powerful.

Included:
21 Scripted Lesson Plans (75 pages)
Student Work Packet (28 pages)
Grading Checklist
Smart Board slides file that accompanies this unit (47 slides). These are also included as a PDF file if you don't have a Smart Board.

Please look over the preview file for an overview of the unit and some sample lessons.

The scripted lessons include the following:

Task Definition
Day 1: Valuing Audience and Purpose
• Developing Topics of Interest
Day 2: Examining Non-fiction Text Structures
• Developing Related Topics
Day 3: Examining Information Feature Articles with a Compare Contrast Structure
• Choosing a Topic

Information Seeking Strategies and Locating Resources
Day 4: Locating and Accessing Sources in the Library
Day 5: Locating and Evaluating Online Resources
Day 6: Continuing to Locate Information and Evaluate Online Sources and Printing from a Website

Use of Information
Day 7: Generate a List of Subtopics and Possible Questions
Days 8 & 9: Taking Notes—Paraphrasing, Not Plagiarizing
Day 10: Taking Notes—Using Multiple Resources
Day 11: Taking Notes—Bibliography

Synthesis
Day 12: Turning Notes into Body Paragraphs Day 1
Day 13: Turning Notes into Body Paragraphs Day 2
Day 14: Turning Notes into Body Paragraphs Day 3
Day 15: Grammar Lesson—Using Domain-Specific Vocabulary
Day 16: Leads
Day 17: Conclusions
Day 18: Grammar Lesson—Using Precise Language
Day 19: Revising
Day 20: Become an Editor
Publishing
Day 21: Locating and Inserting Pictures into your Template

Celebration

I also have persuasive and a fictional narrative writing units for sixth grade. Go here to check it out:
Persuasive Writing Unit Grade 6 Common Core
Fictional Narrative Story Writing 4 Week Unit (Grade 6 CCSS)


Total Pages
150 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 month
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