THE STUDENTS GET TO IMAGINE THAT THEIR DOG HAS JUST EATEN THEIR HOMEWORK. THEY TAKE IT TO A VETERINARIAN TO GET THE HOMEWORK OUT. THE VETERINARIAN ASKS THE STUDENT TO ASSIST THEM WITH GETTING THE PAPER OUT. STUDENTS THEN STICK THEIR HANDS INSIDE THE DOGS STOMACH (32 OUNCE YOGURT CONTAINERS, OR CONTAINERS OF EQUAL SIZE) AND PULL OUT DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PAPER, AND MUST PUT THEM TOGETHER. WHILE THEY PUT THE PAPER TOGETHER, STUDENTS NOTICE DIFFERENT QUALITIES OF A GOOD PAPER, AND MAKE NOTES ON THE "SURGERY" OBSERVATION LOG. DIFFERENT FUNNY OBJECTS ARE ALSO MIXED IN WITH THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PAPER TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO LAUGH AT THE FUNNY THINGS THEIR DOG HAS EATEN.
LESSON OBJECTIVE: This engaging lesson allows students to understand the important qualities/components of a writing.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
RI 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI 6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
RI 6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
RI 6.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
W 6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
W 6.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
W 6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
SL 6.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.