After completing this unit, the students will have worked on the following Connecticut Common Core Standards for Reading and Writing:
Common Core Standards-Speaking and Listening Skills
CCSS.SL.6.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative one on one, in groups, and teacher led with diverse partner on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues building on each other’s ideas and expressing their own clearly.
CCSS.SL.6.1.B: Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed
CCSS.SL.6.1D: Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection.
CCSS.SL 6.5: Include multimedia components (graphics, images, music, sound, and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
Common Core Standards: Reading and Writing Standards
CCSS.W.6.3A: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques and descriptive details as well as well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.W.6.3.B: Use narrative techniques, such as a dialogue pacing and description to develop experience, events, and characters
CCSS.W.6.3.D: Use phrase words, and relevant descriptive details and sensory languages to convey experiences and events
CCSS RH.6.B.2: Determine the central ideas or information of primary or secondary sources to provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from the prior knowledge or opinions
CCSS. RH. 6.B.3: Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure: determine the central idea of the text
CCSS. RH. B.4: Summarize the text helps the reader to determine the central idea