Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

1: Environment and Cycles

Unit 1: The Wanderer
Lesson 10: Narrative Essay Writing and Voice
Lesson 2: Preparations
Lesson 7: The Storm
Unit 2: The People of Sparks
Lesson 4: The Disaster
Lesson 5: Roamers
Final Project: Wars and Plagues or A New Environment
Unit 3: Short Stories
Lesson 4: Rip Van Winkle
Lesson 7: Your Choice
Final Project: Writing a Short Story

2: Force and Power

Unit 1: Bull Run
Final Project: Argumentative Essay
Unit 3: Number the Stars
Lesson 9: A Magazine Article

3: Change

Unit 1: Tuck Everlasting
Lesson 5: At Home with the Tucks
Lesson 9: The Plan
Unit 2: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Lesson 10: Revival
Lesson 3: The Bus
Final Project: Unit Test and Presentation for Change
Unit 3: The Giver
Final Project: The Final Chapter

4: Systems and Interaction

Unit 1: Esperanza Rising
Lesson 10: Together
Lesson 4: Los Angeles
Lesson 5: Home Sweet Home
Final Project: A Dramatization
Unit 2: The Tree That Time Built
Lesson 1: Fields
Lesson 3: Prehistoric
Lesson 6: Insects
Unit 3: Secret of the Andes
Lesson 3: People Below
Final Project: Narrative Essay