Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.

1: Environment and Cycles

Unit 2: The People of Sparks
Final Project: Wars and Plagues or A New Environment
Unit 3: Short Stories
Lesson 4: Rip Van Winkle

2: Force and Power

Unit 1: Bull Run
Lesson 1: Background on the Civil War
Unit 3: Number the Stars
Lesson 9: A Magazine Article

4: Systems and Interaction

Unit 1: Esperanza Rising
Lesson 8: Christmas
Unit 3: Secret of the Andes
Lesson 9: Belonging