Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2.a - Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

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