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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use Technology,...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 - Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use Technology, Including The Internet, To Produce And Publish... Writing - 6th Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

  1. Book Reviews, Annotation, and Web Technology - Students work in groups to read and discuss a book, keeping track of their feelings and opinions about the book, as well as facts and quotations, as they read. After reading, each group goes through their notes on the book, marking items they want to include in a book review. They look at sample book reviews and discuss the common elements of book reviews. Next, each group works together to write a review of their book and use Web-authoring tools to publish the review onto a Web page. Students then decide which parts of their review they wish to annotate, with each student in the group responsible for one topic. Students research their topics, taking notes. Each student writes about his or her topic, including bibliographic information. The writings are then peer-reviewed by the group, published to the Web, and hyperlinked back to the group's book review.
  2. Comic Strips - Create your own comics and your own characters also at Professor Garfield's Comic Lab!
  3. Comic Strips - Make up your own comics, using characters, emotions, and more
  4. Courageous Characters - In this six-week unit, students select a fictional story with a courageous character and pair it with related informational text from the same historical time period.
  5. Dialogue With a Purpose - How to create and handle dialogue
  6. Dialogue Workshop - Writing suggestions from Holly Lisle
  7. Everyone Loves a Mystery: A Genre Study - Students examine story elements and vocabulary associated with mystery stories through Directed LearningThinking Activities and then track these features as they read mystery books from the school or classroom library.
  8. Found Poems/Parallel Poems - In this lesson, students compose found and parallel poems based on descriptive literary passages they have read.
  9. Heroes Around Us - Students will explore the distinction between a hero and an idol. Based on collaboratively established criteria for heroism and characteristics of heroes, students will select, read about, and report on a hero. Students will identify how their hero matches their criteria and characteristics.
  10. Integrating Tech: Author's Viewpoint Book Creation - This lesson incoorporates the bookpress and Doodle Buddy app to recreate a familiar story from an author's point of view.
  11. Modes of Writing - Definitions of various modes of writing
  12. Narrative and Dialogue - A Contrast In Writing Styles
  13. Persuasive Writing - The message must always be crafted to appeal to our audience's self-interest
  14. Proverbs: Contemporary Proverbs - This lesson challenges students to craft more apparent meanings for traditional maxims. They first search for proverbs from around the world and select several they like. They then update the proverbs to be more contemporary. Finally, they write new proverbs of their own.
  15. Quiz - Match a prompt to narrative, expository, persuasive, or descriptive writing
  16. Quiz - Identify types of paragraphs - expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive
  17. Screen Writers Toolkit: Writing Dialogue - A blog assembled and contributed to by writers who are interested in developing the craft of screen writing [make sure you see the Tarrantino Exercise using the Yellow pages] [from the Internet Archive]
  18. Story Character Homepage - Combine higher order thinking with creativity in this lesson that uses diamante poems to illustrate the phenomenon of cause and effect. Students define and identify instances of cause and effect to help them generate their own examples.
  19. Teaching Tone vs. Mood using Computer-Based Multimedia - Lesson plan that can be adapted using Photostory 3.0 [this high school lesson plan could be adapted to teach this standard]
  20. The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard - Persuasive Essay and prompts [from the Internet Archive]
  21. The Power of Persuasive Writing - A three week communication skills and interdisciplinary middle school Internet project. (a WebQuest)
  22. The Write Source - Interested in receiving student writings for possible publication in one of our handbooks or on our Web site!
  23. The Writing conference - Publishes original poetry and prose from students enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade
  24. Twelve Exercises for Improving Dialogue - From the Writer's Resource Center
  25. Which Writing? - Students choose an appropriate format for writing.
  26. Write Now - From Zuzu - contribution of young artists, photographers and writers just like YOU
  27. Writing a How-To Explanation - Student model
  28. Writing a Personal Narrative - Student model
  29. Writing a Persuasive Essay - Student model
  30. Writing Dialogue - This is a dialogue sheet which can be used to teach students to include the basic characteristics of good dialogue in their own writing. The form may be modified to include whatever characteristics the instructor desires.
  31. Writing Exercises: Dialogue - Suggestions and exercises from the successful author Stephen J. Cannell



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