Southeast Middle School
6th Grade Expository
"Where the Pursuit of Excellence is Common Practice"
Theme, SMART GOAL(s), & Essential Questions for This Unit
By the end of the unit, 100% of the students will show progress and 65% will demonstrate proficiency by being able to:
· recognize the meanings and origins of foreign words in writing, and use context clues to determine meaning in text (56%)
· comparing and contrasting expository text (58%)
· creating an outline, notes, summaries of text, and reports.
· making assertions using citations about text (59%)
By the end of the unit, 100% of the students will show progress and 35% will demonstrate proficiency by being able to:
· creating expository compositions and revising them to improve the organization and consistency of ideas within the composition (24%)
as measured on the Periodic Assessment
Why do authors use different forms of writing?
Unit Specific Essential Questions:
What elements do accomplished writers use in expository writing or text?
Why is it important in expository writing to make assertions?
What is the importance of organization and consistency in expository composition?
What is the purpose of comparing and contrasting text?
How Students will Demonstrate Their Understanding
Common Formative Assessments:
Common Jane Schaffer writing prompts (given 4th week)
R 2.2 Analyze compare-contrast expository text
R 2.4 Create outlines, notes, summaries, or reports.
R 2.7 Make assertions about text through citations.
R 1.3 Recognize the origins and meanings of frequently used foreign words accurately in speaking and writing.
R 1.4 Monitor expository text for unknown words or words with novel meanings by using word, sentence, and paragraph clues to determine meaning.
W 1.6 Revise writing to improve organization and consistency of ideas.
W 2.2 Expository Compositions
* Standard are listed by periodic assessment weight
· Jane Schaffer writing program
· Lesson Study/PLCs/Learning Teams
· Sharing best practices
· Talking to the text
· Accountable Talk
· Cooperative Groups
· Reciprocal Teaching
· Integrated technology
· Use of primary sources
Interventions and Resources for this Unit
· Small groups for reviewing and reteaching
· Supplemental materials and resources from Prentice Hall
· Instructional Guides
Embedded Sample Activities and Resources
Posted as PowerPoint Files Below