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Houghton Mifflin Reading Curriculum Resources

 

Grade 6, Theme 1: Courage

 

Teacher Read Aloud: The Jamison Way

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Houghton Mifflin Reading: Hatchet

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Houghton Mifflin Reading Web Resources Houghton Mifflin Sixth Grade Theme 1 Web Resources

Denali for Kids: Site for kids from PBS includes a Survival Skills link.

Gary Paulsen: Information about the author of "Hatchet" from Eduplace.

eWord Game: An interactive word game to reinforce the Key Vocabulary for "Hatchet."

Houghton Mifflin Reading Video Resources Houghton Mifflin Sixth Grade Theme 1 Video Resources

Search for Canadian Wilderness (segment on Overview of the Canadian Rockies) and The Split-Infinitive World of English Grammar: Module 04: Examining the Sentence (segment on Part Five: Sentences)

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Houghton Mifflin Reading: Reading Houghton Mifflin Sixth Grade Reading Resources

Preparing to Read/Key Vocabulary Graphic Organizer Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Classroom Management Handbook, page CM 1-3, #7: Wilderness Skills

Denali for Kids: Site for kids from PBS includes a Survival Skills link.

Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction, page 31 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Comprehension Skill Lesson: Cause and Effect, page 41 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Comprehension Skill Lesson: Cause and Effect Chain, page 41 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Responding: Design a Poster, page 45:

Word processing or graphic design software can be used to create a poster showing the steps to make a fire.

Challenge Handbook, page CH1-2, #3: News at Eleven!

Film the fictional interview between a reporter and Brian from Hatchet using a digital video camera. Edit with video editing software, if time permits.

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Writing & Language Houghton Mifflin Fifth Grade Theme 1 Writing & Language Resources

Grammar Skills: Kinds of Sentences; Subjects and Predicates, page 47K:

Use the links below as well as the video resources listed above to develop an understanding of this grammar topic:

Sentence Types: An interactive game from Quia on the different types of sentences.

Identifying Different Kinds of Sentences - The Peacock's Feathers: A lesson plan from Teacher' Domain that includes a video, sentence identification chart, worksheets, and rubrics on identifying the different types of sentences.

Rags to Riches: An interactive game from Quia on identifying the subject and predicate in sentences.

Sentence Structure: A collection of teacher and student resources on all types of sentences, includes interactive activities and quizzes.

Sentences: Use WorksheetWorks.com to generate a worksheet for students to practice with sentences.

Word Wise: Sentences: An article from FactMonster.com about sentences.

Writing Skills: Instructions, page 47M:

Use the links below to develop an understanding of writing instructions:

Instruction Games: Interactive online games to help kids write instructions.

Kids on the Net: Dragonsville: The Rock of Knowledge: Read instructions that other students have written and submitted to Libro, a very wise dragon.