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Houghton Mifflin Reading Curriculum Resources

 

Grade 6, Theme 1: Courage

 

Teacher Read Aloud: Courage is something everyone has inside them

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Houghton Mifflin Reading: Passage to Freedom

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

World War II: Click on selected links from the Gallery section of this BBC site to hear from Veterans and children who survived the Holocaust.

Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara: Pictures and information from the Jewish Virtual Library.

Concentration Camps: Site contains photos taken in 1996 of the camps and maps. Click on Interactive Map (Birkenau 1996) and then the Latrines link and the Men’s Barrack link to see two of the many images that clearly display conditions in the camp.

Kid’s Search Tools: Collection of free search tools for students.

Merriam-Webster Online: Online dictionary.

Xpeditions Atlas: Printable maps from National Geographic.

Online Almanac for Kids: A free online almanac from FactMonster.com.

Ken Mochizuki: Information about the author of "Passage to Freedom" from Eduplace.

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

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

Discovery Education Streaming: Search for:

The Holocaust: In Memory of Millions (segments on Jewish Ghettos and Deportations, The Jewish Resistance Efforts, and Attempts to Save the Jews from Genocide)

Witness: Voices from the Holocaust (segments on Jewish Children in Hiding with Christian Families and The Witnesses)

Discovering Language Arts: Grades 06-08: Parts of Speech (segment on Types of Sentences)

Learn 360: Search for Holocaust.

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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

Build background for "Passage to Freedom," page 50A:

World War II: Click on selected links from the Gallery section of this BBC site to hear from Veterans and children who survived the Holocaust.

Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara: Pictures and information from the Jewish Virtual Library.

Concentration Camps: Site contains photos taken in 1996 of the camps and maps.

Comprehension Skill Lesson, Fact and Opinion, page 61 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Challenge: Social Studies, page 71:

World War II: Click on selected links from the Gallery section of this BBC site to hear from Veterans and children who survived the Holocaust.

Information & Study Skills: Using Print and Electronic Reference Sources, pages 71C-D:

Provide direct instruction in using an electronic encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary, thesaurus, and almanac. Link to ones students can use. Show how to do a keyword search. Show bulletin boards, chat, etc. Apply: find out how long the German army occupied Lithuania during World War II.

Kid’s Search Tools: Collection of free search tools for students.

Merriam-Webster Online: Online dictionary.

Xpeditions Atlas: Printable maps from National Geographic.

Online Almanac for Kids: A free online almanac from FactMonster.com.

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

Grammar Skills: Conjunctions; Compound Sentences, page 71K:

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

Conjunctions; Compound Sentences: A simple interactive Quia activity to practice using conjunctions to make compound sentences.

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

Word Wise: Conjunctions: An article from FactMonster.com about conjunctions.

Writing Skills: A Memo, page 71M:

Use the links below to develop an understanding of writing a memo:

Memo Writing: Descriptions and examples of memos from The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab).

How to Write a Memo: Visit wikiHow for the steps on how to write a memo.

How to Write a Memo: A short video from eHow on how to write a memo.