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Grade 6, Theme 1: Courage

 

Teacher Read Aloud: Rosie to the Rescue

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Houghton Mifflin Reading: Climb or Die

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

The Endurance: Photography of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition by Frank Hurley.

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton: Learn about the expedition.

I Was the First to Conquer Everest: Photos, information and an interview with Sir Edmund Hillary from Scholastic.

Everest 2012: Learn all about climbing Mount Everest including photos, a quiz and articles.

Edward Myers: Information about the author of "Climb or Die" from Eduplace.

eWord Game: An interactive word game to reinforce the Key Vocabulary for "Climb or Die."

Crossword Puzzle: A crossword puzzle from Eduplace to support the reading selection.

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

Discovery Education Streaming: Search for:

Daily Planet: Scientific Cliffhangers (segment on Indoor Rock Climbing on a Monster Scale)

World's Best: Natural Wonders (segment on Mount Everest)

The Split-Infinitive World of English Grammar: Module 06: Grammar Follies (segment on Part Three: Sentence Problems)

The Harold Syntax Guide to Grammar Basics: Interjections, Conjunctions, and Prepositions (segment on Part Two: Conjunctions)

The Untamed World of English Punctuation: Module 02: Commas and Colons (segment on Section B: Introductory Clauses and Phrases (continued from Program One)

How to Write a Report and Personal Letter (segment on Letter writing)

Learn 360: Search term Mount Everest.

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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

Comprehension Skill Lesson, Story Structure, page 83 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Build background for "Battling Everest," page 90:

Everest 2012: Learn all about climbing Mount Everest including photos, a quiz and articles.

I Was the First to Conquer Everest: Photos, information and an interview with Sir Edmund Hillary from Scholastic.

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

Grammar Skills: Complex Sentences; Correcting Fragments and Run-on Sentences, page 93K:

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

Independent and Dependent Clauses: Descriptions and examples of these two types of clauses from The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab).

Writing Lab Handouts: The North Carolina Wesleyan College OWL(Online Writing Lab) contains over 150 worksheets on a variety of grammar related topics.

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

Writing Skills: A Friendly Letter, page 93M:

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

Letter Generator: An interactive letter generator from ReadWriteThink.

Writing: Letters: Friendly, Business, and Thank You: A list of resources from eMints National Center.

Better Letters: Lesson Plans for Teaching Letter Writing: Teacher resources from Education World on Writing Letters.