Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Project Based Writing Grade 6-8

Project Based Writing Grade 6-8

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Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 6

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.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.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.7: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Range of Writing

ELA.W.6.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Strand - Text Types and Purposes, Grade 6

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

ELA.W.6.1a: Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

ELA.W.6.1e: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

ELA.W.6.1b: Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

ELA.W.6.1c: Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

ELA.W.6.1d: Establish and maintain a formal style.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

ELA.W.6.2f: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

ELA.W.6.2e: Establish and maintain a formal style.

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

ELA.W.6.2a: Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

ELA.W.6.2d: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

ELA.W.6.2c: Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

ELA.W.6.2b: Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 6

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.6.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.5: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Strand - Comprehension and Collaboration, Grade 6

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELA.SL.6.1d: Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELA.SL.6.1c: Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELA.SL.6.1b: Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELA.SL.6.1a: Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 6

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.6.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.6.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 6

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.6.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

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Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.6.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

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Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.6.7: Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.6.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 61 to 74
Unit 2: Career Quest Project 75 to 86
Unit 3: Advocacy Research Project 87 to 96

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