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  1. 1. Saskatchewan Learning Resources English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources2008 6
  2. 2. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6English Language Arts:Core Learning Resources 6Prepared by:Curriculum and E-Learning BranchMinistry of Education2008 English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 |
  3. 3. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6English language arts: core learning resources 6ISBN 978-1-897211-37-31. Language arts (Middle school) – Saskatchewan – Bibliography. 2. Middle school students –Saskatchewan – Books and reading – Bibliography. 3. Young adult literature – Bibliography.I. Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. Curriculum and E-Learning. Humanities Unit.011.625016.3726028.5All rights for images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright owners.| English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  4. 4. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6Table of Contents Foreword..................................................................................................................v Major.Integrated.Resources.................................................................................1 Language.Resources..............................................................................................5 Professional.Resources....................................................................................... 11 Digital.Resources................................................................................................. 27 Grade.6.Context.and.Unit.Grid. ........................................................................ 29 . English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | iii
  5. 5. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6ForewordT his list of learning resources identifies high quality resources that have been recommended by the Ministry of Education to support English Language Arts 6. This list will be updated as new resources are recommended and older ones are no longer available. A list of additionalresources can be found on the Ministry of Education website.There is no single resource that provides support for all the outcomes in a grade-specific Englishlanguage arts curriculum. When purchasing resources from this list, it is advisable to select avariety of resources so all three goals of the curriculum will be supported. Other resources beyondthose recommended in this list may effectively support English Language Arts 6. It remains theresponsibility of educators to preview and select materials that best meet the needs of their schoolor community. These resources should be chosen in accordance with the school division’s learningresources selection policy.Pricing of the learning resources contained in this document is subject to change without notice.(CAN) indicates that a Canadian contributed to the development of the resource and/or thatit includes Canadian content. (SK) indicates that a Saskatchewan person contributed to thedevelopment of the resource and/or that it includes Saskatchewan content. (WNCP) indicatesthat the resource was selected through the evaluation processes of the Western and NorthernCanadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education.The Ministry of Education expresses its appreciation to publishers, producers, and distributors whohave provided learning resources for evaluation, and gratefully acknowledges the contributionsmade by educators who served as evaluators. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | v
  6. 6. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6Major Integrated 6 7 8 9 10 11 12Resources √ Suggested Use Student Resource - Multigenre Publisher/Distributor Pearson Education Canada 195 Harry Walker Parkway NorthCollections 6 (COL) NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7Annotation (800) 361-6128(CORE, CAN, WNCP) This integrated resource Fax: (800) 563-9196package contains five magazine anthologies, E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.com10 novels to accompany the anthologies, Website: www.pearsoned.ca/and 10 books of varied genres relating to the Copyright: 1998anthologies’ themes. The anthologies focus on Year Recommended: 2006relationships and identity, genre study, scienceinvestigation, language and communication,and social studies exploration. Title ISBN PriceThe package is supported by approximately 60 Discovering Links 978-013-741588-5 $16.25 pbk.laminated learning strategies cards, a teacher’s Looking for 978-013-620352-0 $16.25 pbk.resource module for each anthology, and a Answershandbook of ideas for teaching with novels, Off the Page 978-013-849639-5 $16.25 pbk.non-fiction, and poetry. Space, Stars, and 978-013-620535-7 $16.25 pbk.An assessment handbook provides general Quasarsbackground understandings about assessment Tales-Heroes, 978-013-620394-0 $16.25 pbk.strategies as well as practical suggestions for Deeds, and Wondersauthentic assessment and sample forms forpeer, self, and teacher assessment. Teacher’s 978-013-083317-4 $321.75 Resource FileThe teacher’s resource modules give teaching Casesand assessment suggestions for each selectionand accompanying books, lists of furtherstudent reading choices, and lists of spellingwords in the unit. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 1
  7. 7. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ Suggested Use Student Resource – Multigenre Publisher Gage Learning CorporationGage Cornerstones 6 Canadian DistributorLanguage Arts (CS) Nelson Education Ltd. 1120 Birchmount RoadAnnotation TORONTO ON M1K 5G4(CORE, CAN, WNCP) This set of resources (800) 668-2222provides a framework upon which to Fax: (800) 430-4445build flexible language arts programming. E-mail: inquire@nelson.comIt consists of a teacher’s guide and two Website: www.nelson.com/student anthologies, each containing fourthematic units. The resources allow for Copyright: 1999extension and individualization, and provide Year Recommended: 1999support for differentiating instruction. Theextension activities encourage critical andcreative thinking, while allowing students to Title ISBN Pricedemonstrate knowledge in a variety of ways, Anthology 6A 978-0-7715-1216-2 $32.95 pbk.both independently and in groups. Anthology 6B 978-0-7715-1217-9 $32.95 pbk.The anthologies promote links to other texts Teacher’s Guide 978-0-7715-1220-9 $147.95and media, to other curriculum areas, to 6 (Western coil-bound Curriculumtechnology, and to the home. They feature Edition)abundant Canadian content, combined witha global focus, and they contain texts froma wide range of genres, including personalaccounts, poetry, biographies, interviews, andfolktales.The teacher’s guide provides interdisciplinarylinkages, a thematic framework, classroommanagement information, professional readinglists, and novel study activities. For eachanthology selection, the guide includes authorprofiles, links to prior experience, activities foreach of the language arts, and suggestions fordifferentiating instruction.From GAGE, Cornerstones 6A Student Anthology, 0E. © 1998 Nelson Education Ltd. Reproduced by permission. www.cengage.com/permissions2 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  8. 8. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ Suggested Use Student Resource - Multigenre Publisher/Distributor Nelson Education Ltd. 1120 Birchmount RoadNelson Language Arts Grade 6 (NLA) TORONTO ON M1K 5G4 (800) 668-2222Annotation Fax: (800) 430-4445(CORE, CAN, WNCP) These anthologies integrate E-mail: inquire@nelson.comthe six strands – reading, writing, listening, Website: www.nelson.com/speaking, viewing, and representing – to supportthe achievement of English language arts learning Copyright: 1998outcomes. A variety of genres, media texts, and Year Recommended: 2001learning strategies are presented. The resourcecomponents consist of two student texts, eachcontaining three units. The student texts aredivided into six thematic units, each focusing on Title ISBN Priceone context: personal, information, media, social, Writers Express: 978-0-17607-458-6 $42.95 pbktechnical, or cultural. A Handbook for Young Writers,Writers Express: A Handbook for Young Writers, Thinkers, andThinkers, and Learners supports the development of Learnersstudent reading, writing, and oral expression. It is Supplementary 978-0-17-607466-X $139.95divided into four parts: “The Process of Writing,” “The Readings: Going pbk.Tools of Learning,” “The Forms of Writing,” and “The the Distance,Proofreader’s Guide.” The introduction to each unit Choosing Peacein the teacher’s guide for Nelson Education Language Choosing Peace 978-0-17607447-0 $31.95 pbk.Arts makes links to topics in this student handbook,including page references. Grade 6 students will Teacher’s Guide: 978-0-17-618617-3 $95.95 coil-require teacher support in using this resource. Choosing bound Peace (WesternThe supplementary readings for the Nelson Canada EditionEducation Language Arts Grade 6 program contain Going the 978-0-17-607446-3 $31.95 pbk.reading selections and follow-up activities. These Distanceresources provide opportunities to continue Teacher’s 978-0-17-618725-5 $95.95 coil-exploring genres and topics addressed in the Guide: Going boundcorresponding student texts. the Distance (WesternEach teacher’s guide contains an introduction, Canada Edition)individual lesson plans, and instructional strategiesfor each selection in the student texts. Goals foreach unit are well organized and make strong cross-curricular connections. Criterion-based assessment,both informal and formal, includes self-evaluationas well as peer and teacher evaluation.From Going the Distance (softcover). © 1998 Nelson Education Ltd. Reproduced by permission. www.cengage.com/permissions English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 3
  9. 9. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ Suggested Use Student Resource - Multigenre Publisher/Distributor Nelson Education Ltd.Nelson Literacy 6 (NL) 1120 Birchmount Road TORONTO ON M1K 5G4Annotation (800) 668-2222(CORE, CAN) This major integrated resource Fax: (800) 430-4445(MIR) for English language arts provides E-mail: inquire@nelson.comsupport for the curriculum goals: comprehend Website: www.nelson.com/and respond, compose and create, and assessand reflect on language abilities. The MIR also Copyright: 2007addresses the six stands: reading, writing, Year Recommended: 2008listening, speaking, viewing, and representing.Instructional strategies are explained anddifferentiating instruction is included to Title ISBN Priceassist teachers with the diversity within the Nelson Literacy: 978-0-17-62918-1 $15.95 pbk.classrooms. The “Release of Responsibility” Student Book 6amodel has students demonstrating and Nelson Literacy: 978-0-17-62919-8 $15.95 pbk.applying their knowledge in a variety of Student Book 6bways. Language cues and conventions are Nelson Literacy: 978-0-17-629120-4 $15.95 pbk.incorporated into the framework of the lesson Student Book 6cplans. The teacher’s guide is detailed and Nelson Literacy 6: 978-0-17-629126-6 $274.95comprehensive with formative and summative Transparencies for binderassessment tools. Teacher reflection is Shared Reading and Modellingemphasized. Nelson Literacy 978-0-17-629124-2 $494.95 kit 6: Guided and Independent Reading Kit Nelson Literacy 978-0-17-624970-0 $249.95 6: Teachers pbk. Resource Box (includes CD- ROM and Online) Nelson Literacy 6: 978-0-17-630552-9 $98.95 Audio and Video PackageFrom MACKENZIE. NELSON LITERACY 6 STUDENT TEXT A, 1E. © 2007 Nelson Education Ltd. Reproduced by permission. www.cengage.com/permissions4 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  10. 10. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6Language Resources 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Language Publisher/Distributor Nelson Education Ltd. 1120 Birchmount Road TORONTO ON M1K 5G4Collins Gage Canadian (800) 668-2222 Fax: (800) 430-4445Intermediate Dictionary E-mail: inquire@nelson.comAnnotation Website: www.nelson.com/(CORE, CAN) This new edition of the Canadian Price: $42.45 hdc.dictionary for intermediate students contains Pagination: 1,439 p.over 1,400 pages of entries. The entriesare direct and concise, and supported by ISBN: 978-0-17628-492-3illustrative sentences and points of usage. Copyright: 2005Alternative pronunciations are included. Many Year Recommended: 2006words are illustrated with age-appropriate,small black-and-white drawings. The dictionaryuses Canadian spelling and reflects theCanadian cultural mosaic through languageusage, conventions, and definitions. Thisresource is sensitive to the diversity of culturesin Canada, particularly the First Nations, Inuit,and Métis people. Lexical items have beenadded to reflect technological, social, andpolitical developments.In addition, this resource provides a guide tousing the dictionary, and offers materials tosupport language development. Appendicesadd maps, charts, and other informationrelevant to a Canadian student. This studentfriendly resource is functional and culturallyappropriate for the classroom.From Collins Gage Canadian Intermediate Dictionary, 1E. © 2005 Nelson Education Ltd. Reproduced by permission. www.cengage.com/permissions English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 5
  11. 11. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Language Publisher/Distributor Nelson Education Ltd. 1120 Birchmount RoadCollins Gage Canadian TORONTO ON M1K 5G4Intermediate Thesaurus (800) 668-2222 Fax: (800) 430-4445Annotation E-mail: inquire@nelson.com(CORE, CAN) This new edition of a Canadian Website: www.nelson.com/thesaurus for intermediate students containsover 30,000 entries. The entries are direct Price: $17.95 pbk.and concise, and supported by illustrative Pagination: 543 p.sentences and points of usage. Alternative ISBN: 978-0-00639-580-5pronunciations are included. Many words Copyright: 2006are illustrated with age-appropriate, small Year Recommended: 2006black-and-white drawings. The thesaurus usesCanadian spelling and reflects the Canadiancultural mosaic through language usage,conventions, and definitions. This resource issensitive to the diversity of cultures in Canada,particularly the First Nations, Inuit, and Métispeople. Lexical items have been added toreflect technological, social, and politicaldevelopments.Instruction, which could be based on the guidethat is incorporated into the resource, willbe required to support effective student use.Materials to support language developmentare included in the body of the thesaurus.This resource is functional and culturallyappropriate for the classroom.From Collins Gage Canadian Intermediate Thesaurus, 1E. © 2006 Nelson Education Ltd. Reproduced by permission. www.cengage.com/permissions6 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  12. 12. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ Suggested Use Language Publisher/Distributor Nelson Education Ltd. 1120 Birchmount Road TORONTO ON M1K 5G4Nelson Spelling 6 (800) 668-2222Authors: Kekewich, Deb and Kekewich, Jim Fax: (800) 430-4445 E-mail: inquire@nelson.comAnnotation Website: www.nelson.com/(CORE, CAN, WNCP) This resource encouragesstudents to identify spelling patterns and Copyright: 1997to create and use personal spelling lists as Year Recommended: 1997supports in their writing. Each lesson containsa list of words related to the focus pattern, Title ISBN Priceactivities devoted to listing other words with Student Study 978-0-17-606559-1 $29.95 pbk.the pattern, and sight-sound relationships. BookAs well, sections include a focus on language Teacher’s 978-0-17-606564-5 $85.95and spelling strategies, a supporting writing Resource coilboundprocess, and connections to vocabulary insubject areas. The book contains a table ofcontents listing the patterns and strategies,a word list, and a concluding chapter ofadditional activities.The teacher’s resource provides suggestions forteaching and assessment, sample evaluationand activity templates, and suggestions formini-lessons.Note: This resource is listed as a source of mini-lessons rather than as a program of study.From Nelson Spelling 6, 1E. © 1997 Nelson Education Ltd. Reproduced by permission. www.cengage.com/permissions English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 7
  13. 13. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Language Publisher/Distributor Oxford University Press Canada 70 Wynford DriveStudent’s Oxford Canadian DON MILLS ON M3C 1J9Dictionary. 2nd ed. (800) 387-8020 Fax: (800) 665-1771Editors: Barber, Katherine, Fitzgerald, Heather, E-mail: customer.service.ca@oup.comand Pontisso, Robert Website: www.oupcanada.com/index.phpAnnotation Price: $24.95 hdc.(CORE) This user friendly dictionary contains Pagination: 1,286 p.over 2,000 uniquely Canadian words and ISBN: 978-0-19-542715-8meanings. The inside front cover has achronology of the English language, and the Copyright: 2007back inside cover has definitions of literary Year Recommended: 2007terms. A guide at the beginning of thedictionary describes how to use the referencebook and includes words borrowed from otherlanguages that have not been fully integratedinto English. Phrases in the entries helpclarify the meanings. Examples are providedfor words with confusing meanings. Theappendices have a section on irregular verbs,punctuation, and capitalization.8 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  14. 14. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ Suggested Use Student Resource Publisher/Distributor Nelson Education Ltd. 1120 Birchmount RoadWrite on Track: A Handbook for TORONTO ON M1K 5G4Young Writers, Thinkers, and (800) 668-2222 Fax: (800) 430-4445Learners E-mail: inquire@nelson.comAuthors: Kemper, Dave, Nathan, Ruth, and Website: www.nelson.com/Sebranek, Patrick Price: $37.45 pbk.Annotation Pagination: 349 p.(CORE, CAN, WNCP) This student handbook ISBN: 978-0-17606-608-6enhances the development of studentthinking, learning, reading, writing, and oral Copyright: 1998expression. It is divided into four parts: “The Year Recommended: 1998Process of Writing”, “The Forms of Writing”,“The Tools of Learning”, and “The Proofreader’sGuide”. Each part provides strategies,techniques, and student models. Topics aredealt with in a concise manner. The handbookcontains a table of contents and an index.From Write On Track © 1998 Nelson Education Ltd. Reproduced by permission. www.cengage.com/permissions English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 9
  15. 15. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ Suggested Use Language Publisher/Distributor Nelson Education Ltd. 1120 Birchmount RoadYoung Canada Thesaurus TORONTO ON M1K 5G4 (800) 668-2222Authors: Hodgkinson, Dave and Aker, Don Fax: (800) 430-4445 E-mail: inquire@nelson.comAnnotation Website: www.nelson.com/(CORE, CAN, WNCP) This junior thesaurusfeatures highlighted entries, both in the Price: $37.45 pbk.main text and in the index. Words are Pagination: 560 p.organized alphabetically and are followed by ISBN: 978-0-17-604803-7definitions, illustrative sentences, and relatedwords. Fifteen appendices provide lists of Copyright: 1996words for categories that include collective Year Recommended: 1996nouns, musical instruments, and Canadiangovernment. The thesaurus contains a table ofcontents and an index. This book is suitable foruse by students requiring additional readingsupport.From Young Canada Thesaurus, 2E. © 1996 Nelson Education Ltd. Reproduced by permission. www.cengage.com/permissions10 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  16. 16. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6Professional Resources 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Assessment Publisher/Distributor Pearson Education Canada 195 Harry Walker Parkway North NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7 (800) 361-6128Classroom Assessment: Principles Fax: (800) 563-9196and Practice for Effective E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.comStandards-Based Instruction. 4th Website: www.pearsoned.ca/ed. Price: $83.60 pbk.Author: McMillan, James H. Pagination: 448 p. ISBN: 978-0-205-48584-0Annotation(CORE) Assessment is an important aspect Copyright: 2007of education. This book provides teachers Year Recommended: 2008with the knowledge to incorporate effectiveassessment and evaluation into the classroom.This resource will help teachers to understandthe purpose of classroom assessment andevaluation, the types of learning targets, andwhich type of assessment and evaluation ismost appropriate for the various learningtargets. The author presents the integrationof assessment and evaluation with instructionbefore, during, and after a unit. Gradingand reporting student performance are alsocovered. There is a chapter on assessing andevaluating students with special needs. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 11
  17. 17. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Instructional Strategies Publisher/Distributor International Reading Association PO Box 8139, 800 Barksdale RdClassroom Strategies for NEWARK DE 19714-8139Interactive Learning. 3rd ed. (800) 336-7323 Fax: (302) 731-1057Author: Buehl, Doug E-mail: customerservice@reading.org Website: www.reading.org/Annotation(CORE) Doug Buehl provides a variety of Price: $22.95 pbk. U.S.literacy development strategies that stress Pagination: 176 p.effective learning across the curriculum. There ISBN: 978-0-87207-284-8are 45 user friendly literacy skill-buildingstrategies that may be unfamiliar to those Copyright: 2001outside the reading field. Each can be easily Year Recommended: 2008adapted to a variety of student ability levels.The strategies can be used at the Middle Leveland at the Secondary Level.12 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  18. 18. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Instructional Strategies Publisher Allyn & BaconContent Area Reading and DistributorLiteracy: Succeeding in Today’s Pearson Education Canada 195 Harry Walker Parkway NorthDiverse Classrooms. 6th ed. NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7Authors: Alvermann, Donna E., Phelps, (800) 361-6128Stephen F., and Gillis, Victoria Ridgeway Fax: (800) 563-9196 E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.comAnnotation Website: www.pearsoned.ca/(CORE) Using a student-centred approachto teaching literacy, this resource explores Price: $161.45 hdc.methods of understanding and teaching Pagination: 496 p.content reading to Middle and Secondary Level ISBN: 978-0-13-610102-4students. Inclusive of students from diversecultural and language backgrounds, the Copyright: 2009resource details effective reading strategies, Year Recommended: 2010assessment and evaluation techniques, therole of prior knowledge, literate thinking,and creating a favourable learning climate. Itincludes methods for integrating technologyand writing strategies, and presents a holisticperspective regarding literacy instruction. Thislatest edition addresses the needs of Englishlearners and a culturally diverse studentpopulation.Note: Although this resource containsAmerican content, it is a useful publication forSaskatchewan teachers. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 13
  19. 19. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Comprehension Publisher Stenhouse PublishersDo I Really Have to Distributor Pembroke Publishers Ltd.Teach Reading?: Content 538 Hood RoadComprehension, Grades 6-12 MARKHAM ON L3R 3K9Author: Tovani, Cris (800) 997-9807 Fax: (800) 339-5568Annotation E-mail: mary@pembrokepublishers.com(CORE) This book is for teachers who Website: www.pembrokepublishers.comwant to improve their students’ readingcomprehension in the content areas for Price: $24.95 pbk.Grades 6-12. Tovani demonstrates in detail Pagination: 138 p.several strategies that can effectively increase ISBN: 978-1-57110-376-5student comprehension. This resource Copyright: 2004provides support to teachers who do not feel Year Recommended: 2006comfortable teaching the reading strand. Do IReally Have to Teach Reading? is a useful bookthat gives examples of teaching reading inthe content areas and offers advice on how tobalance instruction and content. This book hasthe potential to help students become betterreaders and lifelong learners. Included are atable of contents and an appendix of sampleactivities.14 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  20. 20. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Inquiry Publisher/Distributor Scholastic Canada Ltd. 175 Hillmount RoadEngaging Readers & Writers MARKHAM ON L6C 1Z7With Inquiry: Promoting Deep (800) 268-3860Understandings in Language Arts Fax: (800) 387-4944 E-mail: custserve@scholastic.caand Content Areas With Guiding Website: www.scholastic.ca/Questions Price: $26.99 pbk.Author: Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. Pagination: 176 p.Annotation ISBN: 978-0-439-57413-6(CORE) Through the use of research and Copyright: 2007classroom experience, Wilhelm demonstrates Year Recommended: 2008that inquiry is easy to teach. He shares practicalideas for turning goals and outcomes intoengaging authentic questions that propelstudents toward deep understandings.Included in the book are examples of guidingquestions for every content area, samplelessons, and activities that deepen thinkingabout topics and prepare students for moremeaningful reading and writing experiences.Included are a table of contents and an index.From ENGAGING READERS AND WRITING WITH INQUIRY BY Jeffrey D. Wilhelm. Scholastic Inc./Teaching Resources. Copyright © 2007 by JeffreyD. Wilhelm. Reprinted by permission. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 15
  21. 21. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Teaching Publisher Addison-Wesley Educational Books DistributorExploring and Teaching the Pearson Education CanadaEnglish Language Arts. 4th ed. 195 Harry Walker Parkway NorthAuthors: Tchudi, Stephen and Mitchell, Diana NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7 (800) 361-6128Annotation Fax: (800) 563-9196(CORE) This resource recognizes the E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.comcomplexities of teaching all the components Website: www.pearsoned.ca/of English language arts. The bookprovides teachers with ideas, strategies, Price: $114.15 pbk.and an exploratory approach to improve Pagination: 402 p.their teaching. The resource includes the ISBN: 978-0-321-00215-0importance of an integrated curriculum, Copyright: 1999planning instructional units, and creating an Year Recommended: 2006environment for learning. Included are a tableof contents and an index.16 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  22. 22. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ Suggested Use Literacy Strategies Publisher Prentice-Hall Inc.50 Literacy Strategies: Step by DistributorStep. 3rd ed. Pearson Education Canada 195 Harry Walker Parkway NorthAuthor: Tompkins, Gail E. NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7Annotation (800) 361-6128(CORE) This publication provides research- Fax: (800) 563-9196based literacy strategies useful for Elementary E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.comand Middle Level educators. Each strategy Website: www.pearsoned.ca/indicates the instructional focus (oral language, Price: $29.85 pbk.phonemic awareness/phonics, fluency, Pagination: 149 p.vocabulary, comprehension, writing, spelling, ISBN: 978-0-13-515816-6and content areas), the grade levels, reasonsfor using the strategy, step-by-step instructions Copyright: 2009on how to use the instructional strategy, and Year Recommended: 2008ideas for the best times to use the strategy.Scaffolding for English learners is described,and samples of students’ works are presented.The index allows the user to find specificliteracy strategies and strategies for a particulargrade. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 17
  23. 23. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Grammar Publisher Heinemann Educational BooksThe Grammar Plan Book: A Guide Distributorto Smart Teaching Pearson Education Canada 195 Harry Walker Parkway NorthAuthor: Weaver, Constance NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7Annotation (800) 361-6128(CORE) The best method of teaching language Fax: (800) 563-9196conventions is to integrate them into the E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.comwriting process. This book explains how to Website: www.pearsoned.ca/teach language conventions this way. Through Price: $29.22 pbk.examples of innovative educators teaching Pagination: 153 p.language, teachers are presented with ISBN: 978-0-325-01043-4concepts to use in the classroom. Althoughthis publication is not a language handbook, Copyright: 2007it includes most of the language concepts that Year Recommended: 2008students need to know. The book is usefulin planning focused lessons and includes asample scope-and-sequence chart. Includedare a table of contents and an index.18 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  24. 24. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ Suggested Use Comprehension Publisher/Distributor Scholastic Canada Ltd. 175 Hillmount RoadImproving Comprehension with MARKHAM ON L6C 1Z7Think-Aloud Strategies (800) 268-3860 Fax: (800) 387-4944Author: Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. E-mail: custserve@scholastic.caAnnotation Website: www.scholastic.ca/(CORE) Researcher and teacher JeffreyWilhelm demonstrates strategies that enable Price: $22.99 pbk.students to make meaning of newly acquired Pagination: 176 p.information and difficult text. Think-aloud ISBN: 978-0-439-21859-7strategies provide an active social experience Copyright: 2001that captures what sense students have made Year Recommended: 2006of text. Models of think-aloud strategies suchas inferring, visualizing, and summarizing inthe contexts of meaningful tasks and ways toassist students in the use of these strategies arepresented throughout the resource.From IMPROVING COMPREHENSION WITH THINK-ALOUD STRATEGIES by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm. Scholastic Inc./Teaching Resources. Copyright ©2001 by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm. Reprinted by permission. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 19
  25. 25. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ Suggested Uses Listening Comprehension Publisher Heinemann Educational BooksListen Hear!: 25 Effective ListeningComprehension Strategies Distributor Pearson Education CanadaAuthors: Opitz, Michael F. and Zbaracki, 195 Harry Walker Parkway NorthMatthew D. NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7Annotation (800) 361-6128(CORE) Students are expected to spend 50 Fax: (800) 563-9196percent or more of their day engaged in E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.comlistening comprehension activities, but too Website: www.pearsoned.ca/often they “hear” rather than “listen”. This Price: $27.89 pbk.resource provides strategies to incorporate Pagination: 140 p.multidimensional listening comprehension ISBN: 978-0-325-00344-3into the classroom. Using the latest research,the authors provide charts to show at a glance Copyright: 2004which skills each strategy enhances. Listen Year Recommended: 2008Hear! includes a table of contents, lists ofcontemporary texts to use in conjunction withthe strategies, practical tips for assessment,and reproducible forms.20 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  26. 26. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ Suggested Use Inquiry Publisher/Distributor The National Council of Teachers of English 1111 W Kenyon RoadPlanning for Inquiry: It’s Not an URBANA IL 61801-1096Oxymoron! (217) 328-3870 Fax: (217) 328-9645Author: Parker, Diane E-mail: customerservice@ncte.orgAnnotation Website: www.ncte.org/(CORE) Diane Parker provides an up-close look Price: $30.95 U.S. pbk.at the underlying structure of an inquiry-based Pagination: 107 p.approach, what such an approach might look ISBN: 978-0-8141-3560-0 pbk.like in practice, and how it can happen in theclassroom. Copyright: 2007Supported by her stories and examples, Year Recommended: 2008Parker shares a practical yet nonprescriptiveframework for developing curriculum fromlearners’ questions and authentic classroomevents. The strategies can be adapted for bothshort- and long-term planning with students. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 21
  27. 27. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ Suggested Use Spelling Publisher Heinemann Educational BooksThe Science of Spelling: The DistributorExplicit Specifics that Make Great Pearson Education Canada 195 Harry Walker Parkway NorthReaders and Writers (and Spellers) NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7Author: Gentry, J. Richard (800) 361-6128 Fax: (800) 563-9196Annotation E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.com(CORE) Through current research, the author Website: www.pearsoned.ca/reveals that spelling instruction is crucial forteaching every aspect of literacy and offers Price: $29.22 pbk.techniques for the following: Pagination: 176 p. • making appropriate use of instructional ISBN: 978-0-325-00717-5 devices such as scaffolding, hand and Copyright: 2004 finger spelling, and letter boxes • managing word lists and word sorts Year Recommended: 2006 • differentiating spelling instruction and assessment and evaluation • evaluating spelling resources.Included are rubrics, research-based forms, atable of contents, a bibliography, and an index.22 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  28. 28. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Instructional Strategies Publisher Allyn & Bacon CanadaStrategies to Enhance Literacy and Distributor Pearson Education CanadaLearning in Middle School Content 195 Harry Walker Parkway NorthArea Classrooms. 3rd ed. NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7Authors: Irvin, Judith, Buehl, Douglas R., and (800) 361-6128Radcliffe, Barbara J. Fax: (800) 563-9196 E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.comAnnotation Website: www.pearsoned.ca/(CORE) This edition focuses on Middle Levelstudents and literacy instruction. The book Price: $68.10 pbk.is based on current research and includes Pagination: 272 p.teaching strategies for teachers in all content ISBN: 978-0-205-36061-1areas. Included are a table of contents and an Copyright: 2007index. Year Recommended: 2008 English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 23
  29. 29. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ Suggested Use Writing Publisher/Distributor Pearson Education Canada 195 Harry Walker Parkway NorthTeaching Writing: Balancing NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7Process and Product. 5th ed. (800) 361-6128Author: Tompkins, Gail E. Fax: (800) 563-9196 E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.comAnnotation Website: www.pearsoned.ca/(CORE) Knowing that teachers must balancetheir focus in the classroom on the process Price: $59.50 pbk.that students use as they write and the Pagination: 306 p.quality of their compositions, Teaching Writing ISBN: 978-0-13-158416-7provides a comprehensive look at both the Copyright: 2008processes and products of writing. This edition Year Recommended: 2008provides practical strategies for teaching andassessing and evaluating writing, with a focuson individual student needs and teacheraccountability. Additional features address theconcerns of struggling writers, the needs ofEnglish learners, and the strategies that can beused to improve student test taking. Includedare a table of contents, an author index, and asubject index.24 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  30. 30. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Assessment Publisher Heinemann Educational BooksWindows Into Literacy: Assessing Distributor Pearson Education CanadaLearners K-8 195 Harry Walker Parkway NorthAuthors: Rhodes, Lynn K. and Shanklin, NEWMARKET ON L3Y 4X7Nancy L. (800) 361-6128 Fax: (800) 563-9196Annotation E-mail: school_inquiries@pearsoned.com(CORE, WNCP) This resource provides Website: www.pearsoned.ca/comprehensive coverage of authenticassessment and evaluation, in which teachers Price: $55.79 pbk.assess reading and writing done for a real Pagination: 491 p.purpose. Using classroom narratives and ISBN: 978-0-435-08757-9student examples to support the philosophy,the authors suggest ways to make assessment Copyright: 1993and evaluation manageable. They discuss Year Recommended: 2006portfolios and folders for collecting data,look at ongoing assessment in the writingworkshop, and provide sample assessmentand evaluation tools. This book includesinformation about language cues andconventions. It contains a detailed table ofcontents, an index, and chapter reference lists. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 25
  31. 31. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Suggested Use Writing Publisher Carnegie Corporation of New YorkWriting Next: Effective Strategies Distributor Alliance for Excellent Educationto Improve Writing of Adolescents 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 901in Middle and High Schools WASHINGTON DC 20036Authors: Graham, Steve and Perin, Dolores (202) 828-0828 Fax: (202) 828-0821Annotation E-mail: bdavid@all4ed.org(CORE) Based on research, this report provides Website: www.all4ed.org/techniques on teaching writing to Middleand Secondary students. Since writing is an Price: $Freeimportant form of communication, students Pagination: 66 p. onlinemust have proficiency in all aspects of writing. No order number is required.Eleven elements of effective writing instruction Copyright: 2007are presented and explained: writing strategies, Year Recommended: 2008summarization, collaborative writing, specificproduct goals, word processing, sentencecombining, prewriting, inquiry activities,process writing approach, study of models, andwriting for content learning. The document isavailable for downloading at www.carnegie.org/literacy/pdf/writingnext.pdf.26 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  32. 32. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6Digital ResourcesThe Saskatchewan Ministry of Education provides a forum through the Digital Resources pagefor teachers to access and share educationally appropriate Internet sites. The URL Database ofwebsites can be found at www.education.gov.sk.ca/digital-resources.Information on sites that are recommended and linked to curriculum outcomes can be foundby accessing this database. Teachers are encouraged to share Internet sites with others in theprovince by registering in the URL database. Once an account is created, teachers are able tosuggest new Internet sites as well as access and review sites submitted by other teachers. Thereviews are used to decide upon a recommendation and links to curricula. Registration can bedone online on the Ministry of Education’s website.The General Reference Centre (GRC) provides access to general Internet sites that relate tocurricula. The GRC can be found on the Ministry of Education’s website.Current Internet sites that provide information for English language arts teachers follow:Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) - www.ascd.org(CORE) ASCD is ‘dedicated to quality teaching, learning, and leadership’. The organizationpublishes resources on all aspects of education including English language arts. The Language,Literacy, and Literature Network provides teachers with a forum to share information. Theperiodical, Educational Leadership, includes articles for English language arts teachers.Canadian Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (CCTELA) - www.cctela.ca/(CORE, CAN) This national organization of affiliates from across Canada is dedicated to theteaching and learning of English language arts in Canada. It publishes English Quarterly and theCCTELA News Update.InfoTrac Literature Resource Center Database - www.education.gov.sk.ca/Databases-for-schools(CORE, SK) This database contains full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographicalinformation, and overviews on over 130,000 writers from all disciplines and time periods.International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE) - www.ifte.net/(CORE) IFTE’s mission is to promote the work and voices of English and literacy teachers throughits member associations and in the world of English teaching generally. It works throughconferences, links with associations with similar aims, electronic and other forms of publication,and both formal and informal networks of English and literary professionals.International Reading Association (IRA) - www.reading.org/(CORE) IRA is an association of professionals who are committed to literacy. It publishes thejournals, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, and Reading Research Quarterly.National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) - www.ncte.org/(CORE) NCTE promotes teaching, research, and student achievement in English language arts. Itpublishes the journals Language Arts and English Journal.NoveList and NoveList K-8 Databases - www.education.gov.sk.ca/Databases-for-schools.(CORE) These databases are fiction guides for all ages and level of readers. They include titlesin series, subject access to fiction, full-text book reviews, recommended lists, annotations, andsummaries. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 27
  33. 33. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6Saskatchewan Teachers of English Language Arts (STELA) - www.stela.ca/(CORE, SK) STELA is a special subject council of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) forEnglish language arts educators. The aim of the association is to provide a community for Englishlanguage arts educators through professional development, in-service training, and pre-serviceteacher education. The organization publishes On the Horizon and the Inter.STELA Newsletter.Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild (SWG) - www.skwriter.com/(CORE, SK) SWG is an organization that promotes Saskatchewan writers. The Guild’s mission isto improve the status of the writer in Saskatchewan. The Guild offers conferences and writers’retreats, and publishes the members’ newsletter, entitled freeLance, and a publication of literaturewritten by Saskatchewan high school students, entitled windScript.28 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  34. 34. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6Grade 6 Context and Unit GridThe titles in this section are examples of learning resources to support particular English language artsunits for Grade 6. Please note that the following abbreviations are used for the Major Integrated Resources:Collections 6 (COL), Gage Cornerstones 6 (CS), Nelson Education Language Arts Grade 6 (NLA), and NelsonEducation Literacy 6 (NL).Unit Titles Growing Up Messages Tales-Heroes, Deeds, (Personal and Philosophical; (Communicative; and Wonders multigenre thematic) multigenre thematic) (Imaginative and Literary; author/genre study)Short Stories Boy’s Own: An Anthology of Anti-Snore Machine (COL) Gawain and the Lady Canadian Fiction for Young Dancing the Cotton-Eyed Ragnel (COL) Readers Joe (COL) How Thunder and Girl’s Own: An Anthology of Fax Facts (COL) Lightning Got Up in the Sky Canadian Fiction for Young How Music was Fetched Out (COL) Readers of Heaven (COL) It’s All Over (COL) The New Moon and the Rain Log On (COL) Nothing at All (COL) Horn (CS) The People Could Fly (COL) Water Spirit (CS) The River That Went to the Why Do Things Have to Sky (COL) Change? (CS) Savitri and Satyavan (COL) Sponsored (NL) Why the Grasshoppers Sing (COL)Essays The Babysitter’s Start-up Be a Smart Viewer from Heroic Stories Guide (NL) Zillions magazine (NLA) The Legend of Vinland Food Allergies (NL) Carving a Totem Pole (COL) (COL) Kids Speak Out! (CS) Conflict Resolution (COL) Little Green Men (NL) Operation Brainwash (NL) Elections and Advertising The Lore of the Unicorn Rachel and Nathan (CS) (NLA) (COL) Safe and Smiling in the Great Get Set for the Net! (COL) Message in Myths (COL) Outdoors (NL) Let’s Talk Advertising (NLA) Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book The “What” and “Why” of Listen with Your Eyes (COL) of the Maya Self-Esteem (NL) Meet Emily of New Moon Too Young for This; Too Old (COL) for That (CS) Painting (COL) Selling Your Sole: How Advertising Works (NLA) Sign Language (COL) Too Young For This; Too Old For That (CS) World Shrinkers (COL) English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 29
  35. 35. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6Unit Titles Growing Up Messages Tales-Heroes, Deeds, and WondersNovels Aram’s Choice The Boggart After Hamelin Bridge to Terabithia Cougar Cove Broken Circle Catching Spring Dragon Rider Dragon in the Clouds East Flood The End of the Beginning: A Hole in the World Being the Adventures of a Ice Drift Small Snail (and an Even Island Trilogy Smaller Ant) Jeannie & the Gentle Giants The Goose Girl Moonpie and Ivy Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon The Outside Chance of Hatcher Maximilian Glick The Lion, the Witch, and the Shadows of Disaster Wardrobe That Fine Summer A Nose for Adventure Wings to Fly Space Trap Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Also see Teacher’s Guide, CS, p. 3; Student Text, CS, p. 47 Also see Teacher’s Guide, COLFull-length Non- Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Stories Moshum and Kokum Hearts of Gold: Stories offiction Writer’s Life Told me Courage, Dedication, and Three Wishes: Palestinian Triumph from Canadian and Israeli Children Speak Olympians Heroic StoriesLyrics The Drum (CS) Blues Journey The Beasts of Never (CS) Spinning Through the Creators (COL) The Creation: An Iroquois Universe: A Novel in Poems Fax Facts (COL) Myth (CS) from Room 214 Joyful Noises and I Am Wings to the Sun (CS) When I Grow Up (CS) Phoenix: Poems for Two Yesterday (CS) Voices The Last-Place Sports Poems of Jeremy Bloom (NLA) The Smile (COL) Speak Your Dreams (COL) Spinning Through the Universe: A Novel in Poems from Room 214 Stories Moshum and Kokum Told Me Ways to Communicate (COL)Narratives My Diary (NL) The Doughnuts (NLA) The Fun they Had (NL) Sidney Crosby: “The Next A Musical Note (COL) Nellie McClung and the One?” (NL) Music in My Life (COL) Fight for Women’s Rights My Hobby (COL) (NL) The Pied Piper of HamelinOther (e.g., songs) The Water Traders’ Dream (NL)One-act Plays Two Poems (CS) They’re Made out of Meat The Tiger’s Whisker (CS) (NL) A Pizza the Size of the Sun: Poems to Act Out30 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  36. 36. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6Unit Titles Growing Up Messages Tales-Heroes, Deeds, and WondersFull-length Plays The Ugly DucklingOther (e.g., TV or film Nitro (CS)script)Photographs and Choosing Health (NL) All the Places to Love (COL) Helpers of Humanity (CS)Other Visuals Fast Forward Art (COL) Who (CS)Including Picture In Your Face (COL) You be the Judge (NL)Books The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq Seeing but Not Believing (NLA) Tiktala Wildland Visions (COL)Posters,Advertisements,BillboardsDVDsHuman Resources(e.g., guest speaker)Internet English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 31
  37. 37. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 Unit Titles Taking Flight Going the Distance Peace and Conflict (MODEL UNIT) (Personal and Philosophical; (MODEL UNIT) (Environmental Social, Cultural, and (Social, Cultural, and and Technological; Historical; multigenre Historical; Communicative; multigenre inquiry and thematic) multigenre thematic or interdisciplinary) inquiry) Note: For more suggested learning resources, please refer to this model unit in the curriculum. Short Stories Selections from the Pan- Cinder Edna (NLA) One Day a Stranger Came Canadian Science Place The Great Eagle (NLA) (NLA) Series, Out of This World The Killick (NLA) Peacocks and Bandaids (NLA) and The Sky’s the Limit The Night of the Pomegranate (NLA) The People Who Hugged the Trees (NLA) Trial by Ice (NL) Essays An Eye in Space (NL) Dream Chasers (NLA) Médecins Sans Frontières A Helping Hand (NL) First Nations and First (NL) Cycles in Space (NL) Contacts (NL) Nellie McClung and the Fight Exploring Mars (NL) The First Peoples of Canada for Women’s Rights (NL) Goodbye, Planet Pluto (NL) Peace Begins With You (NLA) (NL) Fur Trading in Canada (NL) At Home on the Mike Lazaridies and the International Space BlackBerry (NL) Station (NL) Rick Hansen How to Build a Bird (NL) Ryan’s Well (NL) Space Travellers (NL) Solving the Puzzle of Global Suit Up for Space (NL) Warming (NL) Taking Flight! (NL) Searching for the Northwest Wright Flight (NL) Passage (NL) Strangers on the Coast (NL) Taking Action (Hughes) (NL) Top of the World (NL) Wilderness Survival (NL)32 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6
  38. 38. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6Unit Titles Taking Flight Going the Distance Peace and Conflict (MODEL UNIT) (MODEL UNIT)Novels Amelia Earhart: Free in the Keeley: The Girl From Turtle Aram’s Choice Skies Mountain Brundibar Space Trap Last Days in Africville Finding Sophie Leaving the Log House Hiroshima Mina’s Spring of Colors Peace Walker: The Legend of Power Play in Washington Hiawatha and Tekanawita A Prairie as Wide as the Sea: The Whirlwind The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall Prairie Fire! Rachel Books Rosie in New York City: Gotcha! Prairie Fire! The Screech Owls’ Northern Adventure Underground to Canada Also see Teacher’s Guide, NLA Also see Teacher’s Guide, NLAFull-length Non- Into the Air: The Story of The Black Canadians: Their Sadako and the Thousandfiction the Wright Brothers’ First History and Contributions Paper Cranes Flight Discovering the Arctic: The Reaching for the Moon Story of John Rae Spectacular Women in J. K. Rowling Space The Kids Book of Black The Story of Flight Series Canadian History The Wright Brothers — A The Kids Book of Canadian Flying Start History The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat Also see Teacher’s Guide, NLA6Lyrics Diving Board (NLA) Blues Journey It’s Easy to Dream (NLA) The Eloquent Young Lonnie Boo (NLA) Elephant (NLA) The Spearthrower (NLA) In Flanders Fields (NLA) When I Grow Up (NLA) O Siem (NLA) Peace Is… (NLA) Road of Peace (NLA)Narratives The Crazy ManOther (e.g., songs)One-act PlaysFull-length PlaysOther (e.g., TV or filmscript) English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 | 33
  39. 39. English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6 Unit Titles Taking Flight Going the Distance Peace and Conflict (MODEL UNIT) (MODEL UNIT) Photographs and Blast off for Fun (NL) Animation: Made in Canada, Blues Journey Other Visuals How Airplanes and Exported to the World (NL) The Librarian of Basra: A True Including Picture Helicopters Fly (NL) Story From Iraq Books Up, Up, and Away! (NL) Peace Walker: The Legend of Hiawatha and Tekanawita Rights of the Child (NLA) Posters, Advertisements, Billboards Videos/DVDs Human Resources (e.g., guest speaker) Digital34 | English Language Arts: Core Learning Resources • Grade 6

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