# 6 • All Lessons

### Find the Distance between Points on the Coordinate Plane

### Write Numerical Expressions Using Exponential Form

This Common Core expressions and equations lesson teaches students how to write numerical expressions using exponential form. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will use exponential form to represent different values. Students will also relate exponents to place value and develop other conceptual understandings of what exponents are. This lesson does not cover evaluating expressions with exponents. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Identify Opposite Numbers on the Number Line

6.NS.6 Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.

6.NS.6.A6.NS.6.A Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., -(-3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite.

This Common Core number system lesson teaches students how to identify opposite numbers on the number line. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify numbers and their opposites on number lines. This is intended to expand upon students’ knowledge of positive and negative numbers. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Ensure That Pronouns Are in the Proper Case

This Common Core language lesson covers the use of pronouns in proper case. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn when to use subjective, objective, and possessive case forms of pronouns. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Meaning of Words Using Context Clues

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.

L.6.4.AL.6.4.A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

This Common Core language lesson covers the use of context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will develop the skill of using textual evidence to identify both sentence and paragraph context clues that suggest the meaning of an unknown word. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Meaning of Multiple-Meaning Words

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.

L.6.4.AL.6.4.A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

This Common Core language lesson covers how to determine which meaning is correct for a multiple-meaning word by using context clues. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will read a passage that uses a multiple-meaning word. Then they will compare the context clues in the passage to the context clues in four sentences that use the word to determine the correct meaning. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Interpret Hyperbole in a Sentence

This Common Core language lesson covers how to identify and interpret hyperbole. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will develop the skill of looking for an exaggerated phrase in text that stretches the truth about something, and then interpreting its meaning. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Distinguish among the Connotations of Words with Similar Denotations

This Common Core language lesson covers how to distinguish between connotations of words with similar denotations. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will analyze sentences for context clues that suggest which of three similar words can be used in the sentence based on each word’s denotation and connotation. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Provide a Summary of the Text

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to write a summary of a text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify the central idea and key details of a passage, then write a brief summary using a checklist of what to include or not include. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine an Author's Point of View

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to determine an author’s point of view. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify words or details in the text that convey the author’s point of view on a topic. Then, they will write a brief explanation justifying their understanding. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Evaluate the Claims in an Author's Argument

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to evaluate the claims in an author’s argument. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will determine if an author’s claims are supported or unsupported based on reasons and evidence from the text. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine a Theme Through Details in the Text

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to determine a theme through details in the text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to infer the theme from details in the text, such as character actions and plot. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Figurative Meaning of Words and Phrases

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to determine the figurative meaning of words and phrases (not types of figurative language). The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to use context clues from literary passages to help explain the figurative meaning of specific words and phrases. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Revise Writing

This Common Core writing lesson covers how to revise writing by inserting transition sentences between paragraphs. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify the topic of each paragraph, determine the relationship between them, and then write a transitional sentence using one of six types of transitions that best fits the text. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Solve One-Step Equations

6.EE.5 Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.

6.EE.66.EE.6 Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.

6.EE.76.EE.7 Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.

This Common Core expressions and equations lesson teaches students how to solve one-step equations. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students solve one-step equations with a variety of operations. The focus of this lesson is to solve one-step equations related to word problems. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Add & Subtract Multi-Digit Decimals

This Common Core number system lesson teaches students how to add and subtract multi-digit decimals. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will solve multi-digit addition and subtraction problems. The focus of this lesson is correctly arranging problems based on place value before performing the standard algorithms for addition or subtraction. This lesson also includes a variety of real-world examples and word problems for students to complete. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Find the Greatest Common Factor of Two Whole Numbers

This Common Core number system lesson teaches students how to find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers by finding all factors of both numbers and comparing them. This lesson also includes real-world word problems for students to solve. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Represent Quantities Using Positive and Negative Numbers

This Common Core number system lesson teaches students how to represent quantities using positive and negative numbers. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students expand their knowledge of positive and negative numbers. Students will plot given real-world values on a number line and explain their meaning. This lesson should be taught after lesson 6.NS.6.1 Describe positive and negative numbers. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Plot Ordered Pairs

This Common Core number system lesson teaches students how to plot ordered pairs. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will plot ordered pairs on the coordinate plane. This lesson includes plotting numbers on all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.