- Researching information about overfishing, sustainable fishing methods, case studies of depleted fish species, and suggestions for buying fish caught using sustainable methods.
- I can conduct short research projects to answer a question. (W.6.7)
- I can use several sources in my research. (W.6.7)
- I can refocus or refine my question when appropriate. (W.6.7)
- I can interpret information presented in different media and formats. (SL.6.2)
- I can explain how new information connects to a topic, text, or issue I am studying. (SL.6.2)
- Mid-Unit 3 Assessment (Parts 1 and 2): Researching Information about How to Buy Fish Caught Using Sustainable Methods (W.6.7 and SL.6.2)
- Evaluate research to choose that which is most relevant and compelling.
- Analyze authentic informative consumer guides to generate criteria for an effective informative consumer guide.
- Compile the most relevant and compelling research into an informative consumer guide.
- I can use a variety of media to develop and deepen my understanding of a topic or idea. (RI.6.7)
- I can write informative/explanatory texts that convey ideas and concepts using relevant information that is carefully selected and organized. (W.6.2)
- I can introduce the topic of my text. (W.6.2a)
- I can organize my information using various strategies (e.g. definition/classification, comparison/contrast, cause/effect). (W.6.2a)
- I can include headings, graphics, and multimedia to help readers understand my ideas. (W.6.2a)
- I can develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, and quotations. (W.6.2b)
- I can use transitions to clarify relationships among my ideas. (W.6.2c)
- I can use contextually specific language/vocabulary to inform or explain about a topic. (W.6.2d)
- I can establish and maintain a formal style in my writing. (W.6.2e)
- I can construct a concluding statement or section of an informative/explanatory text. (W.6.2f)
- I can produce text (print or non-print) that explores a variety of cultures and perspectives. (W.6.4a)
- I can use correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling to send a clear message to my reader. (L.6.2)
- I can use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements. (L.6.2a)
- I can spell correctly. (L.6.2b)
- I can use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. (L.6.3)
- I can use a variety of sentence structures to make my writing and speaking more interesting. (L.6.3a)
- I can maintain consistency in style and tone when writing and speaking. (L.6.3b)
- End of Unit 3 Assessment: Draft Informative Consumer Guide: What You Need to Know When Buying Fish (RI.6.7, W.6.2a–f, W.6.4a, and W.6.9)
- Final Performance Task: Informative Consumer Guide: What You Need to Know When Buying Fish (W.6.2, L.6.2, and L.6.3)