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Rules to Live By

Grade Level Grades 6-8
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Students use their research to write an essay to inform about one important “rule to live by” supported with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, and examples. They read the novel Bud, Not Buddy, Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, President Barack Obama’s Back-to-School Speech, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, and informational research texts. CCSS: RI.6.1, RI.6.2, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.6.9, L.6.1, L.6.2. Lesson provided by engageny.org and shared through Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US)

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Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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