6th Grade Rhyme & Reason

  • Sixth graders will discover the connection between hip hop and Shakespeare as they learn how to write poetry and turn that poetry into a song or a rap for a class CD. Our "Big Idea" is patterns, and we will discuss and write about the types of patterns present in nature, schedules, art, and the universe. We will learn how to use poetic patterns to make all kinds of writing stronger, and will even use a persuasive writing organizer called the "cheeseburger model" to help us write more persuasive essays.