Israel ~ Destruction and Reconstruction


Sixth-Grade Scholars,

This week, we begin our Unit of Study on Israel ~ Destruction and Reconstruction.  This four-week unit will integrate our sixth-grade ELA common core standards and our sixth-grade History/Social Studies content standards.  Here are our priority standards for this unit.

Reading Informational Text:hispanic-student

  • Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; summarize the text.
  • Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.


  • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
  • Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify relationships among claims and reasons.
  • With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Speaking and Listening:Speaking-and-Listening_290x220

  • Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

History/Social Studies:

  • Analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Ancient 1059-721421Hebrews.

Here are some files we will use in our study.  Check back often, as I will continue to upload files as we proceed.


Online Interactive Study Materials:

Dig deep and enjoy the quest, scholars!

Ms. Rankin


5 responses »

  1. Hi Mrs. Rankin. It’s me, Karen. Guess what? I got 100% on my self check quiz. I am so proud of myself. Ya Ho! I am so happy, and you’re going to be happy when I get 100% on the test. Ok, got to run, so bye. P.S I am happy you’re my teacher, so bye.

  2. Hi Karen! Wow! The fact that you are studying both the self-check quiz and the vocabulary words over Winter Break demonstrates the character traits of hard work and determination. I am so proud of you! Way to go, Karen!

  3. Hello Mrs.Rankin I wanted to tell you a question ‘How can I practice the glossary vocabulary test before the TEST?????”

  4. Hi Cindy,

    You can click on Vocabulary eFlashcards under Online Interactive Study Materials in this post. Or, to make it easier, here’s the link to the glossary words: I suggest you click on “View Definitions” and try to figure out the word. Then FLIP THE CARD to see if you’re right!

    Thanks for asking, and thanks for preparing for the test!

    Ms. Rankin

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