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Big 6+ Inquiry GLEs for 6th-12th Grade: Start Here

Schedule for GLEs

Below is the schedule for when GLEs can occur in ELA classes.  Students will complete one of the performance assessments from one of the collections in the textbook as the Inquiry GLE per grade level.  Use the lesson overviews included in this libguide for the performance assessment you choose for your inquiry GLE.  All other performance assessments should follow the textbook.  Items in bold are included as GLE options in this libguide.  Items in bold yellow are new options for the 2019-2020 school year.  Some of the GLE names have been changed to match the name of the Collection in the textbook.  The previous name is listed in parenthesis.  Proficiency scales coming soon.

If you notice any errors in the GLE information or have any feedback on the projects, please email Laura Pietsch.  Thank you!

Grade

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

6th

C1

Facing Fear

C2

Animal Intelligence

C4

Making Your Voice Heard (Exotic Animals)

C5

Decisions that Matter

7th

C5

The Stuff of Consumer Culture

C2

Perception and Reality

 

C3

Nature at Work

 

C6

Guided by a Cause

(Triangle Fire)

8th

C1 

Culture and Belonging

C2

The Thrill of Horror

C4  

Approaching Adulthood

C5

Anne Frank's Legacy

(Life During the Holocaust)

9th

C3 

The Bonds Between Us

C5 

A Matter of Life and Death

C4

Sweet Sorrow

(Choices & Consequences)

C2

Struggle for Freedom

(Freedom Fighters)

10th

C1

Ourselves and Others

C3

Responses to Change

(was 3rd QTR)

C6

Hard-won Liberty

C5

Absolute Power

(Universal Trait)

11th

C1

Coming to America (with selected pieces from other collections)

C6

The Modern World (with selected pieces from other collections)

12th 

C1

Chasing Success

C2

Gender Roles

C4

Seeking Justice, Seeking Peace (Effects of Violence)

C5

Taking Risks

(was 1st QTR)

Important Information about GLEs

Students benefit from experiences that foster skills of life-long learning.  This Guaranteed Learning Experience allows all students to use multiple skills and higher levels of thinking as they increase their knowledge, understanding, and experience regarding a significant topic.  

Reminders:

This is a collaborative lesson taught by both the classroom teacher and the school librarian.  Get in contact with your school librarian early to discuss scheduling and teaching responsibilities.

This document is a guideline for this lesson.  If you need to make adjustments or changes to best suit the needs of your students or the resources in your building, please do so.  If you have questions about the curricular requirements, please contact Julie Schik or Shelley Erikson.

At the completion of this lesson, you will need to send two student examples each of a level 2, 3, and 4 project to your curriculum specialist or department head who will in turn send those on to Mrs. Schik (unless otherwise specified). 

 

The Big 6+ Guide and Toolbox are available with more information and graphic organizers.  Look for the tabs at the top of this page.

 

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