6 M2A - Rules to Live By

Supporting Materials


A Year Down Yonder (Unabridged)

Mary Alice and Grandma Dowdel return for more astonishing, laugh-out-loud adventures when 15-year-old Mary Alice moves in with her spicy grandmother for the year. Her extended visit is filled with moonlit schemes, romances both foiled and founded, and a whole parade of fools made to suffer in...


Bud, Not Buddy (Unabridged)

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and 10-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him. One: He has his own suitcase filled with his own important, secret things. Two: He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a...


Esperanza Rising (Unabridged)

Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl could want: fancy dresses; a beautiful home filled with servants in the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico; and the promise of one day rising to Mama's position and presiding over all of El Rancho de las Rosas.

But a...


Forced to Flee: Famine and Plague

Examines natural disasters throughout history, highlighting how some disasters have led to important developments for future generations. Discusses the Potato Famine and the resulting wave of immigration to the U.S. Also looks at how the Bubonic Plague contributed to the end of feudalism in...

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Poem by Rudyard Kipling from the Poetry Foundation

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President Barack Obama, “Back-to-School Speech,” made on September 8, 2009.

Prepared text of President Barack Obama's “Back-to-School Speech,” made on September 8, 2009.

Link to the video from New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/video/us...


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Unabridged)

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year, the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black, to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's...

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Steve Jobs' Stanford University Commencement Speech

A prepared text of Steve Jobs' commencement speech at Stanford University made on June 12, 2005. This text can also be found within the Grade 6: Module 2A: Unit 1: Lesson 6 on EngageNY.

Link to the video on TED.com:...


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide (Unabridged)

Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face.

Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens...


The Great Depression

The stock market crash in 1929 alarmed investors and signaled hard times spreading beyond the farms. The causes and effects on Americans, and why Hoovers administration seemed unable to deal effectively with the crisis are analyzed.


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