Integrating Technology in Sixth Grade

Creative Educator lesson plans can help you provide your sixth-grade students with an engaging and creative approach to content learning.

Students in 6th grade in an elementary school already feel mature and if they are sixth grade students in a middle school, they want to be adults. High-level technology projects done for a real purpose can engage them in the work necessary for content learning at this level.

Depending on your student's abilities, you may also want to explore fifth-grade and middle school lesson plans.

Design a Book Cover

Design a Book Cover

Students create a new cover design for a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension and explore character, plot, setting, symbolism, and conflict.

image of judge's gavel on pile of books

Do Judge a Book by Its Cover

In this lesson, students build visual literacy and engage in close reading as they investigate the text and imagery on book covers to evaluate whether they are worth reading.

artwork of book burning by Fiza Kamran

Save from the Flames

In this lesson, students share why they would save a specific book from the "firemen" in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

image of an interview microphone

Interview a Book Character

In this lesson, students craft an interview with a character from a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension.

Character Scrapbook

Character Scrapbook

Students will create a digital scrapbook that showcases the viewpoint of the main character.

Jail terms

My Book

Students will create a mock social network page from the viewpoint of the protagonist or antagonist in a novel they are reading.

My Superhero

My Superhero

Students introduce a new hero to the world through an ID card and comic.

Create a Card Game

Create a Card Game

Students create a card game based on the storyline of a book they are reading.

Symbolism Bookmarks

Symbolism Bookmarks

Students gain an understanding of symbolism by studying a piece of literature or a poem and designing an informative bookmark.

Create a Visual Poem

Create a Visual Poem

Students will create a visual, or video, poem as they analyze the imagery in a text.

Korean Silk image from Joseon Dynasty

Spectacular Sijo

In this lesson, students read and learn about the Korean form of sijo poetry and then write and illustrate their own sijo poems.

image of front of vocubulary trading card for the word verdant

Vocabulary Trading Cards

In this lesson, students create vocabulary trading cards that use images to help other students master the meaning of new words.

Lead Type

Publish a Digital Magazine

Students take the lead and design and create their own digital magazine.

image of ABCs

The ABC’s of …

In this lesson, students create an alphabet book to share knowledge and information they have learned, organizing their writing using the ABC’s.

Book trailers

Book Trailers

Students will develop a movie-style trailer for a book they have read.

Persuade with Emotional Appeals

Persuade with Emotional Appeals

Students will build persuasive skills and media literacy as they explore techniques of propaganda and develop commercials that persuade viewers.

Donít Let the Earth Down

Don’t Let the Earth Down

Students will write persuasively on a conservation issue and create a public service announcement to promote their cause.



Students will create an infographic poster to share knowledge and data about an issue they are studying.

picture of napkin on table

Plan an Event

Students will plan for an event and create a proposal demonstrating how the event might look and how much it would cost.

picture of person holding breaded chicken sandwich

Healthier School Lunches

Students will learn about nutrition and create a sample menu for a week of healthy school lunches.

Fastballs, Free Throws and Physics

Fastballs, Free Throws and Physics

Students will create an animated video that showcases how physics concepts apply to their favorite sport.

Book trailers

Ancient Cultures News Broadcast

Students create a news broadcast while studying ancient civilizations.

picture of city plaza

Pop-up Plaza Proposal

In this lesson, students craft a proposal for a pop-up plaza or parklet where community members can relax, reflect and connect.

image of suitcase with travel stickers

Historical Travel Brochure

In this lesson, students share their knowledge about a time and place in history by creating a promotional travel brochure that provides information and an itinerary for a visit.

image of travel postcards with come visit text

Tourism Trade Show

In this lesson, students develop materials to promote a specific region they are studying and make their pitch for a visit to this location at a tourism trade show.

Artifact Interviews

Artifact Interviews

Students will research a historical person or event and retell the story as an animated interview with an artifact from that time or place.

Video Biographies

Video Biographies

Students complete research on a historical figure and create a video biography of that person.

Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes

Create media resources that celebrate and promote the actions of a real world hero.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Students will create a daily newspaper edition to learn about the politics and culture of ancient Rome.

Historical Journal

Historical Journal

Students will create a historical journal from a fictional character's point of view.

image of historical postcard from the Library of Congress

Postcards from the Past

In this lesson, students will create a collection of postcards that demonstrate how different people in the past may have viewed a single event or culture and analyze the range of perspectives in all class postcards to gain a deeper understanding of history.

Image of SMART goal words

Set SMART goals

In this lesson, students set SMART goals for the coming school year, identifying action items they can complete to achieve them.

Image of clouds and sunspot

Create a Vision Board

In this lesson, students create a vision board to turn their goals into words and images that represent what life will look and feel like when they reach them.

image close up of a pop art montage with shoes

Pop Art Montage

In this lesson, students explore the work of Andy Warhol and create their own pop art montage.

image close up of a Hieronymous Bosch painting

Surreal Symmetry

In this lesson, students use symmetry to create bizarre creatures around a self-portrait and then write a poem about the image.

Image of internet safety word cloud

Internet Safety Campaign

In this lesson, students create materials promoting Internet, or online, safety to raise awareness of this important issue at their school.

More sites to help you find success in your classroom


Share your ideas, imagination, and understanding through writing, art, voice, and video.

Rubric Maker

Create custom rubrics for your classroom.


A curated, copyright-friendly image library that is safe and free for education.


Write, record, and illustrate a sentence.


Interactive digital worksheets for grades K-8 to use in Brightspace or Canvas.

Creative Educator

Professional Learning

About Us

Get the Creative Educator Newsletter



Digital Storytelling

21st Century Classrooms

Project-based Learning

Teaching and Learning




Informational Text

English Language Aquisition



Language Arts



Social Studies

Visual Arts