Course Overview
6th Grade English Language Arts:

Word Study:

vocabulary from our Texts for Close Reading
vocabulary from the novels

Novel Studies: Number the Stars, Clean Getaway, Hatchet
  • tone
  • mood
  • author's purpose
  • figurative language
  • story elements
  • allusions
 
Reading Curriculum:
Benchmark Literacy http://www.benchmarkeducation.com/literacy/
Scope Magazine
  • comprehension skills
  • metacognitive strategies
  • fluency
 
Writing Curriculum:
  • narrative writing
  • essay writing (expository, argumentative)
  • biography
  • writing in response to reading
Social Studies:
In this class we will reinforce language arts skills, as well as study skills, while learning about ancient cultures. Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Rome, and Greece will be explored.