Course Overview
6th Grade English Language Arts:

Word Study:

Greek and Latin roots
vocabulary from the novels

Novel Studies: Hatchet, Number the Stars, The Lightning Thief, City of Ember
  • 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