• Academic Goals:

    During the year, you will...

    ●     read a wide range of texts to include poetry, short fiction, novels, plays speeches, and various other expository texts;

    ●     develop your ability to read and comprehend challenging texts;

    ●     participate in Socratic seminars or other academic discussions about texts;

    ●     write an argument essay, explanatory essay, narrative, and research paper with thesis.

    ●     learn a process for writing which includes analyzing a prompt, engaging in pre-writing activities, drafting, participating in writing workshops, revising, editing, and publishing a final paper.

    ●     work collaboratively on assignments and projects;

    ●     participate in short presentations;

    ●     develop critical and creative thinking skills to become effective problem solvers;

    ●     participate in technology based lessons and activities that will build your 21st century skills.

    6th Grade Language Arts Curriculum

    maroon line

    Students will work throughout the year to demonstrate their knowledge and skill through project-based learning, individual assessments and collaborative assignments.
    1st Quarter
    • Unit topic: Childhood
    • Writing focus: Narrative 
    2nd Quarter
    • Unit topic: Imagination
    • Writing focus: Expository
    3rd Quarter
    • Unit topic: Exploration
    • Writing focus: Argumentative
    4th Quarter
    • Unit topics: Animal Allies 
    •  Writing focus: Argumentative

    District Course Description