6th Grade Language Arts

Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts!

 

 

Unit

Text

Essential Question

Final Project

1

Community

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

How can one person impact a community?

Narrative Vignette

2

Family and Culture

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

How do our families and cultures shape who we are?

Prose Poem

3

Human Nature: Short Texts

Various nonfiction and poetry

What do these texts teach us about human nature?

Persuasive Project

4

Perspectives and Perspectives

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

What is the relationship between our perceptions and perspective?

Response to Literature

 

6th Grade Long-Term Learning Targets

  1. I can cite evidence from the text to support my analysis.
  2. I can analyze elements of a text and their influence.
  3. I can evaluate, respond to, and present arguments and relevant evidence.
  4. I can compare and contrast stucture and meaning of texts and make connections across texts.
  5. I can write informative texts, narratives, and other creative texts.
  6. I can use technology to publish and collaborate.
  7. I can engage effectively in discussions.
  8. I can read and write a variety of texts independently.
  9. I can understand and use 6th grade-appropriate vocabulary.
  10. I can use conventions of standard English grammar and mechanics in writing and speaking.