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6th Grade Language Arts

6th Grade Language Arts

6th Grade

English Language Arts

Course Description:

In sixth grade English/Language Arts, students read and respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature that reflect and enhance their studies of history and social science, and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the texts by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose, as well as literary elements. Students write narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive texts, as well as clear, coherent, and focused essays that contain formal introductions, supporting evidence, and conclusions. Students also deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience, and evaluate the content of oral communication.

Semester 1

Unit 1: Discovering Your Voice
Texts from Jacqueline Woodson, Pat Mora, Langston Hughes, Jon Scieszka

Unit 2: Never Give Up
Texts from Malala Yousafzai, Gwendolyn Brooks, R.V. Cassill, Jerry Craft

Unit 3: Finding Courage
Texts from Deborah Ellis, Maya Angelou,, California Science Center

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Unit 4: Through an Animal’s Eyes
Texts from Sara Pennypacker, Edward Hoch, USA Today, Mary Tallmountain

Unit 5: Surviving the Unthinkable
Texts from Linda Sue Park, POVRoseMedia, Violet Jessop, Rita Williams-Garcia

Unit 6: Hidden Truths
Texts from Mark Twain, Margarita Engle, A.E. Stallings, Sherry Garland

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