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Grade 6 English Language Arts Semester – 1

 
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Grade 6 English Language Arts Semester – 1

Recommended Grade Level: 6

Using a motif of Heroes, Helpers, and Hope, students in this  course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively.

Credit:

Prerequisites:

None

Required Materials:

You will need the following items to complete this course:

  • Disk space on your computer as well as an external device to back up your files (flash drive, external hard drive, CD–Rom, etc.)
  • Word processing and presentation software
  • Research materials which are typically found online or at public and school libraries 

Student-supplied Materials:

Reading materials are optional. Students may choose to read a novel from the list or a short story linked within the course.

  • Students select one novel below:
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  • Schooled by Gordon Korman
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engel
  • Storm Runners (book 1) by Roland Smith
  • Advanced students must select one additional novel below:
  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  • Knots On My Yo-Yo String by Jerry Spinelli
  • or, choice of an autobiography of a person born after 1850

Free Downloads:

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Java
  • Windows Media Real Player
  • Apple iTunes

 

Syllabus:

 

Segment I:

Module 1: Heroes in our Midst

  • 00: Module One Pretest and Checklist
  • 01: Develop an Idea
  • 02: What Is Theme?
  • 03: A Character Changes
  • 04: Summarize It!
  • 05: Comparing Different Mediums
  • 06: What Does It Mean?
  • 07: Resource Help
  • 08: Implicit or Explicit Evidence?
  • 09: What Is the Big Idea?
  • 10: Summarize It!
  • 11: Module One Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 12: Module One Exam

Module 2: Unlikely Helpers

  • 00: Module Two Checklist
  • 01: Check Your Source
  • 02: Choose Your Words
  • 03: Organize Ideas in Informational Articles
  • 04: Gather Your Information
  • 05: Cite Your Sources
  • 06: Introduce Your Ideas
  • 07: Connect Your Ideas
  • 08: What’s Your Big Idea?
  • 09: Wrap Up Your Ideas
  • 10: Kick It Up a Notch
  • 11: Module Two Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 12: Publish Your Work

Module 3: Triumph of Hope

  • 00: Module Three Checklist
  • 01: The Narrator of a Story
  • 02: Explain Yourself
  • 03: Organize Your Narrative Story
  • 04: Begin Your Narrative
  • 05: Dialogue in a Story
  • 06: Use Transitions
  • 07: The Middle of Your Story
  • 08: The Big Finish
  • 09: Module Three Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 10: Kick It Up a Notch
  • 11 Segment One Exam Part One
  • 11 Segment One Exam Part Two
  • 11 Segment One Advanced Exam Part One
  • 11 Segment One Advanced Exam Part Two

 

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