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Grade 6 English Language Arts

Grade 6 English Language Arts

Recommended Grade Level: 6

Course Credits:

Course Price: $250.00


Course Details:

Using a motif of Heroes, Helpers, and Hope, students in the MJ Language Arts 1 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.

Prerequisites:

Grade 5 Language Arts

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

 

Segment II

 

Module 4: Everyday Heroes

  • 00: Module Four Pretest and Checklist
  • 01: One View
  • 02: Another View
  • 03: Spell Out Your Meaning
  • 04: Your Idea In Pictures
  • 05: Painting With Words
  • 06: Two Views Side by Side
  • 07: Pieces to the Puzzle
  • 08: The Power of the People
  • 09: Module Four Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 10: Module Four Exam

Module 5: Unexpected Helpers

  • 00: Module Five Pretest and Checklist
  • 01: Reading Between the Lines
  • 02: Larger Than Life
  • 03: Nice To Meet You
  • 04: A Matter of Perspective
  • 05: The Turning Point
  • 06: Another Layer of Meaning
  • 07: The End of the Journey
  • 08: No More Perplexing Pronouns
  • 09: Pronoun Problems Solved
  • 10: That’s A Wrap
  • 11: Module Five Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 12: Module Five Exam

Module 6: Hope for the Future

  • 00: Module Six Checklist
  • 01: Making Arguments That Matter
  • 02: Finding Effective Support
  • 03: Organize Your Argument
  • 04: Introduce Your Argument
  • 05: Run-ons and Fragments
  • 06: Support Your Argument
  • 07: Conclude Your Argument
  • 08: Module Six Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 09: Perfect Your Final Draft
  • 10: Segment Two Exam Part One
  • 10: Segment Two Exam Part Two
  • 10: Segment Two Advanced Exam Part One
  • 10: Segment Two Advanced Exam Part Two

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education