MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE SYLLABUS 6TH GRADE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Course Description Sixth grade English Language Arts is the study of skills in reading, literary analysis, writing process, writing applications, communication, and informative and media literacy. Students will develop comprehension, vocabulary, reading, and communication skills required to analyze, develop arguments, develop opinions, and support and discuss. Independent, classroom based exercises, and technology integration will assist students in all essential areas of Language Arts.
Relevance This course will foster students’ ability to read critically and write to provide evidence and proof formulating effective communication skills. The course will provide a foundation for future career goals.
Course Standards Reading Process- Fluency, Vocabulary Development, and Reading Comprehension
Writing Process- Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing for Language Conventions, and Publishing
Writing Applications- Creative, Informative, and Persuasive
Communication- Penmanship and Listening, and Speaking
Informative and Media Literacy- Informative Text, Research Process, Media Literacy, and Technology.
Common Core State Standards This course will integrate the use of vocabulary and effective communication to defend responses. Students will be encouraged to ask why? Think deeper and examine complex text, poetry, and non-fiction. Students will learn to compare and contrast specific text.
Required Text McDougall Littell Literature 6
Course Outline Unit 1: Plot, Conflict, Setting
Unacceptable behavior and/or participation means a loss of possession and class will move back one space
Homework Spelling contracts will be assigned each week. The contract will be due the last day of class for the week according to the schedule (A/B Day). Additional projects or assignments may be assigned.