Language Arts

6th Grade Language Arts

At Corvian Community School, we will establish an integrated model where social studies and language arts teachers plan cohesive units that integrate the standards. Our classrooms will be highly integrated with book clubs, research papers, word study, various projects, and opportunities to build a community of readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Students will learn, apply, and synthesize the language arts curriculum goals through the study of world cultures, historical events, and the local and global community. We are committed to involvement in the community, establishing global connections, and gaining respect and understanding for diversity within cultures and communities. Through our cohesive approach to learning we will produce well-rounded students who appreciate and recognize historical perspectives and therefore are able to begin establishing their own individual identity. Students will also experience further curricular integration through grade-level global themes. We will adhere closely to the standards set forth at the national and state level.

Theme for the year: Perspective

Essential Questions:

Who are we?
How did we get here?
How do we impact the world around us?

During Language Arts in sixth grade, students will spend the year exploring these essential questions as they learn vital reading, writing and research skills. Students will understand how to read and write effectively for purpose, subject and audience. They will use critical skills including reading strategies, annotating, and research to explore fiction and nonfiction texts. They will develop these skills as writers as they explore multiple genres of writing. Grammar and vocabulary will be woven throughout the units.

Overlying Questions:
  • How do reading and writing help determine who we are?
  • How do we understand others through reading and writing?
  • How can we make sure our writing is effective?
  • How can style and grammar affect our writing?
Major Focus:
1)Gaining Perspective Through Reading and Writing: Why do writers tell the stories they tell? How can we understand the stories as they connect to students’ lives?
2)Digging Deep Into Writing and Reading: What literary elements do writers use to make their writing more effective? How do themes develop in literature?
3)Reading for Information and Understanding: How does informational writing differ from narrative writing? How can students identify important information in texts and create effective notes?
4)Making Connections Through Reading and Writing: How can students see the methods of authors and explore those methods in their own writing?
5)EOG Prep- test taking strategies
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