English Language Arts
Welcome to 6th grade Language Arts! The Common Core-based Language Arts curriculum will include instruction in four main areas: Reading, Writing, Language, and Listening and Speaking. In Reading, we will be working on close-reading strategies to improve comprehension, analyze author’s message, and respond to literature meaningfully. We will read narrative texts, poetry, informational texts, and two novels. In Writing, we will focus on three modes of writing- Narrative, Informational, and Argumentative. Language instruction includes vocabulary development, grammar and mechanics, and figurative language. In Speaking and Listening, students will participate in classroom discussions, audio and video analysis, and presentations.