Camden-Rockport Middle School

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Language Arts
Grade 6
 
Description:

COURSE/SUBJECT TITLE:  Language Arts

LENGTH OF TIME: Full Year (60/65 minutes every day)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Glencoe Literature Course One forms the core of the reading curriculum for sixth-grade language arts.  The anthology integrates fiction and nonfiction texts and engages students in reading, writing, speaking and listening activities.  An independent reading program is also a component of language arts for 6th graders; students are required to respond in writing to the books they are reading independently. Supplemental reading materials such as novels, poetry, short stories, textbooks, and magazines are also read.

The writing curriculum for 6th graders involves a process approach, beginning with prewriting and moving through the stages of drafting, conferencing, revising, and editing to bring their writing to final copy quality.  The 6+1 Traits philosophy is used, based on the belief that six key qualities define strong writing.  Those qualities are ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation.  These six key qualities are used to teach writing, to assess writing, and to teach students to assess their own writing.

In 6th grade, the major focus is on ideas and organization

 

The skills of listening and speaking are integrated into the study of reading and writing.

KEY VOCABULARY:

Alliteration

Hyperbole

Prose

Antagonist

Idiom

Protagonist

Characterization

Inference

Rhyme scheme

Independent clause

Introduction

Rhythm

Conclusion

Main idea

Rising action

Conflict

Narrator

Sensory details

Dialogue

Onomatopoeia

Setting

Falling action

Phrase

Stanza

Flashback

Plot

Understatement

Foreshadowing

Point of view

Voice

EVIDENCE/ASSESSMENT:

Reading:  Formative and Summative Assessments (Developed from Glencoe Literature and other sources)

Writing:  Four point rubrics used for both formative and summative assessments  (Essential Outcome based)

English/Grammar:  Developed from Glencoe

Vocabulary:  Based on developed list of language arts content words.  Roots, affixes, and semantic clusters are stressed.

Speaking and Listening:  Four point rubric used for summative and formative assessment (Based on Essential Outcomes)

 

TEXTS AND OTHER RESOURCES:

Glencoe Literature Course 1, McGraw Hill 2010

Write Source Grade 6, Great Source Education Group  2005

Support Resources: Painless Grammar

Glencoe Course 1 Supplementary Materials

Revised 10/14

 

 
Outcomes: