Language Arts 6

Classes are based on the English-Language Content Standards, literature-based and thematically organized. The program incorporates significant literary works and emphasizes not only the integration of thinking, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, but also a multidisciplinary integration of the total sixth grade curriculum. Students read literature from many genres and culturally diverse works which correlate with Social Studies topics. Reading instruction includes novel studies, anthologies, and expository texts. Writing instruction will follow the writing process that will take students from pre-writing through revision and ultimate publications. Spelling and language mechanics are taught through direct instruction. Student assessment will include written assignments, research-based projects, comprehension questions, and open-ended projects. Students will be provided opportunities to integrate technology through word-processing, the use of blogs, presentation programs, and the Internet.