6th Grade Language Arts Syllabus

I believe that all students are wonderful and amazing people who can learn in the right environment.  I do my best to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students through various our classroom activities, through conferences, and with accommodations.  In return, I expect that my students will come to school prepared to learn, with homework completed, and will always strive to do their best. I also expect my students to be good people who are helpful and kind to others.


Expectations:

Charge Chromebooks nightly and bring to class daily.

Bring a reading book to all classes every day.

Bring a pencil and writer’s notebook every day.

Homework completed and ready to share.

Be open-minded to diverse views.



Grading Policy:


50% - Assessments and large projects

30% - Quizzes

20% - Classwork and practice


Synergy will be updated weekly.  Please remember that it will take some time to grade and enter all of the assignments.  I would suggest that families check Synergy once a week and students communicate with teachers to advocate for themselves.




Homework:


Nightly homework is a significant component of instruction and student growth.  Many class discussions build off the work and students will be best prepared for class when they complete their assignments. Students, at a minimum, will have twenty minutes of at-home reading required each night.



Technology:


Please be sure that your student comes to school daily with a charged Chromebook.  Chromebooks are a tool for academic purposes and should be used as directed by the teacher.




Language Arts Units of Study



Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

Reading Literary Text

6.1 Cite textual evidence and infer

6.2 Theme and summary

6.3 Plot and character

6.4 Word choice

6.6 Point of view



6.1 Cite textual evidence and infer

6.2Theme and summary

6.3 Plot and character

6.4 Word choice

6.5 Structure of text



6.1 Cite textual evidence and infer

6.2 Theme and summary

6.3 Plot and character

6.4 Word choice


Reading Informational Text

6.2 Central idea and summary

6.4 Word choice

6.1 Cite textual evidence

6.2 Central idea and summary

6.4 Word choice

6.5 Structure of Text

6.8 Trace and evaluate claims


6.1 Cite textual evidence

6.2 Central idea and summary

6.4 Word choice



Writing

6.1 Argumentative Literary - Essay focusing on a character and their development in a story.


6.2 Expository – Essay focusing on an activist and how they are helping make the world a better place.


6.3 Narrative – Several short writing pieces about themselves which will be included in an Identity Book.

Speaking and Listening

6.1 Group Discussions/Socratic Circles


6.1 Group Discussions/ Socratic Circles


6.1 Group Discussions/Socratic Circles

6.4 Speeches – Loud and Clear presenters from Oregon Children’s Theater.


Language

6.2 Conventions

6.3 Vary Sentence Patterns

6.5 Figurative Language


6.2 Conventions

6.3 Vary Sentence Patterns

6.5 Figurative Language

6.2 Conventions

6.3 Vary Sentence Patterns

6.5 Figurative Language


 

Index