• Language Arts - This class is designed to assist your student in further developing skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening through Common Core State Standards.   Students will read grade level appropriate material including describing and connecting the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose. Students will read and respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature. Students will write clear, coherent, and focused essays. Students’ writing will exhibit their awareness of the audience and purpose. Essays contain formal introductions, supporting evidence, and conclusions. Students will write argumentative, narrative, expository, and descriptive texts. Students will deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience.

    • THREE TYPES OF FORMAL ESSAYS
    • EXPOSITORY - Central Idea
      • Central Idea Sentence (color-coded orange)
      • Quote to support the central idea identified (color-coded light blue)
        • Citation (Author #) (color-coded very light blue)
      • Elaboration - What does evidence show or mean and how does it support the central idea? (color-coded pink)
      • Quote to support the central idea identified (color-coded light blue)
        • Citation (Author #) (color-coded very light blue)
      • Elaboration - What does evidence show or mean and how does it support the central idea? (color-coded pink)
      • Quote to support the central idea identified (color-coded light blue)
        • Citation (Author #) (color-coded very light blue)
      • Elaboration - What does evidence show or mean and how does it support the central idea? (color-coded pink)
      • Conclusion
    • NARRATIVE
      • Story Elements
        • Characters
        • Setting
        • Plot
        • Rising Action Events
        • Falling Actions Events
        • Conflict
        • Character / Character, Character / Self, Character / Setting / Nature
        • Theme
        • Climax
        • Resolution
      • Dialogue
      • Figurative Language
      • Sensory Description
      • Inner Thoughts
    • EXPOSITORY - Argument
      • Claim Sentence
      • Reason 1 (color-coded orange)
      • Evidence 1 (color-coded light blue)
        • Citation (Author #) (color-coded very light blue)
      • Elaboration 1 (color-coded pink)
      • Reason 2 (color-coded orange)
      • Evidence 2 (color-coded light blue)
        • Citation (color-coded very light blue)
      • Elaboration 2 (color-coded pink)
      • Reason 3 (color-coded orange)
      • Evidence 3 (color-coded light blue)
        • Citation (color-coded very light blue)
      • Elaboration 3 (color-coded pink)
      • Conclusion
      • Transitions

     

      

    In Language Arts  most essays and projects will be started in class, however, students will need to have access to a computer to complete the assignments. This can be done in several ways.  Students can use a computer at home that is available to them, or they can use school computers in the library, before school, at break, lunch, or after school to complete the assignments.  Additionally, students can use the public library or other public location to access sites necessary to complete work. In 6th Grade, we are training the students to 21st century skills by utilizing Google Drive, Google Docs, StudySync and Google Classroom for completing, sharing, and turning in assignments.  This means no more printing at home and forgetting or losing the assignment or flash drive.

     

     

    Materials:  Students are required to arrive to class prepared to work.  Students should have their PLANNER, and must have their language arts' composition notebook and a silent reading novel with them daily.  Please see the attached list of recommended materials for my class. Please contact me if you are UNABLE to obtain any of the following supplies, so I can make arrangements for them to be supplied for you.