Mrs. Fraleigh's 6th Grade English Language Arts Class!
This class will focus on reading, writing, and vocabulary acquisition.
Textbooks & Workbooks:
Students will be given a textbook for grammar and parts of speech to use at home in case we need to transition to remote learning. They will also have a vocabulary workbook they may write in. This book is called Wordly Wise. This should travel back and forth to school with them each day.
We also have literature books we occasionally use. These will remain in the classroom.
Types of writing:
* Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
* Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information.
* Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details and sequencing.
Speaking and listening:
Students will be expected to share some of their writing/research with classmates. Students will be told ahead of time if their writing will be shared with peers.
Parts of speech with an emphasis on pronouns.
We will be reading a variety of different genres: fiction (short stories, novels, traditional literature, plays, poetry) and nonfiction (articles in print and digital form).
Our classes will consist of a combination of independent reading with a workshop model, partner reading with a workshop model, small group reading clubs, whole group novels, and brief segments of read aloud! For our workshop model, students will be choosing the books they want to read! It is very important for students to have a book with them every day. Students should use the library in our classroom, at our school, our public library, or books from home to choose books they want to read!
Some key concepts practiced this year:
* Cite textual evidence
* Determine a theme or central idea of a text
* Summarize a text
* In literary texts, describe how events unfold, as well as how characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
* In informational texts, analyze how individuals, events, and ideas are introduced, relate to each other, and are developed.
* Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.
* Analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning, tone, and mood, including words with multiple meanings.
* In literary texts, analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, stanza, chapter, scene, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and how it contributes to the development of theme/central idea, setting, or plot.
* In informational texts, analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and how it contributes to the development of theme/central ideas.
* In literary texts, identify the point of view and explain how it is developed and conveys meaning.
* In informational texts, explain how an author’s geographic location or culture affects his or her perspective.
* Compare and contrast how different formats, including print and digital media, contribute to the understanding of a subject.
* Make connections to other texts, ideas, cultural perspectives, eras, and personal experiences.