What to Expect in 6th Grade Language Arts
Course Description: This course continues the development of the student as a writer, reader, and critical thinker. We will continue the development of writing strategies and extend the study of sentence writing, vocabulary, grammar, and paragraph development. As a part of this study, the student will develop the following lifelong learning skills:
Ø Reading, writing, and interpreting a variety of materials and relating it to real world situations and self.
Ø Developing critical thinking skills
Ø Increasing the vocabulary skills
Ø Increasing proper and effective use of grammar and the mechanics of writing
Units of Study
* Students will know the differences among the parts of speech.
* Students will know the various parts of a sentence.
* Students will practice and use a strong vocabulary.
* Students will practice and create original writing pieces of different types including
letters, essays, narratives and poems.