What is ELA?
ELA stands for English/Language Arts. ELA covers a wide variety of topics, but all that is covered in any ELA class falls under four umbrellas: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. 

What  are some examples of what your scholar might do for each topic in their ELA classroom?

 Reading Writing Speaking Listening
iRead Daily  Journals Book TalksLiterature Circles 
Analyzing Texts Constructed ResponsesPresentations Instructions 
Comparing Texts  Editing SentencesLiterature CirclesPeer Responses 

What are the Common Core State Standards?

Common Core State Standards were created to help students become college and career ready. They were adopted by North Carolina and 41 other states in an attempt to ensure that all students, regardless of their location, would be learning the same things and held to the same standards. 

These standards are complex and require students to really push themselves to think deeply about the texts they read and interact with. They are specific in regards to what students should be able to do when, and are a key part of my lesson planning.

Please click the links below to find out more about your scholar's 6th grade standards.

CCSS Reading: Literature

CCSS Reading: Informational Text

CCSS Writing

CCSS  Speaking & Listening

CCSS Language


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