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Welcome to the sixth grade Mr. Clarke style!

Welcome to 6th Grade at Jordan Middle School! If you love a good story (and who doesn't?), you will enjoy your year in 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies. From the tales of ancient civilizations unearthed by archaeologists to the imaginative worlds created by the renowned authors of our core literature, you will learn many wonderful stories.

Together, we will learn the tools and techniques of good story tellers and how to use these methods in writing our own stories. You will also have the opportunity to share great stories you discover in your outside reading. A story can be a window to a different world, but in can also be a mirror that reflects back on our own world, casting light where the author sees fit. With an open mind and a keen sense of discovery, you are ready to embark on a year filled with great stories.


Curriculum 
 Social Studies Language Arts
Overview
(Modern and Ancient)

What makes a civilization?
  • Ancient Mesopotamia 
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Israelis 
  • Ancient India 
  • Ancient China 
  • Ancient Greece 
  • Ancient Rome 
 Reading/Writing
Every sixth grader is expected to independently read 600 pages each quarter.
Novels read in class and books that are read at home.

NOVELS
  • Seedfolks 
  • Julie of the Wolves 
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
WRITING ASSIGNMENTS 
  • Expository Essay
  • Research Essay
  • Narrative Essay
  • Persuasive Essay