Sixth graders will have a double block (two consecutive class periods) for language arts class, which incorporates reading comprehension, vocabulary development, writing, and grammar. The Sixth Grade Language Arts program will focus on helping students to develop language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The class will connect classic, contemporary, and diverse literature with written and spoken expression for the students. Students will read, discuss, and evaluate several genres including fiction and non-fiction in novels, short stories, poetry, and plays. Vocabulary from texts read in class will be studied and discussed. In addition, students will use the writing process to create expository, descriptive, and persuasive essays. Throughout the writing process, emphasis will be given to the acquisition of the following writing traits: ideas, voice,organization, sentence fluency, word choice, and mechanics. Lastly, students will complete short and long-term assignments using self-direction and teacher guidance.
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