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EN2360: Language Arts 6

Course Description

Explore fiction and non-fiction reading and writing within whole group and small group instruction. Develop skills as a reader around character- social issues- plotlines- and specific non-fiction reading skills. Gain skills in writing personal narratives- research-based information writing- fantasy writing- and composing a literary essay.

Essential Standards

  • Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.(CCSS.ELA-Informational.RI.6.6)
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.(CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1)
  • Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.(CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3)
  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.3)
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.4)
  • With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5)
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8)
  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (CCSS.ELA-Reading.RI.RL.6.1)
  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. (CCSS.ELA-Reading.RI.RL.6.2)
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative, connotative and technical meanings. Analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone. (CCSS.ELA-Reading.RI.RL.6.4)
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. (CCSS.ELA-Speaking & Listening.SL.6.1)
  • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. (CCSS.ELA-Writing.W.6.1)
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. (CCSS.ELA-Writing.W.6.2)