English Grade 6 (1109) VA

In English Grade 6 (1109) VA, students will delve into texts that span the genres of narrative fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and informational texts to build reading, writing and thinking skills. Students will also develop their writing skills as they focus on producing narrative, persuasive, explanatory, and reflective compositions, as well as creative pieces including poetry. The course concludes with students completing a full research report. With a strong emphasis on close reading instruction, writing and thinking activities, as well as speaking and listening tasks, this course will help students expand their understanding of literature while building 21st century skills. Multimedia and interactive elements are built in to ensure a high-level of student engagement. Students will be enriched as they expand their skills and confidence in language arts through a comprehensive study that includes the following units:

  • Unit 1: Compare characters in both literature and informational text to build on analytical strategies and further develop reading skills
  • Unit 2: Understand the construction of words and their parts, their use in sentences, and the process of editing sentences and paragraphs
  • Unit 3: Justify the power of words and analyze how authors use language to communicate ideas in varied poetry forms and explanatory essays
  • Unit 4: Examine and utilize the components of narrative writing and demonstrate communication skills during group discussions
  • Unit 5: Identify argument and specific claims found in news media, distinguish facts from opinion, as well as identifying bias, propaganda, and fallacies
  • Unit 6: Identify multiple perspectives on various issues by completing a close read of nonfiction texts and integrate information presented in different media and formats to develop a coherent understanding on a complex topic
  • Unit 7:  Use research and inquiry to deepen understanding on selected topics and complete an in-depth research project answering an essential question

State: National
Grade Level: 6
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year