Language Arts 600 Fundamentals

Language Arts 600 Fundamentals continues to build on the sequential development and integration of communication skills in four major areas—reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It most specifically focuses on deepening and furthering students' understanding in the following ways:

Curriculum Contents

Reading Comprehension Skills

  • Analyzing Propaganda
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Determining Author’s Purpose—Reading for Entertainment and Reading for Information
  • Determining Author’s Reliability
  • Identifying Facts and Opinions
  • Evaluating a Text
  • Identifying Main Ideas and Supporting Details
  • Finding Implied Meanings
  • Reading Newspaper Articles
  • Reading Poetry
  • Reading Short Stories


  • Paragraph Elements and Structure
  • Report—Shepherding
  • Using Invented Words
  • Writing a Business Letter
  • Writing Poetry—Pen Pictures, Cinquains, and Shaped Poems
  • Writing a Report—Outlining, Writing, and Revising
  • Writing with Metaphors
  • Writing Short Stories—Plot, Setting, Structure, and Character Development

Grammar and Usage

  • Adjectives—Comparative Adjectives, Superlative Adjectives, and Articles
  • Adverbs—Comparative Adverbs and Superlative Adverbs
  • Interjections and Conjuctions
  • Kinds of Sentences—Statement, Question, Command, and Surprise/Excitement
  • Nouns—Plural, Possessive, and Common and Proper Nouns
  • Pronouns—Pronoun Case, Personal Pronouns, and Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Punctuation—Exclamation Points, Periods, Question Marks, and Commas
  • Sentence Structure—Subject/Predicate, Prepositions, and Phrases
  • Verbs—Verb Tense, Irregular Verbs, Auxiliary Verbs, Person, Number, and Compound Verbs

Literature Studies

  • Fiction
    • Elements—Structure, Character, Plot, and Setting
    • Genre/Type—Fable, Legend, Animal Story, Myth, Fairy Tale, Adventure, Historical Piece, Mystery, and Science Fiction
  • Nonfiction


    Speaking and Listening


    Special Topics

    • Definition
    • Elements—Organization and Diction
    • Genre/Type—Autobiography, Biography, Propaganda, and Articles
    • Poetry
      • Poetry
        • Elements—Structure, Rhyme, Meter, and Diction
        • Genre/Type—Ballad, Free Verse, Limerick, Shaped Poem, Epic, Narrative, and Pen Picture
        • Literary Device—Metaphors, Similes, Alliteration, Sound Effects, and Parallelism
      • Elements—Structure, Character, Plot, and Setting
      • Speaking Qualities
      • Listen Effectively
      • Homonyms
      • Words with /sh/ sound
      • Roots and Affixes
      • The Nature of Advertising
      • Creating an Advertisement
      • Graphic Aids—Charts and Graphs
      • Reference Materials—Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Who’s Who, Thesaurus, and Concordance
      • Study Skills—Note-Taking
      • Word Play—Palindromes, Puns, and Conundrums

State: National, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah
Grade Level: 6
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year