Language Arts 600 Fundamentals

Language Arts 600 Fundamentals provides foundational development and integration of communication skills in four major areas—reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students will develop their reading skills, including the identification of main ideas, supporting details, sequence, and facts and opinions. Writing skills will develop students’ understanding of sentence structure, providing hands-on experience with subject-verb agreement, participles, and phrases emphasizing parts of speech and their roles. Projects give students the opportunity to develop their abilities in writing paragraphs, business letters, poetry, and short stories including planning, organizing, writing, and revising a report.

This course specifically focuses on deepening and furthering students' understanding in the following ways:

  • Unit 1: Use understanding of parts of speech to identify words within a sentence and classify types of sentences
  • Unit 2: Identify and use correct parts of speech and construct sentences without fragments
  • Unit 3: Use comprehension skills to analyze a text and examine passages and graphs critically to determine specific information and to check reliability
  • Unit 4: Use their writing skills to produce an autobiography, a business letter, and a researched report
  • Unit 5: Analyze new reports for bias and come to their own conclusions and recognize propaganda and its purposes
  • Unit 6: Identify and analyze different literary forms, including, poetry, fables, biography, and autobiography and prepare and deliver an oral presentation
  • Unit 7: Use comprehension skills to demonstrate understanding of a story, recognize the attributes of great literature and gather information from stories and articles
  • Unit 8: Analyze the characteristics of poetry, including rhythm, pattern, central idea, and economy of words and write original poems using the characteristics they have studied
  • Unit 9: Describe and identify the four basic elements of drama: character, setting, plot, and theme, define literary terms and use listening skills to take notes and process auditory information•Unit 10:Review all skills learned in reading comprehension, writing, listening, and speaking

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