6th Grade Resource Language Arts

Year At A Glance

1st 6 Weeks - Personal Narrative

Texts We Will Read: Nonfiction - Biography, Autobiography

Writer's Workshop: Bio Wordle, Personal Narrative

Skills We Will Learn: Inference, Text Connections, Author's Purpose, Using a Dictionary/Thesaurus, Organization & Progression, Idea Development

Assessments: SRI & QRI, Common Assessment #1 Literary Analysis

Mini-Lessons: Strategies - TOWER, SLANT, MAPS, COPS

2ND 6 WEEKS - LITERARY ANALYSIS

Texts We Will Read: Fiction - Fairytales, Myths

Writer's Workshop: Short Story, Reader's Response Journals

Skills We Will Learn: Theme, Point of View, Summary, Plot Development, Use of Language

Assessments: Common Assessment #1 Literary Analysis

Mini-Lessons: Strategies - WRAP, ACES, CRAM, AAAWWUBBIFS

3RD 6 WEEKS- PERSUASIVE

Texts We Will Read: Informational Texts - Editorials, Letters, Reviews, Advertisements

Writer's Workshop: Persuasive Flyer, Informal Letter

Skills We Will Learn: Inference, Text Connections, Author's Purpose, Summary, Idea Development

Assessments: Common Assessment #2 Informational Analysis

Mini-Lessons: Strategies - RAINS, PLOT, TOWER

4TH 6 WEEKS - POETRY

Texts We Will Read: Poetry - Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, Kenn Nesbitt, Walt Whitman

Writer's Workshop: Limerick, Haiku, Cinquain, Diamante, Color Poem

Skills We Will Learn: Metaphor, Simile, Hyperbole, Personification, Idioms, Understatement, Onomatopoeia, Alliteration, Imagery, Cliche

Assessments: Common Assessment #2 Informational Analysis

Mini-Lessons: Strategies - review SLANT, MAPS, WRAP

5TH 6 WEEKS - INFORMATIONAL ANALYSIS

Texts We Will Read: Informational Texts - Expository, Procedural

Writer's Workshop: Expository, Compare & Contrast

Skills We Will Learn: Inference, Text Connections, Author's Purpose, Summary of informational texts, Text Organization

Assessments: STAAR TESTS

Mini-Lessons: Strategies - review CRAM & ACES

6TH 6 WEEKS - RESEARCH

Texts We Will Read: Mentor Texts

Writer's Workshop: Research Paper

Skills We Will Learn: Revising & Editing, Organization & Progression, Idea Development, Use of Language, Works Cited

Assessments: Common Assessment #2B Revising/Editing & Expository Writing

Mini-Lessons: Strategies - review RAINS, PLOT