• 6th ELA Syllabus 

     
    Course Descriptions 

    Lit and Strategies: This course focuses on reading strategies and comprehension skills. Students will read from various genres. 

    Writing and Composition: This course focuses on the writing process, modes of writing, writing traits, and language usage. 

     

    Grading Categories and Weight 

    Classwork: 40% 

    Assessments: 50% 

    EOC (End of Course Exam): 10% 

     

    Power Standards (what students will learn) 

    Quarter 1 

    Lit and Strategies: 

    RL.RI.6.1 I can cite textual evidence to support the analysis of a text. 

    RI.6.2 I can:  
    • determine a central idea from a text. 
    • identify details that support central idea. 
    • summarize the text objectively. 

    Writing Composition: 

    W.6.2 I can:  
    • write informative/explanatory texts. 
    • organize ideas using text structures. 
    • organize ideas using different text features. 
    • develop the topic using facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. 
    • use transitional words, phrases, and clauses to show relationships among ideas. 
    • use topic specific vocabulary to inform and explain the topic. 
    • maintain a formal writing style.  
    • develop an appropriate and formal conclusion. 

    W.6.8 I can:  
    • Gather information from multiple sources and assess the credibility of each source. 
    • Use my gathered information to answer a question. 
    • Quote and paraphrase information without plagiarizing. 

    L.6.1-L.6.2 I Can:  
    • Spell, capitalize, punctuate, and use proper word forms. 
    • Use pronouns in their proper cases. 
    • Use pronouns to add emphasis and maintain subject-verb agreement. 
    • Use pronouns that match in number and person. 
    • Use specific pronouns to eliminate vague language. 
    • Edit my own work, and the work of others for errors. 

    L.6.4.a I can use context clues and parts of speech to determine the meaning of a word or phrase.  

    L.6.4.b I can use word parts to determine the meaning of a word.   
     

    Quarter 2 

    Lit and Strategies: 

    RL.RI.6.1 I can:  
    • Cite textual evidence to support the analysis of a text.   
    • Identify and interpret connotative meaning in a text to determine what is being communicated 

    RI.6.8 I can: 
    • evaluate the claims in an argument.   
    • evaluate the evidence and reasoning used to support a claim. 
    • identify valid evidence and reasoning.   

    Writing Composition: 

    W.6.1 I can:   
    • state a claim and cite evidence to support my argument.   
    • use credible sources to determine relevant evidence and develop reasons to elaborate ideas.   
    • use transitional words, phrases, and clauses to connect my claims and reasoning.   
    • use precise language and specific vocabulary to support my argument.   
    • establish and maintain a formal style.  
    • develop an appropriate and formal conclusion.   

    W.6.8: I can:   
    • Gather information from multiple sources and assess the credibility of each source.    
    • Use my gathered information to answer a question.    
    • Quote and paraphrase information without plagiarizing  

     L.6.5.c I can tell the difference between the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions).  

     

    Quarter 3 

    Lit and Strategies: 

    RL.6.1 I can:   
    • determine the difference between explicit language and inferential language.   
    • cite textual evidence to support inferences.  

     RL.6.2 I can:   
    • determine the theme or central idea of a text.   
    • cite the details that demonstrate the theme or central idea.   

    RL.6.3 I can:   
    • identify the elements of plot in a story.   
    • track the changes of a character throughout the story.   
    • identify the main events in a story that advance the plot.   

    RL.6.4 I can:   
    • identify figurative language in a literary text.   
    • interpret figurative language in a literary text to determine what an author is communicating.  

    RL.6.6 I can: 
    • Explain how an author develops a point of view of a narrator or speaker in a text.   
    • Show that the point of view supports the author’s purpose  

     
    Writing Composition: 

    W.6.3 I can write a narrative that: 
    • Engages the reader by carefully structuring a plot.   
    • Moves the plot forward by establishing exposition, conflict/inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.   
    • Uses narrative techniques such as effective dialogue, descriptive and sensory language, and appropriate sequencing of events.   
    • Uses transitional words, phrases, and clauses to move between time frames and settings.   
    • Develops an appropriate conclusion that resolves the story.   

    L.6.5 I can:   
    • interpret figurative language in context.   
    • better understand the meaning of words by examining their relationship to one another.   

     

    Quarter 4 

    Lit and Strategies: 

    RL.RI.6.10 I can read and understand grade-level text independently.  

    Review of all Reading standards for the ISAT tests and EOC (end of course exam). 

    Writing Composition: 

    W.6.10 I can organize my writing to fit many diverse tasks, audiences, and, purposes.   

    Review of all Writing and Language standards for the ISAT tests and EOC (end of course exam).