6th Grade Language Arts
Components of Language Arts Curriculum
Here are some details regarding the language arts curriculum for sixth grade. Please keep this as a reference as the year progresses.
· Grades K - 6 are using a brand new series entitled Journeys from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
· Each grade level contains six themes. In sixth grade, each theme contains five sets of lessons centered on two reading selections. Each set will take approximately seven days.
· Students will have lessons on comprehension, fluency, oral language, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing each cycle.
· Additionally, students will have a half-hour clinic at least three times per cycle. During this time, they will receive instruction at their reading level. The goal is to meet the varying instructional needs of all students, enabling them to expand their reading abilities.
· Students’ progress will be monitored at the conclusion of each lesson through group assessments on vocabulary, comprehension, decoding, and spelling.
· All students will be assigned an Accelerated Reader (AR) point goal. The number of points will be based on beginning of the year reading assessments such as the DIBELS and Star Reading Tests, along with observations of your child’s reading habits. All AR tests will be due on the last day of the marking period. Students will be graded on meeting their goal, along with how well they did on each AR test.
**You can use arbookfind.com to find AR books. The site gives book titles, reading levels and point values for suitable books.
· All students will be expected to read an average of 15-20 minutes each evening for homework. At the beginning of each month the students will receive a calendar to keep track of the minutes they read each day. This is calendar, referred to as a reading contract, is due on the last day of each month. Contracts not turned in will receive a zero grade and referred to the office as multiple missing assignments.
Book Selections found in Journeys Series