The 6th grade English/Language Arts class will include a rigorous curriculum which focuses on the standard areas of reading, writing and communication in alignment with state standards through the lens of a biblical worldview.

Students will read a variety of literary genres such as poetry, novels, short stories, and non-fiction. Students will write narrative, informational/explanatory, and argument 5-paragraph essays which involve text-based evidence for student responses. Students will strengthen their vocabulary and continue to sharpen their grammatical skills so that they can become effective writers and speakers.

Materials: 

Required Text:

  1. Grammar book – Grade 6 Language Arts  – Flash kids Harcourt Learning – ISBN-1  978-1411404144
  1. Powerful Vocabulary For Spelling & Vocabulary – Powerful Vocabulary for Reading Success – Student Edition Grade 6 – Scholastic –  ISBN-10: 0-439-64061-X   

(vocabulary will also come from novel studies)

Required Supplies:

  • 2 composition notebooks (100pages-wide ruled-hard cover-bound)
  • Red Folder w/ brads and pockets  (plastic folder is recommended)
  • 1” – 3-ring binder
  • Pencil pouch w/ holes to put in binder
  • Scissors
  • 2 glue sticks
  • Colored pencils
  • Yellow, pink, and green highlighter
  • 1 pack multi color sticky notes 3×3
  • 1 pack multi color sticky notes 2×2

Notes:

*Each 9 weeks students will read 2 class novels and 1 book of choice for a small group book study.

1st 9 weeks Novels and Choice Books for Literature Circles(book study)

Theme: Hope in the face of adversity

2 Class Novels (purchase both): 

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Holes by Louis Sachar

Choice books for Lit. Circles: (parents/students choose 1 to purchase)

Sounder by William H. Armstrong

The Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum

2nd 9 weeks Novels and Choice Books

Theme: Courageous

2  Class Novels (purchase both): 

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong 

Call of the Wild by Jack London

Choice books for Lit. Circles: (parents/students choose 1 to purchase)

I am Malala (Young Reader’s Edition) by Malala Yousafzai  

Buzz Aldrin Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin

Helen’s Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie  Sullivan, Helen Keller’s Teacher by Marfe Delano

3rd 9 weeks Novels and Choice Books for Literature Circles(book study)

Theme: Resilience

2 Class Novels (purchase both):

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt 

Choice books for Lit. Circles: (parents/students choose 1 to purchase)

King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige by Wes Tooke

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor 

4th 9 weeks Novels and Choice Books for Literature Circles(book study)

Theme: Struggle and Survival

2 Class Novels (purchase both):

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’dell

Choice books for Lit. Circles: (parents/students choose 1 to purchase)

Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

The Lost Colony by or Sacajawea by