ELA 6th Grade- Course Syllabus

  • W.S. Hornsby 4-8

    320 Kentucky Avenue 

    Augusta, Ga 30901

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                                                                                                              6Th Grade ELA Course Syllabus 

    Course Facilitator:

    L. A. Thomas

    email: thomala2@richmond.k12.ga.us or flippedpaws@gmail.com

    instagram: flippedpaws

    Class YouTube Channel: Flipped Paws https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbJUzgsyKOe4Itu-cEIuvNw

     

    Course Materials:

    ***Textbook (to be determined)

    2-3 inch Binder ( used for all classes)

     loose leaf paper

    2 composition notebooks (writing journal and interactive notebook)

    pens ( blue, black and any color other than red)

    crayons or colored pencils

    white glue

    scissors

    pencils

    personal pencil sharpener

    earphones or earbuds (THIS IS  REQUIRED DAILY)

    THIS IS A "FLIPPED CLASSROOM"

    CLICK THE LINKS TO LEARN ABOUT FLIPPED LEARNING

    Flipped Learning

    THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM

     ****In order to have greater academic outcomes, students may be required to read or prepare for the next day's activities AT HOME. This may have several looks....taking books and worksheets home in physical form and/or accessing resources ONLINE through the Canvas LMS. Click the link to access teh appropriate Orientation for your student, create a parent account and access other Canvas resources.

    Canvas Orientation

    6th Grade ELA has 4 Units. Units 1-2 are in the first semester. The course schedule and curriculum map will only be posted for the months of September- December. The syllabus and course schedule will be updated before students return from the Winter Break for the remaining two units. 

     

    WEEK 1: GETTING TO KNOW YOU - RITUALS, ROUTINES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(6 DAYS)

    Unit 1: How Do We Form Friendships? (27 days)

    Essential Questions:

    • In what ways can your actions shape your future?
    • How do your life circumstances affect the types of friendships you develop?
    • How do people grow and change to adapt to difficult situation
    • BIG IDEAS
      • determine the theme of a text, analyze plot elements, summarize text absent of personal opinions
      • compare and contrast two texts
      • write narratives

    Book Study: Holes by Louis Sachar

    BUFFER WEEK: REMEDIATION, ACCELERATION, CATCH UP AND UNIT POST TEST (2 days)

                           UNIT PRE ASSESSMENT AND INTRODUCTION (2 DAYS)

    Unit 2: What makes someone Effective or Successful?  (26 DAYS)

    Essential Questions: 

    • What does it take to be successful in life?
    • How do our habits affect our lives?
    • What is a growth mindset, and how does it help develop grit?
    • BIG IDEAS
      • Analyze how key concepts are introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text

      • Analyze how portions of the text fit within the overall structure of the text

      • Analyze how the structure of a text contributes to the development of theme, plot and setting

      • Determine the author's purpose and point of view
      • write informative/explanatory essay

    Book Study: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

    BUFFER WEEK: REMEDIATION, ACCELERATION , CATCH UP  AND UNIT POST TEST (2 days)

     

    Weekly Agenda

    Monday- Review 

    Tuesday- Test/Assessments

    Wednesday- New Lesson (Whole Group Instruction)

    Thursday-Practice (guided/independent)

    Friday- Stations, Games, Interactive Learning, Intervention, Acceleration 

    HOMEWORK- See the Flipped Learning Video. 

    Grading Weights

    Tests 25%

    Quizzes 20%

    Projects 20%

    Classwork  20%

    Participation 10%

    Homework 5%

     

    GRADE LEVEL RULES

    1. Students will leave backpacks, purses, and cellular devices (unless requested by an instructor for class) in homeroom until the end of the day. Accommodations will be made for students with special circumstances.  

    2. Each student will have ONLY 3 restroom passes per quarter (9 weeks). Other content areas instructors may have the same restroom allocations.

    3. Students must complete and turn in all homework assignments by Friday end of class to be graded and entered into the grade book in a timely manner.

    4. Jaguars are expected to be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn. This means being prepared with all classroom materials, pre-activity lessons, etc. 

     Classroom disruptions, disrespect to self, staff, and students are zero tolerance. BULLYING in any form is NOT TOLERATED. W.S. Hornsby is a family and we do not hurt each other...we HELP each other. 

     

    Students will be challenged this year! Every student can succeed. Expect to have your child work hard, read more, write more, and possibly COMPLAIN more. If they aren't struggling at some point they aren't learning. Expectations for the Hornsby family have been set high. The teachers will meet those standards and push our students to do the same.  Success is in our future...We Can and We Will...Watch!!