6th Grade Students will be able to comprehend more challenging books and articles, basing all their analyses, inferences, and claims on explicit and relevant evidence from the texts. Students will expand on their ability to identify central ideas by identifying how those themes are shaped and conveyed by details. Their analysis of basic literary elements will extend to identifying connections and complexities within narratives and how individual elements weave together to advance the plot and reveal characters. Although the Standards are divided into Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language strands for conceptual clarity, the processes of communication are closely connected. These skills will be incorporated into the students’ own narrative and expository writing. While continuing with a variety of literary non-fiction, students will also begin to tackle more technical informational texts as well. (adapted: Georgia standards.org)
Composition Notebook(bound, marble-type notebook) Blue or Black Pen (for daily use)
2 pocket 3 prong plastic folder colored pencils for corrections
Major Assessments 40% (tests, writing assignments, reading assignments, notebook assignments, and projects)Tests will be announced and may include vocabulary, comprehension, and short response questions. There will also be one project per quarter based on a unit, book, or choice board.
Minor Assessments = 60% (classwork, quizzes, writing assignments, notebook checks, etc.) Quizzes may not be announced and they may cover smaller segments of vocabulary, comprehension, and short response questions.
Late assignments - Late homework will not be accepted. It is the student's responsibility to complete the assignment and turn it in. If work is not turned in by 10 days of the original due date, the student will be required to complete an alternate assignment. A note of “missing” (0) will be recorded in Infinite Campus until the assignment has been completed.
Make-Up Assignments - It is the student’s responsibility to get any makeup or missed assignments from the teacher.
Grade Recovery - If a student has been unsuccessful in completing assignments and has not proven mastery of the standards, the student will be given an opportunity to revisit the standards by using Progress Learning or another supplemental online platform for differential instruction.
Roberta S. Robinson, 6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher
school email - firstname.lastname@example.org
School Phone number (706) 823-6933