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Grade 6 Language Arts Syllabus

Grade 6 Language Arts

Syllabus

Topics Covered:

  • Plot
  • Character Traits
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Theme
  • Setting
  • Figurative Language
  • Tone/Mood
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Imagery
  • Predictions
  • Inferences
  • Informational Reading
  • Literary Reading
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Point of View
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Main Idea
  • Text Features
  • Rhyme
  • Sound Devices
  • Context Clues
  • Summary
  • Plays
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Fables/Folktales/Myths
  • Cause and Effect
  • Language Mechanics
  • On-Demand Writing
  • Extended Responses
  • Short Answers

Class Overview:

            During this class we will explore various reading techniques, writing techniques, and reading comprehension strategies.  This will include a variety of informational and literary reading pieces.  With these reading pieces, students will learn a variety of comprehension strategies, as well as, learning to perform a deeper analysis of a text.  Students will also complete activities designed to promote growth in on-demand, personal, and journalistic writing.  These will include, but are not limited to, argumentative pieces, informational pieces, narratives, extended responses, short answers, and quick responses.  Finally, the students will engage in mini-lessons and opening activities created to encourage proper grammar usage and mechanics. 

Assessment:

            Students will participate in a variety of practice and benchmark-type assessments including: classroom assessment, common assessment, Accelerated Reader and KPREP.  Furthermore, students will be required to achieve a minimum of 40 Accelerated Reader points by the close of the school year.

 
   

Homework:

Titans ELA students will receive homework no less than one night each week (usually on Monday night), but could receive homework on a more regular basis when needed. Homework assignments will vary in length, structure, and content depending on the areas of standards used in class at the time.

Grading Policy:

Grade Weights:

Tests                                  30%

Quizzes                             20%

Homework                        10%

Opening Assignments      10%

Accelerated Reader         10%

Class Assignments           20%

 

Students are responsible for “make-up” work upon returning from an absence. Unexcused absences will receive an incomplete on assignments missed per school policy.  Students are not automatically granted extended time (unless documented on IEP or 504) for “make-up” work, homework, classroom assignments, or assessments. 
 

Extra Help:

I do not offer “extra credit” work for the sole purpose of inflating student scores on assessment, assignments, projects, or overall classroom grade. However, students, and parents, have the opportunity to consult with me concerning struggles with content in the classroom for additional practice/help. Occasionally, students will be given the opportunity to “redo” certain assignments depending on circumstances.

Rules, Consequences, and Rewards:

CARDS Expectations

  1. Commitment
    • Complete all assignments.
    • Turn all assignments in on time.
  2. Accountability
    • Be prepared for class.
    • Be on time for class.
  3. Respect
    • Be polite.
    • Think before you speak.
    • Keep hands and feet to yourself.
  4. Determination
    • Have a positive attitude
    • Don’t be a quitter!.
  5. Safety
    • Keep your space neat. (Students cannot keep backpacks in student work space.)
    • Unless you have permission, stay in your seat.

Consequences

  1. Warning
  2. Break Loss
  3. Call home/Note home
  4. BMA
  5. Office Referral

Rewards

  1. Field Day
  2. Field Trip
  3. Notes home/Calls home
  4. Cool CARDS
  5. Homework Passes

 

I look forward to a great year, and I know that we will have one! By signing the bottom of this contract, you both agree with the policies and procedures that are stated in the syllabus.

 

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Parent Signature                                    Student Signature