• Quarter 1

    Reading

    Launching Reading Workshop

    Fiction and Narrative Nonfiction Interpretation - Investigating characters

    Nonfiction Reading - Navigating Narrative and Hybrid Nonfiction Texts

     

    6.4 The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.

    • d) Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.

    6.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, and poetry.

    • a) Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme.
    • b) Describe cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.
    • c) Explain how an author uses character development to drive conflict and resolution
    • d) Differentiate between first and third person point of view.
    • f) Draw conclusions and make inferences using the text for support
    • g) Identify the characteristics of a variety of genres.
    • k) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.  

     

    Writing

    Launching Writing Workshop

     

    6.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.

    • a) Engage in writing as a recursive process.
    • b) Choose audience and purpose..
    • c) Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
    • d) Organize writing to fit mode or topic.
    • e) Write narratives to include characters, plot, setting, and point of view.
    • f) Establish a central idea incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure.
    • g) Compose a thesis statement for expository and persuasive writing.  
    • h) Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
    • i) Use transition words and phrases.
    • j) Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.
    • k) Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
    • l) Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.



    6.8 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

    • a)  Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.
    • b) Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.
    • c) Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.
    • d) Eliminate double negatives.
    • e) Use quotation marks with dialogue.
    • f) Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
    • g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.
    • h) Use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

     

    Communication: Speaking, Listening, Media Literacy

    6.1 The student will use effective oral communication skills in a variety of settings.

    • a) Listen attentively and speak using appropriate discussion rules with awareness of verbal and nonverbal cues.
    • b) Participate as a facilitator and a contributor in a group.
    • c) Participate in collaborative discussions with partners building on others’ ideas.
    • d) Ask questions to clarify the speaker’s purpose and perspective.
    • e) Summarize the main points a speaker makes.
    • f) Summarize and evaluate group activities.
    • g) Analyze the effectiveness of participant interactions.
    • h) Evaluate own contributions to discussions.
    • i) Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with diverse teams.
    • j) Work respectfully with others and show value for individual contributions.

     

    6.2 The student will create multimodal presentations that effectively communicate ideas.

    • a) Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to deliver multimodal presentations.
    • b) Use language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.
    • c) Give collaborative and individual formal and informal interactive presentations.
    • d) Paraphrase and summarize key ideas of a presentation.













    Quarter 2

    Reading

    Nonfiction Reading Clubs - Developing Analytical Lenses for Informational Reading

     

    6.4 The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.

    • c) Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among

    multiple meanings of words..

    • e) Use word-reference materials.
    • f) Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

    6.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, and poetry.

    • e) Describe how word choice and imagery contribute to the meaning of a text.
    • h) Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language.
    • i) Compare/contrast details in literary and informational nonfiction texts.
    • k) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.



    Writing

    Research - Read All About It: Focus on research skills outlined for grade 6 in the LCPS Middle School English Instructional Framework

     

    6.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.

    • a) Engage in writing as a recursive process.  
    • b) Choose audience and purpose..
    • c) Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
    • d) Organize writing to fit mode or topic.  
    • e) Write narratives to include characters, plot, setting, and point of view.
    • f) Establish a central idea incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure.
    • g) Compose a thesis statement for expository and persuasive writing.  
    • h) Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
    • i) Use transition words and phrases.
    • j) Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.
    • k) Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
    • l) Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.



    6.8 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

    • a)  Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.
    • b) Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.
    • c) Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.
    • d) Eliminate double negatives.
    • e) Use quotation marks with dialogue.
    • f) Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
    • g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.
    • h) Use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

     

    6.9 The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.

    • a) Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
    • b) Collect and organize information from multiple sources.
    • c) Evaluate and analyze the validity and credibility of sources.
    • d) Cite primary and secondary sources.
    • e) Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
    • f)Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

     

    Communication: Speaking, Listening, Media Literacy

     6.1 The student will use effective oral communication skills in a variety of settings.

    • a) Listen attentively and speak using appropriate discussion rules with awareness of verbal and nonverbal cues.
    • b) Participate as a facilitator and a contributor in a group.
    • c) Participate in collaborative discussions with partners building on others’ ideas.
    • d) Ask questions to clarify the speaker’s purpose and perspective.
    • e) Summarize the main points a speaker makes.
    • f) Summarize and evaluate group activities.
    • g) Analyze the effectiveness of participant interactions.
    • h) Evaluate own contributions to discussions.
    • i) Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with diverse teams.
    • j) Work respectfully with others and show value for individual contributions.



    6.2 The student will create multimodal presentations that effectively communicate ideas.

    • a) Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to deliver multimodal presentations.
    • b) Use language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.
    • c) Give collaborative and individual formal and informal interactive presentations.
    • d) Paraphrase and summarize key ideas of a presentation.

     

    Quarter 3

    Reading

    Book Clubs - Social Issues Book Clubs

     

    6.4 The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.

    • a) Identify word origins and derivations.
    • b) Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.

     

    6.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.

    • a) Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
    • b) Identify main idea
    • c) Summarize supporting details.
    • d) Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
    • e) Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
    • f) Identify the author’s organizational patterns(s).
    • g) Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
    • h) Differentiate between fact and opinion.
    • i) Identify cause and effect relationships.
    • j) Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
    • k) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

    Writing

    Argumentative - Persuade Me: Persuasive piece with a claim supported with evidence (Possible Product:Ad)

     

    6.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.  

    • a) Engage in writing as a recursive process.
    • b) Choose audience and purpose..
    • c) Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
    • d) Organize writing to fit mode or topic.  
    • e) Write narratives to include characters, plot, setting, and point of view.
    • f) Establish a central idea incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure.
    • g) Compose a thesis statement for expository and persuasive writing.
    • h) Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
    • i) Use transition words and phrases.
    • j) Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.
    • k) Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
    • l) Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

     

    6.8 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

    • a)  Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.
    • b) Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.
    • c) Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.
    • d) Eliminate double negatives.
    • e) Use quotation marks with dialogue.
    • f) Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
    • g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.
    • h) Use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

     

    Communication: Speaking, Listening, Media Literacy

    6.1 The student will use effective oral communication skills in a variety of settings.

    • a) Listen attentively and speak using appropriate discussion rules with awareness of verbal and nonverbal cues.
    • b) Participate as a facilitator and a contributor in a group.
    • c) Participate in collaborative discussions with partners building on others’ ideas.
    • d) Ask questions to clarify the speaker’s purpose and perspective.
    • e) Summarize the main points a speaker makes.
    • f) Summarize and evaluate group activities.
    • g) Analyze the effectiveness of participant interactions.
    • h) Evaluate own contributions to discussions.
    • i) Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with diverse teams.
    • j) Work respectfully with others and show value for individual contributions.

     

    6.2 The student will create multimodal presentations that effectively communicate ideas.

    • a) Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to deliver multimodal presentations.
    • b) Use language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.
    • c) Give collaborative and individual formal and informal interactive presentations.
    • d) Paraphrase and summarize key ideas of a presentation.

     

    6.3 The student will determine the purpose of media messages and examine how they are constructed.

    • a) Compare and contrast techniques used in a variety of media messages.
    • b) Identify the characteristics and effectiveness of a variety of media messages.
    • c) Interpret information presented in diverse media formats and explain how it contributes to the topic.
    • d) Craft and publish audience-specific media messages.

    Quarter 4

    Reading

    Developing Analytical Reading Practices - Interpretation

     

    6.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, and poetry.

    • c) Explain how an author uses character development to drive conflict and resolution.
    • f) Draw conclusions and make inferences using the text for support.
    • g) Identify the characteristics of a variety of genres.
    • h) Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language.
    • j) Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.

     

    Writing

    Analysis - Interpretation: Literary Analysis - Focus on Character Development with support from one text

     

    6.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.

    • a) Engage in writing as a recursive process.
    • b) Choose audience and purpose..
    • c) Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
    • d) Organize writing to fit mode or topic.
    • e) Write narratives to include characters, plot, setting, and point of view.
    • f) Establish a central idea incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure.
    • g) Compose a thesis statement for expository and persuasive writing.
    • h) Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
    • i) Use transition words and phrases.
    • j) Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.
    • k) Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
    • l) Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

     

    6.8 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

    • a)  Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.
    • b) Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.
    • c) Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.
    • d) Eliminate double negatives.
    • e) Use quotation marks with dialogue.
    • f) Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
    • g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.
    • h) Use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

     

    Communication: Speaking, Listening, Media Literacy

    6.1 The student will use effective oral communication skills in a variety of settings.

    • a) Listen attentively and speak using appropriate discussion rules with awareness of verbal and nonverbal cues.
    • b) Participate as a facilitator and a contributor in a group.
    • c) Participate in collaborative discussions with partners building on others’ ideas.
    • d) Ask questions to clarify the speaker’s purpose and perspective.
    • e) Summarize the main points a speaker makes.
    • f) Summarize and evaluate group activities.
    • g) Analyze the effectiveness of participant interactions.
    • h) Evaluate own contributions to discussions.
    • i) Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with diverse teams.
    • j) Work respectfully with others and show value for individual contributions.



    6.2 The student will create multimodal presentations that effectively communicate ideas.

    • a) Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to deliver multimodal presentations.
    • b) Use language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.
    • c) Give collaborative and individual formal and informal interactive presentations.
    • d) Paraphrase and summarize key ideas of a presentation.





Last Modified on August 15, 2019