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1 Teacher(s): Time: The Course Organizer Student: Course Dates: This Course: Course Questions: is about School Year Sixth Grade Language Arts Learning through reading, writing, listening, speaking, use of media and technology tools, understanding our language, and analyzing various genres. 1.What strategies help students read grade level text with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression? (LA ) 2.What strategies help students develop grade appropriate vocabulary? (LA , 1.6.2, , 1.6.5, 1.6.6, 1.6.7, 1.6.8, 1.6.9, , ) 3.What strategies help students construct meaning from grade level texts of various genres?(LA , 1.7.2, 1.7.3, 1.7.4, 1.7.5, 1.7.6, 1.7.7, 1.7.8, LA , 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.7, 2.1.8, 2.1.9, , LA , 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.2.5) 4.How can students use the writing process (plan, draft, revise, edit, publish) to demonstrate various formats of writing? (LA , 3.1.2, 3.1.3, LA , 3.2.2, 3.2.3, LA , 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4) 5.How can students revise and refine writing using standard language conventions to demonstrate clear and effective communication? (LA , 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.4.4, 3.4.5, LA , 3.5.2, 3.5.3, LA , 4.1.2, LA , 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, LA , 4.3.2, LA , LA , 5.2.2) 6.How can students develop and demonstrate an understanding of media literacy to make informed decisions? (LA , LA , 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, LA , 6.3.2) 7.How can listening, speaking, and using technological tools be applied effectively to enhance learning? (LA , 6.4.2) Assessment Tests, Quizzes, Projects = 70% Classwork, Homework, Warm Ups = 30% Minimum Competencies for Course: 4 points earned on nine weeks grades (at least one point earned during second semester) 3.5 on at least one Writes Upon Request Level 2 on FCAT SSS Reading Assessment Teacher/Student/Parent Communication Tools: Agenda Book – students record daily assignments Mrs. Grahams Web Page – important information, weekly assignments, worksheets Online Grades – updated weekly by Mrs. Graham – Mrs. Julie Lawson 8/18/08-5/29/09

2 Community Principles Learning Rituals Course Map This Course: includes Performance Options Student: Critical Concepts Learned in these Units Sixth Grade Language Arts Manage Yourself Respect Others Follow Directions Always Try Be Prepared Agenda Book Graphic Organizers Daily Warm UpsProgress Portfolio Content Enhancement Routines Vocabulary Routines Course Organizer Routine Unit Organizer RoutineProjects Cooperative Groups Whole Class Instruction Retesting Small Group Instruction Differentiated Instruction Peer Tutoring Modeling/Scaffolding Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Use of Technology, Research, and Media Literacy Unit 1: Fiction and Nonfiction, Short Stories Class and School Routines Orientation Literary Elements Essay Writing Basics Expository Writing Parts of Speech Unit 2: Short Stories, Nonfiction, Literary Terms Public Speaking Planning and Organizing Writing Persuasive Techniques Understanding Fiction Understanding Nonfiction Unit 3: Types of Nonfiction, Research Skills, Media Literacy, Poetry Effective Expression Compare/Contrast Main Idea/Supporting Details Cause and Effect Testing Strategies Unit 4: Drama, Media Projects, Themes in Folk Literature Wildlife Project Novel Study Poetry techniques Publishing Polished Writing


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