• Sixth Grade Language Arts Syllabus




    Course Description:  The sixth grade language arts class is a balanced literacy program designed to improve students’ skills in the following areas: reading, writing, capitalization, punctuation, word usage, and grammar, vocabulary, spelling, speaking, and listening.  Students also receive instruction on literary terminology and techniques.


    Materials: Scholastic Scope Magazine with Common Core resources, Study Island, novels, poetry books, nonfiction books, reference materials, school library databases, and the Internet


    Topics covered:


    Opinion/Argumentative, Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative Writing

    Students write for different purposes and audiences.  Students write clear, focused text to convey a well-defined perspective and appropriate content.


    Reading Informational Text

    Students read, understand and respond to informational text – with emphasis on comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.


    Reading Literature

    Students read and respond to works of literature – with emphasis on comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.


    Grammar, Spelling, Conventions of Writing

      Speaking and Listening

    Students present appropriately in formal speaking situations, listen critically, and respond intelligently as individuals or in-group discussions.

     Course Requirements:

    • Be prepared for class with laptop, notebook, homework, pencil, and independent reading material (Optional –a personal device- It must be registered)  
    • Complete required assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests
    • Participate in class discussions and group work

    Online Access to Course:

    • Course content may be on Canvas within “Modules,” (click on the word “Modules” on the left side of my home page). Canvas may be accessed at home using “My LD” on the district website.
    • Personalized homework calendars are located in Canvas. (Check homework daily for all class assignments).
    • Writing pieces will be written using google docs which may be shared with others and accessed at home using “My LD.”
    • Check Power Schools weekly on “My LD” for missed assignments and grades.


    Students receive grades on the following:

    Reading – multiple choice, short response, essays

    Book projects – usually these will be completed through use of the computer and presentation tools.  Class time will be given towards completion.

    Writing – see the above forms of writing, and students will write essays.



    Homework – Detention may be given for several missed assignments.


    Check power schools regularly for missing assignments and current grades.


    A +   100-98

    C         77-73

    A       97-93

    C -      72-70

    A -    92-90

    D +     69-68

    B+     89-88

    D        67-63

    B       87-83

    D -     62-60

    B -    82-80

    F        Below 60

    C +      79-78

    “Inc”  given until assignment is turned in.