Grade 6 English Year at a Glance

see Grade 6 English Standards

Month
Reading
Writing
Speaking/Listening
Viewing/Media
Integration
August
Fantasy: The Monkey’s Paw plus individual student choices for homework
Book report Persuasive letters Who Am I? essay 6 Traits skill lessons
Class discussions

IT – Word processing throughout the year E-mail correspondence for formative assessment
September
Historical Fiction: The Watsons Go to Birmingham plus individual student choices for homework
Narrative and Descriptive paragraphs 6 Traits skill lessons
Class discussions Audio tape of Watsons

Social studies Civil rights
October
Historical Fiction cont. + Mystery: Sherlock Holmes
Crime Report Mystery compositions Media composition
Class discussions
Sherlock Holmes Old vs new movies
IT: Sherlock
November
Mystery unit continued | Graphic Summary Essay test 6Traits skill lessons
Class discussions
video
Visual Arts
December

Cinquain, Haiku, quatrains
Poetry presentations


January
Biography/Drama Daddy and The Miracle Worker
One day autobiography 6 Traits skill lessons
Class discussions Oral reading of The Miracle Worker
Comparison/Media Rascal & My Life With the Chimps
Drama Science, Social Studies
February
Biography/Drama cont. The Miracle Worker Intro. to research
Video comparison paper 6 Traits skill lessons
Class discussions Oral reading of The Miracle Worker

Drama Science
March
Nonfiction/Research Ancient Greece short sections in anthology
Research Paper Ancient Greece theme
Class discussions

Social Studies IT: research, word processing, Turnitin
April
Realistic Fiction The Open Window + selected novels
Who Am I? essay 6 Traits skill lessons
Class discussions
Where the Red Fern Grows DVD

May/June
Science Fiction A Wrinkle in Time
Essay test 6 Traits skill lessons
Class discussions Portfolio practice
Wrinkle in Time DVD
Science Math, Visual Arts