Language Arts 6

Credit Hours: 1

Course Length:  2 Semesters

Semester 1

Course Description

Semester A of English 6 is divided into two main categories: Storytelling and Heroes. Assignments include writing a narrative essay and completing a book report.

Course Prerequisites

Language Arts K – 5

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

Required Novels:

  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • The Giver

Optional Novels (Choose 2):

  • Watsons Go To Birmingham
  • Walk Two Moons
  • The Westing Game
  • Freak the Mighty
  • Seedfolks
  • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Major Concepts

  • Finding themes of stories
  • Learning study skills
  • Identifying points of view
  • Outlining and prewriting
  • Characterization
  • Sentence structure
  • Dialogue

Semester 2

Course Description

Semester B of English 6 covers the main topics of Myth and Poetry. Student assignments include writing an original fairy tale and composing a poem.

Course Prerequisites

Language Arts K – 5

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

Required Novels:

  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • The Giver

Optional Novels (Choose 2):

  • Watsons Go To Birmingham
  • Walk Two Moons
  • The Westing Game
  • Freak the Mighty
  • Seedfolks
  • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Major Concepts

  • Understanding myths and fairy tales
  • Parts of speech
  • Conducting surveys
  • Forms of poetry
  • Figurative language
  • Prefixes
  • Brainstorming