• Language Arts
  • Parents,
    Below is a sample of content your child should know and be able to do by the end of sixth grade.
    READING - Literature and Informational Text 
     • Read a variety of texts for a variety of audiences and purposes to examine how authors use evidence from the text to support their arguments, and analyze the strength of the author’s argument. For example, students read speeches, such as Winston Churchill’s Blood, Toil, Sweat, and Tears.
    • Read to determine a theme or central idea of a literary text and how it is conveyed through specific details used by the author.
    • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. Students will form an opinion, create a claim to support that opinion, research information to support their claim, and create essays that demonstrate their research.
    • Write narratives that develop real or imagined experiences or events using an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
    • Compare and contrast thematically-based texts in different genres; for example, stories and poems/historical novels and fantasy stories.
    • Write routinely over short and extended time frames for a variety of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
    • Recognize variations from Standard English in his/her own and others’ writing and speaking, and apply that knowledge to his/her own writing and speaking.