6th Grade Language Arts

Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts!





Essential Question

Final Project



Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

How can one person impact a community?

Narrative Vignette


Family and Culture

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

How do our families and cultures shape who we are?

Prose Poem


Human Nature: Short Texts

Various nonfiction and poetry

What do these texts teach us about human nature?

Persuasive Project


Perspectives and Perspectives

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

What is the relationship between our perceptions and perspective?

Response to Literature


6th Grade Long-Term Learning Targets

  1. I can cite evidence from the text to support my analysis.
  2. I can analyze elements of a text and their influence.
  3. I can evaluate, respond to, and present arguments and relevant evidence.
  4. I can compare and contrast stucture and meaning of texts and make connections across texts.
  5. I can write informative texts, narratives, and other creative texts.
  6. I can use technology to publish and collaborate.
  7. I can engage effectively in discussions.
  8. I can read and write a variety of texts independently.
  9. I can understand and use 6th grade-appropriate vocabulary.
  10. I can use conventions of standard English grammar and mechanics in writing and speaking.