6th Grade ELA

English Language Arts 6 at Justice Page Middle School will focus on developing our skills as readers, writers, talkers, and critical thinkers. Each of our units is based on the Minnesota Common Core Standards for Language Arts and the Understanding By Design model. 

Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts!

 

Unit

Text

Essential Question

Final Project

1

Community

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

How does one person impact a community?

Narrative Vignette

2

Justice and Forgiveness

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson

What is justice and how can it be used to restore relationships?

Persuasive Media Project

3

Human Nature

Various Non-Fiction and Poetry Texts

What do these texts teach us about Human Nature?

Response to Literature:

5 Paragraph Essay i

4

Family and Identity

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

How do our families, places, and culture and cultures shape who we are?

Poetry Portfolio


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 structure 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.