6th Grade ELA

English Language Arts 6 at Ramsey 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!




Essential Question

Final Project



Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

How does 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

Various Non-Fiction and Poetry Texts

What do these texts teach us about Human Nature?

Persuasive Project


Perspectives and Perceptions

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

What is the relationship between our perceptions and our 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 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.