6th Grade Curriculum Guide Feb.11

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					                                             Jefferson County English Language Arts Curriculum Guide
                                                                     6th Grade
                                                        Implemented 2009- Revised July, 2010
            The content is correlated to the ARMT Standards and ALCOS Standards Checklists that are hyperlinked on this document.

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1st Quarter           9 Weeks Genres: Nonfiction: Informational Media, Biography and Autobiography
                                  Writing: The Writing Process and Personal Writing (letters, journals, and poetry)


Reading/Lit.                    Unit 1: Why Do We Read? (RP)                                               2.01, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03,   RV: I, II            1, 2, 3, 6, 11,
Genres: Informational           Warm-up: “Animal Attraction” pp.6-7 (Draw Conclusions/main ideas)          3.04, 3.05, 3.06, 3.07,   RC/C: II,            12
Media, Biography and            “Ball Park Food” pp.10-17 RL 4.9     (compare/contrast)                    3.08, 5.05, 6.00          III
Autobiography                   ARMT Test Practice pp.110-111                                                                        RC/I: II,
                                Make your own Kite                  (sequence)                                                       III, IV
Skills: Setting a Purpose for                                                                                                        RC/F: II,
Reading, Skimming and            Unit 2: What Brings Out the Best in You? (RP)                                                       III, IV
Scanning, Identifying Main       “The Jacket” pp. 128-137 RL 4.6
Idea, Activating Prior          “The World is Not a Pleasant Place to Be” pp. 138-141
Knowledge, Predicting,          Satchel Paige, Eleanor Roosevelt (Analyze nonfiction for char. With main
Questioning                     idea)
                                “Gentlemen of the Pool” pp. 192-193 RL 6.1
                                 Comparing Literature Workshop pp.208-234
                                 ARMT Test Practice pp. 248-251


                                 Novel Study


Writing                                                                                                    8.01, 8.02, 8.03, 8.04,   Lg/M:                     4, 5, 6,
Skills: Ordering ideas,          Unit 2: The Writing Process pp. 36-88 (WC)                                8.05, 10.00, 11.00,       l,ll,lll
Structuring paragraphs,                                                                                    12.00
Applying the 5 stages of
writing process, Editing
                                                                                                           .01, 8.02, 8.03, 8.04,
Prewriting techniques for        Unit 1: Personal Writing pp. 1-35 (WC)                                    8.05, 10.00, 11.00,                     Narrative   4, 5, 6
personal writing, Writing                                                                                  12.00                     Lg/E: l-      Mode
letters, journals, and poetry                                                                                                        1,2;
                                                                                                                                     Lg/E: ll-
                                                                                                                                     1,2,3;
                                                                                                                                     Lg/E: lll-
                                                                                                                                     1,2,3,4,5,6
Language                                                                                                                             RC/I: lll-
Skills: Using parts of a book,   Unit 23: Study Skills pp. 569-579 (WC)                                    14.01, 17.00, 17.01,      1; RC/I:
Using graphic organizers                                                                                   17.02                     lV-1,2,3;
                                                                                                                                     RC/I: ll-
Vary kinds of sentences,         Unit 8: Subjects, Predicates, and Sentences pp. 297-316 (WC)              12.00                     1,2                       6
Use verb tenses, subject-verb
agreement, pronouns and          Unit 14: Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections pp. 414-437 (WC)   12.00                     Lg/M: ll                  6
antecedents, adjectives and
adverbs, conjunctions,           Unit 9: Nouns pp. 319-331 (WC)                                            10.01, 12.00              Lg/M: ll;                 6
prepositions, interjections,
nouns, and verbs                 Unit 10: Verbs pp. 333-359 (WC)                                           12.00                     Lg/M: l,                  6
appropriately                                                                                                                        ll

                                                                                                                                     Lg/M: ll

Spell/Voc.
Skills: Borrowed words,          Unit 22: Vocabulary and Spelling pp. 541-567 (WC)                         9.00                      Sp:
word meanings, word parts,                                                                                                           l,ll,lll,lV
synonyms, antonyms,              Spelling Power Workbook Units 1-2
homophones, spelling rules,      *Vocabulary Power Plus will be used for the Pre-AP class Units 1-2
problem words, vowel
patterns, double consonants
2nd Quarter            9 Weeks         Genres: Short Stories, Folktale, Fantasy, Myths



Reading/Lit.                    Unit 5-“How Should You Deal with Bullies?” (RP)                      Unit: 1.00---1.07,        RC/L: I,                    1, 2, 3, 6, 9
                                Warm-Up pp. 482-493                                                  2.00, 2.02, 2.04, 5.01,   II, III, IV
Genres: Short Stories,          “Street Magic” pp.496 - 507                                          5.02, 5.04, 5.10, 6.00    RC/I: I,
Folktale, Fantasy, Myths         “Tuesday of the Other June” pp. 522-537 RL 4.9                                                II,
                                “My Parents” pp.539-543                                              3.04, 5.01                RC/F: I,
Skills: Drawing Conclusions,     “Priscilla and the Wimps” pp. 546-553 RL 5.6                        1.01, 1.06, 3.04          III,
Cause/Effect, Sequence,         “Let the Bullies Beware” pp. 554-561 RL 5.9
Paraphrase/Summarize,Prior      Wrap-Up-Read and Apply Skills
Knowledge, Clarifying,          ARMT Test Practice pp.610-613
Compare/Contrast,
Predicting                      Unit 6: What Makes a Hero? (RP)                                      1.03. 5.04,
                                Warm-Up p.616 “Persephone” pp.618-623 RL 5.5                         1.06, 4.01
                                “Hurricane Heroes” pp. 626-633 RL 4.9                                1.03, 3.05
                                 “Pecos Bill” pp. 658-669 RL 6.4
                                “Dragon Dragon” pp. 672-685 RL 6.5
                                “Aunt Millicent” pp.708-731 RL 5.1
                                Wrap-Up-Read and Apply Skills “The Sand Castle” pp. 760-765 RL 5.9
                                 ARMT Practice pp. 768-771

                                Novel Study
Writing                                                                                              8.01---8.05, 10.00,       RC/I: l-2;    Narrative     4, 5, 6
Skills: Use time order and      Unit 4: Narrative Writing pp. 144-179 (WC)                           11.00, 12.00              RC/F: l-      Mode
transition words, and           Writing a Fable                                                                                1;
dialogue                                                                                                                       RC/F: ll-
                                                                                                                               2;
                                                                                                                               RC/F: lV-     Descriptive   4, 5, 6
                                                                                                                               1             Mode
Taking notes, time order,       Unit 3: Descriptive Writing (WC)                                     8.01---8.05, 10.00,
sensory details, using                                                                               11.00, 12.00              Lg/E: ll-
descriptive language                                                                                                           1,2,3;
                                                                                                                               Lg/E: lll-
                                                                                                                               1,2,3
Language                                                                                             12.01, 12.02              Lg/M: ll;                   6
Skills: Make singular,          Unit 15: Subject – Verb Agreement pp. 439-453 (WC)                                             Lg/E: l-
plural, and compound                                                                                                           1,2;
subjects and verbs agree                                                                                                       Lg/E: lll-
                                                                                                     12.01                     4                           6
Use personal, possessive, and   Unit 11: Pronouns pp. 361-377 (WC)
indefinite pronouns                                                                                                            Lg/M: ll;
correctly, pronouns and                                                                                                        Lg/E: l-
antecedents agree                                                                                      11.01                     1,2;                   6
Identify proper,              Unit 12: Adjectives pp. 379-393 (WC)                                                               Lg/E: lll-
demonstrative, comparative,                                                                                                      4
and article adjectives                                                                                 10.05
                                                                                                                                 Lg/M: ll;              6
Adverb usage, Avoiding        Unit 13: Adverbs pp. 395-413 (WC)                                                                  Lg/E: l-
double negatives                                                                                                                 1,2;
                                                                                                                                 Lg/E: lll-
                                                                                                                                 4

                                                                                                                                 Lg/M: ll;
                                                                                                                                 Lg/E: l-
                                                                                                                                 1,2;
                                                                                                                                 Lg/E: lll-
                                                                                                                                 4
Spell/Voc.
Skills: Spelling sounds,      Spelling Power Workbook Units 3-4                                        9                         Sp:
doubling final consonants,    Vocabulary Power Plus will be used for the Pre-AP class Units 3-5                                  l,ll,lll,lV
silent E,
3rd Quarter            9 Weeks           Genre: Persuasive Writing and Poetry
Plan to review for standardized testing using the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test Preparation and Practice Workbook available on the TeacherWorks CD.


Reading/Lit.                  Unit 3: What’s Fair and What’s Not? (RP)                                 1.00---1.05, 2.00,        RV: 1, 3;              1, 2, 3, 6, 12
Genre: Persuasive             Warm-Up pp. 254-255                                                      2.03, 4.00, 4.03, 5.01,   RC/L: II,
Writing/Poetry                “Looking for America” pp. 268-277 RL 3.7                                 5.06, 5.08, 5.10, 6.00,   IV
                              “Two Advertisements” pp. 284-289                                         9.00, 15.00               RC/I: IV
Skills: Distinguishing Fact   “Stray” pp. 290-297 RL 4.6                                                                         RC/F: I,
and Opinion, Clarifying,      “Dressed for Success” pp. 300 – 305                                                                II, III
Inferring, Identifying        “Greyling” pp. 326-335 RL 3.1
Problems and Solutions        ARMT Test Practice pp. 366-369

                              Unit 4: What Makes You Who You Are? (RP)
                              Warm-Up pp. 372-375
                              “My Father is a Simple Man” pp. 378-381
                              “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” pp. 404-409
                              “Geraldine Moore the Poet” pp. 412-419 RL 4.7
                              “Same Song” pp.424-427
                              “The March of the Dead” pp.442-449 RL 6.4
                              “The Gene Scene” pp. 450-457 RL 8.1
                              Wrap-Up pp. 468-469
                              Read and Apply Skills- “The Walrus and the Carpenter” pp. 470-473
                               ARMT Practice pp. 476-479

                               Novel Study

Writing                                                                                       8.00---8.05, 10.00,    RC/L: ll-      Persuasive   4, 5, 6
Skills: Identify target        Unit 6: Persuasive Writing pp. 216-247 (WC)                    11.00, 12.00           4,5;           Mode
audience, Using facts and                                                                                            RC/L: lll-
opinions, supporting a                                                                                               1
position                                                                                                             RC/I: ll-
                                                                                                                     1,4;
                                                                                                                     RC/I: lll-
                                                                                                                     2;
                                                                                                                     RC/I: lV-
                                                                                                                     2;
                                                                                                                     RC/F: l-
                                                                                                                     2;
                                                                                                                     RC/F: lll-
                                                                                                                     1,2;
                                                                                                                     Lg/E: l-
                                                                                                                     1,2
                                                                                                                     Lg/E: ll-
                                                                                                                     1,2,3
                                                                                                                     Lg/E: lll-
                                                                                                                     1,2
                                                                                                                     Lg/E: lV-
                                                                                                                     2



Language                                                                                                             Lg/M:                       1, 2, 3, 10
Skills: Editing for sentence   Unit 7: Troubleshooter (WC)                                    10.06, 10.07, 10.08,   l,ll,lll
fragments, run-on sentences,                                                                  11.00, 11.01, 12.01    Lg/E: l-
lack of subject-verb                                                                                                 1,2                         6
agreement, incorrect verb
tense, pronouns, adjectives,   Unit 16: Glossary of Special Usage Problems pp. 454-463 (WC)   9.00                   RV: l.ll,lll                6
commas, apostrophes,                                                                                                 Sp:
capitalization, and lack of                                                                                          l,lll,lV
parallelism.                   Unit 18: Capitalization pp. 472-487 (WC)                       11.01---11.08                                      6
Strategies for standardized                                                                                          Lg/M:
tests                                                                                                                l,lll
                               Unit 19: Punctuation pp. 488-515 (WC)                          10.00---10.08          Lg/E: l-
                                                                                                                     1,2                         11
                                Unit 24: Taking Tests pp. 583-591                                                            Lg/M: lll;
                                                                                                                             Lg/E: l-
                                                                                                                             1,2

                                                                                                                             RC/L:
                                                                                                                             lV-1;
                                                                                                                             RC/I: lV-
                                                                                                                             1,2;
                                                                                                                             RC/F: lV-
                                                                                                                             1,2
Spell/Voc.
Skills: Final Y, suffixes,      Spelling Power Workbook Units 5-6                                   9.00                     Sp:
prefixes, nouns with unusual    Vocabulary Power Plus will be used for the Pre-AP class Units 6-8                            l,ll,lll,lV
plurals

4th Quarter            9 Weeks         Genres: Historical fiction and nonfiction, Drama

Reading/Lit.                    Unit 7: What Can We Learn from Our Mistakes? (RP)                   1.01, 1.04, 1.06, 1.07   RC/I: 3;      1, 2, 3, 9, 12
                                Warm-Up pp. 774-781                                                 5.03                     RC/L:
Genres: Historical fiction      “The Gold Cadillac” pp. 784-803 RL 3.9                                                       1,2,3
and nonfiction, Drama           “The Bracelet” pp. 820-829 RL 4.7
                                “Nobody’s Perfect” pp. 859-865 RL 5.2
Skills: Synthesizing,            “The Talking Skull” pp.882-893 RL 4.8
Identifying Main Idea and       Wrap-Up pp.910-911
Supporting Details,             Read and Apply Skills-“A Lesson in Courtesy” pp.912-919
Evaluating, Inferring,          ARMT Practice pp. 922-925
Visualizing, Clarifying,
Skimming and Scanning,          Unit 8: What Makes a Friend? (RP)
Predicting                      Warm-Up pp.928-929 “Novio Boy” pp. 930-937
                                The Reluctant Dragon Scene 1 pp. 940-952 RL 4.3
                                The Reluctant Dragon Scene 2 pp. 953-964 RL 4.3
                                “Charlie Johnson” pp. 986-995 RL 4.0
                                The Bully of Barksdale Street pp. 998-995 RL 5.4
                                “Zlateh the Goat” pp.1038 -1049
                                Wrap-Up pp. 1072-1073
                                Read and Apply Skills- “A Time to Talk” pp.1074-1075
                                ARMT Practice pp. 1078-1081

                                Novel Study
Writing                                                                                             8.01---8.05, 10.00,      RC/I: l-      4, 5, 6
Skills: Comparing and           Unit 5: Expository Writing pp. 182-215 (WC)                         11.00, 12.00             1,2;
contrasting, giving                                                                                                          RC/I: ll-     7, 8, 11
directions, writing a report,   Writing a Research Report                                           13.00, 14.00, 14.01,     1,2,3,4
writing about literature                                                               14.02, 17.01, 17.02     RC/I: lll-
                                                                                                               1,2
                                                                                                               RC/I: lV-
                                                                                                               1,2
                                                                                                               RC/F: ll-2
                                                                                                               RC/F: lll-
                                                                                                               3
                                                                                                               RC/F: lV-
                                                                                                               1,2,3
                                                                                                               Lg/E: ll-
                                                                                                               1,2,3
Language
Skills: Forming compound          Unit 20: Sentence Combining pp. 517-521 (WC)          10.02, 10.04, 10.06,   Lg/M: ll     6, 7
sentences, using library                                                               10.08                   Lg/E: l-
resources, using a dictionary,                                                                                 1,2
using electronic resources,       Unit 21: Library and Reference Resources (WC)        13.00                                8
taking notes, summarizing,                                                                                     RC/L: lll-
listening and speaking                                                                                         1,2
effectively, presenting an oral                                                                                RC/I: ll-
report, compare and contrast                                                                                   1,2
media forms, produce                                                                                           RC/I: lll-
communications using                                                                                           1,2
technology                                                                                                     RC/F: l-1
                                                                                                               RC/F: ll-
                                  Unit 27: Electronic Resources pp. 645-640 (WC)       13.00                   1,2          7, 8
                                                                                                               Lg/E: ll-
                                                                                                               1,2,3
                                                                                                               Lg/E: lll-
                                                                                                               1,2,3
                                                                                                               Lg/E: lV-
                                                                                                               1,2

                                                                                                               RC/L: lll-
                                  Unit 25: Listening and Speaking pp. 616-624 (WC)     16.00, 17.00, 17.01,    1,2          12
                                                                                       17.03                   RC/I: ll-
                                                                                                               1,2
                                  Unit 26: Viewing and Representing pp. 628-640 (WC)                           RC/I: lll-   7, 8, 12
                                                                                       17.01, 17.02, 17.03,    1,2
                                                                                       17.04                   RC/F: l-1
                                                                                                               RC/F: ll-
                                                                                                               1,2
                                                                                                               Lg/E: ll-
                                                                                                               1,2,3
                                                                                                           Lg/E: lll-
                                                                                                           1,2,3
                                                                                                           Lg/E: lV-
                                                                                                           1,2

Spell/Voc.
Skills: Root words, plurals,   Spelling Power Workbook Units 7-8                                    9.00   Sp:
compound words, words          Vocabulary Power Plus will be used for the Pre-AP class Units 9-10          l,ll,lll,lV
often confused, words often
misspelled, multi-syllable
words

				
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