Meade School District
“To Build Knowledge and Skills for Success Today and Tomorrow”
Sixth Grade Reading
Meade School District provides students with a comprehensive, integrated, standards-based language
arts program. Learners are actively involved in authentic and meaningful reading, writing, speaking and
listening experiences. Students are provided with research-based learning strategies to become effective
and efficient communicators.
Read at increasing levels of complexity for a variety of purposes.
Evaluate literary elements within various texts.
Interpret and respond to a diversity of works representative of a variety of cultures and time
Access and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
Recognize and analyze words to improve reading.
Comprehend their reading material with 80% accuracy.
Use appropriate listening and viewing skills.
Meet their individual AR goals.
Read using appropriate reading strategies.
Express themselves and participate in discussion.
Learn to summarize information from the text.
Major Course Projects:
Quality grade level literature books (novels)
Use of the new language arts text book
Letter grades for the course are based on the guidelines outlined below.
Student evaluation will be based on:
Completion of daily assignments
Completion of required projects
Attainment of a minimum 80% average on tests
Advanced A 98 - 100
A- 94 - 97
Proficient B+ 92 - 93
B 89 - 91
B- 87 - 88
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Basic C+ 85 - 86
C 82 - 84
C- 80 - 81
Below Basic D+ 78 - 79
D 75 - 77
D- 73 - 74
F 72 & below
Antonyms, Synonyms, 6.R.1.1 Students can expand Reading basal, novel text sets,
homonyms, acronyms, word meanings using word teacher generated materials,
abbreviations, prefixes, suffixes, categories and word parts. and resource materials.
root words, and root origins
6.R.1.2 Students can utilize
Dictionary Skills and context context to comprehend words
clues with multiple meanings.
Reading basal, novel text sets,
Connect to prior knowledge, 6.R.2.1 Students can utilize teacher generated materials
question, visualize, monitor for direct and implied meaning to and resource materials.
meaning, infer, synthesize and comprehend text.
6.R.2.2 Students can
Fluency – accuracy, rate, demonstrate the elements of
expression/voice and phrasing fluency to comprehend text
Compare/contrast, sequence, 6.R.3.1 Students can describe Reading basal, novel text sets,
description, stanza, and verse text structures to determine teacher generated materials
meaning in fiction, nonfiction, and resource materials.
Characterization, setting, conflict and poetry.
resolution, plot, theme and point
of view. (Literary elements: 6.R.3.2 Students can describe
Problem, rising action, climax, literary elements to determine
falling action, meaning in fiction, nonfiction,
conflict/resolution) and poetry.
Figurative Language (simile, 6.R.3.3 Students can describe
metaphor, alliteration, literary devices to determine
personification, onomatopoeia meaning in fiction, nonfiction,
and idiom), imagery, and poetry.
foreshadowing and flashback
Locate and gather information to 6.R.4.1 Students can compare Reading basal, novel text sets,
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compare and contrast cultures, and contrast text from teacher generated materials
time periods and historical different time periods, and resource materials.
events. cultures, and historical events.
Expository, persuasive and 6.R.5.1 Students can compare Reading basal, novel text sets,
procedural text and contrast information on teacher generated materials
one topic from multiple and resource materials.
Fact from opinion, author’s 6.R.5.2 Students can evaluate
purpose, credibility, expository, the credibility of informational
persuasive and procedural. texts.
6.R.5.3 Students can utilize
sources to locate information.
Novels Used: My Side of the Mountain, Island of the Blue Dolphin, Summer of the Swans, Behind
the Bedroom Wall, Tuck Everlasting, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, There’s a Boy in the Girls
Bathroom, The Art of Keeping Cool, Bill Wallace Unit(4 novels), Hatchet, Bridge to Terabithia,
Where the Red Fern Grows, Snow Treasure, Pinballs, Julie of the Wolves, Esperanza Rising, Anne
Frank, Old Yeller
Text- Glencoe Literatue Reader’s Choice
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