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AOS 43 Curriculum

Grade 6 English Language Arts


Reviewed July 1 ! "#11

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

A$ REA%&'G
Reading genres ( Read and ma)e generali*ati+ns ,r+m te-ts! within a grade.a//r+/riate s/an +, te-t c+m/le-ity$ ( 0se a range +, 1e,+re! during! and a,ter reading strategies t+ dee/en understanding +, the auth+r2s message$ ( Read ,icti+n! n+n,icti+n! drama! and /+etry! within a grade.a//r+/riate s/an +, te-t c+m/le-ity$ ( %escri1e e-ternal and internal c+n,licts +, the characters and its e,,ect +n the /l+t such as man vs$ nature! man vs$ sel,$ ( Analy*e the in,luence +, the setting +n the c+n,lict and its res+luti+n! including su1/l+ts and clima-$ ( &denti,y narrat+r and3+r main character in a selecti+n$ ( E-/lain the di,,erence 1etween ,irst./ers+n and third./ers+n narrati+n$ ( E-/lain the e,,ects +, c+mm+n literary devices such as ,+reshad+wing! ,lash1ac)! /ers+ni,icati+n! simile! and ir+ny$ ( &denti,y h+w meaning is c+nveyed in /+etry thr+ugh ,igurative language! rhythm! alliterati+n! and rhyme$ ( Read vari+us in,+rmati+nal te-ts! within a grade.a//r+/riate s/an +, te-t c+m/le-ity$ ( Create and revise 4uesti+ns that can 1e answered 1y using te-t$ ( &denti,y the te-t structures +, in,+rmati+nal /u1licati+ns$ ( &denti,y and trace the devel+/ment +, an auth+r2s argument! /+int +, view! +r /ers/ective t+ aid c+m/rehensi+n$ ( 0se s/eci,ic strategies 5e$g$! rereading! c+nsultati+n6 t+ clear u/ c+n,using /arts +, a te-t$ ( 7a)e reas+na1le statements and c+nclusi+ns a1+ut the te-t and su//+rt them with evidence$ ( 8+ll+w multi/le ste/ instructi+ns within a grade.a//r+/riate s/an +, te-t c+m/le-ity$

9age 1 +,

AOS 43 Curriculum

Grade 6 English Language Arts


Reviewed July 1 ! "#11

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

A$ REA%&'G 5CO':&'0E%6
Reading genres continued ( &denti,y the in,+rmati+n in /ersuasive te-ts! within a grade.a//r+/riate s/an +, te-t c+m/le-ity$ ( Rec+gni*e +rgani*ati+nal /atterns +, c+m/are3c+ntrast t+ aid in c+m/rehensi+n$ ( Evaluate and summari*e the auth+r2s /+siti+n +r /ers/ective$ ( %istinguish 1etween ,acts and +/ini+ns and identi,y su//+rted in,erences$ Vocabulary ( %em+nstrate +wnershi/ +, a//r+/riate v+ca1ulary 1y e,,ectively using a w+rd in di,,erent m+des and ,+r di,,erent /ur/+ses$ ( %etermine the meaning +, un)n+wn w+rds 1y using a variety +, strategies such as c+nte-t! dicti+nary! and thesaurus$ ( 0se /h+nics! w+rd /arts! and w+rd relati+nshi/s when necessary t+ maintain ,luency and meaning$ Fluency ( 8luently and accurately read te-t! within a grade.a//r+/riate s/an +, te-t c+m/le-ity$

;$ <R&:&'G
The writing process ( Revise dra,ts t+ im/r+ve ,+cus and e,,ect and v+ice! inc+r/+rating! when a//r+/riate! /eer ,eed1ac)$ ( 9r+duce legi1le ,inal dra,ts$ ( Edit ,+r c+rrect grammar! usage! and mechanics with minimal assistance$ ( 0se stylistic devices t+ clari,y! enhance! and devel+/ ideas$

9age " +,

AOS 43 Curriculum

Grade 6 English Language Arts


Reviewed July 1 ! "#11

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

;$ <R&:&'G 5CO':&'0E%6
Writing for a variety of purposes ( %etermine a /ur/+se ,+r writing$ ( %ecide which in,+rmati+n t+ include t+ achieve the desired /ur/+se$ ( 9r+duce writing t+ achieve a s/eci,ic /ur/+se$ ( <rite narratives that c+nvey c+m/le- ideas! +1servati+ns! events! +r re,lecti+ns$ ( Esta1lish a /l+t 5+r +ther narrative structure6! /+int +, view! setting! c+n,lict! clima-! and res+luti+n$ ( %evel+/ characters$ ( <rite academic essays that state a clear /+siti+n! su//+rting the /+siti+n with relevant evidence$ ( Summari*e and /ara/hrase and3+r e-/lain in,+rmati+n ,r+m reading! listening! +r viewing$ ( <rite thesis.driven essays that 1uild a l+gical argument e-cluding e-trane+us in,+rmati+n and di,,erentiating 1etween ,acts and +/ini+ns$ ( <rite /ersuasive essays addressed t+ a s/eci,ic audience ,+r a /articular /ur/+se$ ( Em/l+y a variety +, /ersuasive techni4ues! including /resenting alternate views +1=ectively +r addressing /+tential c+unterclaims in a thesis.driven essay t+ in,luence the +/ini+n! 1elie,! +r /+siti+n +, +thers$ ( C+nvey s/eci,ic re4uests ,+r detailed in,+rmati+n$

9age 3 +,

AOS 43 Curriculum

Grade 6 English Language Arts


Reviewed July 1 ! "#11

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

C$ RESEARC> A'% 7E%&A


Research and media ( %etermine the nature and e-tent +, in,+rmati+n needed$ ( L+cate and access relevant in,+rmati+n$ ( %em+nstrate ,acility with n+te.ta)ing! +rgani*ing in,+rmati+n! and creating 1i1li+gra/hies$ ( %istinguish 1etween /rimary and sec+ndary s+urces$ ( Evaluate and veri,y the credi1ility +, the in,+rmati+n ,+und in /rint and n+n. /rint s+urces$ ( 0se additi+nal s+urces t+ res+lve c+ntradict+ry in,+rmati+n$ ( Summari*e and inter/ret in,+rmati+n /resented in vari+us s+urces! and3+r ,r+m ,ieldw+r)! e-/eriments! and interviews$ ( 9resent ,indings! /ara/hrasing and 4u+ting s+urces and using /r+/er citati+n$ ( 0se in,+rmati+n ethically and legally$ ( &denti,y the vari+us /ur/+ses! techni4ues! and3+r e,,ects used t+ c+mmunicate audit+ry! visual! and written in,+rmati+n ,+und in di,,erent ,+rms +, media$ ( E-/lain the r+le +, the media in sha/ing +/ini+ns$ ( '+te instances +, 1ias! stere+ty/ing! and /r+/aganda$

%$ LA'G0AGE
Language ( 0se ,+rms +, n+uns! /r+n+uns! ver1s! ad=ectives and their m+di,iers! adver1s! /re/+siti+ns! transiti+ns! c+n=uncti+ns and inter=ecti+ns$ ( 0se c+m/+und.c+m/le- sentences$ ( 0se active and /assive v+ices e,,ectively in dial+gue$ ( A//ly the rules +, ca/itali*ati+n! /unctuati+n! and s/elling t+ c+mmunicate e,,ectively$
9age 4 +,

AOS 43 Curriculum

Grade 6 English Language Arts


Reviewed July 1 ! "#11

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

E$ L&S:E'&'G A'% S9EA?&'G


Listening and spea ing ( Ad=ust listening strategies t+ understand ,+rmal and in,+rmal discussi+n! de1ates! +r /resentati+ns! and then a//ly the in,+rmati+n$ ( As) a//r+/riate clari,ying 4uesti+ns$ ( Summari*e and a//ly in,+rmati+n /resented$ ( Ac)n+wledge and 1uild u/+n the ideas +, +thers$ ( Ad=ust s/ea)ing strategies ,+r ,+rmal and in,+rmal discussi+ns! de1ates! +r /resentati+ns a//r+/riate t+ the audience$ ( Organi*e and /resent in,+rmati+n$ ( Ad=ust v+lume! t+ne! eye c+ntact! and gestures t+ suit the audience$ ( 0se c+nventi+ns +, Standard American English$ ( See) ,eed1ac) and revise t+ im/r+ve e,,ectiveness +, c+mmunicati+n$ ( Select a//r+/riate media! relevant t+ audience and /ur/+se! that e-tend and su//+rt +ral! written! and visual c+mmunicati+n 5radi+ 1r+adcast6$

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