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  • Course Code
    LA.MLA00023/MLA00024
    Content Area
    Language Arts
    Description
    The sixth grade language arts block will continue to develop reading, writing, information literacy, and listening and speaking skills.  Students will use metacognitive and active reading strategies to comprehend increasingly more complex material, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama.  Students will use the writing process in order to create effective paragraphs.  Emphasis will be placed on the Six Traits of Quality Writing.  Vocabulary instruction and word awareness will be embedded in the reading and writing processes.  Students will further develop media literacy skills, use of the research process, and their ability to evaluate both the relevance and reliability of information gathered.  Formal and informal speaking and discussion will be further promoted, as will listening for information.  Students will be expected to apply these skills in preparation for future years of study. 

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Unit Description
Details
ELA601Argumentative Writing - Fiction
• Suggested as a first semester unit
• This unit focuses on understanding how readers make deep meaning from fiction text. During this unit, students will analyze literary elements and cite text based evidence to support claims in argumentative writing.
ELA602Argumentative Writing – Non Fiction
• Suggested as a first semester unit
• This unit focuses on understanding how readers analyze and evaluate non-fiction text. During this unit, students will develop research skills in order to form an argument that can be supported with textual evidence.
ELA603Informative Reading and Writing
• Suggested as a second semester unit
• This unit focuses on understanding how authors organize informative writing, and how readers process various types of texts. During the unit, students will be critical readers and writers of informational texts as they research for a written and/or multi-media presentation.
ELA604Narrative Reading & Writing
• Suggested as a second semester unit
• This unit focuses on understanding the elements of narrative writing. During the unit, students will read a variety of narrative texts and evaluate and analyze literary elements in order to develop their own narrative.