Class Syllabus Language Arts: 6th
Language Arts Novels
Students will read a novel every trimester in class
Mini-lessons on some aspect of literature or a reading strategy
Apply strategy to the days reading in packet
Quizzes will be given throughout to ensure understanding and a final test will be given at the end of each novel
When tests are returned they will be signed by an adult and checked off
Language Arts Reader’s Workshop
Throughout the week, your homework will be to read your independent novel. Independent novels should be within lexile range. About three books a trimester will be required.
As you read your independent reading book, write your personal response on your summary sheet. This will be due every other Friday and is worth 20 points
On Thursdays during class, we will spend the whole time reading our independent novels. Make sure to come prepared.
On Thursday night your homework, following guidelines on your RRJ bookmark, will be to write a Reader’s Response Journal (RRJ). Each entry is worth 50 points.
Language Arts Writer’s Notebook (WNB)
Writing in your WNB will be beneficial to growing as a writer
Mini-lessons on some aspect of writing will be taught in class
You will be responsible for writing a specific type of genre twice a trimester
In class planning occurs on a daily basis during Writers Workshop which will occur every day except Thursday unless we are reading a novel in class.
First Draft will be peer conferred and then revised
Revision will be teacher conferred and then assigned an editing group to look for spelling and grammatical errors
A final draft will be published to share
It is always encouraged to have an older sibling or adult at home to also look over published pieces.
All drafts shall be done using Google Docs which will be taught in class
The published piece is a part of your Language Arts grade and is graded as a test/quiz
When pieces are returned they will be signed by an adult and checked off
25% Performance: Reader’s Workshop packet
25% Homework: Reader’s Response Journal/Writer’s Notebook50% Tests/Quizzes/Published Piece