Sixth-Grade Language Arts Syllabus

Mrs. Cason dcason@walton.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Edinburgh lashonda.edinburgh@walton.k12.ga.us

Mrs. McElroy erin.bailey@walton.k12.ga.us

Mr. Dryer matthew.dryer@walton.k12.ga.us

 

Welcome to sixth grade!!!  This can be our best year ever if we all work together to reach our goals.

 

Units of Study (Based on CCGPS Standards): 

1.   Theme: Life, Love, and Learning (Reading Focus: Informational)

2.   Theme: Determination and Perseverance (Reading Focus: Literary)

3.   Theme: Seeing the Good in People (Reading Focus: Informational)

4.   Theme: Belonging (Reading Focus) Literary  

 

To view the 6th grade CCGPS go to www.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core.

Each unit will take about eight weeks, but teachers reserve the right to alter the timeframe based on students’ needs.

 

Grades:

Category

& Weight

Description

(Category will include assignments such as…)

Mastery/Assessment–50%

These assignments will demonstrate the individual student’s mastery of the standards.

· Performance assessments, projects, quarterly exams, unit tests, essays, etc.

Progress/Formative–40%

These assignments will demonstrate the student’s progress towards mastering the standards.  They will assess material previously practiced and introduced.

· In-class practice, quizzes, group projects, etc.

Activating Activities/Pride Time–10%

These assignments will reflect the student’s practice and early attempts at mastering the standards.

· Journal writing, warm-up activities, notebook checks, homework, etc.

 

 

Class Materials for 6th Grade (This supply list covers every subject):

  • 3 inch 3-ring binder (all subjects will be kept in this one binder)
  • (4) Packs subject dividers
  • (2) Composition books, no spirals (used for Language Arts and Social Studies journals)
  • Index cards (Science)
  • Loose leaf notebook paper
  • Ink pens (blue or black)
  • #2 pencils
  • Pack of colored pencils or crayons
  • Kleenex to be donated to student’s homeroom class

 

Textbooks:

  Textbooks will not be issued but will be used as class sets within the room.  As a parent, you may come and check out a textbook from the media center to keep at home until the end of the school year. 

  The textbook will be used for extra practice because the units are based primarily on the following fiction and nonfiction texts:

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love, and Learning edited by Jack Canfield,

Mark Victor Hansen, and Kimberly Kirberger

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl or The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

In addition to these extended texts, we will also use supplemental reading materials.

 

Behavior:

  Each teacher will follow the School-Wide Discipline Plan that follows:

 

 

 

 

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