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Mrs. Gmitter's 6th Grade Enriched Language Arts Class

  • Course Description

    The sixth grade Enriched Language Arts course is a full year double period (Block) class.  It is designed to challenge students with complex literature that is at or above the regular sixth grade curriculum.  Enriched students are expected to be avid readers and developing writers; they should read a variety of literature independently as well as what is presented in class. 

    In addition to learning the regular ELA curriculum, Enriched students explore concepts on a higher level.  The material in this class is more difficult and moves at a faster pace to engage and challenge the advanced learner to have a deeper understanding of concepts being presented.

    Curriculum

    Grammar:  Fundamentals of the correct use of grammar in the English language will be explored.  Furthermore, students will expand their knowledge of the eight parts of speech by learning many ways to use these parts of speech to create more detailed and interesting sentences.

    Writing:  Students will learn about and practice many types of writing including narrative writing, informational writing, expository writing, and argumentative writing.  There will be a focus on developing a deeper understanding of how to write well.  Students will learn many writing strategies that should be included in their writing such as:  Using a “hook”, replacing boring words with vivid, colorful language, varying sentence structure, adding detail (elaborating), and using figurative language.

    Reading:  Students will practice vocabulary and comprehension skills through both fiction and non-fiction.  Various learning materials will be used including novels, short stories, plays, poetry, essays, autobiographies, biographies, etc. in order to introduce and reinforce the many ways that language can be used to communicate and/or entertain.  Students will examine a variety of texts to strengthen comprehension skills such as analyzing characters, setting, theme, mood, making inferences, using context clues, identifying main ideas, understanding author’s point of view, etc.

    Grading Policy

    The following grading weights are DISTRICT WIDE:

    • Individual Practice:  Class Preparation, Classwork, Homework, Class Participation  =  10%

    • Formative Assessments: Quizzes, Short Projects, Vocabulary Assignments  =   40%

    • Summative Assessments:  Tests and Projects  = 50%

    Link to the 6th Grade EELA Course Outline:  CLICK HERE

    Attention Parents/ Guardians:

    1. Please visit your child’s Powerschool Portal to view ALL upcoming due dates for assessments, projects and homework.

    1. Students will be given 1 WEEK to complete and submit a formative or summative assignment. Teachers will use their discretion about dropping points for late assignments.  If not handed in for partial credit after one week, the assignment will receive a Zero.

    1. Assignments that are not submitted on time will have a “0” place holder UNTIL the assignment is completed and submitted.  Once a grade is placed, the Zero is removed.  

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