• Sixth-Grade Literacy Learning Objectives

    Sixth-grade teachers emphasize good reading strategies and literature appreciation through shared literature studies, including three core literature titles, independent reading opportunities, the concept of literary genres and poetry studies. Throughout all literature studies, the students study the elements of literature.  The sixth-grade writing curriculum includes personal narratives such as the camp stories.  The students engage in writers' workshop and individual journal writing to develop and revise their writing, including focus on concepts and principles of correct grammar.

    Shared Reading Titles
    Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
    Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

    Possible Shared Titles
    The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    Streams to the River, Rivers to the Sea by Scot O’Dell
    Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

    Examples of Assigned Writing
    Elements of Fiction Essay: Literary Analysis
    Camp Narrative: Reflective
    “Where I’m From” Poem: Creative

    Essential Questions include the following:
    • How do readers make meaning in the reading process?
    • How does the audience shape the writer's choices?
    • How does writing connect a person with the world around him/her?
    • How does reading transform our writing?
    • Who am I, and where do I belong?
    • How does where a person live affects how she/he lives?
    • How does a person’s decisions affect themselves and the lives of others?