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?