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Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts


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"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." Epictetus

SunriseIMPORTANT DATES ON THE HORIZON 

Language Arts Literature
   

 

Mrs. Kelli Nelson

Language Arts & Literature Instructor/English Department Head

630-493-8224

KNelson@lisle202.org 

Language Arts

EDMODO CODE: 

Language Arts Curriculum (Average) click here for scope and sequence.

 

Language Arts Handouts, Guidelines, and Other Important Information

Language Arts Classroom Rules and Expectations

Literature Classroom Rules and Expectations

Sixth grade students will be introduced to vocabulary series TBD. Students will complete one lesson over a two week period.  At the conclusion of the two week period, all sixth grade students will take a spelling test and vocabulary test.   

 

Below are the writing guidelines for all sixth-grade students.  Written assignments will not be accepted unless they meet the below criteria.  

6th Grade Paragraphing Expectations

Example Paragraph

Monthly Class Schedule

*Please note that information and assignments may change without prior notice.

August - Dictionary Skills, Informational writing      January - The Adjective, Descriptive and Narrative Writing 
September - Vocabulary, Greek and Latin Roots, Subjects and Predicates February - The Verb, Argument Writing
October - The Sentence, Agreement March - Argument Writing, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections
November - Picture Book writing project     April - Capitalization, Punctuation
December - The Noun, The Pronoun May - Punctuation, Writing Final Project (Newspaper)

StudenTreasures® Picture Book Assessment 

All sixth-grade students will be working to create a picture book.  Below is informational material about the project.  Please note that this project is worth 150 points.  Students who fail to complete the assignment by TBD, will not have their stories sent out for publishing.  Their grade will also be severely affected. 

 

INFORMATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DUE DATES
     
  Story Outlines  
  Polished Rough Drafts  

Picture Book Outlines - Examples

Examples can be located at http://www.studentreasures.com

  

4th Quarter Language Arts Projects

 

Dictionary Project Newspaper Project School House "Rap-it-Up"
Dictionary Prompt Newspaper Prompt School House Prompt
     
Due: TBD Due: TBD Due: TBD

 

 

LITERATURE

EDMODO CODES: 

Literature Curriculum (Average) click here for list of stories and texts.  Click here for the lists of literary terms and skills. 

Literature Textbook Access Code and Website

Lisle Community District 202 has purchased the rights for its students to access their literature textbooks online.  Below is the information you will need to access the literature textbook.

*Please note: Once you access the website, students must select LA MIDDLE SCHOOL and IL for their subject and state.  Additionally, they also must select the appropriate grade level. The access code below is only for sixth-grade students.  

www.classzone.com   

Access code: 6329417-10  

Monthly Class Schedule

*Please note that information and assignments may change without prior notice.

August - Nonfiction January - Greek Mythology
September - Short Stories February- Middle Ages Novel Unit (Catherine, Called Birdy)
October- Short Stories March - Middle Ages Novel Unit
November - Poetry April - Biography and Autobiography Nonfiction Unit
December - Greek Mythology May - Literature Circles (Author Focus: Jerry Spinelli)

SSR Project Guidelines and Rubrics

Projects Due Dates for 2014 -2015: 

Quarter 1: TBD Quarter 2: TBD  Quarter 3: TBD

Mini Book Rubric 

Examples

 PowerPoint Rubric

Example

 Poster Rubric

Examples

 

 

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Poetry Unit

ORAL INTERPRETATIONS ORIGINAL WRITTEN POEM
Presentations begin: Written poem due:
   
   

 

Catherine, Called Birdy Handouts/Study Guides

September December March June
October January April July
November February May August/September

 

Catherine, Called Birdy - M. Ages Informational Websites

Independent Study Prompt

Guided Research

Middle Ages for Kids

The Middle Ages Feudal Life 

Women of the Middle Ages

Middle Ages History Resources

Europe in the Middle Ages

 

Catherine, Called Birdy book test will begin February 2015, click the following link for the Book Test Study Guide.

 

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Lisle Jr. High School 5207 Center Ave. Lisle, IL  60532
Phone: 630-493-8200

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