Welcome to 6th Grade
English Language Arts and History
We are so excited to have the opportunity to get to know your child this year. We will spend the year digging into the past to make connections with how our culture today was greatly impacted by those of past civilizations. We will be looking at four features with each new civilization we learn about this year: Social Classes, Writing (Art and Architecture), Religion (both polytheistic and monotheistic), and Cities (Government).
Each day we will read, write, and work on speaking skills. Mini lessons will be used to reteach skills not understood and cover new standards for the sixth grade: reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, history, speaking, and listening. We will further develop the four types of writings your child has learned in previous years: Narrative, Literary Analysis, Argument, and Informative.
"We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget we are reading printed words on a page: we begin to see images." John Gardner
"Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is." Mark Twain
"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." Aristotle
"The basic principles of civil discourse: to respect diverse points of view, listen with an open mind and speak with integrity." Project Civil Discourse