6th Grade Language Arts

Christine Kovach

Current Unit of Study
Survival Literature

     Students are currently reading a selection of novels that focus on a main character who is surviving on their own.  Each character is challenged to utilize and extend all their skills.
     We will be focusing on character traits and the way the character interacts with the environment.
     Students should be writing in their reading journals after each reading assignment.
Parts of Speech

     We are reviewing all the parts of speech and investigating how each part of speech is used in sentences.  The eight parts of speech include nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections.

      Students will be working on a variety of writing assignments.  Several times a week they will be writing informally in their reading journals.  They will also write descriptive pieces and informative essays. 
     In all formal writing assignments, students should use the full writing process. This includes brainstorming (pre-writing), writing, revising, editing and publishing.