2018-2019 6th Grade Reading Syllabus
Course Title: 6th Grade Reading
Course Dates: August 27, 2018 through May 31, 2019
- 1st 9 Weeks: August 27, 2018 through October 26, 2018 1st Report Card: November 02, 2018
- 2nd 9 Weeks: October 29, 2018 through December 20, 2018 2nd Report Card: January 11, 2019
- 3rd 9 Weeks: January 7, 2019 through March 08, 2019 3rd Report Card: March 23, 2019
- 4th 9 Weeks: March 18, 2019 through May 31, 2019 Final Report Card: May 31, 2019
Course Description/Overview: This course will focus on enhancing reading skills through analysis of various genres. Students will explore challenges from multiple perspectives—personally, locally, and globally. Students will also focus on analysis of heroic archetypes and character traits, while reading and evaluating elements of both fiction and nonfiction texts. Lastly, students’ speaking, listening, and performance skills are enhanced with opportunities for both formal and informal presentations and collaboration.
Course Outline and Goals:
Unit 1: Theme: Foundations of Reading
Focus areas: Reading narrative texts (Fiction and Narrative Nonfiction), establishing the practices and routines of reading workshop, building knowledge of the reading process and reading comprehension skills.
Unit 2: Theme: Community
Focus areas: Reading Informational Texts (Expository and Procedural), building compre-
hension skills, examining author’s purpose, and how author’s use details to convey their
Unit 3: Theme: Adversity
Focus areas: Fiction, students continue to strengthen reading comprehension skills, learn how authors connect to their audience, and convey theme through narrative and stylistic elements.
Unit 4: Heroism
Focus areas: Literary analysis (Drama, Poetry), students continue to strengthen reading
Comprehension skills and analyzing elements of Drama and Poetry.
Unit 5: Theme: Transformation
Focus areas: Students read and analyze expository text and explore the elements of persuasive text and persuasive techniques used by author’s.
Instructional Methods: This course will be taught using a variety of instructional methods including, but not limited to readers writers workshop, technology, lecture, class discussion, small group work, and project creation.
Textbooks/Resources: SpringBoard’s English Textual Power Level 3; Holt McDougal Literature Grade 6th; Laying the foundation and district approved resources online.
- 1 boxes of pens (black)
- 1 boxes pencils
- Highlighters [any color(s)]
- Post-It Notes
- Pocket Folder [ for reading homework only &class handouts]
- Hand Sanitizer or wipes
- 1 box of Kleenex
90-100 A All students will be given the opportunity to make-up/redo failing
80-89 B assignments when possible. This may be done via After School
75-79 C tutorials or Saturday School. Students who are struggling and need
70-74 D extra support will also need to attend tutorials (Afterschool
69-0 F Tuesdays 4:00p-5:00p or Saturdays when possible 8a-11a).
10% - Homework/Participation
50% - Classwork/Formative Assessments/quizzes
40% Major Work GPS task/ Summative Assessments
Late Work/Missed Assignments due to absences:
Late work due to being absent is due 6 days after due date. Maximum grade for late work: 89. Exception: official doctor’s note regarding illness that prevent student from completing the assignment.
Homework: All students are expected to complete at least 30 minutes of independent reading, at home, every evening for homework. Additional homework will be given based on the lesson of the day.
Rules and Consequences:
Students are expected to be respectful of their peers, the staff and school property. Students are expected to be in school dress code daily (International polo style red shirts with school logo and khaki bottoms). Students are expected to be in class on time and prepared with all materials necessary for class, which will include composition notebooks, pens/pencils, class novel and/or independent reading novel, homework, and any other materials requested by the teacher.
Failure to comply with these or any other school rules will result in the following consequences:
- Conference with student 2. Call home to parent if behavior persists or escalates
- Office referral