• Grade 6 Description

    This grade serves as a turning point in English/Language Arts instruction.  Students will utilize reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to access a variety of complex informational texts and literary forms.  The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), incorporated in the novel units in grades 4 and 5, become the way of teaching and learning beginning in this grade.  Three modules have been crafted to support movement towards the shifts of Common Core State Standards, and essay writing becomes a district-wide expectation.  Two of the modules result in an informational essay and one module is crafted around an essay that is argumentative.  A fourth module is underway for the novel unit, which will yield a narrative essay.  Skills needed for successful completion of the modules are carefully scaffolded, and a calendar of recommended pacing is provided.  Non-negotiables of the modules include the Teaching Task and Literacy Design Collaborative Scoring Rubric for the genre under consideration.   All 'Scope and Sequence' documents and 'Teacher' and 'Student Resources' that support instruction in LDC can be found at the tab for ‘Resources - All Modules.'  Under each numbered Module heading are ‘Materials/Texts’ and ‘Student Supports' for that specific Module.


     Grade 6 Module Templates