Language Arts 6 Overview
6th Grade Language Arts Overview

Reading and Literature
First Trimester Focus
   Plot, Conflict, and Setting
   Analysis of Character and Point of View
   Outside Reading Book Talk
   Outside Reading Books (average 20 minutes a day minimum to reach AR goals) 
 
Second Trimester Focus
   Theme
   Poetry
   In-Class Novel Study
   Myths and Legends
   Outside Reading Books (average 20 minutes a day minimum to reach AR goals) 
 
Third Trimester Focus
   Autobiography and Biography
   Nonfiction, including argumentative texts
   Drama 
   Outside Reading Books (average 20 minutes a day minimum to reach AR goals)
  
English and Writing
First Trimester Focus
   Writing:   Short Story, Description of Person
   Grammar:  Prepositions, Capitalization, Verbs
   Vocabulary Lessons #1-10
 
Second Trimester Focus
   Writing:  Response to Quote, Informational writing, Poetry, Author Research Report
   Grammar:  Interjections, Conjunctions, Punctuation, Nouns
   Vocabulary Lessons #11-19
 
Third Trimester Focus
   Writing:  Autobiographical Narrative, Argumentative essay
   Grammar:  Adjectives, Adverbs, Easily Confused Words, Pronouns
   Vocabulary Lessons #20-End
   Listening and Speaking:  Persuasive Speech