What we'll learn:
In sixth grade English, we will write and read and communicate verbally every day. Some basics will come into play that you can expect to use for the next three years: the notebook in three sections for Quickwrites, Grammar and Vocabulary, and Notes and Assignments. We will also participate in Literature Circles, read Whole Class novels, and have the opportunity for independent reading.
Vocab quiz list 8, 12/11
Winter 2019-20: Asian-American lit. circles and papers, And Then There Were None, fairy tale and nursery rhyme parodies
Journey to the River Sea by Ibbotson, And Then There Were None by Christie, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Twain
Literature circles choices such as: Loser or Stargirl by Spinelli, The Red Pony by Steinbeck
Out of the Dust by Hesse, poems by Dickinson, Brown Girl Dreaming by Woodson, various collections
A variety of stories such as folk tales and “All Summer in a Day” by Bradbury
A variety of non-fiction culled from magazines, newspapers, biographies, and textbook
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
"Gnomeo and Juliet"
Various exercises from the WordSource text book. Sentence structure, parts of speech, punctuation, and capitlalization will be key.