ELA Curriculum

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ELA Curriculum

The ELA curriculum combines rigorous, standards-aligned content with effective instructional practice, bringing together the “what” and “how” of Common Core Success. It integrates reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills applicable to 6th Grade Common Core Standards.

 

  • Standards-Based Reading Instruction - This portion of the day is where students read and analyze grade-level text using a variety of skills to meet our grade-level standards.

     

  • Standards-Based Writing Instruction - This portion of the week is where students will write about their reading using a variety of skills to meet our grade-level standards.

 

Individual Explorations

This time will be spent focusing on a variety of Language Arts skills, including but not limited to:

  • Independent Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Creative Writing
  • Grammar and Mechanics
  • Research/Project-Based Learning

 

Assessments

Throughout the year, we will use a variety of assessments, including but not limited to:

  • iReady Diagnostics
  • Mid-Unit and End-of-Unit Assessments
  • Daily/Weekly Formative Assessments (Exit Tickets)
  • Writing and Open-Ended Assessments

Grading:

Students are graded on a 10-point scale:

90-100 = A

80-89 = B

70-79 = C

60-69 = D

<60 = F

Grades are weighted as follows:

 

Tests 40%

Quizzes/Projects 30%

Classwork 20%

Homework/Participation 10%