English Language Arts 6

Course Description

Semester A

Semester A of English 6 is divided into two main categories: Storytelling and Heroes. Assignments include writing a narrative essay and completing a book report.

Semester B

Semester B of English 6 covers the main topics of Myth and Poetry.  Student assignments include writing an original fairy tale and composing a poem.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

6th Grade


Required Novels:

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis (Semester A)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (Semester B)

Optional Novels (Choose 2):

  • The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman
  • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Edward Irving Wortis
  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick


2 Semesters


Language Arts K-5

Technology Skills

  • Record Student’s Voice
  • Print and Scan Documents

Semester A

Major Concepts:

  • Finding themes of stories
  • Learning study skills
  • Identifying points of view
  • Outlining and prewriting
  • Characterization
  • Sentence structure
  • Dialogue

Semester B

Major Concepts:

  • Understanding myths and fairy tales
  • Parts of speech
  • Conducting surveys
  • Forms of poetry
  • Figurative language
  • Prefixes
  • Brainstorming