I co-teach this class with Laura Dunham. ELA in 6th Grade is divided between vocabulary units and writing units
Writing Units of Study:
1. Personal Narrative 2. Research 3. Opinion Writing (Taking a stance and making an argument) 4. Literary Essay 5. Short-response and test preparation 6. Poetry
-A vocabulary unit will be taught after each unit of study and will last for approximately one week -Each unit will end with a test.
How Students Present Their Writing:
-Being able to speak well to an audience is very important to Mrs. Dunham and me. At the end of each unit, students will present their writing to their classmates. Part of their grade will be based on public speaking. -Additionally, students learn to give positive feedback to their classmates. Receiving a compliment based on something specific speaks volumes.