6th Grade English
The English curriculum consists of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, writing, literature and poetry.
The grammar curriculum stresses the parts of speech, using many different exercises. Writing is included.
The spelling program emphasizes learning the basic spelling rules with five vocabulary words per week added. The vocabulary comes from literature reading.
The poetry curriculum consists of memorizing several different poems and reciting them out loud in front of the class weekly. The favorite poems here in 6th grade are “The Charge of the Light Brigade” and “Jabberwocky.”
For writing, the students are assigned writings each week on various topics that I select. The emphasis is on learning to write a clear, concise paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and a summarizing sentence. This paragraph is built on in 7th and 8th grade to form the 5-paragraph essay.
Finally, the grammar and literature come together as we do four book reports in the 6th grade. Two are from a list of classic books, and one is a biography which is presented orally and requires the student to dress up as the person they have read about. The final report is fourth quarter when we study the book Where the Red Fern Grows using study sheets. After the study of the book, each student writes a book report.
Easy Grammar texts use the prepositional approach combined with effective strategies. This helps students to understand grammar, a tool for speaking and writing properly. Students use a "hands on" approach (deleting/marking). It is a simplistic, easy to understand way to make learning meaningful. Students learn correct usage and why that usage is appropriate. Students use concepts learned in capitalization, punctuation, and other areas on a daily basis. This process promotes mastery learning. www.easygrammar.com