6th Grade – Language Arts

Philosophy
We believe that God call us to be creatures who communicate through language, based on His example with us through His revealed Word, the Bible. In the bible, God employs many forms of literature, including stories and poetry, to instruct us in His character and expectations of us. Therefore we believe it is important for students to learn to communicate clearly and effectively through language, as well as to develop a love of God’s Word and an appreciation for the gifts of the spoken and written word. Student should master grammar, spelling and other writing conventions, as well as learn how to comprehend spoken and written words, to think critically about them, and to respond clearly and thoughtfully through writing and discussion

Course Objectives
In this subject students will learn to read and comprehend stories and other forms of literature and written form of communication from around the world to a sixth grade level. (ESLR: SCW) They will refresh and deepen their understanding and proficiency in English grammar. Students will continue to learn different writing styles and techniques. (ESLR: DC) They will learn the meanings and correct spellings of words to widen their vocabulary. They will strive to improve their hand writing skills and speed. Students will develop a love of reading and will desire to read voluntarily. (ESLR: NLL) They will gain skills to compare and contrast themes and perspectives with a biblical world view. (ESLR: RUC) Also students will become more confident and competent in their use of internet and library materials for research. (ESLR: ET)

Materials

  • Student workbooks in reading
  • Student workbook in spelling
  • Worksheets from teachers black line masters in English
  • Other resources as enhances the lessons
  • Transparencies in Reading and English
  • Houghton Mifflin English Posters
  • Classroom library and school library
  • Reading circle books and teachers guides
  • Evan-Moor Daily Language review
  • Netbook

Time Allotment

2 hours a day, Monday through Friday, including 30 minute Library time each week

Course Content

  • Grammar, usage and Mechanics, Capitalization and Punctuation, Application to writing, Nouns, Verbs, Adjective Pronouns, Adverb, and Prepositions
  • Writing:Personal Narratives, Poems, Stories, Instructions, Research Reports, To express an Opinion, To Persuade, Essay Writing.
  • Reading comprehension and strategies
  • Listening Skills
  • Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Spelling skills and concepts

Evaluation
Homework 30%
Projects and Tests 30%
Quizzes and Classwork 30%
Participation 10%

 

Wesley International School

Kotak Pos 275
Malang, East Java, Indonesia 65101

Phone: (62) 341 586410
Email: wesley@wesleyinterschool.org