Language Arts 6 Part 2 explores several types of literature written by famous, influential authors. In composition, the writing process is emphasized, while students produce their own short stories, comparison-contrast essays, and how-to essays. Proper conventions of grammar are covered. Grammar topics include nouns, pronouns, adjectives, relative and interrogative pronouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositional phrases, adjective phrases, simple sentence structure, punctuating words in a series, and understanding and using clauses.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Language Arts 6 Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
- Define various literary terms.
- Recognize main ideas, facts, opinions, bias, and author’s purpose to better understand nonfiction texts.
- Read a selection to recognize point of view and identify the differences between facts and opinions.
- Use a graphic organizer to organize research notes in preparation for writing.
- Demonstrate understanding of irregular verbs by completing an activity and checking answers.
- Use a graphic organizer to identify main ideas and to connect main ideas between two texts.
- Evaluate the research report according to a rubric; revise and submit the report.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
- Review the characteristics of persuasive writing and the types of evidence writers use.
- Read about the characteristics of a problem-solution essay.
- Complete a graphic organizer to identify persuasion and evaluate a writer’s conclusions while reading an article.
- Read an article, make assertions about the text, and identify citations to support those assertions.
- Complete a graphic organizer to comprehend logical and emotional appeals, evaluate evidence, and identify facts and opinions.
- Distinguish word connotations from denotations.
- Evaluate the problem-solution essay according to a rubric; revise and submit the essay.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
- Review sound effects used in poetry, such as rhythm, meter, rhyme, and repetition.
- Review poetic devices that create imagery, such as figurative language, sensory details, metaphor, simile, and personification.
- Recognize and identify alliteration, onomatopoeia, and rhyme while reading three poems.
- Demonstrate comprehension of haiku conventions by writing a haiku.
- Compare and contrast two poems using a graphic organizer.
- Evaluate the descriptive essay.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
- Analyze the use of dialogue, stage directions, and visualization in drama.
- Identify pronouns in the nominative and objective cases.
- Recognize the parts of a play’s structure and the uses of suspense and foreshadowing.
- Analyze the use of suspense and foreshadowing in dramas.
- Review pronouns in the nominative and objective cases, possessive pronouns, contractions, and misplaced modifiers.
- Review examples of idioms and identify their use in a reading selection.
- Review cause-and-effect text structures to increase comprehension while reading.
- Holt Elements of Literature (textbook)
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