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Language Arts 6 Part 2
LI.ENG.200611.2.HO
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
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.


Course Objectives

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.

Course Materials

  • Holt Elements of Literature (textbook)

*Available as an iText course