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6th Grade Reading Pacing Guide

 

Sixth Grade Reading Pacing Guide

                                                

Weatherford Public Schools
6th grade reading curriculum guide

The unit numbers correspond to Holt’s Introductory Course Elements of Literature textbook. Teachers may choose which stories and material they would like to use from each collection to teach the Oklahoma state standards. A novel study will be used each quarter as a cumulative study of the individual skills that have been targeted.

1st quarter

Genre emphasis: contemporary literature/short stories

Freak the Mighty novel study

Academic vocabulary
Word roots
The writing process

Narrative writing

Reflective writing (constructed responses to reading passages)
Collection 1: Plot

Literary focus: analyzing plot and setting

Collection 2: Characters
Literary focus: analyzing character

(methods of characterization) Nonfiction: informational reading focus Benchmark test I

3rd quarter

Genre emphasis: cultural literacy/short stories/historical fiction

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry novel study Academic vocabulary
Word roots Persuasive/argumentative writing

(issues of prejudice)
reflective writing (constructed responses to reading passages)
Collection 5: biography/autobiography Point of view (analyzing 1st and 3rd person point of view)
Benchmark test III

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2nd quarter

genre emphasis: poetry/plot sequels

Esperanza Risingnovel study

Academic vocabulary
Word roots
Descriptive writing
Reflective writing (constructed responses to reading passages)

Collection 6: Metaphors Symbols and Images
Collection 7: Poetry
Using figurative language in original poetry

Free-verse

Formula poetry (cinquain, haiku, etc.) Writing/illustrating an original book of poetry
Speaking/listening

Recitation: presenting a choral reading Benchmark test II

4th quarter

genre emphasis: historical fiction, Code Talker novel study

Academic vocabulary
Word roots
Informative/expository writing Reflective writing (constructed responses to reading passages)

Collection 3: theme Collection 4: forms of fiction Collection 8: literary criticism

If time allows, students will conclude the year with the sequel to Freak the Mighty, Max the Mighty.

Test practice from Holt’s Oklahoma Language arts test preparation workbook Benchmark test IV