6th Grade English

Empower young minds with strong foundations. A Grade Ahead’s Grade 6 English program polishes student grammar skills and forms a foundation for strong comprehension and writing abilities. Beyond the curriculum concepts, the students will also strengthen:

  • sentence shaping
  • thought articulation
  • reading awareness

Grade 6 English students receive an extensive curriculum, devised of hands-on experience and practice.



Curriculum & Samples: 6th Grade English
# Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
1 June Realistic Fiction;
Defined, Inferred, Opinion Question
Parts of Speech: Nouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs Context Clues;
Regular and Irregular Verb Tenses;
Helpping, Linking Verbs;
Participles
Review;
Comprehension: Plot;
Summary;
Character Response
2 July Historical Fiction;
POV;
Subject-Verb Agreement
Mystery;
Main and Helping Verbs
Scientific Fiction;
Word Choice in text;
Linking Verbs
Review;
Brainstorming
3 August
Test #1
Fantasy Fiction;
Analyzing Structure of a Piece;
Transitive & Intransitive Verbs
Themes;
Basic Pronouns with Pronoun Shift
Compare and Contrast;
Figurative Language
Review
4 September Myth;
Advanced Pronouns with Pronoun Shift
Horror;
Topic Sentence;
Prose Constructed Response (PCR)
Legend;
Basic Punctuation
Review;
Transitions and Conclusions
5 October Review Historical Fiction;
Clauses and Sentence Types
Fables;
Advanced Punctuation
Everyday/Every day;
Affect/Effect;
Too/To/Two;
Narratives
Review;
Research Based Writing
6 November Non-Fiction;
Paraphrasing
Functional Texts;
Run-On Sentences & Sentence Fragments
Text Books;
Phrases: Prepositional and Appositive
Review
7 December
Test #2
Speeches; Thesis Statements Speeches; Topic Sentences; Body Paragraphs Speeches; Fact and Opinion Review
8 January Essays;
Research Papers
Biography;
Transitions;
Sentence Variety;
Visual Aids
Autobiography;
Direct Quotes vs. Paraphrasing;
Compare/Contrast Essay
Review
Preparation for State Standardized Tests February
(ALWAYS sent in the month of Feb unless requested otherwise)
(1) Prose Constructed Response (Extended Response) Writing
(2) Reading Comprehension Analysis by
      (a) Organizing Information with Graphics
      (b) Finding Support
      (c) Inferring
March Explicit vs. Implicit Information;
Analogies
Fiction Genres Review;
Sensory Language;
Precise Language;
Starting a Story
Dialogue;
Transitions in Narratives;
Conclusions for Narratives
Review
10 April Poetry;
Rhyme
Poetry;
Stanzas
Free Verse;
Connotation/Denotation
Review;
Poetry
11
(Final Testing)
May Review of Months 8-10 and Testing

Grade appropriate comprehension and vocabulary word lists are included in each week's packet.


Curriculum Samples
  • Sample 1  
  • Sample 2



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