Welcome to Language Arts 6!
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Language Arts 6 Course Outline
Language Arts K-9: Programs of Study, Alberta Education
Illustrative Examples for E.L.A 6, Alberta Education

Can You Read This? (If you can easily read the words, these words have become sight words for you!)
Take a look at this paragraph. Can you read what it says? All the letters have been jumbled (mixed). Only the first and last letter of each word is in the right place:

I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghhuot spleling was ipmorantt! See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.


WEBSITES
Paragraph Organizer
Writing Tips: Paragraph Builder
Short Stories
The Grammar Gorillas
Grammar Blast
Journal Prompts

for teachers: ppts themes and topics

powerpoint games
printouts for teachers online
printable crossword puzzles for kids
coloring pages for kids

FUN
make your own comic strip

PARAGRAPHS AND SHORT STORIES
lesson 1: Prior Skills and Knowledge
-prior spelling skills
-prior paragraph writing skills
-prior punctuation skills
-prior grammatical skills
-"Parts of Speech" title page
-noun practice


lesson 2: Paragraphs and Punctuation I
-basic paragraph structure
-punctuation practice/notes (individual and smartboard)
-paragraph editing for punctuation (individual and smartboard)
-(capitals, periods, commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, colons, semicolons)






lesson 3: Paragraphs and Punctuation II/Parts of Speech
-continue paragraph editing for punctuation
-parts of speech practice/notes (individual and smartboard)
-paragraph editing for parts of speech (individual and smartboard)
-(nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions)
-Discovery Education: Nouns in the Grand Canyon (04:36)
-Discovery Education: I Like Nouns: I'm Pronoun (05:51)
-Discovery Education: Verbs: Where the Action Is (05:02)
-Discovery Education: Adjectives: Describing Yellowstone (04:44)
-Discovery Education: Adverb (01:18)
-Discovery Education: Preposition (01:16)
-Discovery Education: Conjunction (01:21)


lesson 4: Quiz on Parts of Speech and Punctuation
-capitals, periods, commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, colons, semicolons
-nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjuctions






lesson 5: Introduction to Short Stories
-What is a short story?
-Examples of short stories
-Components of short stories (characters, setting, point of view, plot, problem/conflict, solution)



-creating a character through magazine pictures


-The Writing Process (prewrite, draft, rewrite, proofread, publish)


lesson 6: Short Story Practice
-Rough draft short stories using story starters/prompts
















pictures for group story starters


lesson 7: Outline For Short Story
-Story Outlines
-5W's and an H
-Story Checklist


lesson 8: Short Story Draft
-Short story draft - let the thoughts and ideas flow (grammar, spelling and punctuation are not important yet)


lesson 9: Short Story Proofread and Revise
-editing grammar, spelling, and flow/relation of ideas


lesson 10: Short Story Cover Page


lesson 11: Publish


Short Story Test (What should I study for my first test?)






NOVEL STUDY: TUCK EVERLASTING

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Tuck Everlasting Novel Study websites:
Tuck Everlasting Index
Tuck Everlasting Index (pdf version)
Study Guide for Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting: Student Study Guide



lesson 1: Getting to Know the Author, Prologue
-Elements of the novel (handout)
-Getting to Know the Author
-Living Forever (focus activity
-Think-Pair-Shair with a partner
-Read Prologue together
-Prologue questions and vocabulary
-Students make title page


lesson 2: Chapter 1
-read Chapter 1
-Chapter 1 questions and vocabulary

lesson 3: Chapter 2
-read Chapter 2
-Chapter 2 questions and vocabulary

lesson 4: Chapter 3 and 4
-read Chapter 3
-Chapter 3 questions and vocabulary

remaining lessons:
-read chapters as a class, individually or in small groups
-create a character map
-create a diorama
example diorama

knight battling with a dragon diorama
knight battling with a dragon diorama





















more ideas


-Essay writing practice for Tuck exam






-Write Tuck Everlasting exam



-Watch Tuck Everlasting movie - compare






NEWS AND ARTICLES

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lesson 1: Prewriting: Who, What, Where, When and Why
CBC World News: Mexico bus crash kills 14


lesson 2: Sports Features
CBC: Panthers at home in Leafs' building
CBC: Canada, U.S. set for gold-medal battle


lesson 3: Interviews


lesson 4: Editorials
Persuasive Essay Recess
Writing an Editorial


lesson 5: Movie Reviews
-nytimes movie reviews: Book of Eli


lesson 6: Poetry
haiku online slide show
what is haiku?
children's haiku garden
haiku organizer
haikupic



lesson 7: Advice Column
Dear Abby example


lesson 8: Comic Strip


lesson 9: Birth Announcements and Obituaries


lesson 10: Wedding Announcements


lesson 11: Surveys


lesson 12: Puzzles and Games


lesson 13: Advertisements


lesson 14: Classified Ads

practice PAT news article


lesson 15: Publishing the Newspaper



POETRY
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lesson 1: What is poetry?

lesson 2: Acrostic and alphabet poems

lesson 3: Autobiographical poems

lesson 4: Haiku and Tanka poems

lesson 5: Lantern and Diamonte poems

lesson 6: What Bugs Me and Lunch for My Teacher

lesson 7: Cinquain and Limerick poems

lesson 8: Clerihew and Sound poems

lesson 9: Concrete/Shape peoms

lesson 10: Unit Project - Poetry Book

lesson 11: Test





READERS' THEATRE
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PAT REVIEW READING COMPREHENSION






Story Writing Checklist

Sink or Swim (Subject/Predicate Game)
Subject and Predicate ppt