• Support for Student Success Grade 6 - ELA


    Sixth Grade ELA Focus Skills


     Have daily reading experiences – child reads aloud and silently for extended periods of time.
     Talk about the reading experiences – describe the characters in the story, the problems the

    characters experience and tell how the problem is solved or discuss the information presented in a nonfiction book. (Additional discussion topics: Compare the actions of different characters and explain how their actions impact the development of the story. Compare two different articles on the same topic – how is the information similar? How is it different?)


     Use strategies when reading to help understand what is read (use clues in the passage to help with unknown words, reread a part of the story that is confusing or unclear, make predictions about what will happen next and determine if predictions come true or use text features such as graphs, pictures, captions, and bold-face words when reading nonfiction).


     Study and practice weekly spelling lists (Hear the word, See the word - look at the word and then close your eyes and imagine it, Say the word, Say the letters in the word aloud, Write the word as you say the letters).


     Identify relationships among words such as synonyms - words with similar meanings (run - sprint), antonyms - words with opposite meanings (easy - hard), homonyms - words that sound the same but have different meanings and sometimes different spellings (bear-bare), and multiple meaning words - words with more than one meaning (round – something that is shaped like a circle or ball/ a section of a game or sport)


     Use writing as a way to communicate personal views about a specific topic. Organize ideas in an order that helps the reader understand the presented view. Use personal experiences and background knowledge to support the main idea which should be stated in the opening paragraph. Build details and use precise vocabulary to make the writing interesting. Include a closing statement that revisits the main idea.


     Write a variety of sentence types – ask a question, make a statement, make a command, show enthusiasm, join two complete sentences with “either, neither, nor” to form a compound sentence


    Parent Websites :
     Parent Guide to Student Success Grade 6 http://www.isbe.net/common_core/pdf/guide/grade6.pdf


     Help Your 6th Grader Excel in Reading http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/milestones-expectations/6th-grade- readinghelp-your-child-excel-reading


    Student Websites:
    Sixth Grade Vocabulary Games http://www.vocabulary.co.il/sixth-grade-vocabulary-games/


     Reading Games http://www.funbrain.com/FBSearch.php?Grade=6