6th Grade Syllabus

Sixth Grade


Contact Information:


Teacher:Ms. A. Wooten


School:Wayne Academy


Subject:Sixth-Eighth Grade Language Arts


Room:  B 104


Telephone:919-580-3609 ext. 2844



This year we will be using various resources to accomplish the following:


Key Ideas and Details


-         Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as making inferences.


-         Determine the theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details.


-         Write a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.


-         Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds in a series of events as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.


Craft and Structure


-         Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,including figurative and connotative meanings


-         Analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone


-         Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.


-         Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.



Required Classroom Materials:


College ruled notebook paper

Three ring binder




Literature book

A positive attitude



Students will be graded through the following assessment techniques:

Daily classroom participation and homework (Do Now Activities/Bell Work)

Reading activities

Writing assignments

Objective quizzes and unit tests /essay tests

Unannounced quizzes and tests

Oral presentations (group and individual)

Group projects and assignments


Grading Policy:

A = 90 – 100

B = 89-80

C = 79-70

D = 69-60


Absences and Make-up Work:


All students will be given the opportunity to make up work they missed on days they were absent from school. This also includes suspension days as well.




  Homework Policy:


Homework is not given on a daily basis.  If homework is not assigned, the student should read a self-selected story. Daily assignments not completed in class are to be completed for homework.  Specific homework assignments are given when deemed necessary by the teacher.  Homework turned in on time receives full credit.  Homework turned in late will receive partial credit.