In sixth grade Language Arts the focus for each section is as follows:
Language: study and apply grammar, use and understand both general academic and domain-specific vocabulary.
Speaking and Listening: Engage in collaborative discussions, present findings, evaluate a speaker's claims and strategies, and incorporate multimedia components.
Reading: Informational Texts, Literary Texts, Extended Texts, and Thematically connected short texts.
Writing: focus on Informative, Explanatory, and Argumentative analysis essays. Also includes routine writing such as notes, summaries, journals, and short responses. Each quarter a writing response of brief and//or sustained research related to the texts or topics.