Gifted & Talented Language Arts 6

Gifted & Talented Language Arts 6



In Gifted & Talented Language Arts 6, the student works at an accelerated pace, while engaging in more complex and challenging instructional activities. Each unit focuses on a central question; the student will read, analyze, and interpret a variety of literature that informs his perspective about questions such as: What brings out the best in you?, What’s fair and what’s not?, and What makes you who you are? The student will develop his reading skills and expand his vocabulary while reading across the genres of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. The student will also self select literature for independent reading and choose either Journey to Topaz or Travels with Charley as his novel unit. The student will strengthen his mastery of the writing process and the six traits of writing as he composes personal, creative, and persuasive writing. In the second semester, as the student reads, analyzes, and interprets a variety of literature, the student will ponder answers to central questions such as: What makes a hero?, What can I learn from my mistakes?, and What makes a friend? The student will further develop his reading skills and expand his vocabulary while reading across the genres of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. The student will also self select literature for independent reading and choose either Walk Two Moons or Esperanza Rising as his novel unit. The student will strengthen his mastery of the writing process and the six traits of writing as he composes expository, creative, and research writing. Prerequisites: Approval