Grade 6 ELA

Unit 1: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 

April 6-17

  • 6R7: Compare and contrast how different formats, including print and digital media, contribute to the understanding of a subject.
  • 6W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Unit 2: Craft and Structure

April 20-May 1

  • 6R6: In literary texts, identify the point of view and explain how it is developed and conveys meaning. In informational texts, explain how an author’s geographic location or culture affects his or her perspective.
  • 6W4: Create a poem, story, play, artwork, or other response to a text, author, theme, or personal experience.

Unit 3: Key Ideas and Details

May 4-15

  • 6R2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is developed by key supporting details over the course of a text; summarize a text.
  • 6W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details and sequencing.

Unit 4: Key Ideas and Details

May 18-29

  • 6R1: Cite textual evidence to support an analysis of what the text says explicitly/implicitly and make logical inferences.
  • 6W6: Conduct research to answer questions, including self-generated questions, drawing on multiple sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

Unit 5: Key Ideas and Details

June 1-12

  • 6R1: Cite textual evidence to support an analysis of what the text says explicitly/implicitly and make logical inferences.
  • 6W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Unit 6: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

June 15-19

  • 6R3: In literary texts, describe how events unfold, as well as how characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. In informational texts, analyze how individuals, events, and ideas are introduced, relate to each other, and are developed.
  • 6W5: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.