6B Literature

Course Description

We will be using the Collections textbook from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as our main curriculum. Collections provides students with the tools to succeed in the classroom and beyond. It supports students' individual strengths by integrating scaffolds that build competencies. Students make meaning from digital annotation and note-taking tools that are essential for text analysis and for writing to sources. They also create knowledge, transcending time and place, through exposure to media resources from the History channel, A&E, and Bio that enrich informational and literary text throughout Collections. Students will have the opportunity to practice the skills of communication in speaking, listening, and writing with interactive lessons that provide models, feedback, and practice.

Collections is organized in to six different themes- Facing Fear, Animal Intelligence, Dealing with Disaster, Making Your Voice Heard, Decisions that Matter, and What Tales Tell. Within each collection, students are introduced to an anchor text and various close reader selections which provide multiple opportuniteis to practice college and career readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Students will complete vocabulary quizzes after each anchor text and comprehension exams after each reading selection. At the end of each collection, students are required to complete a performance task. Each performance task differs slightly, but all require students to develop a variety of writing and speaking products, working through the process of planning, producing, revising, and presenting.
DAILY HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes! Parent initial in planner. 

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