Sixth-grade Language Arts marks a turning point for you in your academic career. After developing and practicing the skills necessary to develop a strong foundation for your success at the elementary level, you are now ready to embark on the next step in your journey as a reader and writer. Based on the Common Core State Standards, this course will help you grow as a reader and writer of both literary and informational text. You will read a number of complex, thematically related narratives, short stories, extended informational texts, and nonfiction articles. You will learn to analyze these varied texts, to identify key ideas and details, to compare and contrast major text elements, and to distinguish between those claims supported by evidence and those that are not. You will then try your hand at writing your own arguments and supporting them with research-based evidence, and you will work to improve your writing by taking it through the steps of the writing process.In your own life, these reading and writing skills will benefit you immensely no matter what path you choose to take in your future. Professional athletes, doctors, accountants, teachers, salespeople, politicians, scientists, and technology gurus read, write, communicate, and collaborate on a daily basis. The goal through all of this is to help you become a reader, writer, and communicator capable of critical thinking and analysis, so that as you continue on your learning journey, you have the tools and foundation you need to succeed.
Days of the Week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- Level of Difficulty: All Levels
- Size: One-on-One
- Cost: Free
- Institution: Saylor