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Mr. Sharrow's Class

Subject: 
Language & Literature

Welcome to 6th grade Language and Literature in the Socrates Core!

Syllabus- https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1R0iVPZwpuoP47OhCYfIbVvOEwqf5A-vh...

Attendance= Will be taken within the first 10 minutes of class.

Grading= IBMYP 1-8 Criterion Rubric.  All grades will be posted in Infinite Campus.  Check there for all grade updates.  

Office Hours= Thursday at lunch in classroom.

Classroom Rules/ Expectations:

Respect- Teacher, classmates, yourself, and classroom

No phones, no food, no pen

Water Bottles are kept on counter during class and are taken when class has ended

Everyday you need a computer, spiral notebook, and a pencil

Sign out when you need to leave the room

 Units of Study

Authors as Mentors

Becoming Critical Consumers

The Power of Argument

Analyzing Author’s Craft

Conveying Differing Perspectives

Inquiry Into Arguments: Integrating Media 

In this unit, readers will determine the themes of literary texts and analyze how they are developed by plot and character as well as how they are impacted by words and phrases, citing evidence to support their analysis. They will also provide a summary of texts distinct from personal opinions or judgments. 

 

Writers will craft narratives, drawing from literary mentor texts, to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

In this unit, readers will determine the central ideas of nonfiction texts and analyze how they are conveyed through particular details as well as how key aspects of texts are both shaped and elaborated upon. 

 

Writers will engage in research, assessing the credibility of sources, in order to write  informative/ explanatory texts which examine a topic,  convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

In this unit, readers will analyze structure within literary nonfiction, tracing and evaluating authors’ arguments, claims, reasoning and evidence. 

Writers will draw evidence from nonfiction texts in order to support analysis, reflection, and research and will write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

In this unit, readers will analyze how structure contributes to the development of theme, setting or plot in literary texts and how authors develop the point of view of narrators or speakers. They will also compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics. 

Writers will craft narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

In this unit, readers will consider how an author’s point of view or purpose is conveyed in literary nonfiction, and will compare and contrast one author's presentation of events with that of another. 

 

Writers will draw evidence from nonfiction texts in order to craft informative/ explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

In this unit, readers will compare and contrast the impact of differing media and formatting on both a reader’s perception of meaning and on the presentation of ideas within literary and literary nonfiction texts. 

 

Writers will gather relevant information from a variety of sources, assessing credibility and quoting or paraphrasing others’ conclusions, in order to write and present arguments using multimedia components in support of their claims.