Oak Manor Sixth Grade Center

Niles Vikings

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Language Arts (Writing)

Marking Period 1 (September through October)

Essential Questions


1. Can you write neatly and use periods, commas, and quotation marks correctly in sentences?

2. Are you able to write a personal narrative employing major and minor characters, internal or external conflict, issues of plot, theme, and imagery?

3. Can you write a composition piece using multiple paragraphs, sentence variety, and voice to meet the needs of an audience?

4. Do you use prepositions, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, comparative adjectives, comparative adverbs, and superlatives in a sentence?

5. Can you correctly proofread and edit a writing piece using a checklist?

6. Are you able to write a comparative essay employing major and minor characters, internal or external conflict, issues of plot, theme, and imagery?

Marking Period 2 (November and December)

Essential Questions


1. Can you identify adjective and adverbial phrases in a sentence?

2. Are you able to write a fantasy story employing major and minor characters, internal and external conflict, issues of plot, theme, and imagery?

3. Can you write a composition piece using multiple paragraphs, sentence variety, and voice to meet the needs of an audience?

4. Can you correctly proofread and edit a writing piece using checklist?

5. Are you able to write a tall tale and a folktale employing major and minor characters, internal or external conflict, issues of plot, theme, and imagery?

6. Can you use a variety of pre-writing strategies to develop plot in an informational writing?

7. Do you include personal style and voice in all writings?

8. Can you write a composition piece using multiple paragraphs, sentence variety, and voice to meet the needs of an audience?

9. Can you identify compound sentences, indefinite pronouns, and predicate pronouns in a sentence?

Marking Period 3 (January through February)

Essential Questions


1. Can you write a composition piece using multiple paragraphs, sentence variety, and voice to meet the needs of an audience?

2. Can you use a variety of pre-writing strategies to develop plot in an informational writing?

3. Are you able to write a poem that employs major and minor characters, internal or external conflict, issues of plot, theme, and imagery?

4. Do you correctly use commas, periods, and quotation marks correctly in writing pieces?

5. Are you able to replicate an author's styles and patterns when writing narrative or informational pieces?

6. Can you correctly proofread and edit a writing piece using a checklist?

7. Can you write a composition piece using multiple paragraphs, sentence variety, and voice to meet the needs of an audience?

8. Do you include personal style and voice in all writings?

9. Can you identify independent and dependent clauses in sentences?

Marking Period 4 (March through May)

Essential Questions


1. Are you able to replicate an author's styles and patterns when writing narrative or informational pieces?

2. Can you write a composition pieces using multiple paragraphs, sentence variety, and voice to meet the needs of an audience?

3. Can you correctly proofread and edit a writing piece using a checklist?

4. Do you include personal style and voice in all writings?

5. Can you identify uses of underlining and italics for specific purposes in writing?

6. Can you write a composition piece using multiple paragraphs, sentence variety, and voice to meet the needs of an audience?

7. Are you able to write a persuasive essay that includes organizational patterns?

8. Can you formulate research questions from a multiple of resources in which you organize, analyze, and explore problems and pose solutions?

9. Can you identify conjunctions in a sentence?

10. Can you write a composition piece using multiple paragraphs, sentence variety, and voice to meet the needs of an audience?

11. Are you able to write a comparative essay that includes organizational patterns?

12. Can you identify appositives in a sentence?





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