Whitehouse Independent School District

6th Grade English/Language Arts

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My conference period is from 9:00 - 9:45 daily.
Tutorials are offered every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning from 7:20 - 7:50 a.m. and every Tuesday after school from 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.  Any student may attend but should arrive knowing with what he/she needs assistance. 
Sentence Structure (6.19C)
Proficient writing includes sentence variety, so it is very important to be adept at using different sentence structures when composing.  Watch the following video for clarification: 
Try these activities and games to help you master sentence structure:
Parts of Speech (6.19A)
In order to construct great sentences using the different stuctures, it helps to know and understand how to use the different parts of speech in the English language.  The following websites have information and games that will help you practice using the different parts of speech being studied this year:
Indefinite pronouns
Conjunctive Adverbs
Capitalization and Punctuation (6.20A,B,&C)
A firm grasp of the rules for using punctuation correctly are also necessary to effectively communicate your ideas.  The following websites have information and games that will help you practice using correct punctuation:
Punctuating Dialogue
Spelling (6.21)
It is very important that students learn to differentiate between commonly confused terms when communicating through writing.  Although these words may sound the same when speaking, they mean very different things when written.  (Ex. there/their/they're, its/it's, to/too, than/then, principle/principal) Applying spelling patterns and rules should start occurring spontaneously, without conscious thought or intention.  For these reasons, we will spend time reviewing previously taught patterns and rules as well as commonly confused terms, and students will be held accountable in written expression.  Students are allowed to use a dictionary to help with correct spelling on most assignments.
Become a super speller.  Review or polish your skills here:
WRITING (6.14-18)
Students will write narrative and expository pieces throughout the school year.  
6th Grade Language Arts TEKS:
TEKS Resource System curriculum: