More advanced works are presented to our sixth graders as they begin to delve into more complex societal issues. Advanced technical aspects of writing will be introduced as students continue to refine their writing abilities.
Our sixth graders will produce research papers while naming sources and creating bibliographies. Increasingly, they will delve into reading journalistic pieces with a discerning eye to differentiate between editorial or a prejudiced viewpoint versus solid objective journalism.
Students will continue to challenge themselves with both assigned texts and texts of their choosing.
Sixth graders will continue to outline, draft, edit, revise, and publish works while presenting to both instructor and peer settings. More emphasis will be given to public speaking and presentation.
An emphasis is placed on autonomously building vocabulary.