Welcome to 6th grade ELA. This year we will be exploring a variety of texts through our Wit and Wisdom Curriculum that focus on identity, the use of language, and the effects of crisis on people. It is my goal to create a classroom environment that fosters creative and critical thinking. Students will be expected to be safe, responsible, and respectful in my classroom.
The units we will study during the school year will include:
Module 1 - Resilience in the Great Depression
In this first module we will study one of the worst economic situations in American history, the Great Depression. We will explore the hardships families faced and the triumphs they endured during the Great Depression.
Module 2 - A Hero's Journey
In the second module we will study what makes a hero. Is it simply courage, or something more? What traits do all of us share with the most famous heroes in literature?
Module 3 - Narrating the Unknown
In the third module students work across multiple texts and genres to construct a complex picture of life and struggle in Jamestown, assessing the forces—both internal and external—that brought the near demise of the colony.
Module 4 - Courage in Crises
In the fourth module students work across multiple texts to construct a complex understanding of what it means to endure hostile environments and respond heroically to positively impact others.