Language Arts - 6th Grade Lesson Plans

Sixth Grade Language Arts Lesson Plans

homeschool highschool
(888) 771-0914
PreK - 8th Grade
$19.95 / student
per month
$14.95 / month for each additional PreK - 8th student

High School
$30 / student
per month
Includes 4 Courses
Curriculum Uses
Curriculum Levels

Benefits

  • Online Curriculum for
    PreK to 12th Grades
  • 1,000+ Student-Paced Multimedia Activities
  • Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies
  • Interactive, Project-Based Activities
  • Detailed Reporting for
    Easy Record-Keeping
  • Lesson Plans & Teaching Tools for Parents
  • Lessons Correlated to State Standards

What Do
Parents Say?

I LOVE Time4Learning!
It holds the attention of my kids, plus I can keep track of their learning without hovering over their shoulders.
I'm so thankful for your program!
My kids have so much fun with the activities that they don't even notice that they're learning!
I am really pleased with Time4Learning. It has made a world of difference in my son's academic performance in school!
sixth grade language arts
Try Our Lesson Demos

Language Arts -6th Grade Lesson Plans

Time4Learning is an online student-paced learning system covering preschool through middle school. It is popular as a sixth grade homeschool curriculum, for afterschool enrichment, for remediation, and for summer study. If you are just learning about Time4Learning, we'd suggest first looking at our interactive lesson demos.

The lesson plans below provide a detailed list of the language arts and language arts extensions, with brief activity descriptions and learning activity (LA) numbers. A sixth grade language arts overview, and additional related resources, are also provided.

Members often use this page as a resource for more detailed planning, to choose specific activities using the activity finder or to compare our curriculum with state standards.

Sixth grade language arts is organized into two large sections:

  1. Language Arts - 133 Activities
  2. Language Arts Extensions - 205 Activities
Voted #1 by Homeschool.com Family Friendly Website Green Certification CompassLearning Odyssey iparenting BBB Online
6th Grade Language Arts Lesson Plans
Total Activities: 133

non-scored activity Non-Scored scored activity Scored worksheet Worksheet answer key Answer Key quiz Quiz
Chapter 1: "Vocabulary Skills"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Synonyms: The student will demonstrate knowledge by determining the meaning of synonyms from grade level appropriate vocabulary, by correctly choosing a given word or phrase that means the same thing, in reading activities that incorporate explicit instruction and application. Synonyms: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6002
Synonyms: Quiz 1 scored R6003
Synonyms: Let Me Practice nonscored R6004
Synonyms: Quiz 2 scored R6005
Antonyms: The student will demonstrate knowledge by determining the meaning of antonyms from grade level appropriate vocabulary, by correctly choosing a given word or phrase that means the opposite, in reading activities that incorporate explicit instruction and application. Antonyms: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6007
Antonyms: Quiz 1 scored R6008
Antonyms: Let Me Practice nonscored R6009
Antonyms: Quiz 2 scored R6010
Prefixes: The student will be able to analyze and determine the correct meaning of a word, based on the prefix of the root word or how the prefix is used in the context of a passage. Prefixes: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6012
Prefixes: Quiz 1 scored R6013
Prefixes: Let Me Practice nonscored R6014
Prefixes: Quiz 2 scored R6015
Suffixes: The student will be able to analyze and determine the correct meaning of a word, based on the suffix of the root word or how the suffix is used in the context of a passage. Suffixes: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6017
Suffixes: Quiz 1 scored R6018
Suffixes: Let Me Practice nonscored R6019
Suffixes: Quiz 2 scored R6020
Homophones: The student will be able to identify and select the appropriate homophone or word that sounds the same, based on the context of a passage which fits the best meaning of the given word or phrase. Homophones: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6022
Homophones: Quiz 1 scored R6023
Homophones: Let Me Practice nonscored R6024
Homophones: Quiz 2 scored R6025
Idioms: The student will be able to identify and analyze the author's use of idioms, based on the context of a passage and how these expressions are used in literal and interpretative information. Idioms: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6027
Idioms: Quiz 1 scored R6028
Idioms: Let Me Practice nonscored R6029
Idioms: Quiz 2 scored R6030
Latin and Greek Roots: The student will be able to identify and determine the meaning of unknown words, based on the understanding of Latin and Greek roots. Greek and Latin Root Words: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6032
Greek and Latin Root Words: Quiz 1 scored R6033
Greek and Latin Root Words: Let Me Practice nonscored R6034
Greek and Latin Root Words: Quiz 2 scored R6035


Chapter 2: "Process Skills: Think Alouds"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Think Aloud Level 1: Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying with extensive scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts. Think Aloud: Level 1 - Part 1 (informational article) nonscored R6107
Think Aloud - Level 1 - Part 2 (fable) nonscored R6108
Think Aloud - Level 1 - Part 3 (fiction) nonscored R6109
Think Aloud - Level 1 - Part 4 (poetry) nonscored R6110
Think Aloud Level 2: Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying with scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts. with scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts. Think Aloud - Level 2 - Part 1 (informational article) nonscored R6111
Think Aloud - Level 2 - Part 2 (fiction) nonscored R6112
Think Aloud - Level 2 - Part 3 (fiction) nonscored R6113
Think Aloud Level 3: Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying to independently read and comprehend texts with minimal think aloud support. Think Aloud - Level 3 - Part 1 (nonfiction) nonscored R6114
Think Aloud - Level 3 - Part 2 (fable) nonscored R6115


Chapter 3: "Comprehension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Summarizing: Develop summaries, paraphrase, or synthesize information from two or more literary or expository texts containing context clues. Summarizing: Interactive Guided Instruction and Practice nonscored R6041
Summarizing: Quiz 1 scored R6042
Summarizing: Quiz 2 scored R6043
Plot, Character and Setting: Analyze and explain the impact of characters and settings within the plot of literary text(s), and how these relationships affect the central conflict. Plot, Character and Setting: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6101
Plot, Character and Setting: Quiz 1 scored R6102
Plot, Character and Setting: Quiz 2 scored R6103
Main Idea & Supporting Details - Non-Fiction: Identify, summarize, or explain the main idea(s) using the supporting details in an expository text. Main Idea/Supporting Details-Non-Fiction: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6045
Main Idea/Supporting Details-Non-Fiction: Quiz 1 scored R6046
Main Idea/Supporting Details-Non-Fiction: Quiz 2 scored R6047
Main Idea and Theme - Fiction: Identify, summarize, or explain the main idea(s) or theme(s) using the supporting details and symbolism in a literary text. Theme & Main Idea-Fiction: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6049
Theme & Main Idea-Fiction: Quiz 1 scored R6050
Theme & Main Idea-Fiction: Quiz 2 scored R6051
Fact and Opinion: Distinguish between fact and opinion in an expository text or within news sources. Fact and Opinion: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6069
Fact and Opinion: Quiz 1 scored R6070
Fact and Opinion: Quiz 2 scored R6071
Charts and Graphs: Read, interpret and make predictions using charts, graphs, diagrams, maps or other graphic representations. Interpreting Charts & Graphs: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6091
Interpreting Charts & Graphs: Quiz 1 scored R6091
Interpreting Charts & Graphs: Quiz 2 scored R6093
Cause and Effect: Identify and distinguish between cause and effect in expository and literary texts. Cause and Effect: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6095
Cause and Effect: Quiz 1 scored R6096
Cause and Effect: Quiz 2 scored R6097
Authors Purpose: Identify and use knowledge of the author's purpose by analyzing how the literary technique of mood contributes to the comprehension of a literary or expository text. Author's Purpose: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6053
Author's Purpose: Quiz 1 scored R6054
Author's Purpose: Quiz 2 scored R6055
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions: Use knowledge, information, and ideas from literary texts, expository texts, or from multiple sources to make inferences about the text(s) (e.g., make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, infer sequence of events, and infer a character's feelings.) Inferencing: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6037
Inferencing: Quiz 1 scored R6038
Inferencing: Quiz 2 scored R6039
Compare and Contrast: Compare and contrast characters, settings, ideas, point of view, and/or plot within varied genres that includes figurative language such as metaphors. Compare and Contrast: Interactive Guided Instruction nonscored R6080
Compare and Contrast: Quiz 1 scored R6081
Compare and Contrast: Quiz 2 scored R6082


Chapter 4: "State Simulation Assessments"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
State Simulation Test: Students will demonstrate knowledge of comprehension skills on grade level appropriate literary and expository passages, with questions that simulate a high-stakes assessment. State Simulation Test 1 (comprehension) scored R6116
State Simulation Test 2 (comprehension) scored R6117
State Simulation Test 3 (comprehension) scored R6118


Chapter 5: "My Brooklyn Grandmother - ILA"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Before Reading: The student will explore content through discovery and develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary. Background (Prereading for My Brooklyn Grandmother) nonscored 67260 worksheet
Vocabulary (My Brooklyn Grandmother) nonscored 67261 worksheet
During Reading: The student will achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary and respond to the literature. Authentic nonfiction literature is included. Literature: My Brooklyn Grandmother nonscored 67262 worksheet
After Reading: The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections. Student uses prior knowledge and will analyze and evaluate to make sense of texts. Student will monitor his or her own comprehension and act purposefully when comprehension breaks down using strategies. Student will write for different purposes and write a variety of compositions based on practical and literary prompts and complete a research-writing project. Comprehension 1: My Brooklyn Grandmother (main idea) scored 67263
Comprehension 2: My Brooklyn Grandmother (Compare/Contrast) scored 67264
Writing 1: How-to Write an Essay nonscored 67265
How-to Article 67317 odyssey
Writing 2: Autobiographical Incident nonscored 67266
Autobiographical Incident (writing) 67318 odyssey
Final Project: My Brooklyn Grandmother (Chinese-American Culture) nonscored 67267 worksheet
Language Arts: Through learning activities focused on recognition and application, the student will practice language art skills. These activities have direct instruction, practice, and scored assessment. Simple and Compound scored 67268
Proper Adjectives scored 67269


Chapter 6: "Far North - ILA"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Before Reading: The student will explore content through discovery and develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary. Background (prereading for Far North) nonscored 67270 worksheet
Vocabulary (Far North) nonscored 67271 worksheet
During Reading: The student will achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary and respond to the literature. Authentic fiction literature is included. Literature: Far North Part 1 nonscored 67272 worksheet
Literature: Far North Part 2 nonscored 67273 worksheet
After Reading: The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections. Student uses prior knowledge and will analyze and evaluate to make sense of texts. Student will monitor his or her own comprehension and act purposefully when comprehension breaks down using strategies. Student will write for different purposes and write a variety of compositions based on practical and literary prompts and complete a research-writing project. Comprehension 1: Far North (character, plot, setting) scored 67274
Comprehension 2: Far North (inferences) scored 67275
Writing 1: Editorial nonscored 67276
Writing: Editorial (writing) 67319 odyssey
Writing 2: Adventure Story nonscored 67277
Adventure Story (writing) 67320 odyssey
Final Project: Far North nonscored 67278 worksheet
Language Arts: Through learning activities focused on recognition and application, the student will practice language art skills. Subject-Verb Agreement scored 67279
Action Verbs scored 67280


Chapter 7: "Growing Up in Coal Country - ILA"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Before Reading: The student will explore content through discovery and develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary. Background (prereading for Growing Up in Coal Country) nonscored 67281 worksheet
Vocabulary (Growing Up in Coal Country) nonscored 67282 worksheet
During Reading: The student will achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary and respond to the literature. Authentic nonfiction literature is included.. Literature: Growing Up in Coal Country Part 1 nonscored 67283 worksheet
Literature: Growing Up in Coal Country Part 2 nonscored 67284 worksheet
After Reading: The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections. Student uses prior knowledge and will analyze and evaluate to make sense of texts. Student will monitor his or her own comprehension and act purposefully when comprehension breaks down using strategies. Student will write for different purposes and write a variety of compositions based on practical and literary prompts and complete a research-writing project. Comprehension 1: Growing Up in Coal Country (Cause and Effect) scored 67285
Comprehension 2: Growing Up in Coal Country (Fact or Opinion) scored 67286
Writing 1: Letter of Complaint nonscored 67287
Writing: Letter of Complaint 67321 odyssey
Writing 2: Compare and Contrast Article nonscored 67288
Compare and Contrast 67322 odyssey
Final Project: Growing Up in Coal Country nonscored 67289 worksheet
Language Arts: Through learning activities focused on recognition and application, the student will practice language art skills. Abbreviations scored 67290
Prepositional Phrases scored 67291


Chapter 8: "Lupita Mañana - ILA"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Before Reading: The student will explore content through discovery and develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary. Background (prereading for Lupita Mañana) nonscored 67292 worksheet
Vocabulary (Lupita Mañana) nonscored 67293 worksheet
During Reading: The student will achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary and respond to the literature. Authentic fiction literature is included. Literature: Lupita Mañana Excerpt Part 1 nonscored 67294 worksheet
Literature: Lupita Mañana Excerpt Part 2 nonscored 67295 worksheet
After Reading: The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections. Student uses prior knowledge and will analyze and evaluate to make sense of texts. Student will monitor his or her own comprehension and act purposefully when comprehension breaks down using strategies. Student will write for different purposes and write a variety of compositions based on practical and literary prompts and complete a research-writing project. Comprehension 1: Lupita Mañana (predict outcomes) scored 67296
Comprehension 2: Lupita Mañana (draw conclusions) scored 67297
Writing 1: Dialogue nonscored 67298
Writing: Using Dialogue 67323 odyssey
Writing 2: Persuasive Speech nonscored 67299
Writing: Using Persuasion 67324 odyssey
Final Project: Lupita Mañana nonscored 67300 worksheet
Language Arts: Through learning activities focused on recognition and application, the student will practice language art skills. These activities have direct instruction, practice, and scored assessment. Contractions / Pronouns scored 67301
Four Kinds of Sentences scored 67327


Chapter 9: "Poems By Langston Hughes - ILA"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Before Reading: The student will explore content through discovery and develop vocabulary through the use of a poetry-based glossary. Background (prereading for Poems by Langston Hughes) nonscored 67302 worksheet
Vocabulary (Poems by Langston Hughes) nonscored 67303 worksheet
During Reading: The student will achieve comprehension by reading poetry with emphasis on vocabulary and respond to the poems. Literature: Poems By Langston Hughes nonscored 67304 worksheet
After Reading: The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections. Student uses prior knowledge and will analyze and evaluate to make sense of texts. Student will monitor his or her own comprehension and act purposefully when comprehension breaks down using strategies. Student will write for different purposes and write a variety of compositions based on practical and literary prompts and complete a research-writing project. Comprehension 1: Poems by Langston Hughes (author's purpose) scored 67305
Comprehension 2: Poems by Langston Hughes (literary devices) scored 67306
Writing 1: Advertisement nonscored 67307
Writing: Advertisement 67325 odyssey
Writing 2: Poem (Metaphors) nonscored 67308
Writing: Poetry 67326 odyssey
Final Project: Poems by Langston Hughes nonscored 67309 worksheet
Language Arts: Through learning activities focused on recognition and application, the student will practice language art skills. These activities have direct instruction, practice, and scored assessment. Fragments and Run-ons scored 67310
Homophones and Homographs scored 67311

Back to Top



6th Grade Language Arts Extensions Lesson Plans
Total Activities: 205

non-scored activity Non-Scored scored activity Scored worksheet Worksheet answer key Answer Key quiz Quiz
quiz Test
Chapter 1: "Grammar - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Sentence Structure: Demonstrate that sentences are composed of a subject and a predicate, and identify sentence fragments and run-on sentences. Sentence School (fragments and run-ons) nonscored 6427
Lesson Quiz: Sentence Structure quiz
Punctuation: Review and correctly punctuate the four types of sentences as declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory. Types of Sentences nonscored 6428
Four Kinds of Sentences nonscored 6475
Lesson Quiz: Punctuation quiz
Pronouns: Identify pronouns, demonstrate agreement between pronouns and antecedents, and write with increasing accuracy when using pronoun objective and subjective cases, such as, ''He and they joined me.'' Reviewing Pronouns (antecedents) nonscored 6477
Me, Myself, and I (pronouns) nonscored 6430
Lesson Quiz: Pronouns quiz
Verbs: Identify and correctly use action and helping verbs. Identify irregular spelling of forms of ''to be, to do,'' and ''to have.'' Action and Helping Verbs nonscored 6431
Reviewing Action and Helping Verbs nonscored 6478
Lesson Quiz: Verbs quiz
Transitive & Intransitive Verb: Discriminate between transitive and intransitive verbs and direct and indirect objects. Recognize and use correctly such troublesome verbs as ''sit/set; rise/raise; lie/lay.'' Reviewing Transitive and Intransitive Verbs nonscored 6479
Transitive and Intransitive nonscored 6432
Lesson Quiz: Transitive & Intransitive Verb quiz
Adjectives & Adverbs: Identify and use descriptive adjectives and adverbs to enhance writing. Descriptive Writing (adjectives and adverbs) nonscored 6481
Adjectives and Adverbs nonscored 6434
Lesson Quiz: Adjectives & Adverbs quiz
Important Small Words: Identify interjections, conjunctions, and prepositions in grade-level written composition. Use prepositional phrases to elaborate ideas. Ifs, Ands, and Buts of Writing (conjunctions) nonscored 6435
Interjections, Conjunctions, and Prepositions nonscored 6482
Lesson Quiz: Important Small Words quiz
Dependent/Independent Clause: Identify and correctly punctuate dependent and independent clauses. Reviewing Dependent and Independent Clauses nonscored 6483
Clauses (independent and dependent) nonscored 6436
Lesson Quiz: Dependent/Independent Clause quiz
Composition Writing: Use Standard English in grade level appropriate composition. Correctly use the following: ''good/well; who/whom between/among; which/that/who.'' Using the Right Word (Standard English Usage) nonscored 6437
Which Word Is the Right Word? (Standard English usage) nonscored 6484
Lesson Quiz: Composition Writing quiz
Verb Tenses: Use verb tenses correctly, including present, past, future, and perfect forms, and demonstrate parallel structure (consistent tense) in sentences. Linking Verbs and Tenses (verb usage) nonscored 6485
Verb Tenses nonscored 6438
Lesson Quiz: Verb Tenses quiz
Proper Comma Use: Use commas in dates, city and states, and lists. Use commas in appositives and after introductory words and phrases, as well as with names in direct address. Commas nonscored 6440
Using Commas nonscored 6487
Lesson Quiz: Proper Comma Use quiz
Capitalization: Capitalize names of organizations, nationalities, races, languages, and religions, as well as titles of books, stories, poems, songs, and articles. It's Capital! (capitalization) nonscored 6488
Mechanics of Writing (capitalization) nonscored 6441
Lesson Quiz: Capitalization quiz
Quotation Marks: Use quotation marks in dialogue and titles, using grade-level vocabulary. Quotation Sensation! (quotation marks) nonscored 6442
Punctuation Practice (quotation marks) nonscored 6489
Lesson Quiz: Quotation Marks quiz
Linking Verbs: Identify and correctly use linking verbs with predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives. Grammar Practice (linking verbs) nonscored 6433
Lesson Quiz: Linking Verbs quiz


quiz Test
Chapter 2: "Reading Accurately - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Letter Combinations: Correctly identify the different pronunciations of the letter combination ''ough'', as in; ''rough, dough, plough, borough, cough,'' and ''hiccough''. The Sounds of 'Ough' nonscored 6502
The Sounds of 'Ough' nonscored 6509
Lesson Quiz: Letter Combinations quiz
Pronunciation: Correctly identify which syllable of a multisyllabic word needs to be stressed, and demonstrate understanding that the stress of a syllable affects pronunciation and can affect meaning. Identify multiple meanings of words, and understand how they can affect pronunciation. Multiple Meanings (homographs) nonscored 6510
Words with Multiple Meanings (homographs) nonscored 6504
Lesson Quiz: Pronunciation quiz
Affixes: Correctly identify prefixes and suffixes, and demonstrate an understanding of their meanings. ---(The learner will read silently and aloud with fluency and accuracy).--> Affixes nonscored 6506
All about Affixes nonscored 6512
Lesson Quiz: Affixes quiz
Chapter Test:: Reading Accurately - Extension


quiz Test
Chapter 3: "Reading & Vocabulary Skills - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Figures of Speech: Identify the use of figures of speech in written text, including analogies, idioms, similes, metaphors, and hyperbole. Figures of Speech nonscored 6513
Comparisons, Sayings, and Exaggeration (figures of speech) nonscored 6530
Lesson Quiz: Figures of Speech quiz
Comprehension Skills: Demonstrate comprehension skills, such as distinguishing between fact and opinion, cause and effect, and fantasy and reality. Believe It or Not (fact and opinion) nonscored 6531
Getting to the Bottom of What You Read (strategies) nonscored 6514
Lesson Quiz: Comprehension Skills quiz
Identifying the Main Idea: Correctly identify the main idea and supporting details of an entire text. Paraphrase and summarize text to aid in comprehension. Main Idea nonscored 6515
Getting to the Point (main Idea, details, summary, paraphrase) nonscored 6532
Lesson Quiz: Identifying the Main Idea quiz
Different Reading Styles: Demonstrate the use of a variety of reading styles and speed to fit different types of text, including poetry, novels, textbooks, instruction manuals, and newspapers. Purpose for Reading nonscored 6534
Obey the Speed Limit! (to inform, persuade, entertain) nonscored 6517
Lesson Quiz: Different Reading Styles quiz
Social Studies Vocabulary: Demonstrate increased vocabulary and enhanced language use. Unit 1: Words from social studies, including continent, population, economics, migration, culture, suffrage, international, province, citadel, ethnic. Vocabulary Enrichment (social studies) nonscored 6520
Lesson Quiz: Social Studies Vocabulary quiz
Foreign Words Vocabulary: Demonstrate increased vocabulary and enhanced language use. Unit 2: Foreign words commonly used in English, including touché, bona fide, status quo, incommunicado, faux, smörgasbord, al fresco, gesundheit, bon voyage, à la carte. Vocabulary Enrichment (foreign words) nonscored 6521
Lesson Quiz: Foreign Words Vocabulary quiz
Mathematics Vocabulary: Demonstrate increased vocabulary and enhanced language use. Unit 3: Words from mathematics, including variable, equation, inequalities, proportions, integer, volume, capacity, perpendicular, parallel, statistics. Vocabulary Enrichment (Math) nonscored 6522
Lesson Quiz: Mathematics Vocabulary quiz
Science Vocabulary: Demonstrate increased vocabulary and enhanced language use. Unit 4: Words from science, including conductor, soluble, energy, force, system, minerals, natural resources, hypothesis, vertebrate, invertebrate. Vocabulary Enrichment (science) nonscored 6523
Lesson Quiz: Science Vocabulary quiz
Art Vocabulary: Demonstrate increased vocabulary and enhanced language use. Unit 5: Words from the arts, including instrumental, vocal, scale, chord, melody, texture, value, form, balance, variety. Vocabulary Enrichment (The Arts) nonscored 6524
Lesson Quiz: Art Vocabulary quiz
Technology Vocabulary: Demonstrate increased vocabulary and enhanced language use. Unit 6: Words from technology, including word processor, software, hardware, font, icon, prompt, database, prototype, disk, virtual reality. Vocabulary Enrichment (computer technology) nonscored 6525
Lesson Quiz: Technology Vocabulary quiz
Language Arts Vocabulary: Demonstrate increased vocabulary and enhanced language use. Unit 7: Words from language arts, including expository, figurative, thesis, prose, metaphor, irony, dialect, personification, theme, alliteration. Vocabulary Enrichment (language arts) nonscored 6526
Lesson Quiz: Language Arts Vocabulary quiz
Interesting Origin Vocabulary: Demonstrate increased vocabulary and enhanced language use. Unit 8: Words with interesting origins, including boycott, broccoli, vaccine, eureka, dandelion, chauvinism, macaroni, magenta, honeymoon, assassination. Vocabulary Enrichment (word origins) nonscored 6527
Lesson Quiz: Interesting Origin Vocabulary quiz
Latin Parts Vocabulary: Demonstrate increased vocabulary and enhanced language use. Unit 9: Words with Latin parts, including ''omnis'' (omniscient, omnipotent), ''annus'' (annual, anniversary), ''vita'' (vitality, vitamin), ''dict'' (dictation, dictionary), ''magnus'' (magnify, magnificent). Vocabulary Enrichment (Latin prefixes) nonscored 6528
Lesson Quiz: Latin Parts Vocabulary quiz
Acronyms Vocabulary: Demonstrate increased vocabulary and enhanced language use. Unit 10: Acronyms, including ''sonar, scuba, RAM, laser, radar, NATO, CARE, VISTA, NASA, UNICEF''. Vocabulary Enrichment (acronyms) nonscored 6529
Lesson Quiz: Acronyms Vocabulary quiz
Chapter Test: Reading & Vocabulary Skills - Extension


quiz Test
Chapter 4: "Literature - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Point of View: Correctly identify an author's voice or point of view in a written selection, and determine if the selection was written in the first or the third person. Identify monologue and dialogue within a written selection. The Author's Voice (point of view) nonscored 6541
The Voice of Writing (point of view) nonscored 6551
Lesson Quiz: Point of View quiz
Elements of Mood & Tone: Explain how an author's use of formal or informal language (including the use of slang), as well as denotative and connotative meanings, can help to set the mood or tone of a selection. Formal and Informal (mood and tone) nonscored 6553
Formal and Informal Language (mood and tone) nonscored 6543
Lesson Quiz: Elements of Mood & Tone quiz
Techniques of Writing: Demonstrate understanding of an author's use of flashbacks and foreshadowing. Flashbacks and Foreshadowing nonscored 6545
Reading Past and Future (flashback and foreshadowing) nonscored 6555
Lesson Quiz: Techniques of Writing quiz
Elements of Style: Differentiate between an author's use of literal or figurative language, including imagery, metaphor and simile, symbol, and personification. Afternoon Movie (alliteration and personification) nonscored 66950
Figuratively Speaking (figurative language) nonscored 6556
Literal and Figurative Language nonscored 6546
Lesson Quiz: Elements of Style quiz
Propaganda: Identify common propaganda techniques used in the media. Point out examples of false advertising in television ads for toys, and emotional versus logical arguments found in editorials and opinion pages. Determine whether they contain strong or weak arguments. Propaganda Techniques nonscored 6547
Propaganda nonscored 6557
Lesson Quiz: Propaganda quiz
Chapter Test: Literature - Extension


quiz Test
Chapter 5: "Genres of Literature - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Reading Strategies: Read a selected grade-appropriate novel, and demonstrate the use of the following reading strategies: 'prereading skills,' such as scanning bold headings and graphics and predicting story events; reading skills, such as making inferences, drawing conclusions, making generalizations; and 'rereading' for better understanding. Relate aspects of the text to your experiences. Reading a Novel (The Secret Garden and Hatchet) nonscored 6560
A Novel Idea (making inferences) nonscored 6573
Lesson Quiz: Reading Strategies quiz
Reading Genres: Determine the reading level of a selection, and choose books that are at your level. Briefly describe these genres of literature: fiction, nonfiction, biography, and poetry. Select 25 books to read during the course of the year, with 4 of the books from the same genre. Genres nonscored 6574
The Love of Reading (literary genres) nonscored 6561
Lesson Quiz: Reading Genres quiz
Characteristics of a Speech: Determine the defining characteristics of a speech, and read ''Are Women Persons?'' by Susan B. Anthony. Susan B. Anthony Speaks Up (elements of a speech) nonscored 6563
Elements of a Speech nonscored 6576
Lesson Quiz: Characteristics of a Speech quiz
Characteristics of Fiction: Determine the defining characteristics of fiction, including fantasy, mystery, science fiction, realistic fiction, and suspense. Fiction nonscored 6577
Elements of Fiction nonscored 6564
Lesson Quiz: Characteristics of Fiction quiz
Characteristics of a Biography: Determine the defining characteristics of a biography, and read a biography of Marie Curie. Marie Curie (biography) nonscored 6565
Reading a Biography nonscored 6578
Lesson Quiz: Characteristics of a Biography quiz
Characteristics of an Essay: Determine the defining characteristics of an essay, and read ''Advice to Youth'' by Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Advice to Youth (essay) nonscored 6579
Advice to Youth (essay) nonscored 6566
Lesson Quiz: Characteristics of an Essay quiz
Characteristics of a Newspaper: Determine the defining characteristics of newspapers. Determine that an author's purpose is to entertain, inform, or persuade, and relate an author's purpose to specific details within selected articles of the newspaper. Compare editorials to the use of political cartoons in persuasive journalism. Identify bias. Newspapers nonscored 6567
Extra! Extra! (newspaper elements) nonscored 6580
Lesson Quiz: Characteristics of a Newspaper quiz
Characteristics of Folklore: Determine the defining characteristics of folklore. Compare folklore from the ancient cultures of the Israelites, Muslims, Japanese, and Chinese. Read to compare your culture to the cultures of others. Exploring Folk Tales nonscored 6581
Folk Tales nonscored 6568
Lesson Quiz: Characteristics of Folklore quiz
Universal Themes of Cinderella: Explore universal themes in storytelling by comparing several versions of the Cinderella story, pointing out similarities and differences in the versions. Cinderella around the World (Guide for 3 Cinderella Stories) nonscored 6569
Cinderella's Many Faces (fairy tale versions) nonscored 6582
Lesson Quiz: Universal Themes of Cinderella quiz
Characteristics of Poetry: Determine the defining characteristics of poetry, including stanza, meter, iamb, line length, punctuation, rhythm. Use patterned poetry, rhyming poetry, couplets, free verse, concrete poetry, song lyrics, and/or sonnets. Reading Poetry nonscored 6583
Reading Poems (Poetry Overview and Terminology) nonscored 6570
Lesson Quiz: Characteristics of Poetry quiz
Characteristics of a Play: Determine the defining characteristics of a play, and read a version of Shakespeare's ''Julius Caesar''. Describe the ways sentence structure and patterns have changed over time. A Julius Caesar Reading Guide (elements of drama) nonscored 6571
Shakespeare and Caesar (drama) nonscored 6584
Lesson Quiz: Characteristics of a Play quiz
Chapter Test: Genres of Literature - Extension


quiz Test
Chapter 6: "The Writing Process - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Paragraphs: Use the steps of the writing process (plan, draft, write, revise, edit, print, and share) to create paragraphs and multiple-paragraph essays. Choose a topic and then choose to write to persuade, entertain, or inform. On the Write Track! (essay writing) nonscored 6586
Author! Author! (persuasive essay) nonscored 6593
Lesson Quiz: Paragraphs quiz
Fictional Stories: Use the steps of the writing process (plan, draft, write, revise, edit, print, and share) to create a fictional short story that includes dialogue. Writing a Short Story nonscored 6587
Write a Short Story nonscored 6476
Lesson Quiz: Fictional Stories quiz
Response to Literature: Use the steps of the writing process (plan, draft, write, revise, edit, print, and share) to create a response to literature. Responding to Literature nonscored 6588
Response to Literature nonscored 6501
Lesson Quiz: Response to Literature quiz
Autobiography: Use the steps of the writing process (plan, draft, write, revise, edit, print, and share), and use multimedia to create an autobiographical story (e.g., the day you were born, before you started school, a typical day, your family, your friends, what you most enjoy and what you do best). Writing an Autobiographical Story nonscored 6589
Your Side of the Story (autobiographical) nonscored 6429
Lesson Quiz: Autobiography quiz
Poetry: Use the steps of the writing process (plan, draft, write, revise, edit, print, and share) to write a poem. Writing a Poem nonscored 6590
Writing Poetry nonscored 6439
Lesson Quiz: Poetry quiz
Letter Writing: Use the steps of the writing process (plan, draft, write, revise, edit, print, and share) to write letters for various situations, including business letters, e-mail messages, and envelopes. Letters (personal and business) nonscored 6594
Write a Letter (business letter) nonscored 6490
Lesson Quiz: Letter Writing quiz
Plays: Use the steps of the writing process (plan—including forming questions for investigation—draft, write, revise, proofread, edit, print, and share) to create a one-act play, correctly using theatrical vocabulary, such as stage, set, act, scene, cast, props, and sound effects. Writing a One-Act Play nonscored 6597
Writing Plays nonscored 6486
Lesson Quiz: Plays quiz
Chapter Test:: The Writing Process - Extension


quiz Test
Chapter 7: "Speaking & Listening Skills - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Brainstorming: Understand and correctly use the skills of note making, including the use of graphic organizers such as webbing, clustering, and outlining. Write and present an expository speech or persuasive argument (with supporting evidence), making use of technology to enhance presentation. A Guide to Speech Writing (creating a persuasive speech) nonscored 6601
Preparing to Give a Speech (creating a persuasive speech) nonscored 6608
Lesson Quiz: Brainstorming quiz
Purposes of Listening: Determine the purposes for listening, including to gain information, to solve problems, to enjoy, and to appreciate. Listen Up! nonscored 6609
Listening for a Purpose (rationale and techniques) nonscored 6603
Lesson Quiz: Purposes of Listening quiz
Listening to Learn: Listen to learn by taking notes, organizing, summarizing, paraphrasing spoken ideas, and asking questions. Listen to Learn (note taking) nonscored 6604
Active Listening and Note Taking nonscored 6610 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Listening to Learn quiz
Writing & Following Directions: Write sequenced, concise, multistep instructions. Follow verbal multistep instructions. Giving and Following Instructions nonscored 6611
Instructions (following written instructions) nonscored 6605
Lesson Quiz: Writing & Following Directions quiz
Chapter Test: Speaking & Listening Skills - Extension


quiz Test
Chapter 8: "Careers in Language Arts - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Careers in Language Arts: Research and report on careers in the field of language arts, to include journalism, library science, publishing, advertising, and theater (television, movies, video, and video-game creation). Careers in Language Arts nonscored 6620
Lesson Quiz: Careers in Language Arts quiz
Chapter Test: Careers in Language Arts - Extension


quiz Test
Chapter 9: "Conventions of Spelling - Extension"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet Odyssey
Writer
Other Languages Spelling: Consistently apply rules of spelling. Unit 1: Demonstrate the influence of other languages and cultures on the spelling of English words (etymology), including words from ancient Rome (Latin), 30 words, including infinity, hospital, peace, romance, bona fide, status quo, verbatim, library, asthma, sincere. Spelling Practice (Latin origins) nonscored 6444
Spelling Practice (Latin origins) nonscored 6445
Spelling Practice (Latin roots) nonscored 6446
Lesson Quiz: Other Languages Spelling quiz
Confused Word Pairs: Consistently apply rules of spelling. Unit 2: Frequently confused word pairs, 30 words, including accept, except, affect, effect, principle, principal, course, coarse, flair, flare. Spelling Practice (homophones) nonscored 6447
Spelling Practice (homophones) nonscored 6448
Spelling Practice (homonyms) nonscored 6449
Lesson Quiz: Confused Word Pairs quiz
Schwa + r Word Endings: Consistently apply rules of spelling. Unit 3: Schwa + ''r'' word endings: calendar, terror, popular, liar, character, similar, warrior, calculator, behavior, vinegar. Spelling Practice (schwa + r) nonscored 6450
Spelling Practice (schwa + r) nonscored 6451
Spelling Practice (schwa + r ending) nonscored 6452
Lesson Quiz: Schwa + r Word Endings quiz
Schwa + l or n Word Endings: Consistently apply rules of spelling. Unit 4: Schwa + ''n'' or ''l'' word endings, 30 words, including: gargle, warble, towel, guttural, ritual, damsel, bristle, perpetual, tussle, jostle. Spelling Practice (schwa + l) nonscored 6453
Spelling Practice (schwa + n) nonscored 6454
Spelling Practice (schwa + l) nonscored 6455
Lesson Quiz: Schwa + l or n Word Endings quiz
Words Containing ie or ei: Consistently apply rules of spelling. Unit 5: words containing ''ie'' or ''ei''. 30 words, including: receive, ceiling, deceive, achievement, chief, wield, weird, sleigh, reins, beige. Spelling Practice (vowels ie and ei) nonscored 6456
Spelling Practice (vowels ie and ei) nonscored 6457
Spelling Practice (exceptions to i before e) nonscored 6458
Lesson Quiz: Words Containing ie or ei quiz
Word Endings: Consistently apply rules of spelling. Unit 6: words with the endings: ''-ant'' or ''-ent;'' and ''-able'' or ''-ible''. 30 words, including: tolerant, independent, brilliant, ignorant, efficient, believable, visible, edible, responsible, measurable. Spelling Practice (words ending with -ant and -ent) nonscored 6459
Spelling Practice (words ending with -ant and -ent) nonscored 6460
Spelling Practice (words ending with -able and -ible) nonscored 6461
Lesson Quiz: Word Endings quiz
Variant Spellings of sh Sound: Consistently apply rules of spelling. Unit 7: words containing variant spellings of the ''sh'' sound, 30 words, including: session, patient, nutrition, solution, politician, ferocious, fashion, social, especially, partial. Spelling Practice (/sh/ sound) nonscored 6462
Spelling Practice (variant spellings /sh/) nonscored 6463
Spelling Practice (different spellings /sh/) nonscored 6464
Lesson Quiz: Variant Spellings of sh Sound quiz
Using Mnemonic Devices: Consistently apply rules of spelling. Unit 8: use of mnemonic devices to spell words that are commonly misspelled, 30 words, including all right, satellite, separate, soldier, business, mayonnaise, playwright, conscience, unanimous, a lot, definitely, giraffe, handkerchief, jeopardy, laboratory, coupon, opportunity, prejudice, privilege, vacuum. Spelling Practice (commonly misspelled words) nonscored 6465
Spelling Practice (commonly misspelled words) nonscored 6466
Spelling Practice (commonly misspelled words) nonscored 6467
Lesson Quiz: Using Mnemonic Devices quiz
Irregular Plurals: Consistently apply rules of spelling. Unit 9: words containing irregular plurals, 30 words, including: analyses, data, axes, diagnoses, oases, hypotheses, curricula, phenomena, stamens, strata. Spelling Practice (irregular plurals) nonscored 6468
Spelling Practice (irregular plurals) nonscored 6469
Spelling Practice (irregular plurals) nonscored 6470
Lesson Quiz: Irregular Plurals quiz
Spelling Sight Words: Recognize grade-level sight words; 30 words, including: abbreviate, accent, narrate, quotient, psychology, knowledge, irritate, psychic, gnaw, excel. Spelling Practice (double and silent letters) nonscored 6471
Spelling Practice (silent letters) nonscored 6472
Spelling Practice (letter Q and silent letters) nonscored 6473
Lesson Quiz: Spelling Sight Words quiz
Chapter Test: Conventions of Spelling - Extension

Back to Top


Back to the top or sign up now

Language Arts - 6th Grade Lesson Plan - Overview

The sixth grade language arts program is made up of 133 learning activities organized in three sections. The sections are alternative teaching approaches which overlap in their teaching of language arts mechanics, reading skills, writing skills, spelling, and vocabulary. Many parents follow the sequence exactly as it is presented. Many rotate doing one exercise from each section.

The sixth grade materials begin with four chapters built in a highly engaging game show format that build vocabulary skills (28 learning activities), processing/reading strategies (8 learning activities), reading comprehension skills (30 learning activities),and test-taking skills (3 learning activities). These activities provide explanations not only of the principles but they will also explain to the children what they did wrong.

For instance, in the synonym section, the program will ask students to identify the synonym of "provoke". If you pick "calm", the program will explain that you’ve made a mistake by selecting the opposite, not the synonym. This helps students understand the errors that they are making while also teaching them more about the relationships of words. If you pick “scream” for the synonym of “provoke”, the program will explain that while there is a relationship between the words (i.e. while provoked, you might scream), scream is not the synonym, it is just a possible result of being provoked. An unrelated word or two is also provided as choices as well as “make angry,” the closest synonym. These exercises combine:

  • Multimedia instruction explaining the meaning of antonyms and synonyms, the meaning of the hundreds of words covered, and the nature of the mistake made
  • Multimedia practice to learn and reinforce the correct answer where definitions are read and heard multiple times in an educationally effective structure.

The next five chapters are integrated language art units constructed around Authentic Literature. These units build reading and language skills providing materials for before, during, and after each reading. The unit before reading helps build the interest in the story, invokes prior knowledge, and is usually a high amusing multimedia introduction These units integrate vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar skills building, critical analysis, and writing skills. To teach writing, Odyssey Writer is provided as a way to organize thoughts in outlines or other graphical organizers, to write and self-edit writing assignments, and to save them for review. Themes of cultural and generational differences, survival, friendship, hard work, and determination are explored through literature. The reading assignments (the text is provided online) are excerpted from:

Note: Many parents have contacted us with interest in gathering materials in addition to the excerpted portions of the stories studied within the Language Arts section of the program. These materials DO NOT need to be purchased but if you are interested in doing so the links above will take you to the appropriate pages on Amazon.

The last nine chapters provide in depth exercises in all of the key language arts areas. They provide text-based online explanations of principles followed by online worksheets to reinforce the skills. The areas covered:

  • Grammar – 26 learning activities covering the mechanics of sentence structure (subject/predicate, sentence fragments, dependent and independent clauses), punctuation, parts of speech, pronouns, noun-verb agreement, adverbs and verbs (transitive, intransitive, tenses), and punctuation (commas, capitalization)
  • Accurate Reading - 6 learning activities focusing on the pronunciation of letter combinations, multisyllabic words, and affixes (prefixes, suffixes).
  • Reading and Vocabulary Skills -18 activities covering figures of speech, comprehension skills, main idea and details, various reading styles (poetry, novels, textbooks, manuals, newspapers), and content/origin specific vocabulary highlighting on Latin parts of words and acronyms.
  • Literature - 11 activities highlighting point of view, elements of mood and tone, writing (flashbacks, foreshadowing), literal and figurative language, and propaganda techniques used in media.
  • Genres of Literature - 22 lesson activities focusing on prereading skills (making inferences, drawing conclusions, making generalizations, rereading) and characteristics of various genres (fiction, non-fiction, biography, essay, newspaper, folklore, poetry, play)
  • The Writing Process -14 activities following the plan-draft-write-revise-edit-print-and share format within various genres of writing (paragraphs fiction, response to literature, autobiography, poetry, letter writing, and plays.)
  • Speaking and Listening - 8 activities highlighting the purposes of listening for information, solutions, enjoyment, and appreciation, organizing notes, paraphrasing, and summarizing speeches.
  • Careers in Language Arts - 1 research and report activity focusing on careers in journalism, library science, publishing, advertising, theater, television, game-creation, movies, and video.
  • Spelling Conventions - 27 activities featuring spelling rules, irregular plurals, variant spellings, word endings, commonly misspelled words, and grade level appropriate sight words

Scope & Sequence Copyright © CompassLearning, Inc. All rights reserved.

Activity finder tool for parents

Lesson Activity Finder Tool

The lesson activity finder is one of the many helpful tools that Time4Learning offers its members. The activity finder is a shortcut that makes it easy for parents to preview lessons or find extra practice for their child.

Every lesson in the curriculum has a unique activity number, referred to in the lesson plans as an "LA Number." These numbers can be found on the table above or the lesson plans in the parent administration area.

The activity finder can be found in the lower left hand corner of the Student LaunchPad page. To use it, members simply log in to their child’s account, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder and click “Go” to open it.

For additional information, please visit our hints and help section, which gives more details about the activity finder.

Back to the top or sign up now

Additional Resources Related to Sixth Grade Language Arts

If you're interested in the sixth grade language arts lesson plans, you might also be interested in:

Lesson plans for other grade levels of language arts:

Other sixth grade subjects and topics:

Wondering how many lessons to have your child do each day? Our lesson planning worksheet can help you estimate.

Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use

Sign up for Time4Learning and gain access to a variety of educational materials, which will engage and challenge your child to succeed. Make Time4Learning a part of your children's homeschool resources.

I want to Learn More about Time4Learning's homeschool curriculum or how to use the program for afterschool enrichment.