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GRADE 6: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

What your child is learning

Grade 6 children develop clear points of view by discussing their thoughts with others. They share interpretations, listen actively, contribute and clarify ideas, disagree politely, and encourage others.

Children use strategies that help them understand and communicate about what they read, see and hear. For example, they ask questions, make notes, summarize, remember ideas, and use a dictionary.

Children do research by asking their own questions and using their own plan to find and record information.

Children try out a variety of ways to communicate ideas, keeping in mind the purpose and the intended audience. For example, they tell stories, do dramatizations, make greeting cards and collages, and write journal entries, short stories, speeches and letters.
 
In Grade 6, children use many skills to revise and edit their work. They use descriptive language, leaving out unnecessary information .They use verb tenses and pronouns correctly, and apply some rules for spelling, capitalization and punctuation.

Children learn to identify and solve problems, and help each other stay on task when working in groups.

To find out more about what your child is learning, talk to the teacher.

You may also refer to the Manitoba curriculum documents.

How your child is assessed

The teacher will report on your child’s progress three times a year. Here are the English Language Arts reporting areas and some examples of what the teacher will assess.

Comprehension (Reading, Listening and Viewing)

  • How does your child talk about and use strategies for reading?
  • How does your child use pictures, table of contents, glossaries, diagrams and other features to help him or her understand?
  • How does your child organize and summarize new information?

Communication (Writing, Speaking and Representing)

  • How does your child organize ideas?
  • How does your child visually illustrate ideas from reading, discussions or research?
  • How does your child use criteria, resources and feedback to check and improve work?

Critical Thinking

  • How does your child recognize and explain bias and points of view?
  • How does your child experiment with and adapt language for specific audiences and situations?
  • How does your child help to reach consensus and plan to reach goals?

Resources

Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and Standards Kindergarten to Grade 8
A listing of outcomes by grade for Kindergarten to Grade 8

Lead the Way with ELA - A Parent Report on What’s New in English Language Arts
This Parent Report highlights some features of Manitoba’s new English language arts curriculum frameworks and describes ways parents can help their child learn. By working together, we can help ensure that every child can enjoy and experience success in English language arts.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY IS CRITICAL THINKING AND CRITICAL LITERACY IMPORTANT?

HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD?