Category Archives: Grade 6 Long Range Plan

Term 2 Expectations!

11 January 2012

Assalamu Allaykum Dear Parents/ Students,

I will be sending home curriculum expectations for this term today. I have made modifications to the original Long Term Plans posted here on the blog at the start of the year which you can still see by clicking on the “Long Range Plans” for your grade in the categories box to the right of the screen.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Teacher Amira

Grade 6 Long-Range Plan

Social Studies Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September, October, November

Beginnings & First Contact:Natives inCanada – tribes and location; European contactIe. Personal viewpoints on historical events; Metis nation case;Hudson’s Bay Company-

Impacts:Positive & Negative effects of early contact between Native Peoples and European explorers.

-Aboriginal Village Life : Before & After Euro. contact

 

First Nations

• describe characteristics of pre-contact First Nation cultures across Canada, including their close relationships with the natural environment; the motivations and attitudes of the European explorers; and the effects of contact on both the receiving and the incoming groups;

• use a variety of resources and tools to investigate different historical points of view about the positive and negative effects of early contact between First Nation peoples and European explorers;

Term 2

December,January, February

First Half of March

 

Current relations with Native peoples: Development of relationship of Canadian governments & Native peoples to today.

Canada-U.S. RelationsTrade, cultural, etc., links to theUnited States

 

• analyse examples of interaction between First Nation peoples and European explorers to identify and report on the effects of cooperation and the reasons for disagreements between the two groups.

Canada and the World• identify and describeCanada’s economic, political, social, and physical links with the

United Statesand other regions of the world;

• use a variety of resources and tools to gather, process, and communicate information about

the domestic and international effects ofCanada’s links with theUnited Statesand other

areas of the world;

Term 3

Second Half of March, April, May, June

Canada on the World Stage

Canada’s involvement in international politics

 Review.
 Gr. 6 LA Reading Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September, October, November

-Readingand analyzing Cultural diverse

Short Storiesfor meaning- Readingand analyzing

Poetry

-Other forms of Literature: novel study; Book Reviews

– Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar appropriate for this level.

•  read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informationaltexts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning;

•   recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate

understanding of how they help communicate meaning;

•   use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently;

Term 2

December, January, February, First Half of March

 

Reading and assessing various publications – Magazines; Newspapers; Books; Short Stories; Online stories; Graphic stories

Points of View; Compare & ContrastAnalyzing texts and forms of writingSpelling, Punctuation & Grammar

 • reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategiesthey found most helpful before, during, and after reading. 
Term 3Second Half of MarchAprilMay

June

Reading Styles & Perspectives: Storytelling as history  Review.
 Gr. 6 LA Writing Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September,October, November

Developing, classifying, organizing ideas; using idea webs; brainstorming; other graphic organizers.

Determining style & voiceWho is the audience? How do we communicate ideas?

Different styles of writing for different purposes

– autobiography, letter to the editor, article, information supplement

• generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purposeand audience;

• draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience;

Term 2

December, January, February

First Half of March

 

Forms of Writing & Point of View : How to present differing perspectives on a topic.

Research methods: Building arguments using an information tool box.

• use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of languageconventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively;
Term 3

Second Half of March,April,May, June

Forms of Essay Writing :Persuasive writing (ie. Opinion writing); Research essays and presentations.- supporting arguments-revising/ reviewing/ strengthening written pieces. reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategiesthey found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.
 Gr. 6 LA Oral Comm. Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1SeptemberOctoberNovember Poetry as Spoken Word:Studying the cadence, movement of words, how we listen and appreciate sound.

Debates & Discussions :Methods of sharing in groups; ways to reach successful decision-making with groups of people, or in pairs; asking questions. 

• listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations fora variety of purposes;for a variety of purposes; 
Term 2DecemberJanuaryFebruary

First Half of March

Speeches; Political slogans; Advertising – how to aim a message and what/how to say it • use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences 
Term 3 Second Half of MarchAprilMay

June

Mock United Nations – How do we communicate? How successful are we at coming to resolutions on important matters? • reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement,and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.
 Gr. 6 LA Media Literacy Unit (Brief) Description Curriculum Expectations
Term 1

September, October, November

 Various forms of media: t-shirts, slogans, commercials, online ads (purpose & audience)  • demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts;

 • identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated

with them are used to create meaning;

Term 2

December, January, February, First Half of March

Evaluating coverage and Media biases.– What messages are we receiving; How to analyse the message.

Understanding Media Perspectives: Controllers of media

• create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriateforms, conventions, and techniques;
Term 3

Second Half of March, April, May, June

Producing Media Texts & Multimedia: Producing a Movie script/ set up to convey ideas/ messages.  reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas forimprovement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creatingmedia texts.