Course Syllabus

syllabus 6th grade language arts a

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Welcome

We are pleased that you selected this course to fulfill your unique educational needs. You are now a member of the Mizzou Academy's global student body.

 

Course Description

Our Grade 6 English Language Arts course supports you as a reader, writer, thinker, speaker, and listener. This course takes an integrated approach to language arts; giving you opportunities and skills to analyze poetry, memoir, essay, narrative, newspaper writing, and visuals. Our Grade 6 English Language Arts course asks you to consider why your voice matters and how you can use your stories and passions to make a positive difference in the world. Throughout the course, you will make connections between literature, course themes, and your own lived experiences. You will write creative and expository works, practice research skills, and think critically about text, ideas, and a variety of issues.

Required Materials

The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943) (Part A-first semester)

Seedfolks, Paul Fleischman (1997) (Part B- second semester)

Some readings in the course are available from CommonLit.org.   A select few of those resources require you to create an account and login with a class code.  The Mizzou Academy class code is DGPWZ9.

Exams

The Midterm Exam is over Lessons 1-5.

 Note: Before taking this exam, complete the study guide, located in the course modules. Also refer to Skill Group 10 in our Student Study Skills and Resources library.

This exam is not proctored. You are expected to follow these guidelines:

  • Do not use online material, course material, or other notes to take the exam.
  • Do not navigate away from the exam page during the exam. 
  • Complete the exam in one sitting (unless …)
  • You do not need any extra materials to complete this exam. 

Your exam is 30 questions, 1 points each; Choose the one best answer.

 

The Final Exam is over Lessons 6-10.

 Note: Before taking this exam, complete the study guide, located in the course modules. Also refer to Skill Group 10 in our Student Study Skills and Resources library.

This exam is not proctored. You are expected to follow these guidelines:

  • Do not use online material, course material, or other notes to take the exam.
  • Do not navigate away from the exam page during the exam. 
  • Complete the exam in one sitting (unless …)
  • You do not need any extra materials to complete this exam. 

Your exam is 30 questions, 1 points each; Choose the one best answer.

Grades

Your final grade will be based on the number of points you earn on assignments and exams.

 

The following grading scale applies only to students who meet this standard:

Grading Scale
Grade Percentage
A 90–100
B 80–89
C 70–79
D 60–69
F 0–59

After completing the course, unofficial transcripts will be available in the Tiger Portal. See this page for information on requesting official transcripts. 

Canvas and Technical Support - middle school

Canvas is the where course content, grades, and communication will reside for this course.

Technical Requirements

The most up-to-date requirements can be found here: 

Additional requirements for the course are below: 

  • audio and video recording capabilities (e.g. smartphone, camera)

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