• The sixth grade ELA course is aligned to the New York Core Learning Standards. These standards will be taught using high interest novels and authentic texts.  We will focus our units of writing on the 6+1 Traits of Writing (Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation) and the Writing Workshop Model.  Our units of writing are Argumentative, Informative, Research, Narrative, and Poetry.