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Grade 6 English Tutor

Grade 6 English Tutoring

Grade six students will delve deeper into the stories they read and listen to. They must also become adept at gathering information from a number of sources, organizing that information and creating both fiction and non-fiction pieces.

We work with the local curriculum which enables us to create a firm foundation which your child can build their language skills on. During the sixth grade, students must develop their skills in a wide range of media using a wide range of resources both tangible and electronic.


Grade 6 English Sample Curriculum

Oral Communication


  • Identify purposes for listening and set goals related to specific listening tasks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate listening behavior by adapting active listening strategies to suit a variety of situations
  • Identify a variety of listening comprehension strategies and use them appropriately
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of oral texts by summarizing important ideas
  • Make inferences using stated and implied ideas in oral texts and extend understanding by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge
  • Analyse oral texts and explain how specific elements contribute to meaning
  • Identify the point of view presented in oral texts and ask questions about possible bias
  • Identify the presentation strategies used and analyze their effect on the audience
  • Communicate in a clear, coherent manner and use appropriate words and phrases from the full range of their vocabulary
  • Identify some vocal effects, including tone, pace, pitch, volume, and a range of sound effects, and use them appropriately and with sensitivity towards cultural differences
  • Identify some non-verbal cues, including facial expression, gestures, and eye contact, and use them in oral communications and use a variety of appropriate visual aids

Reading


  • Identify a variety of purposes for reading and choose reading materials appropriate for those purposes and identify a variety of reading comprehension strategies and use them appropriately
  • Demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts by summarizing important ideas and citing supporting details
  • Extend understanding of texts by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge
  • Analyse texts and explain how specific elements in them contribute to meaning and express opinions about the ideas and cite evidence from the text
  • Identify the point of view presented in a text, citing supporting evidence, and suggest some possible alternative perspectives
  • Explain how characteristics help communicate meaning, with a focus on literary texts such as a diary or journal
  • Recognize a variety of organizational patterns and features and explain how the patterns help readers understand texts
  • Identify various elements of style – including alliteration, descriptive adjectives and adverbs, and sentences of different types, lengths, and structures
  • Read and understand high-frequency words and words of personal interest
  • Predict the meaning of and rapidly solve unfamiliar words using different types of cues
  • Read appropriate texts at a sufficient rate and with sufficient expression

Writing


  • Identify the topic, purpose, and audience for a variety of writing forms
  • Generate ideas about a potential topic and gather information to support ideas for writing using a variety of strategies and oral, print, and electronic sources
  • Sort and classify ideas and information for their writing in a variety of ways
  • Identify and order main ideas and supporting details and write more complex texts
  • Establish a personal voice in their writing, with a focus on using words and stylistic elements that convey a specific mood such as amusement
  • Use sentences of different lengths and structures
  • Identify their point of view and other possible points of view on the topic, and determine whether their information sufficiently supports their own view
  • Identify elements of their writing that need improvement and make revisions to improve the content, clarity, and interest of their written work
  • Spell familiar words correctly and spell unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies
  • Confirm spellings and word meanings or word choice using different types of resources
  • Use punctuation appropriately to help communicate their intended meaning, with a focus on the use of: the apostrophe to indicate possession, and quotation marks to indicate direct speech
  • Use parts of speech appropriately
  • Use some appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, different fonts, graphics, and layout
  • Produce pieces of published work to meet identified criteria based on the expectations related to content, organization, style, use of conventions, and use of presentation strategies

Media Literacy


  • Identify the topic, purpose, and audience for a variety of writing forms
  • Generate ideas about a potential topic and gather information to support ideas for writing using a variety of strategies and oral, print, and electronic sources
  • Sort and classify ideas and information for their writing in a variety of ways
  • Identify and order main ideas and supporting details and write more complex texts
  • Establish a personal voice in their writing, with a focus on using words and stylistic elements that convey a specific mood such as amusement
  • Use sentences of different lengths and structures
  • Identify their point of view and other possible points of view on the topic, and determine whether their information sufficiently supports their own view
  • Identify elements of their writing that need improvement and make revisions to improve the content, clarity, and interest of their written work
  • Spell familiar words correctly and spell unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies
  • Confirm spellings and word meanings or word choice using different types of resources
  • Use punctuation appropriately to help communicate their intended meaning, with a focus on the use of: the apostrophe to indicate possession, and quotation marks to indicate direct speech
  • Use parts of speech appropriately
  • Use some appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, different fonts, graphics, and layout
  • Produce pieces of published work to meet identified criteria based on the expectations related to content, organization, style, use of conventions, and use of presentation strategies
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