The grade 6 French course introduces students to the French language and to the culture, history, geography and art of France
. Communication is emphasized through the modeling of correct pronunciation and grammar in classroom activities, computer exercises and creative projects.
Mandarin Chinese for Grade 6 students is a basic course for beginning students of Chinese. It introduces Chinese language, including Pinyin, simplified characters and aims to teach communication in both spoken and written Chinese. This class will also introduce Chinese culture, such as food, ethnics, traditional holidays, customs, calligraphy, Chinese style painting, history and geography through learning the language and class activities.
Grade 6 Spanish students develop their communication skills through the modeling of correct pronunciation, intonation and grammar. An emphasis is put on developing the ability to speak, listen, read and write in the target language. The students also experience an introduction to the cultures and geography of Spanish-speaking countries. We continue to build their knowledge of basic Spanish vocabulary, including simple idiomatic expressions. We study present tense verb conjugations as well as some irregular verbs and the formation of questions and negatives. We focus on the agreement of adjectives and nouns and can differentiate between the definite and indefinite articles.
Grade 6 Language Arts class focuses on reading for meaning, writing with clarity and organization and using study skills and strategies effectively. The class addresses the reading of different kinds of information, heightening student awareness of appropriate approaches to the reading of math, history, science and a range of literary genres. Teaching materials and class activities emphasize the application of study skills to the sixth grade curriculum.