Ready to homeschool Sixth Grade language arts? My goal is to guide you step-by-step through the process of learning to use the free, high-quality language arts curriculum from Core Knowledge to homeschool your student.
What is Language Arts? Language arts is a broad term referring to a variety of subjects including reading, spelling, composition, penmanship, grammar, language mechanics, punctuation, vocabulary, literature, and literary skills.
What Will Your Student Learn in Sixth Grade? Your student will continue to improve their research and composition skills while also learning how to assemble and give presentations and speeches. They’ll continue to advance their understanding of grammatical concepts, vocabulary, and concepts involved with literary analysis. Throughout the eight units, students will study a variety of short stories from people and cultures around the world, read Temple Grandin’s book Calling All Minds: How to Create and Think Like an Inventor, as well as the award-winning book 90 Miles to Havana. They’ll also do a deep dive into Roman and Greek history and literature including the famous stories of The Iliad and The Odyssey. They’ll round out those classical units with a study of Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and finish up the year with a poetry unit.
Let’s get started!
Using the Core Knowledge Language Arts Curriculum
- Watch the How-to Videos for the CK Language Arts Curriculum (below)
- Download the free Sixth Grade CK Language Arts Support Materials: Organization Guide and Unit-Specific Prep Checklist
- Download the free CK Sixth Grade Language Arts Curriculum
Watch the How-to Videos for the CK Language Arts Curriculum
Download the Sixth Grade CK Language Arts Support Materials
I have done the organization and scheduling work for you! I have developed an organization checklist, supply list, unit-specific prep checklist, daily schedule, and more.
Download the Sixth Grade CK Language Arts Curriculum
Ready to download the free Core Knowledge Curriculum? Click the button below to watch the How-to Download video where I’ll walk you through the download process and give you important tips for keeping the curriculum files organized.
Once you’re ready, check out my videos and support materials for using Core Knowledge History and Geography (CKHG) for Sixth Grade. Resources to use Core Knowledge Science (CKSci), and Core Knowledge Math to homeschool Sixth Grade should be available in August 2022. Please check back.
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