Alberta Grade 6 Language Arts ELA - FULL YEAR BUNDLE - NEW 2023 Curriculum

  • $75.00
    Unit price per 
  • Save $27

FULL YEAR BUNDLE - Teaching made easy! This NO PREP bundle includes everything you need to teach the NEW 2023 Alberta Grade 6 Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum.


 Grade 6 - New Alberta 2023 Language Curriculum – Vocabulary and Conventions. This resource covers all skills and procedures in the organizing ideas: Vocabulary and Conventions (ELA). The 403 pages teach the skills and procedures in these two curriculum areas.

 Included in this unit are 30 weeks of ELA instruction, with weekly word lists that explicitly teach consonant clusters as well as vowel teams. Along with these Science of Reading principles, we have weaved in the skills and procedures students in grade 6 need to learn while working with these word lists.

 Included in this resource are the organizing ideas below:

Vocabulary – figurative language, the affixes (prefixes and suffixes) listed in the curriculum, tier 2 and tier 3 words, as well as word origins.

 Conventions – sentence types, contractions, apostrophes, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization skills.

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week, and what prefixes/suffixes/letter blends will be covered.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Suffixes: -en, -ize, -ing, -ly, -able, -less, -ment, -ful, -ness, -tion, -ous, -y, -ize, -ship and many more
  • Prefixes: pro-, com-, con-, en-, oc-, re-, dis-, pre-, ex-, in-, non-, sub-, inter-, anti-, mis-, super-, and many more
  • Complete sentences versus fragments
  • Simple and compound sentences
  • Using independent and dependent clauses in sentences
  • Parts of speech – nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections
  • Run-on sentences
  • Four types of sentences – declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, imperative
  • Conjunctions – FANBOYS
  • Building complex sentences and subordinating conjunctions
  • Compound-complex sentences
  • Figures of speech – similes, metaphors, and analogies
  • Creating complex sentences with adjective clauses/relative clauses
  • Nouns that are gerunds
  • Distinguishing and converting between active and passive voice
  • Palindromes
  • Commas with clauses and commas in a list
  • Colons for introducing a list, colons in formal letters, colons in memo salutations
  • Colons to give an explanation or an example
  • Semicolons versus commas
  • Commas with direct address, commas with appositives, commas after transitional words
  • Vocabulary – using context clues to read unfamiliar words
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Identifying synonyms
  • Fluency readings
  • Using expression and intonations while reading
  • Capitals for historical periods or events
  • Proper adjectives and capitalization
  • Word origins – words influenced by people, places, and events in history
  • Word origins – words that have changed over time
  • Word origins – words with Greek and Latin roots that are still used today
  • Word origins – words in English with French, First Nation, Métis, and Inuit roots
  • Weekly quizzes (30 different assessments)
  • Fluency readings for each week to reinforce word list vocabulary
  • Weekly quizzes (30 different assessments)
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 6 - New Alberta 2023 Language Curriculum – Writing. This resource covers all skills and procedures in the 2023 Alberta Language Curriculum, within the organizing idea: Writing (ELA).

 There are 336 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the learning outcome in the NEW Alberta 2023 Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the skills and procedures are taught.

 This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars for students to use to formulate success criteria so they can improve their writing quality. Moreover, we’ve scaffolded the skills involved with producing quality writing to ensure all students can progress.

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Types of text forms – when to use each one (narratives, letters/emails, persuasive, comic strips, reports, etc.)
  • Experiment – writing with planning time versus writing without planning time (no brainstorming)
  • Activity – voice in song lyrics
  • Varying sentence lengths
  • Word choice – choosing appropriate words for our audience
  • Analyzing word choices by professional authors
  • Personal voice in writing
  • Fluent writing – using punctuation, transition words, and logical sequencing of ideas
  • How to write a perfect paragraph – topic sentence (hook), body (supporting details), conclusion
  • Formal versus informal letter writing – voice in our writing
  • Purpose and audience in letter writing – effect on our voice
  • Narrative writing – beginning, middle, end
  • Analyzing quality stories – building success criteria
  • Writing using figurative language – similes, metaphors, analogies
  • Using quotations in our narratives – dialogue
  • Adding quotations to pre-made stories
  • Activity – Story Swap Revision Party
  • Understanding persuasive writing
  • Activity – Being Persuasive: Debate
  • Understanding bias in persuasive writing
  • Assignment – advertising a new invention
  • Confirmation bias in persuasive writing
  • Expository text forms – reports, lists, problem/solution report, compare/contrast essay, cause and effect essay
  • Writing a How-To-Guide
  • Writing a report – Canada’s Trading Partners and All About Elephants
  • Research process – questioning, gathering, organizing, and recording
  • How to research effectively – trustworthy sources, using keywords
  • Ethical research – citing sources, fair representation of information, and asking permission
  • Activity – Online Treasure Hunt
  • Writing a problem/solution report
  • Determining solutions to problems
  • Types of poems – Haiku, Limerick, Rhyming Poems, Acrostic Poems
  • Assignment – writing a poetry children’s book
  • Activity – rhyme time analysis
  • Cursive writing – Limerick
  • Comic strips – onomatopoeia and illustrating graphic texts
  • Assignment - creating an online comic strip
  • Genres in different text forms – adventure, humour and other genres in graphic text
  • Biographies – cross curricular connections: Ben Franklin and Nikola Tesla (electricity), Sally Ride (space)
  • How to cite where we find research – bibliography
  • Activity – Partner Biography/Bibliography Assignment
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 6 - New Alberta 2023 Language Curriculum – Comprehension, Text Forms and Structures. This resource covers all skills and procedures in the organizing ideas: Text Forms and Structures as well as Comprehension. The 323 pages teach the skills and procedures in these two curriculum areas.

 We’ve included a variety of activities, including independent reading responses, group activities, assignments, experiments, exemplars, and hands-on activities to keep your students engaged.

 Included in this resource are the organizing ideas below:

Text Forms and Structures: taught throughout the unit, with the use of 10 different blocks of text forms, including narratives, reports, poetry, comic strips, letters, procedural writing, book reviews, persuasive writing, and biographies.

 Comprehension: as students learn about the text forms and structures of different types of writing, they will practice reading comprehension skills. They will read these different text forms, and use before reading, during reading, and after reading comprehension strategies – inferencing, visualizing, predicting, summarizing, making connections, synthesizing, and questioning. We have also included an independent reading response booklet.

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week/block.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • What is reading comprehension?
  • Before reading: comprehension strategies – activating prior knowledge and reasons for reading
  • During reading: comprehension strategies – questioning, making connections, inferences, predictions, visualizing
  • After reading: comprehension strategies – summarizing, making global and local inferences, visualizing
  • Cultural text forms – creation stories and songs
  • Letter writing – emails, formal and informal letters, bias
  • Implicit and explicit perspectives in letter writing
  • Voice in writing – use of cohesive ties and different sentence structures
  • Activity - determining the voice used in popular songs
  • Narratives – use of literary devices: hyperbole, idiom, alliteration, metaphor
  • Comedy story, tragedy story, and historical fiction story
  • Character analysis – protagonist, antagonist and stock characters
  • Perspective in narratives – first-person, second-person, and third-person and advantages/disadvantages of each
  • Narratives – sequencing multiple plots in a story and explaining cause and effect
  • Indigenous Storywork – 7 Principles: respect, responsibility, reciprocity, reverence, holism, interrelatedness, synergy
  • Indigenous storytelling – histories, creation stories, culture, and relationships
  • Cross-curricular connections – text forms related to themes in science and social studies (electricity, USMCA)
  • Persuasive writing – using critical thinking skills to determine bias
  • Perspectives in writing – how our perspectives change/evolve (passage of time, new information, experience, etc.)
  • Finding implicit and explicit evidence in persuasive texts
  • Text features in reports – headings, subheadings, pull-down menus, hyperlinks, captions, tables, graphs, etc.
  • Reports on diversity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Activity – Determining the quality of information when researching online
  • Research – Confirm the accuracy of information presented in a report
  • Land Literacy Report: Inuit inuksuit, Métis lobsticks, Coastal First Nations totem poles
  • Use of graphs, maps, diagrams, and pictures in reports
  • Literary devices used in poetry – idioms and hyperbole
  • Ballad – Land Literacy Ballad (use of stanzas)
  • Assignment – dissecting poems written by Indigenous authors
  • Understanding haiku, limericks, acrostic poems, cinquain poems, and rhyming poems
  • Bias in book reviews
  • Activity: detecting bias in online reviews
  • Reading different styles (voices) in book reviews
  • Text features in comics, infographics, memes, and maps
  • Text features in biographies – using a glossary and a preface to understand a biography
  • Chris Hadfield, Elijah Harper, and David Suzuki biographies with prefaces and glossaries
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 6 - New Alberta 2023 Language Curriculum – Oral Communication. This resource covers all skills and procedures in the organizing idea: Oral Communication (ELA). The 124-page unit includes lesson plans for the teacher, prompts for the students, planning pages, and reflection questions for students to consolidate their understanding.

 Included in this unit are 27 activities that are interactive and engaging for grade 6 students. As students complete the activities, they will build on their oral communication skills, obtaining the learning outcome stated in the curriculum. There are several activities provided for each skill and procedure listed in the curriculum.

 We are proud to include everything you need to complete these activities. For example, if an activity asks for a story to be read, we provide the story. We’ve also included all emotions, story starters, expressions, and plays (reader’s theatre) you need.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Oral communication – listening strategies
  • Activity: Creating a Story Circle
  • Activity: Cultural Exchange Circle
  • Activity: Historical Role-Play
  • Activity: Charades with a Twist
  • Activity: Eye Contact Experiment
  • Activity: Visual Aids and Speech
  • Activity: Listening Links
  • Activity: Active to Passive Voice Relay
  • Activity: Word Choice Exercise
  • Activity: Podcast Analysis
  • Activity: Listening Stations Activity
  • Activity: Character Creation Carousel
  • Activity: Digital Storytelling Project
  • Activity: Puppet Theatre Showtime
  • Activity: Speech for Different Audiences
  • Activity: Public Speaking Challenge
  • Activity: Inventors' Pitch
  • Activity: Public Speaking 101
  • Activity: Science Fair Presentations
  • Activity: Readers’ Theatre
  • Activity: Classroom Newscast
  • Activity: News Reporter Role-Play
  • Activity: Poetry Slam
  • Activity: Socratic Seminar
  • Activity: Debate Club
  • Activity: The Art of Persuasion
  • Persuasive Techniques in Communication
  • Activity: Eco-Warriors' Campaign

  This is a comprehensive bundle that will save you hours of planning! It has everything you need to feel confident that you are covering the NEW Alberta Language Arts curriculum.