Saskatchewan Grade 6 Language Arts ELA - FULL YEAR BUNDLE

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


Grade 6 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Conventions, Spelling, and Fluency. This 453-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to conventions, spelling, and fluency in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

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 outcomes and indicators students in grade 6 need to learn while working with these word lists.

Included in this resource are the outcomes and indicators within the goals below:

Comprehend and Respond (CR) – read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate texts.

Compose and Create (CC) - spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and other conventions related to writing.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect and set personalized goals related to writing, spelling, and reading fluency.

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
  • Reading strategies – questioning, predicting, summarizing, making inferences, and visualizing activities
  • 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
  • Literary devices – similes, metaphors, personification, symbolism, and imagery
  • 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
  • Using expression and intonations while reading
  • Capitals for historical periods or events
  • Proper adjectives and capitalization
  • Regional dialects – standard Canadian English versus American English, formal/informal registers, slang
  • Formal and informal language – slang, social media texts, academic language
  • Reconstructing texts – changing a news article into a short story or a formal text message into an informal one
  • Word origins – words influenced by people, places, and events in history
  • Fluency readings for each week to reinforce word list vocabulary
  • Weekly quizzes (30 different assessments)
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 6 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Comprehension. This 406-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to reading comprehension in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

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

Included in this resource are the elaborations within the elements below:

Comprehend and Respond (CR) – read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate texts.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect and set personalized goals related to reading fluency and comprehension.

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
  • Activity: Exploring Ecosystems – using before reading, during reading, and after reading strategies
  • Reading stamina progress charts
  • Identity, social responsibility and efficacy
  • Monitoring understanding of texts – use strategies to refocus and re-engage when reading complex texts
  • 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, imagery, simile
  • Narrative structure – exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  • Comedy story, tragedy story, and historical fiction story
  • Character analysis – protagonist, antagonist and stock characters
  • Characterization – character traits, decision making, and evolution of characters
  • Describing the identity of fictional characters and comparing that identity with their own
  • 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
  • Cross-curricular connections – text forms related to themes in science and social studies (electricity, USMCA)
  • Persuasive writing – using critical thinking skills to determine bias
  • Techniques of persuasion: the use of emotional and logical appeals to persuade
  • 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, accessibility, social issues, moral dilemmas, and social justice
  • Research – Confirm the accuracy of information presented in a report
  • Land Literacy Report: Inuit inuksuit, Métis lobsticks, Coastal First Nations totem poles
  • Expository texts – How to guides
  • Use of graphs, maps, diagrams, and pictures in reports
  • Literary devices used in poetry – idioms and hyperbole
  • Assignment – dissecting poems written by Indigenous authors
  • Understanding haiku, limericks, acrostic poems, cinquain poems, and rhyming poems
  • Activity: detecting bias in online reviews
  • Reading different styles (voices) in book reviews
  • 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
  • Activity: analyzing multimedia features (bold fonts, visuals, layout, music, colours, etc.)
  • Metacognitive strategies: reading tracking charts and reading goals
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 6 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Writing. This resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to writing in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

There are 400 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the outcomes in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the goals, outcomes, and indicators are taught.

This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars/mentor texts 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.

Included in this resource are the outcomes within the goals below:

Compose and Create (CC) – write to present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of text forms.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect on writing abilities and set personalized goals related to writing.

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
  • 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
  • Narrative structure – exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  • Writing using figurative language – similes, metaphors, imagery
  • Characterization – creating funny, mysterious, fantasy, and adventurous characters
  • Character development – describe how characters change over time due to big events
  • Using quotations in our narratives – dialogue
  • Adding quotations to pre-made stories
  • 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
  • Multimedia how-to-guide: taking pictures to represent and support text in 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
  • Writing a problem/solution report
  • 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
  • Reconstructing texts – translating texts from one form to another – e.g., letter to news report, infographic to story
  • Inquiry project – students choose a topic and formulate questions to guide their research
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 6 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Oral Language. This 166-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to oral language in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

Included in this unit are 39 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 outcomes stated in the curriculum. There is at least one activity provided for each indicator 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:

  • Activity: Whisper Chain (Broken Telephone)
  • Activity: Listener Leads
  • Activity: Eye Contact Experiment
  • Activity: Two Truths and a Lie - Detail Edition
  • Activity: Listening Links
  • Persuasive Techniques in Communication
  • Activity: The Art of Persuasion
  • Activity: Eco-Warriors' Campaign
  • Activity: Socratic Seminar
  • Activity: Creating a Story Circle
  • Activity: Opinion Identification Game
  • Activity: Community Helpers and Their Challenges
  • Activity: The Justice Puzzle
  • Activity: Podcast Analysis
  • Activity: Listening Stations Activity
  • Activity: Debate Club
  • Activity: Historical Role-Play
  • Activity: Character Creation Carousel
  • Activity: Readers’ Theatre
  • Activity: Public Speaking 101
  • Activity: Transforming Texts
  • Activity: Active to Passive Voice Relay
  • Activity: Story Builders
  • Activity: Topic Toss
  • Activity: Panel Discussion
  • Activity: Speech for Different Audiences
  • Activity: Poetry Slam
  • Activity: Puppet Theatre Showtime
  • Activity: Inventors' Pitch
  • Activity: Word Choice Exercise
  • Activity: Story Stitchers
  • Activity: Charades
  • Activity: Charades with a Twist
  • Activity: News Reporter Role-Play
  • Activity: Cultural Exchange Circle
  • Activity: Classroom Newscast
  • Activity: Visual Aids and Speech
  • Activity: Science Fair Presentations
  • Activity: Public Speaking Challenge
  • Activity: Digital Storytelling Project

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 Saskatchewan Language Arts curriculum.

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