• Sixth-Grade English - Curriculum and Expectations

    Mrs. Zuchowski- tzuchowski@polandcsd.org

    315- 826-7000 ext 305

    Goal: The curriculum follows the Common Core State Standards, using a variety of fiction and nonfiction books, with a focus on building students’ literacy skills as they develop knowledge about the world around them. 


    • Literary Elements
    • Short Stories
    • What Really Happened? 
    • Diversity
    • Figure It Out 

    Major Pieces of Writing:

    • Narrative- Personal & Fictional
    • Informational- Paragraph, Essay, & Research Report
    • Argumentative- Literary 

    Methods:  Students will be using the following practices to help better grasp content:

    • Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn
    • Gathering Evidence and Speaking to Others
    • Gathering information to form an Argument.
    • Researching to build knowledge and teach others 

    Grading: A student’s overall grade will be based on the following criteria:


    Percentage of Grade





    Projects & Written Assignments


    Homework/Class Participation



    Homework Guidelines: Students will receive homework on a daily basis and should record their assignment(s) in an agenda book or utilize the Daily Homework Board.  A running record of incomplete or missed homework assignments will be kept by the teacher. 

    Parent Communication: If a parent would like to contact the teacher this can be done through email or by calling the school and leaving a message on voicemail. *See above 

    Absences: When a student is absent they are responsible for gathering missed work. Parents or students may make arrangements with the middle/high school office or teachers for work to be gathered and sent to the office in order to be picked up by another individual. If arrangements are not made then missed work will be placed in an envelope found outside the classroom door for the specific student. 


    In the case of an extended medical absence (more than 3 days) confirmed by Mrs. Ozog, a Google Meet will be available for students to join for live instruction during their normal, scheduled class times for ELA and Math classes.

    Social Studies, Science, and “Labs” assignments and information will be posted online at Google Classrooms.   Students will be responsible for checking their Google Classrooms and the 6th grade HW board.