6th Grade English

Level 1

  Introduction Points
1.1 Welcome 2
1.2   1
1.3 Independent Reading 8
1.4 Typing Club 1
1.5 The Importance of Typing Properly 2
1.6 Homework 10

Grammar 1 Points
1.7 Introduction 4
  Words for Memorization  
1.8 Bad News 4
1.9 Glue Words 8
1.10 Super Glue Words 7
1.11 Memorization Work 0

  Google and Synergy Points
1.12 Google Workspace 2
1.13 Gmail 1
1.14 Clean up Your Gmail Inbox 1
1.15 Create a Writing Portfolio 1
1.16 Google Drive 1
1.17 Clean up Your Google Drive 1
1.18 Synergy 1

  Vocab 1 Points
1.19 Vocab (Group 1) 10
1.20 Vocab for Annabel Lee (1) 10

  Warm Up Your Writing Muscles Points
1.21 About Me 1
1.22 Three Common Mistakes 10
1.23 Proofread Your Work (1) 1
1.24 Paragraph Styles 6
1.25 My Favorite Sport 1
1.26 Counting Words 3
1.27 Proofread Your Work (2) 1
1.28 My Family Background 1
1.29 Proofread Your Work (3) 1
1.30 What Have We Accomplished? 5
1.31 11 Rules of Good Writing 10

  Basic Skills 1 Points
1.32 Introduction 1
1.33 Its / It's 10
1.34 Reading between the Lines 3
1.35 Imply and Infer (1) 10
1.36 Implication and Inference 9
1.37 Sherlock Holmes 10
1.38 Zooming In and Out 3

  Understanding Your Grade Points
1.39 Point System 12
1.40 Exploring Your Quia Homepage 6
1.41 How I Update Your Grade 4
1.42 Types of Quizzes 10
1.43 Timesheets 3
1.44 Timesheets (FAQ) 6
1.45 How Much Is Your Portfolio Worth? 4
1.46 Fungible Points 3

Level 2

Grammar 2 Points
  Tests (Glue Words)  
2.1 Test A: Identify the Preposition 50
2.2 Test B: Identify the Glue Word 50
2.3 Congratulations! (10)

Basic Skills 2 Points
2.7 Imply and Infer (2) 10
2.8 Your / You're 10
2.9 Number Rule 10
2.10 Chess 10
2.11 Get a Mouse 1

Level 3

Grammar 3 Points
  Parts of Speech  
3.1 Introduction 10
3.2 Nouns 10
3.3 Verbs 10
3.4 Articles 10
3.5 Helping Words 10
3.6 Prepositions 10

Basic Skills 3 Points
3.10 Setting 10
3.11 There / Their / They're 10
3.12 Jacob the Great 10

Formatting Titles Points
3.13 Introduction 10
3.14 Capitalizing Titles  
3.15 Books, Movies, and Websites 10
3.16 Articles and Poems 10

Level 4

Grammar 4 Points
  Parts of Speech (Continued)  
4.1 Adjectives 10
4.2 Adverbs 10
4.3 Pronouns 10
4.4 They: The Gender-Neutral Pronoun 10
4.5 What Is Your Preferred Pronoun? 10
4.6 Parts of Speech (Review 1) 10
4.7 Congratulations! 10
     

Annabel Lee Points
  Note: Some pages in this unit are password protected. Password = freedom  
4.18 Introduction 5
4.19 Annabel Lee (1st Reading) 5
4.20 Summary 7
4.21 Stanza 1 6
4.22 Stanza 2 7
4.23 Stanza 3 10
4.24 Stanza 4 8
4.25 Stanza 5 3
4.26 Stanza 6 9
4.27 Imagery in Poetry 21
4.28 Annabel Lee (Final Reading) 5
4.29 Final Reflection 21

Level 5

Grammar 5 Points
  Clause Patterns 1–2  
5.1 Introduction 3
5.2 What Is a Clause? 10
5.3 Building Blocks 6
5.4 Identifying the Subject 10
5.5 Five Basic Clause Patterns 10
5.6 Legend 10
5.7 Equative Clauses 10
5.8 Intransitive Clauses 10
5.9 Clause Patterns 1–2 10

Basic Skills 5 Points
5.13 Reading Practice (1) 10
5.14 Then / Than 10
5.15 Parts of Speech (Review 3) 10
5.16 Paraphrasing 2
5.17 Paraphrase a Fable 7

Level 6

Grammar 6 Points
  Clause Patterns 3—5  
6.1 Transitive Clauses 10
6.2 Clause Patterns 1–3 10
6.3 Ditransitive Clauses 10
6.4 Clause Patterns 1–4 10
6.5 There 10
6.6 It 10
6.7 Dummy Subjects 10
6.8 Clause Patterns 1–5 10
6.9 Clause Patterns 1–5 (Review) 10
6.10 Congratulations! (10)

Basic Skills 6 Points
6.14 Reading Practice (2) 10
6.15 Parts of Speech (Review 4) 10
6.16 Through / Threw 10

Uncommon Punctuation Points
6.17 Introduction  
6.18 Hyphens and Em Dashes  
6.18 More Practice with Em Dashes  
6.19 Ellipses  
6.19 More Practice with Ellipses  
6.20 Hyphenated Adjectives  
6.21 Exclamation Marks  

That Spot (Short Story) Points
6.31 Klondike Gold Rush  
6.32 Introduction (That Spot)  
6.33 That Spot (1)  
6.34 That Spot (2)  
6.35 That Spot (3)  
6.36 That Spot (4)  
6.37 That Spot (5)  
6.38 That Spot (6)  
6.39 Final Reflection  

Level 7

Basic Skills 7 Points
7.15 Reading Practice (3) 10
7.16 Parts of Speech (Review 5) 10
7.17 Are / Our 10
7.18 Find the Base Clause (2)  
7.19 Delete and Backspace  

Level 8

Basic Skills 8 Points
8.15 Reading Practice (4) 10
8.16 Find the Base Clause (3) 10
8.17 Accept / Except 10
8.18 Ctrl + f to Find on Page  

Unit 0 Country Report (Pro) Points
  Overview  
8.19 Introduction 3
8.20 Choosing a Vacation Destination 3
8.21 Basic Requirements 6
8.22 Read an MLA Paper (Mexico) 10
8.23 A Look Ahead 3
8.24 Choose a Country 0
  Prepare Your Document  
8.25 Prepare Your Document (Screencastify) 16
8.26 Create a Google Doc 2
8.27 Check Your Settings 5
8.28 Delete and Backspace 5
8.29 Your Title 5
8.30 Works Cited Heading 5
  A Few Odds and Ends  
8.31 Don't Make This Mistake! 2
8.32 Types of Paragraphs (Review) 5
8.33 Sandwich Paragraphs 7
8.34 What is Evidence? 3
8.35 Leave Yourself out of It 3
  1st Body Paragraph  
8.36 Start Your Research 4
8.37 1st Source in Works Cited Page (Screencastify) 20
8.38 Put Your 1st Source in Your Works Cited Page 5
8.39 1st Body Paragraph (Screencastify) 12
8.40 Identify Your Evidence 5
8.41 Add a Signal Phrase 5
8.42 Add a Topic Sentence 5
8.43 Wrap It Up 5
8.44 Smooth It Out 5
  Avoid These Common Mistakes  
8.45 Don't Teach Me; Persuade Me 5
8.46 3 Sources, 1 Block Quote 4
8.47 Search Smarter 5
8.48 Look for Words That Sell 8
  2nd Body Paragraph  
8.49 2nd Source in Works Cited Page (Screencastify) 16
8.50 2nd Body Paragraph (Screencastify) 18
8.51 Write Your 2nd Body Paragraph 5
  3rd Body Paragraph  
8.52 3rd Source in Works Cited Page (Screencastify) 18
8.53 3rd Body Paragraph (Screencastify) 12
8.54 Write Your 3rd Body Paragraph 5
  Clean Up Your Body Paragraphs  
8.55 Put Your Body Paragraphs in a Logical Order 4
8.56 Format Your Block Quote 5
8.57 Quoted In 5
8.58 Omit Needless Words 6
8.59 Start Cutting 5
8.60 Place Emphatic Words at the End (Original Text) 6
8.61 Place Emphatic Words at the End (Simple Version) 3

8.62

Place Emphatic Words at the End (Topic Sentences) 5
8.63 Mismatch Problems 5
8.64 Cut the Fluff 10
8.65 Rhetorical Questions 7
8.66 Cut Yourself Out 6
8.67 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement 7
  Write Your Introduction  
8.68 Sentence Pattern for Introduction 5
8.69 Introduction (Screencastify) 6
8.70 Write Your Introduction 5
8.71 Parallel Construction (Original Text) 6
8.72 Parallel Construction (Simple Version) 6
8.73 Parallel Construction in Your Introduction 5
32.14 Write Your Conclusion  
8.74 Sentence Pattern for Conclusion 5
8.75 Conclusion (Screencastify) 4
8.76 Write Your Conclusion 5
8.77 Parallel Construction in Your Conclusion 5
  Final Cleanup  
8.78 Final Cleanup (Screencastify) 18
8.79 Clean Up Your Works Cited Page 5
8.80 Double-Check Your Citations 5
8.81 Clean Up Your Signal Phrases 5
8.82 Numbers, Em Dashes, and Ellipses 5
8.83 Clean Up Your Block Quote 5
8.84 Clean Up Your Spacing (Internet Style) 5
8.85 Spell Check Your Paper 5
8.86 Make Sure Your Font is Consistent 5
8.87 Proofread Your Paper 5
8.88 Put Your Essay into Your Portfolio 5
8.89 Congratulations! (5)

Level 9

Grammar 9 Points
9.1 Introduction 1
  Simple Sentences  
9.2 Simple Sentences 5
  Compound Sentences  
9.3 Compound Sentences 10
9.4 Fanboys 10
9.5 Forming Compound Sentences 10
9.6 Compounds with Semicolons 10
9.7 Patterns with Semicolons 10
9.8 Practice with Semicolons: Contrast 10
9.9 Practice with Semicolons: Exposition 10

Basic Skills 9 Points
9.13 Reading Practice 5 10
9.14 Find the Base Clause (4) 10
9.15 A Lot / Allot 10
9.16 Get a Mouse  

Level 10

Basic Skills 10 Points
10.16 Reading Practice (6)  
10.17 Find the Base Clause (5)  
10.18 Here / Hear  

Level 11

Grammar 11 Points
  Hybrid Sentences  
11.1 Introduction  
11.2 Compound What?  
11.3 Compound Predicates  
11.4 Implied Subjects (1)  
11.5 Implied Subjects (2)  
11.6 Hybrid Sentences (1)  
12.1 Hybrid Sentences (2)  

Basic Skills 11 Points
11.10 Reading Practice (7)  
11.11 Find the Base Clause (6)  
11.12 Have / Of / 've  

Research Papers Points
11.13 Introduction  
11.14 An Excellent Thesis  
11.15 A Thesis That's Good Enough  
11.16 Your Thesis Should Be Debatable  
11.17 Placement of Your Thesis  
11.18 Basic Outlines  
11.19 Basic Requirements  
11.20 The Quality of Your Evidence  
11.21 Topic Suggestions  
  The Remaining Lessons are Unfinished. Please skip them.  
11.22 Thesis Statement Patterns  
11.23 Choosing a Title  
11.24 Introduction and Conclusion  
11.25 Hooks  
11.26 Rebutting Your Opponents Arguments  
11.27 A Formula for Introductions  
11.28 Variation of the Introduction Formula  
11.29 Patterns for Your Conclusion  
11.29 Background  
11.30 Rhetoric  
11.31 Advice for Intros and Conclusions  
11.32 Choose a Topic / Thesis  

Level 12

Grammar 12 Points
  Hybrid Sentences (Continued)  
12.2 Hybrid Sentences (3)  
12.3 Simple, Compound, or Hybrid?  
12.4 Punctuating Compounds and Hybrids (Unfinished — Skip for now)  
12.5 Hybrid to Compound  
12.6 Compound to Hybrid  
12.7 Write 5 Hybrid Sentences  
     

Vocab 12 Points
12.11 Reading Practice (8)  
12.12 Find the Base Clause (7)  
12.13 Easily Confused Words (01)  
12.14 Affect / Effect  

Current Events Points
12.15 Introduction  
12.16 Basic Terms  
12.17 Five W's and One H  
12.18 Inverted Pyramid  
12.19 Format  
12.20 Condors Fly without Flapping Their Wings  
12.21 Sample Current Events Report  
12.22 Avoiding Plagiarism (Not Finished — Please Skip for now)  
12.23 Get Started!  

Level 13

Basic Skills 13 Points
13.13 Reading Practice (9)  
13.14 Find the Base Clause (8)  
13.15 Easily Confused Words (02)  
13.16 Me / Myself / I  

Narrative Tense and POV Points
13.17 Introduction 2
  Narrative Tense  
13.18 Narrative Tense (1) 2
13.19 Narrative Tense (2) 10
13.20 Present to Past 10
13.21 Past to Present 10
  Point of View  
13.22 Viewpoint 10
13.23 Point of View (1) 10
13.24 Point of View (2) 10
13.25 3rd Person Variations 6
13.26 Objective Viewpoint 10
13.27 1st Person Narratives 10
13.28 Omniscient Viewpoint 10
13.29 Objective, Limited, or Omniscient? 10
13.30 Point of View (Review) 10
13.31 I Am a Vampire 23
13.32 You See a Ghost 23
13.33 He Was an Old Man 23

Level 14

Grammar 14 Points
  Complex Sentences (Continued)  
14.1 Complex Sentences (1)  
14.2 Complex Sentences (2)  
14.3 Complex Sentences (3)  
14.4 Complex Sentences (4)  
14.5 Complex Sentences (5)  
14.6 Complex Sentences (6)  
14.7 Because  
14.8 Punctuating Complex Sentences  

Creative Writing Points
14.27 Introduction  
  Show, Don't Tell  
14.28 Show, Don't Tell (1)  
14.29 Show, Don't Tell (2)  
  Describing Places  
14.30 A Cat Hides Under the Bed  
14.31 Tortoise Shell Gleamed from Couches  
14.32 On the Table Is a Coffee Cup  
14.33 I Love My Room  
  Describing People  
14.34 Physical Features  
14.35 Clothes Make the Man  
14.36 Grand Entrance  
14.37 Revealing Character through Action  
14.38 Revealing Character through Setting  

Level 15

Grammar 15 Points
  Compound-Complex Sentences  
15.1 Compound-Complex Sentences  
15.2 5 Types of Sentences  
  Sentence Patterns (Final Review)  
15.3 Sentence Patterns 1–5 (The Whole Enchilada)  

Vignettes Points
15.11 Introduction  
15.12 Visual Prompts  

Level 16

Basic Skills 16 Points
16.4 Easily Confused Words (05)  
16.5 Narrative Tense (Review 3)  
16.6 Point of View (Review 3)  

Narrative Writing Points
16.7 Introduction 2
  Warming Up  
16.8 Basic Terms 10
16.10 Genre 5
16.11 Conflict 10
16.12 Antagonists 1
16.13 Characters: Static vs. Dynamic 10
16.14 Theme 5
16.9 Your Story Idea 11
  The Six Story Elements  
16.15 Six Story Elements 1
16.16 Character 5
16.17 Situation 5
16.18 Objective 5
16.19 Opponent 5
16.20 Disaster 5
16.21 Story Question 5
  Cover Blurb  
16.22 Cover Blurb  
  Story Spine  
16.23 Story Spine 7
16.24 Story Spine Examples 5
16.25 Your Story Spine Outline 25
  Write a Dramatic Dialogue  
16.26 Adding Conflict to Your Dialogues 20
  Beginning  
16.27 Start at the Beginning 5
16.28 Establish the Narrative Tense and POV 3
16.29 Establish the Setting 2
16.30 Describe Your Hero's Character 4
16.31 The Precipitating Event 3
  Middle  
16.32 Rising Action (1) 9
16.33 Rising Action (2)  
  End  
16.34 Satisfying Endings 5
16.35 Shoe-Shine Boy 5
16.36 Deus Ex Machina 5
16.37 Tragic Endings 5
16.38 Moral Choice (1) 5
16.39 Moral Choice (2) 5
16.40 Getting What You Really Wanted 5
  Final Touches  
16.41 Adding Figurative Language 4
  Ready, Set, Go!  
16.42 Ready, Set, Go! 10

Level 17

Unit 0 Vocab 17 Points
17.10 Vocab (Group 17)  
17.11 Review: Groups 1–17  
17.12 Vocab for Song out of Midian (13)  

Basic Skills 17 Points
17.13 Easily Confused Words (06)  
17.14 Narrative Tense (Review 4)  
17.15 Point of View (Review 4)  

Short Story Points
17.16 Introduction  
17.17 Write Your Short Story!  
17.20 Dialogue Punctuation  
17.21 Control the Narrative Tense  
17.22 Exclamation Marks (Review)  

Common Style Mistakes Points
17.24 All-Caps  
17.25 Exclamation Marks  
17.26 Number Rule (Review)  
17.26 Capitalizing Titles (Review)  
17.23 Fancy Fonts  

Level 18

Unit 0 Vocab 18 Points
18.9 Vocab (Group 18)  
18.10 Vocab Review (Groups 1–18)  
18.11 Vocab for Song out of Midian (14)  

Basic Skills 18 Points
18.12 Easily Confused Words (07)  
18.13 Narrative Tense (Review 5)  
18.14 Point of View (Review 5)  

Literary Terms Points

18.17

Introduction 2
18.18 Figurative Language  
18.19 Figurative Language Techniques  
18.20 Analogies: Similes and Metaphors  
18.21 Hyperbole and Understatement  

18.22

Personification  
18.23 Figurative Language in Poetry  
18.24 Allusions  
18.25 Exposition  
18.26 Oxymorons  
18.27 Idioms  
18.28 The Proof is in the Pudding  
18.29 Irony (Unfinished)  
18.30 Euphemisms (Unfinished)  
18.31 Glossary of Literary Terms (Unfinished)  
Poetic Devices
18.31 Poetic Devices 3
18.32 Rhyme Scheme 4
18.33 Alliteration 10
18.34 Consonance (Unfinished)  
18.35 Assonance (Unfinished)  
18.36 Rhyme (Unfinished)  
18.37 Repetition (Unfinished)  
18.38 Rhythm (Unfinished)  
18.39 Enjambment (Unfinished)  
18.40 Onomatopoeia (Unfinished)  
18.41 Glossary of Poetic Devices (Unfinished)  

Level 19

Unit 0 Basic Skills 19 Points
19.9 Easily Confused Words (08)  
     

Level 20

Basic Skills 20 Points
20.9 Easily Confused Words (09)  

Book Reviews Points
20.11 Introduction  
20.12 Basic Terms  
20.13 What Is a Book Review?  
20.14 Expectations  
20.15 Format  
20.16 Sample Book Review: Sword Woman  
20.17 Get Started!  
     

Level 21

Grammar 21 Points
  Adjective Clauses  
21.1 Introduction  
21.2 Relative Pronouns  
21.3 Relative Pronouns: Subject or Object?  
21.4 Who vs. Whom  
21.5 Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Grammar  
21.6 Whom as a Source of Humor  

Basic Skills 21 Points
21.10 Easily Confused Words (10)  

Level 22

Grammar 22 Points
  Adjective Clauses (Continued)  
22.1 Placement of Adjective Clauses  
22.2 Similarities  
22.3 Adjective or Noun Clause?  
22.4 Subordinate Clauses (Review)  

Basic Skills 22 Points
22.8 Easily Confused Words (11)  

Advanced Writing Skills Points
22.10 Introduction ?
17.18 Revise, Revise, Revise!  
17.19 Oscar Wilde  
22.11 Active Voice vs. Passive Voice (Quiz under Literature) but no lesson  
22.12 If I were a woman . . .  
22.13 I would . . .  
22.14 Loose Sentences  
22.15 Paragraphing  
22.16 Parallel Construction  
22.17 I had "had" tense  
22.18 Periodic Sentences  
22.19 Omit Needless Words  
22.20 Place Emphatic Words at the End  
22.21 Pay Attention to the Rhythm I remember that I am an awesome person. I remember that I am officially awesome.  
22.22 The kids were noisy; the dogs, silent.  
22.22 Through the middle of the valley flowed a winding stream.  
22.22 Who kicked the dog?  
22.23
  • phrases placed between the subject and the predicate.
  • subordinate clauses placed between the subject and the predicate.
 

Level 23

Basic Skills 23 Points
23.9 Something  

Advanced Storytelling Points
23.10 Introduction  
  How to Write a Damn Good Novel, by James Frey  
23.11 Bringing a Character to Life (pp. 27–31)  
23.12 Inner Conflict (pp. 36–39)  
23.13 Genres (pp. 44–48)  
23.14 What's a Story? (pp. 68–70)  
23.15 Dramatic Story (p. 70–71)  
23.16 Rising to the Climax (pp. 84–87)  
23.17 Foreshadowing (pp. 115–118)  
23.18 Symbols (pp. 118–121)  
  Writing Novels That Sell, by Jack M. Bickham  
23.19 Exaggerate Your Characters (pp. 47–49)  
23.20 Conflict (pp. 49–50)  
23.21 Stimulus and Response (pp. 71–75)  
23.22 The Complicated Transaction (pp. 75–77)  
23.24 Background Motivation (pp. 77–79)  
23.25 Keeping Your S&R Transactions Straightforward (pp. 80–82)  
23.26 Goal Motivation and the Story Question (pp. 83–86, 88)  
23.27 End of Your Story (pp. 99–104)  
23.28 Scene and Sequel (pp. 106–107)  
23.29 Scene Structure (pp. 107–113)  
23.30 Sequel (pp. 113–118)  
23.31 Building Characters (pp. 137–138)  
23.24 Dialogue (pp. 171–172)  
  Techniques of the Selling Writer, by Dwight V. Swain  
23.25 Scene (pp. 85–92)  
23.26 How Do You Bring a Story to an End? (pp. 187–214) UNFINISHED  

Level 24

Grammar 24 Points
  Grammar Challenge  
24.1 Grammar Challenge (100 Questions)  

Basic Skills 24 Points
24.5 Something Else  

Omega Ship Points
24.33 Introduction  
24.34 Part 1: Crash Landing  
24.35 In Media Res  
24.36 Part 2: Salvaging Supplies  
24.37 Exposition  
24.38 Part 3: A Consequential Decision  
24.39 Final Reflection  

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