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Grade 6 Language Arts

Here are the state standards on which your child is currently working in Reading Enrichment
 
 This class has now been populated with students and will begin on Tuesday, September 5.  The standards of focus will be:
Novels:  DOK: 1, 2 & 3 Learners will Use Context Cues, Predict, Interpret & Cite Text Evidence.
 
 
 
Here are the standards on which your child is working in ELA with Mrs Curry and Mrs. Hoffman

 

6.RL.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

I CAN:  find textual evidence to support my ideas about a text.

 

6.RL.2 Analyze literary text development.  A. Determine a theme of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details.  B.  Incorporate a theme and story details into an objective summary of the text.

I CAN: Figure out the theme of a story and explain it using details from the text.

I CAN: Summarize the text without giving my opinion.

 

6.RL.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

I CAN: describe how the plot of a story unfolds in a series of episodes.

I CAN: explain how a character reacts or changes as the plot comes to a close.

 

6.RL.4 Determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

I CAN: determine the figurative meaning of a word or phrase in a text.

I CAN: analyze the impact that word choice has on meaning and tone.

 

6.RL.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes the development of the theme, setting or plot.

I CAN:  analyze how a particular sentence contributes to the theme, setting, or plot of a text.

 

6.RL.6  Explain how an author uses the point of view to develop the perspective of the narrator or speaker in a text.

I CAN: explain how an author uses point of view in a text to build character.

 

6.L.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, spelling when writing.

I CAN: demonstrate command of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling at a sixth-grade level when writing.

 

6.L.2b Spell correctly.

I CAN: spell correctly at a sixth-grade level.

 

6.L.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading or listening.

I CAN: use my knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading or listening.

 

6.W.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

I CAN: write an argument with clear reasons and relevant evidence to support a claim.

 

6.W.1a Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

I CAN: write an argument with organized reasons and evidence.

 

6.W.b Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

I CAN: support a claim or argument with evidence and by using credible sources.

 

6.W.1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.

I CAN: use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claims and reasons.

 

6.W.1d Establish and maintain a formal style.

I CAN: establish and maintain a formal style when writing an argument.

 

6.W.1e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

I CAN: create a conclusion that follows from the argument I present in my writing.
 
 
Here is the standard on which your child is working in Advanced Language Arts during the first quarter. 
 

RL 6.1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

 

RL.6.2

Analyze literary text development.

a. Determine a theme of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details.

b. Incorporate a theme and story details into an objective summary of the text.

 

RL.6.3

 

Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

 

RI.6.1

 

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

 

RI.6.2

Analyze informational text development.

a. Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details.

b. Provide an objective summary of the text that includes the central idea and relevant details.

 

RI.6.3

 

Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

 

RI.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

 

W.6.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. a. Establish a thesis statement to present information. b. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia to aid comprehension, if needed. c. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. d. Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. e. Use precise language and domain specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. f. Establish and maintain a formal style. g. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.

We encourage conversations about these standards so you can monitor your child's progress and understanding more effectively. Should you have any questions, please select the staff icon (to the right) for access to teacher e mail.
 
These standards will change as we move on to new material.  Please check back often!