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Grade 6 Language Arts

Here are the state standards on which your child is currently working in Reading Enrichment
 
 CCSS & I Can Statements:
 
 
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.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.RI.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g. visually quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
I CAN: integrate information from different media or formats to add to my understanding of a topic or issue.

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 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
I CAN: determine the theme of a text and explain how it is conveyed through details.
I CAN: give an unbiased summary of the text.

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.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.

6.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details and well-structured event sequences.
I CAN: write a real or imagined narrative using effective technique, descriptive details and logical sequences.

6.SL.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
I CAN: engage in different types of collaborative discussions about sixth-grade topics, texts, and issues.

6.L.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
I CAN: use different strategies to determine or clarify the meaning of words or phrases from sixth-grade reading and content.

6.L.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
I CAN: acquire and use vocabulary appropriate for sixth-grade reading and content.
 
6.L.1a Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).
I CAN: use pronouns in the proper case.
 
6.L.1b Use intensive pronouns (e.g. myself, ourselves).
I CAN: use intensive pronouns.
 
6.L.1c Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.
I CAN: correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.
 
6.L.1d Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e. ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).
I CAN: correct vague pronouns.
 
6.L.5b Use the relationship between particular words (e.g. cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words. (Analogies)
I CAN: use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the individual words.
Here are the standards on which your child is working in ELA.
 
 
 
CCSS & I Can Statements:

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.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.RI.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g. visually quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
I CAN: integrate information from different media or formats to add to my understanding of a topic or issue.

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 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
I CAN: determine the theme of a text and explain how it is conveyed through details.
I CAN: give an unbiased summary of the text.

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.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.

6.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details and well-structured event sequences.
I CAN: write a real or imagined narrative using effective technique, descriptive details and logical sequences.

6.SL.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
I CAN: engage in different types of collaborative discussions about sixth-grade topics, texts, and issues.

6.L.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
I CAN: use different strategies to determine or clarify the meaning of words or phrases from sixth-grade reading and content.

6.L.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
I CAN: acquire and use vocabulary appropriate for sixth-grade reading and content.
 

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.

 
Mr. LaVelle, 6th Language Arts:
 
W.6.2. Informative Essay
I can develop an Informative Essay with multi steps that include an Introduction, Focus, and Conclusion.
 
L.6.2. Punctuation
I can use and recognize correct punctuation marks.
 
RI.6.2
I can determine a central idea in written text and summarize its main parts in the correct order.
 
Here is the standard on which your child is working in Advanced Language Arts during the fourth quarter. 
 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.5
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.2
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4
Determine the meaning 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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.5 (We are revisiting this from last quarter)
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.4
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
 
 
In Mrs. Curry and Mrs. Hoffman's class, students will be taking the next few weeks (starting January 17) and concentrating on accessing the state website, citing text evidence and writing argumentative essays to help gear up for the AIR test. The standards for these two classes may remain the same for longer than the usual period of time.
 
Please visit the home page of the EMS website, click on students/parents and then click on state testing resources.  You will be able to support your child from home with the provided materials.
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!