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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.
 
Mr. LaVelle, 6th Language Arts:
 
W.6.1.a,b,c,d - Argument Writing is focus for January 2017.

Students will write argument essays that support claims with clear evidence. Students will use
credible sources and demonstrate a formal style that includes an introduction and conclusion.
Topic related vocabulary will also be used to enhance the writer's argument.
 
Here is the standard on which your child is working in Advanced Language Arts during the third 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 - 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 opinion or judgement
 
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
 
RL 6.6 - Explain how an author develops the point of view of of the narrator or speaker in a text
 
RI 6.2 - Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details: provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgements
 
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 and anecdotes)
 
RI 6.6 - Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
 
W6.1 - Write an argument to support a claim with clear reasons and relevant evidence
     A.) Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and relevant evidence clearly
     B.) Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text
     C.) Use words, phrases and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons
     D.) Establish and maintain a formal style
     E.) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented
 
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.) Introduce a topic, organize ideas, concepts and information using strategies such as definition, classification, compare/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting, graphics and multi media when useful to aiding comprehension
     B.) Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples.
     C.) Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among the ideas and concepts
     D.) Use precise language and domain specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic
     E.) Establish and maintain a formal style
     F.) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented
 
W.6.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience
 
W.6.6 - Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
 
W.6.10 - Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline specific tasks, purposes and audiences
 
Advanced ELA will continue to work on argument writing (W6.1) to keep the format fresh as well as citing textual evidence for literature and informational texts (RL.6.1 and RI 6.1) 
 
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!