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Second quarter progress reports were sent home on Friday, November 17.  Please ask your child for his/her progress report!

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.RI.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.RI.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.

I CAN: Analyze informational text to determine a central idea of a text and how it is the author shares it through specific details.  

I CAN: write a summary of the text that includes the central idea and important details but no opinion.

 

6.RI.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).

I CAN: analyze how an idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in an informational text.

 

6.RI.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative and technical meanings.

I CAN: determine the figurative, connotative, or technical meaning of a word or phrase used based on how it is used in an informational text.

 

6.RI.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

I CAN: analyze how an individual section of an informational text fits into the overall structure and contributes to the development of ideas.

 

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.

 
We are starting something new this quarter. Tuesday's are going to be Test Question Tuesday. We are using Google Classroom with EdCite for students to look at released test questions and passages. All standards are a possibility to be addressed on the assessment. We want students to see the complexity of the passages/excerpts as well as the DOK of questions. We are going to be reading closely together, and modeling best answer choices. We are wanting students to be prepared and not feel overwhelmed by the what they are going to be required to do on testing days.

 

 
 
Here is the standard on which your child is working in Advanced Language Arts during the first quarter. 
 

 

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 choices, including sensory language, on meaning and tone.
 
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.6.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by evidence from claims that are not.
 
RI.6.9 Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).
 
W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. a. Establish a thesis statement to present an argument. b. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly. c. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. d. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons. e. Establish and maintain a formal style. f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.
 
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. c. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. d. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible). e. Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or part of speech. f. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
 
L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context. b. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words. c. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, frugal, thrifty).
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!