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English Language Arts Grade 6

Common Core Standards

English Language Arts: Grade 6

In Grade 6, students read critically, separating opinion and judgments from facts, and determining the figurative and connotative meanings of words. They can determine the credibility of a source and use editing and rewriting to strengthen their compositions. They participate actively in discussions, presenting their ideas logically and responding to questions with elaboration.
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6.RL - Reading: Literature

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
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6.RL.9
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
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Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
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6.RI - Reading Informational

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6.W - Writing

Text Types and Purposes
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6.W.1
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
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6.W.1a
Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
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6.W.1b
Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
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6.W.1c
Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
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6.W.1d
Establish and maintain a formal style.
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6.W.1e
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.
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6.W.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
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6.W.2a
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 when useful to aiding comprehension.
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6.W.2b
Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
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6.W.2c
Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
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6.W.2d
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
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6.W.2e
Establish and maintain a formal style.
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6.W.2f
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.
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6.W.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
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6.W.3a
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
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6.W.3b
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
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6.W.3c
Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
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6.W.3d
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
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6.W.3e
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
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Production and Distribution of Writing
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Research to Build and Present Knowledge
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6.W.7
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
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6.W.8
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
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Range of Writing
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6.SL - Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration
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Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
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6.L - Language

Knowledge of Language
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6.L.3a
Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
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6.L.3b
Maintain consistency in style and tone.
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Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
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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.
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6.L.4a
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.
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6.L.4b
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).
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6.L.4d
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).
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6.L.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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6.L.5a
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
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6.L.5b
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.
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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.
1

6.RH - Reading History/Social Studies

Key Ideas and Details
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Craft and Structure
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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
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Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
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6.RST - Reading Science/Technical

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Craft and Structure
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6.WHST - Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

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Production and Distribution of Writing
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Research to Build and Present Knowledge
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Range of Writing
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