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English Language Arts, Grade 6, 2007

1.) Apply strategies, including making complex predictions, interpreting characters' behaviors, and comparing and contrasting, to comprehend sixth-grade recreational reading materials.

Examples: complex predictions--order of events, potential conflicts

•  Identifying supporting details
•  Using context clues to determine meaning
•  Identifying sequence of events
•  Making generalizations from text information
2.) Interpret literary elements and devices, including implied main idea, conflict, and personification.

•  Identifying the climax
3.) Apply strategies that include making complex predictions, identifying the likely source of a text, and comparing to comprehend sixth-grade informational and functional reading materials.

Examples: complex predictions--results of actions, expected learning from a chapter or unit

•  Drawing conclusions to extend meaning
•  Making generalizations
•  Using context clues to determine meaning
•  Identifying sequence of events
•  Previewing text features before reading
Example: headings

4.) Recognize the use of text elements, including implied main idea, explicit cause-effect relationships, and persuasive techniques, in sixth-grade informational and functional reading materials.

•  Identifying details related to main idea
5.) Analyze short stories, novels, plays, myths, and nonfiction materials for distinguishing characteristics.

•  Identifying odes, ballads, epic poetry, and science fiction
•  Identifying figurative language in various literature selections
6.) Identify the author's purpose as entertainment, information, or persuasion in selected works.

7.) Identify examples of literary selections that illustrate linguistic and cultural diversity.

Examples: The Keeping Quilt, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Red Scarf Girl, Habibi, Romiette and Julio

8.) Compose in persuasive mode for a specific purpose and audience, including clearly stated opinions with supporting details and reasons or examples to influence thought or action.

•  Using the steps of the writing process, including prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing in all forms of written composition
•  Demonstrating use of graphic organizers for prewriting and drafting
Examples: outlines, Venn diagrams, semantic webs, storyboards

•  Organizing content of paragraphs and other written compositions, including topic sentences, supporting sentences, and concluding sentences with varied sentence structure
•  Using transitional words or phrases to help create coherence in compositions
•  Using tone appropriate to the topic, purpose, and audience
9.) Utilize vocabulary and spelling skills, including using homonyms, synonyms, and antonyms in writing.

10.) Use punctuation correctly in writing, including apostrophes to show possession and semicolons joining two independent clauses.

•  Punctuating titles with quotation marks, underlining, and italics in writing
•  Using semicolons, conjunctive adverbs, and commas to join two independent clauses or to correct run-on sentences in writing
•  Using commas to set off nonessential appositives in writing
•  Identifying comma splice errors in writing
11.) Apply the rules governing capitalization of proper adjectives, map directions and regions of the country, seasons, titles, words showing family relationships, subjects and courses, and divided quotations.

12.) Apply grammar conventions in writing with consistent verb tense; nominative, objective, and possessive pronouns; and subject-verb agreement when interrupted by a prepositional phrase.

13.) Utilize resource materials for supporting evidence in compositions.

14.) Use organizing and paraphrasing in the research process.

•  Taking notes to gather and summarize information
•  Determining details through questioning
15.) Recognize speech forms including dialects and idioms.


- dialects--Appalachian, Gullah

- idioms--"raining cats and dogs," "in hot water"

16.) Demonstrate eye contact, articulation, and appropriate voice intonation with persuasive presentations.

17.) Use listening skills for remembering significant details, directions, and sequences.

•  Summarizing messages for content and purpose
•  Practicing note-taking skills to gather and summarize information
•  Paraphrasing spoken messages to summarize or clarify
•  Recognizing propaganda as an art of persuasion in evaluating content and purpose
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