Academic standards list

Grade 6 — English/Language Arts

Introduction

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Language

TSS.ELA.6.L
 
Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage.
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. When reading or writing, explain the functions of
 
Knowledge of Language
When writing and speaking, vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style; maintain consistency in style and tone.
 
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on 6th grade-level text by choosing flexibly from a range of
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
When reading, listening, writing, and speaking, explain the function of figurative language, word relationships, and connotation/denotation and use them
 
Acquire and accurately use grade-appropriate general academic and domainspecific words and phrases; develop vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or
 

Reading - Literature

TSS.ELA.6.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; cite textual evidence to support conclusions.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary.
 
Describe how the plot of a story or drama unfolds, as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word
 
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,
 
Explain how an author establishes and conveys the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Compare and contrast the written version of a story, drama, or poem to the experience of listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live production of a text.
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Read and comprehend a variety of literature throughout the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with a gradual release of scaffolding at the
 

Reading - Informational Text

TSS.ELA.6.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; cite textual evidence to support conclusions.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through details; provide an objective summary.
 
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and developed in a text.
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
 
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.
 
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in a text.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Integrate information presented in different media or formats, such as in tables, images, diagrams, and words to develop a coherent understanding of a
 
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
 
Compare and contrast two or more authors' presentation of the same topic or event.
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Read and comprehend a variety of literary nonfiction throughout the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with a gradual release of scaffolding
 

Speaking and Listening

TSS.ELA.6.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Prepare for collaborative discussions on 6th grade level topics and texts; engage effectively with varied partners, building on others' ideas and
 
Interpret information presented in diverse media formats; explain how source information contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
 
Explain a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
 
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use
 
Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
 
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
 

Writing

TSS.ELA.6.W
 
Text Types and Protocol
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
     There are 9 components within this standard.
 
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of
     There are 10 components within this standard.
Write narratives (fiction and nonfiction) to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and
     There are 7 components within this standard.
Production and Distribution of Writing
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new
 
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to collaborate with others; type a complete product in a single sitting as
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct research to answer a question, drawing on multiple sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
 
Integrate relevant and credible information from print and digital sources; quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding
 
Support interpretations, analyses, reflections, or research with evidence found in literature or informational texts, applying grade 6 standards for reading.
 
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
 
 
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