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6th Grade Language Standards

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Conventions of Standard English

L.6.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. tools-icon
a. Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive). tools-icon
b. Use all pronouns, including intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves) correctly. CA tools-icon
c. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.  tools-icon
d. Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents). tools-icon
e. Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others’ writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.  tools-icon
L.6.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. tools-icon
a. Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements. tools-icon
b. Spell correctly. tools-icon

Knowledge of Language

L.6.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. tools-icon
a. Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style. tools-icon
b. Maintain consistency in style and tone. tools-icon

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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.
The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

“The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

a. 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. tools-icon
b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible). tools-icon
c. 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 its part of speech. tools-icon
d. 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). tools-icon
L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Title of lesson and teacher name

The Golden Goblet and Literary Devices + Puzzle Mural

The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

“The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
Title of lesson and teacher name

The Golden Goblet and Literary Devices + Puzzle Mural

b. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words. tools-icon
c. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty). tools-icon
L.6.6 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.
The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

“The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

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