6th Grade
Common Core-
Language Arts

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

  1. Teachers Tool box -More Sight Word websites

  2. Education Place -Pre-KĖ8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support

  3. Kids Port- Great site to assist in all areas

 

 

Reading for Literature

Key Ideas and Details

 

 

 

  1. Cite textual evidence to support  analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  1. Reading Comprehension -Drawing conclusions and making inferences.
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2.  Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

3.  Describe how a particular storyís or dramaís plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

Craft and Structure

 

 

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 choice on meaning and tone.

  1. Author's Viewpoint - lesson on looking for clues about how the author feels about a topic.
  2. Author's Viewpoint 2 - read each paragraph and choose the author's viewpoint.

     

 

5. 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, setting, or plot.

6. Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

 

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 

 

   7. Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they "see" and "hear" when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

 

8.       (Not applicable to literature)

9. Compare and contrast text 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.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

 
 10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.  

Reading for Informational Text 

Key Ideas and Details

 

 

  1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

 

2. Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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).

 

Craft and Structure

 

 
4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.  
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.
 6. Determine an authorís point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 
7. Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.  
8. 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.
 9. Compare and contrast one authorís presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

 

 10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

 Writing Strand

Text Types and Purposes

 

 

1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

a. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

b. Support claims(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.

d. Establish and maintain a formal style.

e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

 

2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

a. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

b. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

c. Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

e. Establish and maintain a formal style.

f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.

 

3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

a. 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.

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.

d. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!
  2. Prompts with Pictures - Select from the story elements
  3. PPPST: Story Elements-AWESOME Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station.
  4. Communicating - You have the opportunity to create a Poster, Newspaper and or a Cartoon.  This website is very good and will allow students to learn how to transform their ideas to a hard copy that they may printout.   This is great for an LCD projector or a computer lab.  4 Star 
  5. Communicating through Garfield -Your students may create a cartoon and depending on your experience with technology they may create a complete story.  You will only be limited by your technology background and your imagination.  4 Star.

 

 

 

Production and Distribution of Writing  
4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3).

5. With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 6.)

6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.

 

 

 

Research to Build and Present Knowledge  
7. Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

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.

9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

a. Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "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").

b. Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., "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").

 

 

  1. Card VIDEO-1 This video will present information relative to creating holidays cards for different countries and or races of people.  We hope that this assignment will enable you to better 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

  2. Collage VIDEO -1   VIDEO 2  VIDEO 3  We are presenting for you three videos explaining how you may wish to create a Collage.  You will do the research on the computer and often the best way to obtain a concept or a point of view is to show a photo graph, cartoon or in this case a collage with several photos of what you are trying to explain.

Range of Writing

 

 

10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

 

Speaking and Listening Strand 

Comprehension and Collaboration

 

 

1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on othersí ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

2. Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

3. Delineate a speakerís argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

 

 

 

 

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 
 

4. Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

5. Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify Information.

6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

 

 

 

Language Strand 

Conventions of Standard English

 

 

1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

a. Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).

b. Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

c. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.

d. Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).

e. Recognize variations from standard English in their own and othersí writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.

 

2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

a. Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.

b. Spell correctly.

 

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  1. Creating Words -This site will allow you to take a word and create new words from it. 4 Star
  2. Topic Specific Hangman-
  3. Topic Specific Vocabulary Quizzes
  4. Punctuation - find the correct punctuation mark to end the sentence
  5. Find the correct sentence - choose sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation
  6. Special Names - find the correct capitalization of proper nouns
  7. Nouns -Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language. SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  8. Adjectives-Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  9. Verbs -Smart Board presentation with video on this part of the English language. SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  10. Multiple Meaning Words - Write or tell two sentences for each word below. Be sure to use the word as a noun in one sentence and as a verb in the other sentence. Click on a word to check your answers.
  11. Noun Dunk - Classify words as common nouns, proper nouns or not a noun. Score points for correct answers.
  12. Parts of a Sentence - select naming part or telling part (subject/predicate)
  13. Ice Cream Talk Nouns and Verbs-Practice learning nouns and verbs in a fun and yummy way! Help the monkey collect 10 scoops of ice cream before the monster!
  14. Root Words - Underline the root words in the slides. Circle the prefix or suffix. (a PowerPoint show created by Connie Campbell)
  15. Rooting Out Words - Help Remainder the Dog gather enough mushrooms to sell at the market by uncovering the roots of words. (three categories, several difficulty levels - from FunBrain)
  16. Noun Game -This will allow students to learn more about nouns and have fun doing so.
  17. Verb Game -This game will allow students to learn more about verbs.
  18. 2 Bee or Nottoobee -choose the correct form of a verb to complete the sentence.
  19. Conjunction-itis Popup - Find the correct conjunction form to combine two short sentences together into one! (a Quia quiz)
  20. Punctuation Pals Storybook-listen to a story about punctuation marks. (can be read to you)
  21. Punctuation Pals Game-put the punctuation marks where they belong. (can be read to you)Punctuation Playground-The sentences are missing punctuation marks.  Click the sentence to make corrections.
  22. Punctuation-Choose the correct punctuation and splat it into the gaps in the sentence.
  23. Word Wise
  24. Possessive Pronoun Safari
  25. Grammar for Journalists-Case in grammar.
  26. Relative Pronouns-

 

 

Knowledge of Language

 

3. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

a. Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

b. Maintain consistency in style and tone

 

 

 

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

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.

a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a wordís position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).

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.

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).

 

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, un-wasteful, thrifty).

 

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. Spelling City  Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    -  contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. -  uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence -  a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention -  teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    -  students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    -  teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
  2. Word Jungle - choose correct meaning of given word to swing in jungle.   4 Star
  3. What's My Meaning - (four Quia games) match words with meanings Matching | Concentration | Flash Cards | Word Search
  4. Each link below has many examples listed for each area of study Analogies Synonyms Antonyms Homophones Vocabulary Reading Comp Language Arts Spelling
  5. PowerPoint Jeopardy using the following as categories: Antonyms, Parts of Speech, Analogy, Synonyms, and Root Words
  6. Word Meaning - Select correct meaning of the word from context clues.