Grade 6 Version: CPS05-06

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Language Arts

Strand: Reading and Literature

ELA6R1 Comprehension/Literary text
The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. For literary texts, the student identifies the characteristics of various genre and produces evidence of reading that:
Element: ELA6R1.a
Literary text:Identifies and analyzes sensory details and figurative language.
1 Resources
Element: ELA6R1.b
Literary text:Identifies and analyzes the author's use of dialogue and description.
Element: ELA6R1.c
Literary text: Relates a literary work to historical events of the period.
365 Resources
Element: ELA6R1.d
Literary text: Applies knowledge of the concept that theme refers to the message about life and the world that the author wants us to understand whether it is implied or stated, and analyzes theme as it relates to the selection.
36 Resources
Element: ELA6R1.e
Literary text: Identifies and analyzes the elements of setting, characterization, plot, and the resolution of the conflict of a story or play in i. internal/external conflicts ii.character conflicts, characters vs. nature, characters vs. society iii.antagonist/protagonist
50 Resources
Element: ELA6R1.f
Literary text:Identifies the speaker and recognizes the difference between first- and third-person narration.
6 Resources
Element: ELA6R1.g
Literary text: Defines and explains how tone is conveyed in literature through word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, rhythm, repetition, and rhyme.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6R1.h
Literary text: Responds to and explains the effects of sound, figurative language, and graphics in order to uncover meaning in literature: i.sound (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme). ii.figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification). (e.g., capital letters, line length, bold fact print, italics).
Element: ELA6R1.i
Literary text: Compares traditional literature and mythology from different cultures.
555 Resources
Element: ELA6R1.j
Literary text: Identifies and analyzes similarities and differences in mythologies from different cultures.
284 Resources

Comprehension/Informational Text
The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. For informational texts, the student reads and comprehends in order to develop understanding and expertise and produces evidence of reading that:
Element: ELA6R1.a
Informational text: Applies knowledge of common textual features (e.g., paragraphs, topic sentences, concluding sentences, glossary, index).
1 Resources
Element: ELA6R1.b
Informational text:Applies knowledge of common graphic features (e.g., graphic organizers, diagrams, captions, illustrations, charts, table, graphs).
Element: ELA6R1.c
Applies knowledge of common organizational structures and patterns (e.g., transitions, logical order, cause and effect, classification schemes).
365 Resources
Element: ELA6R1.d
Informational text: Identifies and analyzes main ideas, supporting ideas, and supporting details.
36 Resources
Element: ELA6R1.e
Follows multi-step instructions to complete or create a simple product.
50 Resources

ELA6R2 Vocabulary
The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing; the student
Element: ELA6R2.a
Determines the meaning of unfamiliar words by using word, sentence, and paragraph clues.
Element: ELA6R2.b
Uses knowledge of Greek and Latin affixes to understand unfamiliar vocabulary.
Element: ELA6R2.c
Identifies and interprets words with multiple meanings.
Element: ELA6R2.d
Uses reference skills to determine pronunciations, meanings, alternate word choices, and parts of speech of words.
1 Resources

ELA6R3 Fluency
The student reads aloud, accurately (in the range of 95%), familiar material in a variety of genres of the quality and complexity illustrated in the sample reading list, in a way that makes meaning clear to listeners, by
Element: ELA6R3.a
Using letter-sound knowledge to decode written English and using a range of cueing systems (e.g., phonics and context clues) to determine pronunciation and meaning.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6R3.b
Using self-correction when subsequent reading indicates an earlier miscue (self-monitoring and self-correcting strategies).
Element: ELA6R3.c
Reading with a rhythm, flow, and meter that sounds like everyday speech (prosody).

Strand: Reading Across the Curriculum

ELA6RC1 1,000,000 Words
The student reads a minimum of 25 grade-level appropriate books or book equivalents (approximately 1,000,000 words) per year from a variety of subject disciplines. The student reads both informational and fictional texts in a variety of genres and modes of discourse, including technical texts related to various subject areas.

ELA6RC2 Discussion
The student participates in discussions related to curricular learning in all subject areas; the student
Element: ELA6RC2.a
Identifies messages and themes from books in all subject areas.
36 Resources
Element: ELA6RC2.b
Responds to a variety of texts in multiple modes of discourse.
1 Resources
Element: ELA6RC2.c
Relates messages and themes from one subject area to those in another area.
36 Resources
Element: ELA6RC2.d
Evaluates the merits of texts in every subject discipline.
5 Resources
Element: ELA6RC2.e
Examines the authorÕs purpose in writing.
542 Resources
Element: ELA6RC2.f
Recognizes and uses the features of disciplinary texts (e.g., charts, graphs, photos, maps, highlighted vocabulary).
3 Resources

ELA6RC3 Vocabulary
The student acquires new vocabulary in each content area and uses it correctly; the student
Element: ELA6RC3.a
Demonstrates an understanding of contextual vocabulary in various subjects.
Element: ELA6RC3.b
Uses content vocabulary in writing and speaking.
Element: ELA6RC3.c
Explores understanding of new words found in subject area texts.

ELA6RC4 Context
The student establishes a context for information acquired by reading across subject areas; the student
Element: ELA6RC4.a
Explores life experiences related to subject area content.
14125 Resources
Element: ELA6RC4.b
Discusses in both writing and speaking how certain words and concepts relate to multiple subjects.
Element: ELA6RC4.c
Determines strategies for finding content and contextual meaning for unfamiliar words or concepts.
2 Resources

Strand: Writing

ELA6W1 Writing Organization
The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and provides a satisfying closure; the student
Element: ELA6W1.a
Selects a focus, organizational structure, and a point of view based on purpose, genre expectations, audience, length, and format requirements.
12 Resources
Element: ELA6W1b
Writes texts of a length appropriate to address the topic or tell the story.
Element: ELA6W1.c
Uses traditional structures for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, similarity and difference, and posing and answering a question).
1 Resources
Element: ELA6W1.d
Uses appropriate structures to ensure coherence (e.g. transition elements).
1 Resources

ELA6W2 Writing Genres: Narrative
Student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: Narrative (fictional, personal)
Element: ELA6W2.a
Narrative Writing: Engages readers by establishing and developing a plot, setting, and point of view that are appropriate to the story (e.g., varied beginnings, standard plot line, cohesive devices).
3 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.b
Narrative Writing: Creates an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience, and context.
Element: ELA6W2.c
Narrative Writing: Includes sensory details and concrete language to develop plot, setting and character (e.g., vivid verbs, descriptive adjectives, and varied sentence structures).
2 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.d
Narrative Writing: Uses a range of strategies (e.g., suspense, figurative language, dialogue, expanded vocabulary, movement, gestures, expressions).
2 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.e
Narrative Writing: Excludes extraneous details and inconsistencies.
Element: ELA6W2.f
Narrative Writing: Provides a sense of closure appropriate to the writing.

Writing Genres: Expository
Student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: Expository (multi-paragraph expository composition such as description, explanation, comparison and contrast, or problem and solution)
Element: ELA6W2.a
Expository Writing: Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a speaker's voice, and otherwise developing reader interest.
Element: ELA6W2.b
Expository Writing: Establishes a statement as the main idea or topic sentence.
Element: ELA6W2.c
Expository Writing: Develops a controlling idea that conveys a perspective on the subject.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.d
Expository Writing: Creates an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience, and context.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.e
Expository Writing: Develops the topic with supporting details.
Element: ELA6W2.f
Expository Writing: Excludes extraneous and inappropriate information.
Element: ELA6W2.g
Expository Text: Follows an organizational pattern appropriate to the type of composition.
11 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.h
Expository Text: Concludes with a detailed summary linked to the purpose of the composition.

Writing Genres: Technical
Student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: Technical Writing (friendly letters, thank-you notes, formula poems, instructions)
Element: ELA6W2.a
Technical Writing: Creates or follows an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience and context.
3 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.b
Technical Writing: Excludes extraneous and inappropriate information.
Element: ELA6W2.c
Technical Writing: Follows an organizational pattern appropriate to the type of composition.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.d
Technical Writing: Applies rules of standard English.
2 Resources

Writing Genres: Response to Literature
Student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: Response to Literature
Element: ELA6W2.a
Response to Literature: Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a speaker's voice, and otherwise developing reader interest.
Element: ELA6W2.b
Response to Literature: Demonstrates an understanding of the literary work.
Element: ELA6W2.c
Response to Literature: Advances a judgment that is interpretive, analytic, evaluative, or reflective.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.d
Response to Literature: Organizes an interpretation around several clear ideas, premises, or images.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.e
Response to Literature: Supports a judgment through references to the text.
Element: ELA6W2.f
Response to Literature: Provides a sense of closure to the writing.

Writing Genres: Persuasive
Student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: Persuasive Writing
Element: ELA6W2.a
Persuasive Writing: Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a persona, and otherwise developing reader interest.
3 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.b
Persuasive Writing: States a clear position of a proposition or proposal.
Element: ELA6W2.c
Persuasive Writing: Supports the position with organized and relevant evidence.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.d
Persuasive Writing: Excludes information and arguments that are irrelevant.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6W2.e
Persuasive Writing: Creates and organizing structure appropriate to a specific purpose, audience, and context.
Element: ELA6W3.f
Persuasive Writing: Anticipates and addresses readers' concerns and counter-arguments.
Element: ELA6W2.g
Persuasive Writing: Provides a sense of closure to the writing.
11 Resources

ELA6W3 Research/Technology
The student uses research and technology to support writing; the student
Element: ELA6W3.a
Research/Technology: Uses organizational features or electronic text (e.g., bulletin boards, databases, keyword searches, e-mail addresses) to locate relevant information.
59 Resources
Element: ELA6W3.b
Research/Technology: Includes research information in different types of products (compositions, multimedia presentations, graphic organizers, projects, etc.).
Element: ELA6W3.c
Research/Technology: Cites references.
5 Resources

The student selects and uses a variety of technology tools to locate, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and/or apply information to accomplish a content specific task.

ELA6W4 Writing Process
The student consistently uses the writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing; the student
Element: ELA6W4.a
Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully.
Element: ELA6W4.b
Revises manuscripts to improve the organization and consistency of ideas within and between paragraphs.
Element: ELA6W4.c
Edits to correct errors in spelling, punctuation, etc.

The student uses brainstorming/webbing software in planning, organizing, and prewriting.

The student uses a word processing application to create and edit a document that contains text (words, phrases, and sentences) and images. (Examples might include journals, reports, cards, calendars, flyers, etc)

Strand: Conventions

ELA6C1 Standard English Usage
The student demonstrates understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats; the student
Element: ELA6C1.a
Identifies and uses the eight basic parts of speech and demonstrates that words can be different parts of speech within a sentence. i. Identifies and uses nouns - abstract, common, collective, plural, and possesive ii. Identifies and uses pronouns - personal, possessive, interrogative, demonstrative, reflexive, and indefinite iii.Identifies and uses adjectives - common, proper, and demonstrative. iv. Identifies and uses verbs - action (transitive/intransitive), linking, and state-of-being. v. Identifies and uses verb phrases - main verbs and helping verbs. vi. Identifies and uses adverbs. vii.Identifies and uses prepositional phrases (preposition, object of the preposition and any of its modifiers) viiiIdentifies and uses conjunctions - coordinating, correlative, and common subordinating. ix. Identifies and uses interjections.
6 Resources
Element: ELA6C1.b
Recognizes basic parts of a sentence (subject, verb, direct object, indirect object, predicate noun, predicate adjective).
Element: ELA6C1.c
Identifies and writes simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, avoiding fragments and run-ons.
Element: ELA6C1.d
Demonstrates appropriate comma and semi-colon usage (compound and complex sentences, appositives, words in direct address).
5 Resources
Element: ELA6C1.e
Uses common spelling rules, applies common spelling patterns, and develops and masters words that are commonly misspelled.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6C1.f
Produces final drafts that demonstrate accurate spelling and the correct use of punctuation and capitalization.
8 Resources

Strand: Listening, Speaking and Viewing

ELA6LSV1 Verbal Interaction
The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions, in which the student:
Element: ELA6LSV1.a
Initiates new topics in addition to responding to adult-initiated topics.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6LSV1.b
Asks relevant questions.
Element: ELA6LSV1.c
Responds to questions with appropriate information.
Element: ELA6LSV1.d
Confirms understanding by paraphrasing the adult's directions or suggestions.
Element: ELA6LSV1.e
Displays appropriate turn-taking behaviors.
2 Resources
Element: ELA6LSV.5.1.f
Actively solicits another person's comments or opinions.
Element: ELA6LSV1.g
Offers own opinion forcefully without being domineering.
Element: ELA6LSV1.h
Responds appropriately to comments and questions.
Element: ELA6LSV1.i
Volunteers contributions and responds when directly solicited by teacher or discussion leader.
Element: ELA6LSV1.j
Gives reasons in support of opinions expressed.
Element: ELA6LSV1.k
Clarifies, illustrates, or expands on a response when asked to do so.
Element: ELA6LSV1.l
Employs a group decision-making technique such as brainstorming or a problem-solving sequence (e.g., recognizes problem, defines problem, identifies possible solutions, selects optimal solution, implements solution, evaluates solution).
Element: ELA6LSV1.m
Writes a response to / reflection of interactions with others
1 Resources

ELA6LSV2 Analyze Text/Media Messages
The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas. The student will select and critically analyze messages using rubrics as assessment tools. When responding to visual or oral texts and media (e.g., television, radio, film productions, and electronic media), the student:
Element: ELA6LSV2.a
Identifies persuasive and propaganda techniques used in media and identifies false and misleading information.
6 Resources
Element: ELA6LSV2.b
Identifies the tone, mood, and emotion conveyed in the oral communication.

Delivery/Response to Presentations
The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas. The student will select and critically analyze messages using rubrics as assessment tools. When delivering or responding to presentations, the student:
Element: ELA6LSV2.a
Gives oral presentations or dramatic interpretations for various purposes.
6 Resources
Element: ELA6LSV2.b
Shows appropriate changes in delivery (e.g., gestures, vocabulary, pace, visuals).
Element: ELA6LSV2.c
Uses language for dramatic effect.
1 Resources
Element: ELA6LSV2.d
Uses rubrics as assessment tools.
Element: ELA6LSV2.e
Uses electronic media for presentations.

The student plans, creates, and analyzes simple multimedia products collaboratively combining visual elements, sounds, and words to communicate concepts.

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