English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade

Language - Conventions of Standard English


What is an Analogy? An analogy is a comparison of two different things that have something particular in common. An analogy is a comparison based on a similarity. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1


FreePlural Nouns. Plural words are words that mean MORE than one of something. Possessive Nouns. Possessive nouns show ownership. Homonyms. Homonyms are words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1

Parts of Speech

A part of speech refers to how a word is used in a sentence. Parts of speech include singular, plural, possessive nouns, regular and irregular verbs, and prepositions for example. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1


What is punctuation? The marks, such as full stop, comma, and brackets, used in writing to separate sentences and their elements and to clarify meaning. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Language - Vocabulary Acquisition

Content Vocabulary

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. <br>Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

High Frequency Words I

High frequency words are words that you may come across frequently when reading. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

High Frequency Words II

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS II. Words that you may see often when reading are called high frequency words. As a 6th grader, you should be familiar with how to pronounce and spell the following high frequency words. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Root Words

A root is the basic element of a word. It is the foundation on which the meaning of the word is built. Prefixes and suffixes are added to root words to form new words. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Signal/Transitional Words

Signal words show emphasis, addition, comparison or contrast, illustration, and cause and effect. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Syllables/Spelling Patterns

What is a Syllable? A syllable is a single sound heard when saying a word out loud. All words have at least one syllable. What are Spelling Patterns? Selling patterns are a pair or group of letters that can be found in many words: bead, meat, read, lead, bread, dead, head, instead, great, break. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Using a Thesaurus

Use a thesaurus for synonyms and antonyms. Read more...iWorksheets: 3


Your vocabulary is made up words that you know how to pronounce, know the correct meaning of, and know how to use properly in a sentence. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Reading Informational Text

Extraneous Detail

What are Extraneous Details? Extraneous details are details that are irrelevant to the main idea of a paragraph. Extraneous details are details that are not necessary to include in a paragraph because they are not related to the theme of a paragraph. Extraneous details should not be included in your writing. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Implied Information

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Interpret Text

Interpret texts from a variety of genres. Read more...iWorksheets: 3


What is Sequence? SEQUENCE = order. A sequence of events is the order in which events occurs. If you are telling a story about an incident that took place, it is important to tell the correct sequence of events so people understand the story. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Reading Literature

Author's Purpose/Point of View

Author’s purpose answers the question: Why did the author write this text? An author always has a purpose for writing. Authors may write: to inform, to entertain, to persuade. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Central Idea/Supporting Details

Identify central idea and supporting details. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Different Genres

The four main literary genres are poetry, fiction (Literary Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy,...), nonfiction, and drama. Define characteristics of different genres. Read more...iWorksheets: 3


Recognize fact, opinion, and exaggeration. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Literary Devices

Simile, metaphor, and personification. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Literary Elements

Setting, plot, character, rhythm and rhyme. 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. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Literary Elements/Poetic Devices

A literary element, or narrative element, or element of literature is a constituent of all works of narrative fiction—a necessary feature of verbal storytelling that can be found in any written or spoken narrative. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

Literary Techniques

Recognize symbolism, alliteration, flashback, and foreshadowing. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Parts of a Book

Books may contain several parts that help the readers find information quickly and easily: Tables of Contents, Index, Glossary, headings, graphic organizers, charts, bold or italicized text. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1

Text Features

A map is a visual representation of a section of land. A map has several features to help readers interpret information: compass, index, scale, symbols, legend. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Title/Author of Well Known Literature

Titles and authors of well known literature. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Reading: Foundational Skills

Cause and Effect

FreeCause and effect is a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Cause/Effect, Fact/Opinion

Cause and effect refers to the relationship between two events. A cause is why something happens and an effect is what happened as a result of that cause. A fact is information that is known to be true. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

Context Clues

Context clues are clues found in a text that may help you figure out the definition of a word that you do not know. Read more...iWorksheets: 8Study Guides: 1

Decoding Strategies

Analogy, word structure, syntax, and semantics. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Drawing Conclusions

What is a Conclusion? A conclusion is an educated guess you make when reading, based on the facts and details the author gives in a text. Some information may be implied by the author in the text, but may not be clearly stated. You then have to draw your own conclusions in order to better understand the text. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Drawing Inferences

An inference is a logical conclusion based on the facts written in a text. When you read, you draw inferences or make conclusions based on what you read. The conclusion may not be stated in the text, but from what the writing tells the reader, the reader infers what is meant. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Main Idea

What is Main Idea? The main idea of a text is what the text is written about. The main idea is the subject or main topic of the text. What is Plot? The author plans out a specific sequence of events in the story from start to finish. This specific plan is known as the PLOT of the story. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Making Predictions

What is a Prediction? A prediction is an educated guess about what is going to happen NEXT in the story. When making a prediction: Use hints and clues the author includes in the story. Ask yourself: Does my prediction make sense? Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1


A prefix is a group of letters added to the beginning of a root word or another prefix. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1


When you summarize you put the main idea of the text into your own words. When you summarize you should focus on the main ideas and important points of the text, keep your summary short. When you summarize you should not include unnecessary details from the text and include the author’s exact words. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Supporting Details

FreeSupporting details give you specific details about the main idea of the text. A supporting detail SUPPORTS and DEVELOPS the text’s main idea. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Speaking & Listening

Identify Perspectives

Perspective is how the characters view and process what’s happening within the story. A particular perspective is a particular way of thinking about something, especially one that is influenced by your beliefs or experiences. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Informal Language

Recognize jargon, colloquialisms, informal vocabulary, and email conventions. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Personal Experience

Use information from other subject areas and personal experience to express opinions and judgments. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Punctuation for Comprehension

Use knowledge of punctuation to assist in comprehension. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Thinking Skills

Define, classify, infer, condense, categorize, analyze, paraphrase. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Writing: ELA Literacy

Purpose for Writing

Explain, describe, narrate, persuade, express feelings. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Sentence Purpose Identification

Topic Sentence. A topic sentence is an introduction to a paragraph that expresses the main idea of the paragraph. Supporting sentence. A supporting sentence supports the main idea of the paragraph. Concluding sentence. A concluding sentence wraps up what was talked about in the paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Simple/Compound/Complex Sentences

The Four Types of Sentences are: Declarative sentence, Imperative sentence, Interrogative sentence, Exclamatory sentence. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

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