Minnesota Standards 6th Grade ELA Activities
Printable Sixth Grade English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides.
World HolidaysChristmas Day Prefix/Suffix Sixth Grade English Language Arts Adjectives/Adverbs/Vivid Language Third Grade English Language Arts Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections Eighth Grade English Language Arts Vocabulary Fifth Grade English Language Arts Parts of Speech Fifth Grade English Language Arts Elements of Fiction Fourth Grade English Language Arts
MN.6.11. Language Benchmarks 6-12
Conventions of Standard English
126.96.36.199. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
188.8.131.52.c. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.
184.108.40.206.d. Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).
220.127.116.11.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.
18.104.22.168. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
22.214.171.124.b. Spell correctly.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
126.96.36.199. 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.
188.8.131.52.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.
184.108.40.206.b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).
220.127.116.11.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.
18.104.22.168.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).
22.214.171.124. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings to extend word consciousness.
126.96.36.199.a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
188.8.131.52.c. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).
184.108.40.206. 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.
MN.6.4. Reading Benchmarks: Literature 6-12
Craft and Structure
220.127.116.11. 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.
18.104.22.168. 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.
Key Ideas and Details
22.214.171.124. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
126.96.36.199. 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.
188.8.131.52. Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
184.108.40.206. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature and other texts including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently and independently with appropriate scaffolding for texts at the high end of the range.
220.127.116.11.a. Self-select texts for personal enjoyment, interest and academic tasks.
18.104.22.168.b. Read widely to understand multiple perspectives and pluralistic viewpoints.
MN.6.5. Reading Benchmarks: Informational Text 6-12
Craft and Structure
22.214.171.124. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings
126.96.36.199. 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.
188.8.131.52. Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
184.108.40.206. 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.
220.127.116.11. 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.
Key Ideas and Details
18.104.22.168. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
22.214.171.124. 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.
126.96.36.199. Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
MN.6.7. Writing Benchmarks 6-12
Production and Distribution of Writing
188.8.131.52. 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 above.)
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
184.108.40.206. Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
220.127.116.11. 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.
Text Types and Purposes
18.104.22.168. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
22.214.171.124.a. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
126.96.36.199.b. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
188.8.131.52.c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
184.108.40.206.d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
220.127.116.11.e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.
18.104.22.168. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
22.214.171.124.a. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
126.96.36.199.b. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
188.8.131.52.c. Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
184.108.40.206.d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
220.127.116.11.e. Establish and maintain a formal style.
18.104.22.168.f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.
22.214.171.124. Write narratives and other creative texts to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
126.96.36.199.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.
188.8.131.52.b. Use literary and narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, rhythm and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
184.108.40.206.c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
220.127.116.11.d. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, figurative and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
18.104.22.168.e. Provide a conclusion (when appropriate to the genre) that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
MN.6.9. Speaking, Viewing, Listening and Media Literacy Benchmarks 6-12
Comprehension and Collaboration
22.214.171.124. 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.
126.96.36.199. Understand, analyze, and use different types of print, digital, and multimodal media.
188.8.131.52.b. Evaluate mass media with regard to accuracy of information, bias, stereotype, purpose, message and target audience (e.g., film, television, radio, video games, print and digital media, advertisements).
184.108.40.206. As an individual or in collaboration, create an informative multimedia work or a piece of digital communication or contribute to an online collaboration for a specific purpose.
220.127.116.11.a. Demonstrate a developmentally appropriate understanding of copyright, attribution, principles of Fair Use, Creative Commons licenses and the effect of genre on conventions of attribution and citation.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
18.104.22.168. 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.
22.214.171.124. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts, audiences, tasks, and feedback from self and others, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 6 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 73 for specific expectations.)
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