What's New: English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides

Punctuation Eighth Grade English Language Arts
Syllables/Spelling Patterns Sixth Grade English Language Arts
Plot Features Fifth Grade English Language Arts
Spelling Eighth Grade English Language Arts
Parts of a Book Sixth Grade English Language Arts
Text Features Fifth Grade English Language Arts
Reading-Structural Analysis Eighth Grade English Language Arts

Missouri Standards for Sixth Grade English Language Arts

MO.IL. Information Literacy

IL.1. Develop and apply effective research process skills to gather, analyze and evaluate information

IL.1.D. Sources Consulted: Define ''plagiarism'' and document research sources (CA 4 1.4, 1.7, 1.8, 2.3, 4.4; FR I 3d, IV 3d, 5-8)

IL.2. Develop and apply effective skills and strategies to analyze and evaluate oral and visual media

IL.2.A. Media Messages: Identify and explain viewpoints conveyed in various media (e.g., videos, pictures, web-sites, artwork, plays and/or news programs) (CA 5 1.5, 1.7, 2.7; FR I 5a, II 1a, III 3c, 5-8)

MO.LS. Listening and Speaking

LS.2. Develop and apply effective speaking skills and strategies for various audiences and purposes

LS.2.A. Discussion and Presentation: In discussions and presentations, (CA 1, 6 2.1, 2.3, 4.6; FR II 2c-d, 4a-g, 5a, c, 6c-d, III 4b-c, e, IV 1d, 3a, c, f, 5-8):
LS.2.A.b. Use appropriate volume, tone of voice, rate of speech, fluency/inflections and eye contact

MO.R. Reading

R.1. Develop and apply skills and strategies to the reading process

R.1.D. Fluency: Read grade-level instructional text (DOK 1; CA 2, 3, 1.5):
R.1.D.b. Adjusting reading rate to difficulty and type of text
R.1.E. Vocabulary: Develop vocabulary through text, using (DOK 2; CA 2, 3, 1.5, 1.6)
R.1.E.a. Roots and affixes
R.1.E.b. Context clues
R.1.E.c. Glossary, dictionary and thesaurus
R.1.F. Pre-Reading: Apply pre-reading strategies to aid comprehension (DOK 2; CA 2, 3, 1.5, 1.6):
R.1.F.c. Predict with evidence
R.1.F.d. Set a purpose and rate for reading
R.1.G. During Reading: During reading, utilize strategies to (DOK 2; CA 2, 3, 1.5, 1.6):
R.1.G.a. Determine meaning of unknown words
R.1.G.b. Self-monitor comprehension
R.1.G.d. Infer
R.1.G.g. Summarize
R.1.H. Post-Reading: Apply post-reading skills to comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate text (DOK 3; CA 2, 3, 1.5, 1.6):
R.1.H.b. Identify and explain the relationship between the main idea and supporting details
R.1.H.c. Make predictions
R.1.H.e. Reflect
R.1.H.f. Draw conclusions
R.1.H.g. Analyze
R.1.H.i. Summarize
R.1.I. Making Connections: Compare, contrast and analyze connections: (DOK 3; CA 2, 3, 7, 1.5, 1.6, 1.9, 3.5):
R.1.I.b. Text to self (text ideas and own experiences)
R.1.I.c. Text to world (text ideas and the world by identifying how literature reflects a culture and historic time frame)

R.2. Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze and evaluate fiction, poetry and drama from a variety of cultures and times

R.2.A. Text Features: Use grade level text to (DOK 2; CA 2, 3, 1.5, 1.6, 3.5):
R.2.A.b. Recognize and interpret the text features of fiction, poetry and drama
R.2.B. Literary Techniques: Identify and explain literary techniques, in text emphasizing (DOK 2; CA 2, 1.5, 1.6, 3.5):
R.2.B.a. Onomatopoeia
R.2.B.b. Alliteration
R.2.B.c. Idiom
R.2.C. Literary Elements: Use details from text to (DOK 3; CA 2, 1.5, 1.6, 2.4, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8):
R.2.C.a. Demonstrate comprehension skills previously introduced
R.2.C.b. Identify plot, including problem/conflict, climax, and resolution
R.2.C.c. Analyze the influence of setting on characters and plot
R.2.C.d. Explain cause and effect
R.2.C.g. Identify the problem-solving processes of characters
R.2.C.h. Evaluate the effectiveness of solutions
R.2.C.i. Make inferences
R.3.A.a. Text Features: Identify and explain text features in biography and autobiography (DOK 2; CA 3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.4, 3.5)

R.3. Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze and evaluate nonfiction (such as biographies, newspapers, technical manuals) from a variety of cultures and times

R.3.A.b. Text Features: Analyze text features to clarify meaning, emphasizing newspapers and magazines (DOK 2; CA 3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.4, 3.5)
R.3.B. Literary Techniques: Identify and explain literary techniques and figurative language in nonfiction text, emphasizing (DOK 2; CA 3, 1.5, 1.6):
R.3.B.a. Onomatopoeia
R.3.B.b. Alliteration
R.3.B.c. Idiom
R.3.C. Text Structure: Use details from text to (DOK 3; CA 3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.4, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8):
R.3.C.a. Demonstrate comprehension skills previously introduced
R.3.C.c. Make predictions
R.3.C.d. Make inferences
R.3.C.e. Evaluate the accuracy of the information
R.3.C.f. Sequence events
R.3.C.j. Identify and explain cause and effect

MO.W. Writing

W.2. Compose well-developed text

W.2.C. Organization and Sentence Structure: Compose text with (DOK 3; CA 4, 2.1):
W.2.C.c. Appropriate paragraphing
W.2.E. Conventions: In written text (DOK 1; CA 1, 2.2):
W.2.E.a. Capitalize proper adjectives, appropriate words in dialogue with assistance
W.2.E.b. Use comma in compound sentences
W.2.E.c. Use apostrophe in irregular and plural possessives, quotation marks in dialogue, with assistance
W.2.E.d. Punctuate prepositional phrases and appositives correctly

W.3. Write effectively in various forms and types of writing

W.3.A. Forms/Types/Modes of Writing: Compose a variety of texts, (DOK 3; CA 4, 1.8, 2.1):
W.3.A.a. Using narrative, descriptive, expository, and/or persuasive features

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