New Mexico Standards 6th Grade ELA Activities
Printable Sixth Grade English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides.
Letter Writing Seventh Grade English Language Arts Text Features Fourth Grade English Language Arts Literary Genres Fifth Grade English Language Arts Parts of a Book Fourth Grade English Language Arts Cause and Effect Fifth Grade English Language Arts Author's Purpose/Point of View Fifth Grade English Language Arts Author's Purpose Seventh Grade English Language Arts
NM.I: Reading and Listening for Comprehension. Students will apply strategies and skills to comprehend information that is read, heard, and viewed.
I-A: Listen to, read, react to, and interpret information
I-A:2. Relate details, main ideas, setting, action, and main character(s).
I-A:3. Explore expressive materials that are read, heard, or viewed.
I-B: Gather and use information for research and other purposes
I-B:1. Interpret and synthesize information from a variety of sources by:
I-B:1.a. reviewing the characteristics of informational works;
I-B:1.b. restating and summarizing information;
I-B:1.c. determining the importance of information;
I-B:1.d. making connections to related topics and information;
I-B:1.e. monitoring comprehension;
I-B:1.f. drawing inferences; and
I-B:2. Use multiple sources of print and non-print information in developing informational materials such as brochures, newsletters, and advertisements by:
I-B:2.a. exploring a variety of sources that provide information (e.g., books, newspapers, Internet, electronic databases, CD-ROMs); and
I-B:3. Organize information gathered for a research topic into major components based on appropriate criteria.
I-C: Apply critical thinking skills to analyze information
I-C:1. Use critical thinking skills and create criteria to evaluate text and multimedia by:
I-C:1.b. identifying and exploring the underlying assumptions of the author
I-C:2. Recognize the point of view of the author by considering alternative points of view or reasons by remaining fair-minded and open to other interpretations.
I-D: Demonstrate competence in the skills and strategies of the reading process
I-D:1. Increase fluency, comprehension, and insight through meaningful and comprehensive reading instruction by:
I-D:1.a. using effective reading strategies to match type of text;
I-D:1.c. reading selections and other materials assigned;
I-D:1.f. discussing and analyzing the effects on texts of literary devices, such as figurative language, dialogue and flashback;
I-D:1.g. interpreting text by explaining elements such as plot, theme, point of view, characterization, mood, and style;
I-D:1.i. recognizing underlying messages in order to identify recurring themes.
I-D:3. Use specific strategies to clear up confusing parts of a text (e.g., re-read the text, consult another source, ask for help).
I-D:5. Use knowledge of punctuation to assist in comprehension.
NM.II: Writing and Speaking for Expression. Students will communicate effectively through speaking and writing.
II-A: Use speaking as an interpersonal communication tool
II-A:3. Use oral clues to indicate levels of certainty (e.g., ''what if,'' ''very likely,'' ''I'm unsure of'').
II-B: Apply grammatical and language conventions to communicate
II-B:3. Identify and properly use indefinite pronouns and present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect verb tenses to convey appropriate meaning.
II-B:4. Use verbs that agree with compound subjects.
II-B:5. Punctuate using commas that link two clauses with a conjunction in compound sentences.
II-B:6. Correctly spell frequently misspelled words (e.g., there, their, they're).
II-B:9. Support opinions expressed with detailed evidence and with visual or media displays that use appropriate technologies.
NM.III: Literature and Media. Students will use literature and media to develop an understanding of people, societies, and the self.
III-A: Use language, literature, and media to understand various social and cultural perspectives
III-A:1. Describe how characters' actions reflect their cultures.
III-A:2. Respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature to develop an awareness of perspective(s).
III-A:3. Examine connections between cultures worldwide and American society as depicted through literature and media.
III-B: Identify ideas and make connections among literary works
III-B:1. Describe the author's use of various techniques (e.g., appeal of characters, logic and credibility of plots and setting, use of figurative language, emotional impact) to influence readers' perspectives.
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