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Pennsylvania Standards for Sixth Grade English Language Arts

PA.1. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

1.1. Reading Independently: Students apply a wide range of strategies.

1.1.6.A. Apply appropriate strategies to describe author's purpose, using grade level text.
1.1.6.B. Use word analysis skills (e.g., syllabication, root words, affixes), the glossary/thesaurus, and context clues to decode and understand new words in content areas during reading.
1.1.6.C. Use meaning and knowledge of words (e.g., root words, literal meanings, idioms, common foreign words) across content areas to expand reading vocabulary.
1.1.6.D. Demonstrate comprehension / understanding before reading, during reading, and after reading on grade level texts through strategies such as summarizing, note taking, extending ideas from text, comparing and contrasting texts, determining fact from opinion, and supporting assertions about text with evidence from text.

1.2. Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text.

1.2.6.A. Evaluate text organization and content to determine the author's purpose, point of view, and effectiveness.
1.2.6.B. Differentiate fact from opinion utilizing resources that go beyond traditional texts (e.g., newspapers, periodicals, and electronic media).
1.2.6.D. Draw inferences and conclusions based on a variety of information sources, citing evidence from texts to support generalizations.
1.2.6.E. Read, understand, and respond to essential content of text and documents in all academic areas.

1.3. Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature - Fiction and Non-Fiction: Students read and respond to works of literature.

1.3.6.A. Read, understand, and respond to works from various genres of literature
1.3.6.B. Identify and analyze the characteristics of poetry, drama, and fiction and explain the appropriateness of literary forms chosen by an author for a specific purpose
1.3.6.C. Compare the literary elements within and among texts used by an author, including characterization, setting, plot, theme, and point of view.
1.3.6.D. Interpret the effect of various literary devices (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration, symbolism, metaphor, and imagery).

1.4. Types of Writing: Students write for different purposes and audiences.

1.4.6.C. Write persuasive pieces.
1.4.6.C.1. Include a clearly stated position or opinion.
1.4.6.C.2. Include and develop supporting points using meaningful, convincing evidence, properly cited.

1.5. Quality of Writing: Students write clear and focused text to convey a well-defined perspective and appropriate content.

1.5.6.B. Develop content appropriate for the topic.
1.5.6.B.1. Gather, organize, and determine validity and reliability of information.
1.5.6.B.2. Write paragraphs that have details and information specific to the topic and relevant to the focus.
1.5.6.C. Write with controlled organization.
1.5.6.C.1. Use appropriate transitions within sentences and between paragraphs.
1.5.6.C.2. Establish purpose in the introduction.
1.5.6.C.3. Include an introduction, body, and conclusion.
1.5.6.D. Write with an understanding of style, using a variety of sentence structures and descriptive word choices (e.g., adjectives, nouns, adverbs, verbs) that create voice.
1.5.6.D.1. Include features that convey tone and voice (e.g. vivid verbs, specific nouns and modifiers).
1.5.6.F. Use grade appropriate conventions of language when writing and editing.
1.5.6.F.1. Spell common, frequently used words correctly.
1.5.6.F.2. Use capital letters correctly
1.5.6.F.3. Punctuate correctly.
1.5.6.F.4. Use correct grammar and sentence formation.

1.6. Speaking and Listening: Students present appropriately in formal speaking situations, listen critically, and respond intelligently as individuals or in group discussions.

1.6.6.B. Demonstrate awareness of audience using appropriate volume and clarity in formal speaking presentations.

1.7. Characteristics and Functions of the English Language: Students recognize formal and informal language and its use in speech, writing, and literature.

1.7.6.A. Identify and interpret differences in formal and informal language used in speech, writing, and literature.

1.8. Research: Students gather information from a variety of sources, analyzing and evaluating the quality of information they obtain to answer research questions.

1.8.6.C. Produce an organized product that presents and connects findings to support purpose, draws reasonable conclusions, and gives proper credit to sources.

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