Colorado Academic Standards (CAS)
CO.6.2. Reading for All Purposes
6.2.3. Word meanings are determined by how they are designed and how they are used in context. Students can:
6.2.3.c. 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. (CCSS: L.6.6)
CO.6.3. Writing and Composition
6.3.1. Writing literary genres for intended audiences and purposes requires ideas, organization, and voice. Students can:
6.3.1.b. Employ a range of planning strategies to generate descriptive and sensory details (webbing, free writing, graphic organizers).
6.3.1.d. Organize literary and narrative texts using conventional organizational patterns of the chosen genre.
6.3.2. Writing informational and persuasive genres for intended audiences and purposes require ideas, organization, and voice develop. Students can:
6.3.2.a. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. (CCSS: W.6.1)
6.3.2.a.iii. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons. (CCSS: W.6.1c)
6.3.2.d. Organize information into a coherent essay or report with a thesis statement in the introduction and transition sentences to link paragraphs.
6.3.2.e. Write to pursue a personal interest, to explain, or to persuade.
6.3.2.f. Write to analyze informational texts (explains the steps in a scientific investigation).
6.3.3. Specific editing for grammar, usage, mechanics, and clarity gives writing its precision and legitimacy. Students can:
6.3.3.d. 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 grade level expectations 1 and 2 above.) (CCSS: W.6.4)