English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Purpose for Writing

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Oklahoma Standards

OK.6.W. Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics - The student will express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences, discuss and keep a list of writing ideas, and use graphic organizers to plan writing - The student will write clear, coherent, and focused papers, and progress through the stages of the writing process - The student will work independently and in self-directed writing teams to edit and revise.
6.W.2: Modes and Forms of Writing - The student will write for a variety of purposes and audiences using narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and reflective modes. At Grade 6, write narrative, expository, persuasive, argumentative, reflective, and descriptive modes of at least 500 to 700 words, demonstrating a command of Standard English and the research, organization, and drafting strategies outlined in the writing process. Writing demonstrates an awareness of the audience (intended reader) and purpose for writing.
6.W.2:2. Compose expository test including descriptions, explanations, comparison and contrast, and problem and solution compositions that:
6.W.2:2.a. State the thesis (position on the topic), main idea, or purpose.
6.W.2:2.b. Explain the situation including supporting paragraphs with facts, details, and explanations.
6.W.2:2.c. Organize the composition clearly and appropriately for the purpose of the writing.
6.W.2:2.d. Include evidence and supporting details by paraphrasing from speakers, newspapers, magazines, media sources, or reference books to support arguments and conclusions.
6.W.2:3. Compose persuasive/argumentative compositions that:
6.W.2:3.a. State a clear position on a proposition or proposal.
6.W.2:3.b. Support the position with organized and relevant evidence and effective emotional appeals.
6.W.2:3.c. Predict, identify, and address reader concerns and counterarguments.
6.W.2:3.d. Create an advertisement for a product to try to convince readers to buy the product.

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