Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.L. LANGUAGE STANDARDS
6.L.VAU. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.VAU.6. Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the post-secondary and workforce level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
6.L.VAU.6. Acquire and accurately use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; develop vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
TN.W. WRITING STANDARDS
6.W.TTP. Text Types and Protocol
W.TTP.1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
6.W.TTP.1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
6.W.TTP.1.a. Introduce claim(s).
6.W.TTP.1.b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, sufficient evidence; acknowledge alternate or opposing claim(s).
6.W.TTP.1.c. Organize the reasons and evidence clearly and clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
6.W.TTP.1.f. Use precise language and content-specific vocabulary.
W.TTP.3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
6.W.TTP.3. Write narratives (fiction and nonfiction) to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
6.W.TTP.3.d. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description when appropriate, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
6.W.TTP.3.g. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
6.W.PDW. Production and Distribution of Writing
W.PDW.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
6.W.PDW.4. 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 standards 1-3 above.)
6.W.RW. Range of Writing
W.RW.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
6.W.RW.10. Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.