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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Washington Standards

WA.1. Writing: The student understands and uses a writing process.
1.1. Prewrites to generate ideas and plan writing.
1.1.1. Applies more than one strategy for generating ideas and planning writing.
1.1.1.b. Maintains a journal or an electronic log to collect and explore ideas; records observations, dialogue, and/or description for later use as a basis for informational or literary writing.
WA.2. Writing: The student writes in a variety of forms for different audiences and purposes.
2.2. Writes for different purposes.
2.2.1. Demonstrates understanding of different purposes for writing.
2.2.1.a. Writes to pursue a personal interest, to explain, or to persuade.
2.2.1.d. Writes for more than one purpose using the same form (e.g., uses a poem to persuade, to tell a story, or to entertain).
2.2.1.e. Includes more than one mode within a piece to address purpose (e.g., descriptive details or a narrative anecdote used as an example within an explanation).
2.3. Writes in a variety of forms/genres.
2.3.1. Uses a variety of forms/genres.
2.3.1.c. Produces a variety of new forms/genres. Examples: persuasive essays; narrative essays; biographies; literary analyses (e.g., explains about character or main idea); research reports; business letters ; lab reports; quatrains
WA.3. Writing: The student writes clearly and effectively.
3.1. Develops ideas and organizes writing.
3.1.2. Uses an effective organizational structure.
3.1.2.f. Organizes clearly: explanations (e.g., cause and effect, point-by-point comparisons); persuasion (e.g., least to most important arguments); narratives (e.g., flashback); poetry (e.g., stanzas/chorus)
3.2. Uses appropriate style.
3.2.1. Applies understanding that different audiences and purposes affect writer's voice.
3.2.1.b. Writes in appropriate and consistent voice in narrative, informational, and persuasive writing (e.g., informal vs. formal voice).
3.2.1.d. Supports a position in persuasive text from first-person or third-person point of view (e.g., I think vanilla ice cream is the best; According to an expert, vanilla ice cream is the best.).
3.2.2. Analyzes and selects language appropriate for specific audiences and purposes.
3.2.2.b. Selects and uses persuasive techniques (e.g., testimonials, bandwagon).
3.2.2.e. Searches for alternatives to commonly used words, particularly in persuasive writing and poetry.

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