OK.6.R. Reading/Literature: The student will apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, appreciate, and respond to a wide variety of texts.
6.R.1: Vocabulary - The student will develop and expand knowledge of words and word meanings to increase vocabulary.
6.R.1:1. Words in Context
6.R.1:1.a. Use knowledge of word parts and word relationships, as well as context clues (the meaning of the text around a word), to determine the meaning of technical and specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words in fiction and nonfiction texts.
6.R.1:1.b. Use prior experience and context to analyze and explain the figurative use of words, similes (comparisons that use like or as: The Snowplow Reared Up Like a Stallion), metaphors (implied comparisons: Peace is a Sunrise), and multiple meaning words.
6.R.3: Comprehension/Critical Literacy - The student will interact with the words and concepts in the text to construct an appropriate meaning. Read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. Describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using the knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose. At Grade 6, in addition to regular classroom reading, students read a variety of grade-level-appropriate narrative (story) and expository (informational and technical) texts, including classic and contemporary literature, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reference materials, and online information as well as expository (informational and technical) text.
6.R.3:5. Monitoring and Correction Strategies
6.R.3:5.a. Monitor own reading and modify strategies as needed when understanding breaks down (e.g., rereading a portion aloud, using reference aids, trying an alternate pronunciation, searching for clues, and asking questions).
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.3: Grammar/Usage and Mechanics - The student will demonstrate appropriate practices in writing by applying Standard English conventions to the revising and editing stages of writing.
6.W.3:1. Standard English Usage - Demonstrate correct use of Standard English in speaking and writing as appropriate to sixth grade.
6.W.3:1.f. Correctly form and use the positive, comparative, and superlative forms of adjectives.
6.W.3:1.i. Identify direct objects, indirect objects, objects of prepositions, predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives.