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6th Grade - Literature Standards

6th Grade English Language Arts - Literature Standards

To work on sixth grade literature standards, click on the numbers below to visit pages of internet resources for each of the learning standards.

Checks for Understanding are at the top of this page. Scroll down to find internet resources related to the State Performance Indicators (SPIs).

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)

0601.8.1 Comprehension - Use previously learned strategies to comprehend informational texts (e.g., formulating questions before, during, and after reading; visualize, predict, identify the writer's purpose).
0601.8.2 Plot Sequence - Sequence and identify the plot's main events, their causes, and the influence of each event on future actions in texts.
0601.8.3 Plot Development - Identify plot development techniques (e.g., foreshadowing and flashbacks) and explain their function in the text.
0601.8.4 Identify Characters - Identify and describe characters' (major/minor, antagonists and protagonists) features and relationships in literary texts.
0601.8.5 Moral Dilemma - Explore the concept of moral dilemma (as revealed by characters' motivation and behavior).
0601.8.6 Conflict - Differentiate between internal and external conflict.
0601.8.7 Types of Conflict - Identify the kind(s) of conflict (e.g., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology) present in literary plots.
0601.8.8 Plot Elements - Identify the plot element of exposition (i.e., introduction of characters, setting, and conflict) in literary texts.
0601.8.9 Setting - Identify and analyze the setting (location and time) and its impact on plot, character, and theme in literary texts.
0601.8.10 Character - Explore how the author reveals character (e.g., what the author tells us, what the characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks).
0601.8.11 Identify Point of View - Identify the narration and point of view (e.g., first person, third person) in literary texts.
0601.8.12 Form Affects Meaning - Consider how forms and conventions within genres affect meaning (e.g., poetry, drama, essay).
0601.8.13 Sound Patterns - Identify sound patterns (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme) figurative language (e.g., metaphor, simile), and other conventions of verse (e.g., limerick, lyric, narrative, haiku) in poetry.
0601.8.14 Structural Elements - Explain the purpose and use of structural elements particular to dramatic literature (e.g., scenes, acts, cast of characters, stage directions) in plays that are read or viewed.
0601.8.15 Theme - Identify and explain the stated or implied theme of a literary text.
0601.8.16 Similar Themes - Identify and explain the development of similar themes across two or more literary texts.
0601.8.17 Historical Period - Identify the historical period in which a literary text was written and explain the text in light of this understanding.
0601.8.18 Figurative Words and Phrases- Determine the appropriate meaning of figurative words and phrases (e.g., idioms, metaphors, similes) in passages.

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0601.8.1 Literary Genres - Distinguish among various literary genres (e.g., fiction, literary drama, nonfiction, poetry).
SPI 0601.8.2 Setting and Conflict - Identify the setting and conflict of a passage.
SPI 0601.8.3 Main Ideas of Plot - Determine the main ideas of plots, their causes, how they influence future actions, and how they are resolved.
SPI 0601.8.4 Point of View - Distinguish between first and third person points of view.
SPI 0601.8.5 Kinds of Conflict - Identify the kind(s) of conflict present in a literary plot (i.e., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology).
SPI 0601.8.6 Identify Theme - Identify the stated or implied theme of a literary text.
SPI 0601.8.7 Figurative Language - Analyze figurative language (i.e., hyperbole, similes, metaphors, personification,) within context.
SPI 0601.8.8 Sound Devices - Identify examples of sound devices (i.e., accent, alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, and repetition).
SPI 0601.8.9 Rhyme and Rhythm - Identify patterns of rhyme and rhythm
SPI 0601.8.10 Author's Purpose - Determine the author's purpose for writing.
Review Help Resources to help review Sixth Grade English Language Arts standards



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