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Sixth Grade Language Arts Standards (Prior)

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6th Grade Comprehension Skills
Prior Standards Implementation



The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.



Please go to Current 6th Grade Language Arts Standards for current resources.



Comprehension

Read a passage and answer questions to show comprehension.
  1. Cows context clue - Build corrals for cows by reading and answering questions. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Reading Comprehension stories - Interactive quizzes online for 6 stories - also quizzes on sequencing summarization of each story This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Sixth Grade Reading - Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. What are They Selling - critically evaluate six advertisements This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Determine whether a given statement within a passage is fact or fiction.
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Desert Tortoises - Students work in teams to decide if information is fact or fiction. This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Long Walk to Freedom- fact, fiction and opinion - lesson plan including worksheets.
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? - learn how to separate fact from fiction about red wolves
Indicate sequence of events in print and non-print texts.
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  1. Sequencing Worksheets - [ scroll past their membership information ] These are not interactive but can be printed or read online and answered on paper. This link includes something for the teacher to print
Predict future events of a passage.
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  1. Guess What Comes Next - read a passage and predict what would happen next This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. The World's Greatest Contralto by Babette Albin - As you read the story, write your questions and ideas about it on another sheet of paper. Then complete the next page. This link includes something for the teacher to print
Select appropriate synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
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  1. Antonyms - When you see the word that is a antonym of the given word, click on the button at the bottom right of the screen. Be quick! The choices for each antonym will only cycle through twice. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Say it Another Way - Fill in the blank with a synonym for the missing word. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Synonymical: The Synonym Game - click to select the letters (one at a time) that spell the proper synonym. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Synonym.com - type a word in the box and find a synonym, or antonym, of the word This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Synonym & Antonym Word Encounters - Level 1 words | Level 2 words | Level 3 words
  6. The Thesaurus - a reference book that lists words and their synonyms - drag the words to the right thesaurus entry This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Use context clues, dictionaries, thesauruses, electronic sources, and glossaries as aids in determining the meanings of unfamiliar words within context.
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  1. Acronym Finder
  2. FreeDictionary - Has word of the day, quote of the day, article of the day, word game of the day and more.
  3. Rogetís II: The New Thesaurus - "features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyperlinked category index."
  4. Rhyming Dictionary - You can use it to help write poetry, song lyrics, greeting cards, witticisms, and more.
  5. Specialized On-Line Dictionaries in one of 60 areas, from Advertising to Travel.
  6. Travlang's Translating Dictionaries featuring 18 languages.
  7. Word Central - from Merriam Webster - a customizable dictionary and a daily buzz word
  8. WWWebster's Online Dictionary look up a word or a phrase
  9. YourDictionary.com - This site says that it is the web's most authoritative and comprehensive language portal
Select questions to clarify thinking.
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  1. Asking Questions - the types of questions depend on the answer to that first important question: Why am I reading this? Once you establish a purpose for yourself, you can then ask which questions will help you achieve that goal. This page asks students to rank a set of questions on a scale of one to five.
  2. Questioning Toolkit - seventeen types of questions from the educational journal, FNO
Recognize and use grade appropriate and/or content specific vocabulary within context.
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  1. Match the Definition Exercises : - Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 (These activities are not interactive, but the answers are at the bottom of this page) This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Word Meaning Jigsaw Game One - match words with their meanings Game Two | Game Three | Game Four | Game Five | Game Six This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Locate and verify information to support predictions, ideas, opinions, and conclusions.
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Identify stated or implied cause and effect relationships.
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  1. Cause and Effect Sheet - Read passage online and answer questions on paper This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Cause-and-Effect Writing Challenges Students - The cause-and-effect relationship is both a way of thinking and a format for writing. Teachers who emphasize cause-and-effect writing say that they are helping students learn to think critically as well as write cogently. Read what three experienced teachers have to say about this teaching approach, which can be used with students of all ages. This is an article from Education World magazine .
  3. Making The Relationship Explicit Between Your Ideas - from UniLearning - Academic Writing
Draw inferences from selected texts.
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  1. Drawing Conclusions - Read the story and choose the correct word to complete the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Drawing Inferences - how to be a critical reader
  3. How are They Selling It? - read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - descriptions of the various ways to aid you in reaching a conclusion
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Teaching Students to Make Inferences
  6. What are They Selling - critically evaluate six advertisements This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Analyze the use of similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole within context.
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons A Fun Way to Teach Similes - a lesson idea from Bruce Lansky A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Bud, Not Buddy - quizzes on similes & metaphors Matching | Flashcards | Concentration This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Chasing Metaphors - students explore the figurative language of metaphors by turning a series of objects, concepts, events, or characters into metaphors, first in written form and then by creating a video with images, text, and sound [Quick Time required] A video is available through this link
  4. Do you know your metaphors ? - drag words to make a metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Do you know your similes ? - drag the nouns to complete a Simile (Refresh the page to get a new set.)
  6. Figurative Language - terms, definitions, and an example
  7. Figurative Language Quiz - alliteration, similes and metaphors, personification, connotation and imagery This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Metaphor Lists - a selection of metaphors by category, complete with sample usage and interpretation 7
  10. Metaphor Battleship Quiz - Quia quiz using the Battleship game format This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Metaphor Quiz - a five-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Metaphor Quiz - a ten-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Metaphor Quiz to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. Simile lesson with a printable quiz This link includes something for the teacher to print
  15. Simile Quiz to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  16. Similes and Metaphors - Identify the comparison in each sentence as a simile or a metaphor [ignore the email address blank]. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Select sources from which to gather information on a given topic and determine their reliability.
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Distinguish among various literary genres (poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction).
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  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standard An Overview of Poetry - a comprehensive show on the topic of rhythm and rhyme
  2. Bio-cube - summarize person's life after reading biography or autobiography.
  3. Blurbs - guess the genre An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Genres - Thinkquest "types or categories into which literary works are grouped according to form or technique"
Determine the main ideas of a plot, their causes, how they influence future actions, and how they are resolved.
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  1. Main Idea - building blocks of comprehension - exercises to print follow This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Main Idea - The main idea of a paragraph is what all the sentences are about. Read the paragraph and ask, "Whatís your point?" This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Name That Literary Element - video game format used to reinforce a variety of literary elements This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data 7
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Reading Comprehension - free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents - includes original stories, poems, essays, and articles This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. What's the Big Idea - solve a riddle by answering questions about the main idea This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. What's the Big Idea? Exercise 1 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. What's the Big Idea? Exercise 2 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. What's the Big Idea? Exercise 3 - a bit harder than 1 & 2 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." Then add another example that could be included in that group. Be as specific as you can. - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
Evaluate text for fact and opinion.
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  1. A mix of factual information and the opinions of the author . Often the opinions are disguised as fact, to make the author's argument seem more believable. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion - click on a button to indicate if the statements are fact, opinion, or a blend of both This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Fact and Opinion Self-Test - click on the appropriate choice after each statement This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Fact, Habit, Opinion or Schedule ? - an English-Zone quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Fact or Opinion Quiz - Decide which of these statements are fact or opinion from the drop-down list, then click on the "Finished" button to obtain your score out of ten. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Fact or Opinion ? (quiz 1) - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Fact or Opinion ? (quiz 2) - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Fact or Opinion ? - When a sentence is a fact, click the circle next to fact. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Martin Luther King Jr.: Fact or Opinion ? (a worksheet to print, not interactive) This link includes something for the teacher to print
Recognize the first person point of view.
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  1. Point of View Quiz - Read each group of sentences. Decide if it is written in first person or third person point of view. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Select an appropriate summary statement and determine whether the theme is stated or implied.
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Specify a logical word choice to complete an analogy using synonyms, antonyms, categories, subcategories, whole/part, and functions.
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  1. Analogy Challenge - Try to complete the analogies in a race against time. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Analogy Lesson from Diana Dell
  3. A PowerPoint show related to this standard A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Analogy PowerPoint Show template - you make modifications to use with your students
  4. Analogy Quiz which requires students to type the word to complete the analogy This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Analogy quiz 1 - Quia quiz posted by Diana Dell This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Analogy quiz 2 - Quia quiz posted by Diana Dell This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Awesome Analogies - in the format of a Jeopardy game for one or two players - posted at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Discovery School Analogy Quizzes
    1. AnalogyQuiz8 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    2. AnalogyQuiz9 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    3. AnalogyQuiz10 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Fact Monster Analogy of the Day This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Field Trip - unscrambling the synonyms This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Puzz.com has a quiz with 152 analogies - pick one or two a day and practice this valuable skill
  12. Synonym.com - type as word in the box and find a synonym, or antonym, of the word. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Synonym Challenge - Try to identify the correct synonyms in a race against time. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Determine the authorís purpose for writing a selection (e.g., to inform, to persuade, to entertain, or to share emotions).
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  1. Author's Purpose - read an online story and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Author's Purpose - read an online story and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
Recognize common propaganda techniques (i.e., bandwagon, loaded words, and testimonials).
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  1. Loaded Words - Propaganda - persuasive techniques
  2. Propaganda - Thinkquest entry.
  3. Propaganda - testimonials.
  4. Propaganda and debate techniques - examples and discussions of various techniques.

Review Help

Released tests
  1. FCAT Sample Reading Test - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. FCAT Sample Answer Book - [ 2008 ] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Texas end-of-year reading test from 2003 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Texas end-of-year reading test from 2004 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
FCAT Sample Test Book
  1. The FCAT Sample Test Books are designed to help students become familiar with FCAT (Florida) by providing helpful hints and offering practice answering questions in different formats. Half of this document is math and half is reading. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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