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Sixth Grade Language Arts Standards (Prior)

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6th Grade Elements of Language 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The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.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.



Elements of Language

Identify the correct use of the following:
... nouns (common/proper, singular/plural, possessives)
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  1. Fish Tanks - Fill a tank with tropical fish using prefixes, roots, and suffixes. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Grammar Blast - several quizzes practicing 6th Grade skills [ 7th and 8th also available ] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Irregular Plurals - match the related words, singular to plural [ concentration style game ] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Irregular Plurals - drag and match related words, oes, os This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Irregular Noun Plurals - introductory lesson followed by two quizzes This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Noun Explorer - select the correct spelling, or correct abbreviation This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Parts of Speech - noun, verb, preposition, etc - Interactive quizzes This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Parts of Speech Quiz - select correct part of speech This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Plural and Possessive Nouns - By clicking on a bubble, identify whether the highlighted word is a plural or possessive noun and then click on the "Submit Answer" button. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Plural Nouns - add s or es This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Power Proofreading - Choose 6th grade then select; Jamie Rogers: Kid Detective, Memo to the Staff, Cooking with Tess and Les , or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 [ this site only works with Internet Explorer ]
... verbs (action/linking, regular/irregular, agreement)
6.3.4
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  1. Grammar Blast - several quizzes practicing 6th Grade skills [ 7th and 8th also available ] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Parts of Speech Quiz - select correct part of speech This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Power Proofreading - Choose 6th grade then select; E-Mail to Ms. Jackson, Chuckles the Clown, The Mouse Power Awards, Just Plain Dirt, Morning Talk Show , or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 [ this site only works with Internet Explorer ]
  5. Practicing past, present & future tenses - Tense Activity 1 | Tense Activity 2 | Tense Activity 3 [ this site only works with Internet Explorer ]
... pronouns (agreement, subject, object)
6.3.4
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  1. Grammar Blast - several quizzes practicing 6th Grade skills [ 7th and 8th also available ] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Parts of Speech Quiz - select correct part of speech This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Power Proofreading - Choose 6th grade then select; Detective Drama, Music Matters, Wanda the Wonder Dog, Quick Thinking, Memo to Creative Team , or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 [ this site only works with Internet Explorer ]
... adjectives (common/proper, comparative forms)
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  1. Adjective or Adverb Exercise 1 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Adjective or Adverb Exercise 2 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Grammar Blast - several quizzes practicing 6th Grade skills [ 7th and 8th also available ] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Parts of Speech Quiz - select correct part of speech This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Power Proofreading - Choose 6th grade then select; Travel Ad, Middle School Lunch Table , or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 [ this site only works with Internet Explorer ]
... adverbs (comparative forms)
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  1. Adjective or Adverb Exercise 1 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Adjective or Adverb Exercise 2 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Grammar Blast - several quizzes practicing 6th Grade skills [ 7th and 8th also available ] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Parts of Speech Quiz - select correct part of speech This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Power Proofreading - Choose 6th grade then select; Sports Mania Broadcast , or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 [ this site only works with Internet Explorer ]
Choose the most appropriate interjection.
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  1. Interjection Activity - worksheet to print This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Interjection - interjection song introduction to interjections.
  3. Interjection Practice - worksheet to print This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Conjunctions & Interjections - Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

Identify the correct use of prepositions and prepositional phrases within context.
6.3.11
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  1. Prepositions at the Crossword I - Type the correct letter in each box. Use the tab key to move from box to box or use your mouse-button to place the letter in each box. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Prepositions at the Crossword II - Type the correct letter in each box. Use the tab key to move from box to box or use your mouse-button to place the letter in each box. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Prepositions at the Crossword III - Type the correct letter in each box. Use the tab key to move from box to box or use your mouse-button to place the letter in each box. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Quiz on Prepositions - For each question, choose the single best answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Recognizing the Function of Phrases - When you click on "Start this test," you will be presented with a sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Recognizing Prepositions - The following paragraph is taken from Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." Click on the prepositions in the order in which they appear and they will appear in the text-area below the paragraph. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Verb and Preposition Combinations I - a quiz from the English-Zone This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Verb and Preposition Combinations II - a quiz from the English-Zone This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Verb and Preposition Combinations III - a quiz from the English-Zone This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify the correct use of conjunctions (i.e., coordinating and subordinating) within context.
6.3.12
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  1. Conjunctions - click on the buttons to find the correct answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Conjunctions Quiz I - click the answer buttons to see the answers This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Conjunctions Quiz II - combine the sentences using the conjunction given in parentheses This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Conjunction-itis Popup - Find the correct conjunction form to combine two short sentences together into one! ( a Quia quiz ) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

Recognize usage errors occurring within context

... double negatives
6.3.1
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  1. Double Negatives - a quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
... troublesome words: to, too, two; their, there, they're; lie, lay; sit, set
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  1. Confusing Verbs - Lay / Lie - read the sentence, choose the answer, and get your score instantly This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Its/It's and There/Their/They're - Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. The word you choose should fit the blank in the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. The Notorious Confusables - Quiz 1 | Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 | Quiz 4 | Quiz 5 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Problem verbs review - sit/set/lie/lay/rise/raise - Practice with these games to get a clear meaning of each of these troublesome verbs. [ a matching game ] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Sit or Set Quiz - Complete the sentences using the proper form of "sit" or "set." This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. To / Two / Too - the difference between the homophones to, two, and too - five questions per screen This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. To / Two / Too - the difference between the homophones to, two, and too - one question per screen This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. To, too and two - After clicking "Score and Show Answer(s)", click the "Try another set" button at the bottom to get a new set of questions. [ Note : the review feature is only available to registered members ] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Too, two, and too - a story to help students work on too, two, and too (print this and make corrections) This link includes something for the teacher to print
  10. To Lie / To Lay and To Sit / To Set - Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. The word you choose should fit the blank in the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify the correct spelling of plurals and possessives.
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  1. Power Proofreading - Choose 6th grade then select; Cooking with Tess and Les, Wanda the Wonder Dog , or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Identify sentences with correct subject-verb agreement (person/number) within context.
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  1. ESL Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 1 - In the quiz questions , choose the correct verb so that subject and verb agree. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. ESL Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 2 - Do this quiz after mastering the quiz questions and their rules in the first This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Let's see whether you understand subject-verb agreement . - Read each sentence, enter your response in the space provided, and then press "Submit" to check your answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Making Subjects and Verbs Agree: Exercises - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement - Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. The word you choose should fit the blank in the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement (2) - After each sentence select the verb form that will best fit in the blank. The explanation will describe the process of arriving at the correct choice for that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement (3) - Select the appropriate verbs from the drop-down menus to complete each sentence correctly. There are thirty-three "opportunities for error" in these paragraphs. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Subject-Verb Agreement Quiz - Select the correct verb form to agree with the subject. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Subject-Verb Agreement: The Sore Thumb of Grammar
  10. Subject/Verb Agreement - click the answer button to see the answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify the correct use of commas (i.e., compound sentences, coordinating conjunctions, introductory words, appositives, and interrupters) within context.
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  1. Comma Practice - select sentence with correctly used commas This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Interactive exercises on using commas - Exercise 1 - Exercise 2 - Exercise 3 - Exercise 4 - Exercise 5 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Quiz on Comma Usage - Click on "The paragraph, please!" and a paragraph will appear in the top text-area. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Using Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence will appear in the top text-area. Insert the necessary comma or commas (being careful not to insert commas where they aren't necessary). This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Using Commas with Introductory Phrases - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence will appear in the top text-area. Insert any necessary comma or commas (being careful not to insert commas where they aren't necessary). This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Welcome to Commas: Fill in the Blanks ! - in each blank space in the paragraphs below, provide a comma where it is appropriate or write a small-case "x" (without the quotation marks) where a comma is not necessary. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Worksheet -Joining Sentences - rewrite the sentences using various sentence structure. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
Choose the correct use of quotation marks and commas (in direct quotations, with explanatory material within the quote, and proper use with end mark).
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  1. Power Proofreading - Choose 6th grade then select; Interesting Jobs, School Forum , or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Quiz on Using Quotation Marks - from the Guide to Grammar and Writing, sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, Hartford, CT This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Quotation Marks and Colons - quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Quotation Marks : Exercise to be printed and completed by students at their desk | answer to the exercise This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Quotation Marks - Place commas and periods inside, not outside, quotation marks. Place all other punctuation outside quotation marks unless it was contained in the original source. [ Note: the exercises don't work ]
  6. The Gallery Of "Misused" Quotation Marks
  7. Quotation Marks - a lesson on the proper use of quotation marks, followed by a list of punctuation quizzes
  8. Single Quotation Marks - Use single quotation marks for a quotation or title using quotation marks inside another quotation or title which uses quotation marks.
  9. Worksheet - fifteen sentences to edit [quotation marks] This link includes something for the teacher to print
  10. Worksheet from Georgia Southern University - three passages to edit [quotation marks] This link includes something for the teacher to print
Identify correctly and incorrectly spelled words in context.
6.3.7
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  1. Online Spelling Quizzes - numerous quizzes in TCAP format This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Spell Check - TCAP format - select word that is spelled incorrectly This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Spelling Practice Grade Six - instruction and practice in improving spelling
  4. Stop the Machine - click and drag letters to form a correctly spelled word (for different words and spelling activities, check here ) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify within context a variety of appropriate sentence combining techniques (i.e., comma + coordinating conjunction, use of semi-colon, introductory phrases and/or clauses).
6.3.8
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  1. Combining Sentences - Quiz One | Quiz Two | Quiz Three This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Phrases and Clauses - lesson followed by a quiz [ this quiz will read itself to your students ] This resource includes voice instructions for students This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Revising Sentence Fragments - rewrite sentence to make a complete sentence This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Sentence Sort - choose correct sentence structure to move piece along board This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Sentence Speedway - identify sentence parts as phrase, dependent clause or independent clause This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Sentence Structure Review - This page has several exercises in reviewing: Incomplete sentences, Run-on sentences; Correctly written sentences that should be combined; Correctly written sentences that do not need to be rewritten.
  7. Verb Phrases - identify the complete verb phrase in each sentence This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify the correct use of colons (i.e., in business letters, preceding a list of items) within context.
6.3.10
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  1. Colon Exercise - list of items.
  2. Colon Exercise - "Use a colon to improve the sentence's style by making it more forceful." This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Select the most appropriate method to correct a run-on sentence (i.e., conjunctions, semicolons, and periods to join or separate elements) within context.
6.3.13
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  1. Avoiding Comma Splices - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence containing a comma splice will appear in the top text-area. Repair the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Avoiding Comma Splices II - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence containing a comma splice will appear in the top text-area. Repair the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Fragments and Run-On's - After each sentence, select the option which best describes that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Repairing Run-On Sentences - After each run-on sentence below select the remedy that would best repair that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Avoiding Run-on Sentences - Select the group of words that corrects the run-on; Practice Two ;
  6. Run on's and Comma Splices - Look at the passage and decide whether the sentence is correct or whether it is a run-on. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

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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