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6th Grade - Communication Standards

6th Grade English Language Arts - Communication Standards

To work on sixth grade communication 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)

0601.2.1 Follow Directions - Follow multi-step spoken instructions to perform single tasks, to answer questions, and to solve problems.
0601.2.2 Thesis - Identify the thesis of a speech in which the main idea may be explicitly or implicitly stated, concepts may be more abstract, and extended metaphors may be used, and determine the essential elements that elaborate it.
0601.2.3 Summarizing and Paraphrasing - Differentiate between summarizing and paraphrasing.
0601.2.4 Summarize Oral Information - Summarize information presented orally by others in which the main ideas may be explicitly or implicitly stated, including the purposes, major ideas, and supporting details or evidence.
0601.2.5 Paraphrase - Begin to paraphrase accurately ideas and information presented orally by others.
0601.2.6 Summary - Construct a summary of a speech.
0601.2.7 Critique - Construct a critique of a speech.
0601.2.8 Identify Structure - Identify the organizational structure of a speech (e.g., sequential, chronological, problem-solution, comparison-contrast, cause-effect).
0601.2.9 Listen Actively - Listen actively in group discussions by asking clarifying and elaborating questions and by managing internal (e.g., emotional state, prejudices) and external (e.g., physical setting, difficulty hearing, recovering from distractions) barriers to aid comprehension.
0601.2.10 Support Thesis - Include relevant facts, reasons, details, and examples to support a relatively complicated thesis.
0601.2.11 Oral Presentation - Organize oral presentations marinating a relatively simple three-part structure, previewing the content of presentation in introduction, offering ideas with supporting details, and providing a brief summary or conclusion.
0601.2.12 Organize Appropriately - Use an organizational structure appropriate for the topic and purpose (e.g., sequential, chronological, problem-solution, comparison-contrast, cause-effect).
0601.2.13 Arrange Ideas - Logically arrange ideas and group related ideas in ways that enhance the topic.
0601.2.14 Transition Strategies - Connect ideas using a variety of transition strategies that signal addition of information and relationships between ideas (e.g., use listing words such as first, in addition, but, and however).
0601.2.15 Conclusion - Provide an effective conclusion that reinforces the focus of the presentation.
0601.2.16 Presentation Skills - Employ presentation skills such as good eye contact, clear enunciation, effective speaking rate and volume, and natural gestures.
0601.2.17 Teamwork - Participate productively in self-directed work teams for a particular purpose (e.g., to interpret literature, solve a problem, make a decision).

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0601.2.1 Identify Purpose - Identify the purpose of a speech (i.e., to inform, to describe, to persuade).
SPI 0601.2.2 Identify Audience - Identify the targeted audience of a speech.
SPI 0601.2.3 Identify Thesis - Identify the thesis and main points of a speech.
SPI 0601.2.4 Teamwork Behavior - Select the most appropriate behaviors for participating productively in a team (e.g., contribute appropriate and useful information and ideas, understand the purpose for working as a team, understand the responsibilities of various roles within the team).
SPI 0601.2.5 Team Roles - Identify the functions and responsibilities of individual roles within an organized group (i.e., reporter, recorder, information gatherer, leader, timekeeper).
SPI 0601.2.6 Engage an Audience - Determine the most effective methods for engaging an audience during an oral presentation (e.g., making eye contact, adjusting speaking rate).
SPI 0601.2.7 Organize Ideas - Organize ideas in the most effective order for an oral presentation.
SPI 0601.2.8 Summarize - Select the best summary of a speech.
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