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6th Grade - Research Standards

6th Grade English Language Arts - Research Standards

To work on sixth grade research 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)

0601.4.1 Narrow Topic - Narrow a topic so that the research process is manageable and the controlling idea is focused.
0601.4.2 Take Notes - Take and organize notes on what is known and what needs to be researched about the topic.
0601.4.3 Relevant Information - Focus on relevant information and/or theories.
0601.4.4 Primary or Secondary Sources - Distinguish between primary and secondary sources, defining the characteristics of each and evaluating each for their benefits and limitations.
0601.4.5 Reliability of Source - Choose among sources provided and those found independently based on the usefulness, credibility, and reliability of the sources.
0601.4.6 Choosing Best Source - Identify reasons for choosing one source over another, including those found on Web sites.
0601.4.7 Source Material - Identify the characteristics and limitations of source material.
0601.4.8 Support Topic - Provide relevant research information to develop and support a complicated topic.
0601.4.9 Interpret Data - Analyze and interpret data in multiple forms (e.g., a bar or circle graph) on a familiar topic
0601.4.10 Collect Evidence - Collect evidence in various ways (e.g., gathering relevant reasons, examples, and facts; defining key terms and ideas; identifying relationships such as cause-effect).
0601.4.11 Introductory Paragraph - Craft an introductory paragraph in which a thesis statement(s) clearly presents the topic of the documented essay.
0601.4.12 Supporting Facts - Present a body of well-developed and specific facts and information pertinent to the topic, developed as a series of paragraphs which support the topic.
0601.4.13 Transition - Connect ideas using a variety of transition strategies.
0601.4.14 Organizing Structure - Create an effective organizing structure based on research information (e.g., description, problem-solution, question-answer, comparison-contrast, cause-effect).
0601.4.15 Conclusion - Craft a conclusion in which closure is provided, such as by restating the topic and summarizing findings.
0601.4.16 Cite Sources - Acknowledge source material using a predetermined standard format (e.g., APA, MLA).
0601.4.17 Quoting, Paraphrasing, or Summarizing - Understand the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
0601.4.18 Quote Sources - Quote, paraphrase, or summarize text, ideas, or other information taken from print or electronic sources.
0601.4.19 Standard Format - Following a standard format and appropriate technology, embed text graphics, including a title, contents page, numbered pages, and a bibliography.
0601.4.20 Graphics - Include graphics and illustrative material effectively to support research ideas in the text.

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0601.4.1 Focused Topic - Select the most focused research topic.
SPI 0601.4.2 Reliability of Sources - Rank research resources according to reliability.
SPI 0601.4.3 Appropriate Source - Determine the most appropriate research source for a given research topic.
SPI 0601.4.4 Primary and Secondary Sources - Distinguish between primary (i.e., letters, interviews, diaries, newspapers) and secondary (i.e., reference books, periodicals, Internet, biographies) sources.
SPI 0601.4.5 Irrelevant Material - Discern irrelevant research material from written text.
Review Help Resources to help review Sixth Grade English Language Arts standards



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