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Sixth Grade Language Arts Standards (Prior)

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The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.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



Writing

Complete a graphic organizer (i.e., clustering, listing, mapping, and webbing) with information from notes for a writing selection.
6.2.1
WP
  1. Bibliographic Blunders ( 6-8 ) students use note cards to collect information This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Concept Maps Explained - Concept maps and story webs are visual ways to structure ideas. (sample included
  3. Five main types of organizers - links showing examples of many types
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Graphic Organizers from Education Place An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Instructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer Internet4Classrooms
  8. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Select an appropriate title that reflects the topic of a written selection.
6.2.2
WO
Identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to inform, to describe, to explain, and to persuade).
6.2.3
WP
Identify the audience for which a text is written.
6.2.4
WP
Identify the most reliable sources of information for preparing a report or project.
6.2.5
T
  1. The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation (presented by Kathy Schrock) - Evaluation of Web sites is an important skill to learn in this age of digital and information literacy. Students and teachers need practice in critically examining sites to determine authority, authenticity, and applicability to purpose. This site provides that practice.
  2. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  3. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
  4. Evaluation of information sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  5. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
  6. Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
  7. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
  8. Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
  9. Teaching Zack to think (from Alan November) - it is essential that students learn how to validate information.
Rearrange multi-paragraphed work in a logical and coherent order.
6.2.6
WO
Select appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of a writing sample.
6.2.7
WO
  1. Phrasal Verbs Dispenser - select a subject then use the arrows to pick out the correct phrasal verbs
  2. Phrasal Verb Practice - online quiz
  3. Verb Phrases - A simple exercise on phrasal verbs; quia quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Verb Phrases - identify the complete verb phrase in each sentence (scores are kept) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Select an appropriate concluding sentence for a well-developed paragraph.
6.2.8
WO
  1. Trailblazing Conclusions ( 6-8 ) develop a sense of ending by using closure and thought-provoking statements This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Select the best way to combine sentences to provide syntactic variety within context.
6.2.9
WP
Identify sentences irrelevant to a paragraph’s theme or flow.
6.2.10
WP
  1. Information Elimination ( 6-8 ) model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Choose the supporting sentence that best fits the context flow of ideas in a paragraph.
6.2.11
WP
Supply a missing piece of information in an outline.
6.2.12
WO
Rank possible research resources according to reliability.
6.2.14
T
Select illustrations, descriptions, and/or facts to support key ideas.
6.2.15
WO
Select an appropriate thesis statement for a writing sample.
6.2.25
WO
  1. Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements - from the OWL at Purdue
  2. Thesis Statement - [from LEO] "a thesis takes a stand rather than announcing a subject"
  3. Thesis Statements - How to write a thesis statement
  4. Thesis Builder - helps build a thesis from a topic This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Write a Thesis Statement - [from Cliffs Notes] includes a "magic working thesis equation"

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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