Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

The Write Stuff Grade 6+

The Write Stuff Grade 6+

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 6

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.6.3: Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

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Define Narrative Writing 134
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.6.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

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Word Connotations 117

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.6.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

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A Satisfactory Conclusion 121
Define Narrative Writing 134
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.6.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

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Define Narrative Writing 134
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 6

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

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My Opinions 12
An Interesting Topic Sentence 13
Support Your Opinion 15
Gather the Evidence 16
Observe Transitions 18
An Effective Concluding Sentence 20
Write a Concluding Sentence 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
Final Draft 27 to 28
Effective Thesis Statements 36
Perspectives on My Topic 37
A Captivating Introductory Paragraph 38
Supporting Evidence 40
Develop an Opposing Argument 41
An Engaging Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

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Introduce Your Topic 63
Facts & Details 65
Specific Details 66
Connect with Your Audience 67
Connected Ideas 69
A Strong Concluding Sentence 71
First Draft and Peer Review 72 to 73
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 74 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Explore a Thesis Statement 86
Map Your Concept 87
Research Your Topic 89
Planning My Essay 90
Focus on Details 91
An Effective Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

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Introduce a Character 112
Orient Readers 113
Actions Within the Experience 114
Helping Hands 116
Getting Around My Narrative 119
A Satisfactory Conclusion 121
Making a Difference 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
My Writing Group 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Planning My Narrative 136
Engage Readers 137
Describing an Experience 139
Actions and Reactions 140
My Response Is . . . 141
Connect to Readers 143
A Meaningful Conclusion 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

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Support Your Opinion 15
Final Draft 27 to 28
A Captivating Introductory Paragraph 38
Develop an Opposing Argument 41
An Engaging Concluding Paragraph 44
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Connect with Your Audience 67
A Strong Concluding Sentence 71
First Draft and Peer Review 72 to 73
Final Draft 77 to 78
Writers and Readers 78
An Effective Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Critique an Informative Essay 101
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Engage Readers 137
A Meaningful Conclusion 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

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Observe Transitions 18
Write a Concluding Sentence 21
Check My Writing 23
Steps to Great Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Different Perspectives 31
A Captivating Introductory Paragraph 38
Develop an Opposing Argument 41
An Engaging Concluding Paragraph 44
A Focused Review 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Evaluating an Opinion Essay 54
An Exchange of Ideas 62
Connect with Your Audience 67
Connected Ideas 69
A Strong Concluding Sentence 71
Moving Toward Excellence 73
Evaluating My Writing 76
Writers and Readers 78
Graphing My Progress 81
Explore a Thesis Statement 86
Planning My Essay 90
Focus on Details 91
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
Strengthen Your Writing 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Introduce a Character 112
Orient Readers 113
Helping Hands 116
Word Connotations 117
Getting Around My Narrative 119
Making a Difference 122
My Writing Group 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Grab Your Audience 128
Steps Toward Mastery 131
Planning My Narrative 136
Engage Readers 137
Describing an Experience 139
Actions and Reactions 140
My Response Is . . . 141
Connect to Readers 143
A Meaningful Conclusion 144
Setting Goals for Excellence 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Learning from Evaluations 154

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.

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Final Draft 27 to 28
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Final Draft 77 to 78
An Effective Concluding Paragraph 93
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
My Writing Group 124
Final Draft 127 to 128
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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Support Your Opinion 15
Gather the Evidence 16
Supporting Evidence 40
Facts & Details 65
Specific Details 66
Research Your Topic 89

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.7: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

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Gather the Evidence 16
Supporting Evidence 40
Develop an Opposing Argument 41
Facts & Details 65
Specific Details 66
Research Your Topic 89

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

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Gather the Evidence 16
Supporting Evidence 40
Facts & Details 65
Research Your Topic 89

Range of Writing

ELA.W.6.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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Valid Points in an Opinion Paragraph 8
My Opinions 12
An Interesting Topic Sentence 13
Support Your Opinion 15
Gather the Evidence 16
Observe Transitions 18
An Effective Concluding Sentence 20
Write a Concluding Sentence 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
Check My Writing 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
Steps to Great Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Proofreading Symbols 28
Different Perspectives 31
Review the Characteristics of Opinion Writing 34
Effective Thesis Statements 36
Perspectives on My Topic 37
A Captivating Introductory Paragraph 38
Supporting Evidence 40
Develop an Opposing Argument 41
Significant Historic Events 43
An Engaging Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
A Focused Review 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Talk About the Issues 51
Evaluating an Opinion Essay 54
Analyze an Informative Paragraph 58
An Exchange of Ideas 62
Introduce Your Topic 63
Facts & Details 65
Specific Details 66
Connect with Your Audience 67
Connected Ideas 69
A Strong Concluding Sentence 71
First Draft and Peer Review 72 to 73
Moving Toward Excellence 73
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 74 to 76
Evaluating My Writing 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Writers and Readers 78
Graphing My Progress 81
Investigate Characteristics of a Paragraph 84
Explore a Thesis Statement 86
Map Your Concept 87
Research Your Topic 89
Planning My Essay 90
Focus on Details 91
An Effective Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Strengthen Your Writing 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Critique an Informative Essay 101
An Overview of My Writing 104
What We Notice About Narrative Writing 108
Introduce a Character 112
Orient Readers 113
Actions Within the Experience 114
Helping Hands 116
Word Connotations 117
Getting Around My Narrative 119
A Satisfactory Conclusion 121
Making a Difference 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
My Writing Group 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Grab Your Audience 128
Steps Toward Mastery 131
Define Narrative Writing 134
Planning My Narrative 136
Engage Readers 137
Describing an Experience 139
Actions and Reactions 140
My Response Is . . . 141
Connect to Readers 143
A Meaningful Conclusion 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Setting Goals for Excellence 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151
Learning from Evaluations 154

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 6

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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Valid Points in an Opinion Paragraph 8
My Opinions 12
An Interesting Topic Sentence 13
Support Your Opinion 15
Gather the Evidence 16
Observe Transitions 18
An Effective Concluding Sentence 20
Write a Concluding Sentence 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
Check My Writing 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
Steps to Great Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Proofreading Symbols 28
Different Perspectives 31
Review the Characteristics of Opinion Writing 34
Effective Thesis Statements 36
Perspectives on My Topic 37
A Captivating Introductory Paragraph 38
Supporting Evidence 40
Develop an Opposing Argument 41
Significant Historic Events 43
An Engaging Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
A Focused Review 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Talk About the Issues 51
Evaluating an Opinion Essay 54
Analyze an Informative Paragraph 58
An Exchange of Ideas 62
Introduce Your Topic 63
Facts & Details 65
Specific Details 66
Connect with Your Audience 67
Connected Ideas 69
A Strong Concluding Sentence 71
First Draft and Peer Review 72 to 73
Moving Toward Excellence 73
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 74 to 76
Evaluating My Writing 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Writers and Readers 78
Graphing My Progress 81
Investigate Characteristics of a Paragraph 84
Explore a Thesis Statement 86
Map Your Concept 87
Research Your Topic 89
Planning My Essay 90
Focus on Details 91
An Effective Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Strengthen Your Writing 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Critique an Informative Essay 101
An Overview of My Writing 104
What We Notice About Narrative Writing 108
Introduce a Character 112
Orient Readers 113
Actions Within the Experience 114
Helping Hands 116
Word Connotations 117
Getting Around My Narrative 119
A Satisfactory Conclusion 121
Making a Difference 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
My Writing Group 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Grab Your Audience 128
Steps Toward Mastery 131
Define Narrative Writing 134
Planning My Narrative 136
Engage Readers 137
Describing an Experience 139
Actions and Reactions 140
My Response Is . . . 141
Connect to Readers 143
A Meaningful Conclusion 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Setting Goals for Excellence 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151
Learning from Evaluations 154

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.6.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Valid Points in an Opinion Paragraph 8
My Opinions 12
An Interesting Topic Sentence 13
Support Your Opinion 15
Gather the Evidence 16
Observe Transitions 18
An Effective Concluding Sentence 20
Write a Concluding Sentence 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
Check My Writing 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
Steps to Great Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Proofreading Symbols 28
Different Perspectives 31
Review the Characteristics of Opinion Writing 34
Effective Thesis Statements 36
Perspectives on My Topic 37
A Captivating Introductory Paragraph 38
Supporting Evidence 40
Develop an Opposing Argument 41
Significant Historic Events 43
An Engaging Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
A Focused Review 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Talk About the Issues 51
Evaluating an Opinion Essay 54
Analyze an Informative Paragraph 58
An Exchange of Ideas 62
Introduce Your Topic 63
Facts & Details 65
Specific Details 66
Connect with Your Audience 67
Connected Ideas 69
A Strong Concluding Sentence 71
First Draft and Peer Review 72 to 73
Moving Toward Excellence 73
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 74 to 76
Evaluating My Writing 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Writers and Readers 78
Graphing My Progress 81
Investigate Characteristics of a Paragraph 84
Explore a Thesis Statement 86
Map Your Concept 87
Research Your Topic 89
Planning My Essay 90
Focus on Details 91
An Effective Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Strengthen Your Writing 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Critique an Informative Essay 101
An Overview of My Writing 104
What We Notice About Narrative Writing 108
Introduce a Character 112
Orient Readers 113
Actions Within the Experience 114
Helping Hands 116
Word Connotations 117
Getting Around My Narrative 119
A Satisfactory Conclusion 121
Making a Difference 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
My Writing Group 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Grab Your Audience 128
Steps Toward Mastery 131
Define Narrative Writing 134
Planning My Narrative 136
Engage Readers 137
Describing an Experience 139
Actions and Reactions 140
My Response Is . . . 141
Connect to Readers 143
A Meaningful Conclusion 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Setting Goals for Excellence 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151
Learning from Evaluations 154

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.6.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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Valid Points in an Opinion Paragraph 8
My Opinions 12
An Interesting Topic Sentence 13
Support Your Opinion 15
Gather the Evidence 16
Observe Transitions 18
An Effective Concluding Sentence 20
Write a Concluding Sentence 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
Check My Writing 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
Steps to Great Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Proofreading Symbols 28
Different Perspectives 31
Review the Characteristics of Opinion Writing 34
Effective Thesis Statements 36
Perspectives on My Topic 37
A Captivating Introductory Paragraph 38
Supporting Evidence 40
Develop an Opposing Argument 41
Significant Historic Events 43
An Engaging Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
A Focused Review 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Talk About the Issues 51
Evaluating an Opinion Essay 54
Analyze an Informative Paragraph 58
An Exchange of Ideas 62
Introduce Your Topic 63
Facts & Details 65
Specific Details 66
Connect with Your Audience 67
Connected Ideas 69
A Strong Concluding Sentence 71
First Draft and Peer Review 72 to 73
Moving Toward Excellence 73
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 74 to 76
Evaluating My Writing 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Writers and Readers 78
Graphing My Progress 81
Investigate Characteristics of a Paragraph 84
Explore a Thesis Statement 86
Map Your Concept 87
Research Your Topic 89
Planning My Essay 90
Focus on Details 91
An Effective Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Strengthen Your Writing 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Critique an Informative Essay 101
An Overview of My Writing 104
What We Notice About Narrative Writing 108
Introduce a Character 112
Orient Readers 113
Actions Within the Experience 114
Helping Hands 116
Word Connotations 117
Getting Around My Narrative 119
A Satisfactory Conclusion 121
Making a Difference 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
My Writing Group 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Grab Your Audience 128
Steps Toward Mastery 131
Define Narrative Writing 134
Planning My Narrative 136
Engage Readers 137
Describing an Experience 139
Actions and Reactions 140
My Response Is . . . 141
Connect to Readers 143
A Meaningful Conclusion 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Setting Goals for Excellence 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151
Learning from Evaluations 154

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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Valid Points in an Opinion Paragraph 8
My Opinions 12
An Interesting Topic Sentence 13
Support Your Opinion 15
Gather the Evidence 16
Observe Transitions 18
An Effective Concluding Sentence 20
Write a Concluding Sentence 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
Check My Writing 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
Steps to Great Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Proofreading Symbols 28
Different Perspectives 31
Review the Characteristics of Opinion Writing 34
Effective Thesis Statements 36
Perspectives on My Topic 37
A Captivating Introductory Paragraph 38
Supporting Evidence 40
Develop an Opposing Argument 41
Significant Historic Events 43
An Engaging Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
A Focused Review 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Talk About the Issues 51
Evaluating an Opinion Essay 54
Analyze an Informative Paragraph 58
An Exchange of Ideas 62
Introduce Your Topic 63
Facts & Details 65
Specific Details 66
Connect with Your Audience 67
Connected Ideas 69
A Strong Concluding Sentence 71
First Draft and Peer Review 72 to 73
Moving Toward Excellence 73
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 74 to 76
Evaluating My Writing 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Writers and Readers 78
Graphing My Progress 81
Investigate Characteristics of a Paragraph 84
Explore a Thesis Statement 86
Map Your Concept 87
Research Your Topic 89
Planning My Essay 90
Focus on Details 91
An Effective Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Strengthen Your Writing 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Critique an Informative Essay 101
An Overview of My Writing 104
What We Notice About Narrative Writing 108
Introduce a Character 112
Orient Readers 113
Actions Within the Experience 114
Helping Hands 116
Word Connotations 117
Getting Around My Narrative 119
A Satisfactory Conclusion 121
Making a Difference 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
My Writing Group 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Grab Your Audience 128
Steps Toward Mastery 131
Define Narrative Writing 134
Planning My Narrative 136
Engage Readers 137
Describing an Experience 139
Actions and Reactions 140
My Response Is . . . 141
Connect to Readers 143
A Meaningful Conclusion 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Setting Goals for Excellence 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 151
Learning from Evaluations 154

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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Observe Transitions 18
Significant Historic Events 43
Specific Details 66
Introduce a Character 112
Helping Hands 116
Word Connotations 117
Describing an Experience 139

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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Specific Details 66
Connect with Your Audience 67
Focus on Details 91
Introduce a Character 112
Orient Readers 113
Helping Hands 116
Word Connotations 117
Describing an Experience 139

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 6

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Valid Points in an Opinion Paragraph 8
Review the Characteristics of Opinion Writing 34
Supporting Evidence 40
Significant Historic Events 43
Talk About the Issues 51
Analyze an Informative Paragraph 58
Investigate Characteristics of a Paragraph 84
Critique an Informative Essay 101

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.6.2: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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Review the Characteristics of Opinion Writing 34
Significant Historic Events 43
Analyze an Informative Paragraph 58
A Strong Concluding Sentence 71
Explore a Thesis Statement 86
An Effective Concluding Paragraph 93
Critique an Informative Essay 101

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.6.3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

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Effective Thesis Statements 36
Talk About the Issues 51
Evaluating an Opinion Essay 54
Analyze an Informative Paragraph 58
Investigate Characteristics of a Paragraph 84
Critique an Informative Essay 101

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.6.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

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Valid Points in an Opinion Paragraph 8
Review the Characteristics of Opinion Writing 34
Significant Historic Events 43
An Engaging Concluding Paragraph 44
Talk About the Issues 51
Evaluating an Opinion Essay 54
Analyze an Informative Paragraph 58
Critique an Informative Essay 101

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.6.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

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Observe Transitions 18
An Effective Concluding Sentence 20
Evaluating an Opinion Essay 54
Analyze an Informative Paragraph 58
Investigate Characteristics of a Paragraph 84
An Effective Concluding Paragraph 93

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

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Significant Historic Events 43

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.6.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

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Review the Characteristics of Opinion Writing 34
Talk About the Issues 51
Evaluating an Opinion Essay 54

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.6.7: Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

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Supporting Evidence 40

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.6.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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Valid Points in an Opinion Paragraph 8

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