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- Text Types and Purposes
- W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
- W.6.1.a Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
- W.6.1.b Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
- W.6.1.c Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
- W.6.1.d Establish and maintain a formal style.
- W.6.1.e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.
- 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.
- W.6.2.a Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
- W.6.2.b Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
- W.6.2.c Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
- W.6.2.d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
- W.6.2.e Establish and maintain a formal style.
- W.6.2.f Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.
- W.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
- W.6.3.a Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
- W.6.3.b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
- W.6.3.c Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
- W.6.3.d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
- W.6.3.e Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
- Production and Distribution of Writing
- W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
- 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.
- 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.
- Research to Build and Present Knowledge
- W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
- 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.
- W.6.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
- W.6.9.a Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres [e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories] in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics”).
- W.6.9.b Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “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”).
- Range of Writing
- 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.
- Responding to Literature
- W.6.11 Create and present a text or art work in response to literary work.
- W.6.11.a Develop a perspective or theme supported by relevant details.
- W.6.11.b Recognize and illustrate social, historical, and cultural features in the presentation of literary texts.
- W.6.11.c Create poetry, stories, plays, and other literary forms (e.g. videos, art work).