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Grade 6 ELA: Language--Literacy
Conventions of Standard English:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.A: Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.B: Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.C: Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.D: Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.E: Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.*
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.A: Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.B: Spell correctly.
Knowledge of Language:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3.A: Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3.B: Maintain consistency in style and tone.*
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.A: Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.B: Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.C: Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.D: Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.A: Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.B: Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.C: Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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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