Sixth Grade ELA Standards



A1 Interconnected Elements: Comprehension, Vocabulary, Alphabetics, Fluency
Students will read and make generalizations from text by applying their knowledge and strategies of comprehension, vocabulary, alphabetics, and fluency.

A2 Literary Elements
Students read fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry, and analyze their characteristics (character, plot, conflict, resolution, theme, simile, metaphor, figurative language, alliteration, rhythm and rhyme).

A3 Informational Texts
Students read various informational texts, making decisions about usefulness based on purpose, noting how the text structures affect the information presented.

A4 Persuasive Texts
Students evaluate the information in persuasive texts, noting how the structural features and rhetorical devices affect the information presented in these texts.


B1 Interconnected Elements
Students use a writing process (prewriting, draft, revise, edit, publish) to communicate for a variety of audiences and purposes.

B2 Narrative
Students write narratives that convey complex ideas, observations, events, or reflections.

B3 Argument/Analysis
Students write academic essays that state a clear position, supporting the position with relevant evidence.

B4 Persuasive
Students write persuasive essays addressed to a specific audience for a particular purpose.

B5 Practical Application
Students write simple business letter and documents related to career development.


C1 Research
Students propose and revise research questions, collect information from a wide variety of sources and follow the conventions of documentation to communicate findings.


D1 Grammar and Usage
Students manipulate the parts of speech effectively and employ a variety of sentence structures to communicate.

D2 Mechanics
Students apply the rules of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling to communicate effectively.

Listening and Speaking

E1 Listening
Students adjust listening strategies to understand formal and informal discussion, debates or presentations and then apply the information,

E2 Speaking
Students adjust speaking strategies for formal and informal discussions, debates, or presentation appropriate to the audience and purpose.


F1 Analysis of Media
Students identify the various purposes, techniques, and/or effects used to communicate auditory, visual, and written information found in different forms of media.