Florida State Standards for Language Arts: Grade 6
FL.LA.6.1.5. Reading Process - Fluency: The student demonstrates the ability to read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will adjust reading rate based on purpose, text difficulty, form, and style.
FL.LA.6.1.6. Reading Process - Vocabulary Development: The student uses multiple strategies to develop grade appropriate vocabulary.
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly;
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will listen to, read, and discuss familiar and conceptually challenging text;
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words;
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will categorize key vocabulary and identify salient features;
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will relate new vocabulary to familiar words;
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will distinguish denotative and connotative meanings of words;
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will identify and understand the meaning of conceptually advanced prefixes, suffixes, and root words;
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will identify advanced word/phrase relationships and their meanings;
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will determine the correct meaning of words with multiple meanings in context;
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will determine meanings of words, pronunciation, parts of speech, etymologies, and alternate word choices by using a dictionary, thesaurus, and digital tools; and
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will identify the meaning of words and phrases derived from Greek and Latin mythology (e.g., mercurial, Achilles' heel) and identify frequently used words from other languages (e.g., laissez faire, croissant).
FL.LA.6.1.7. Reading Process - Reading Comprehension: The student uses a variety of strategies to comprehend grade level text.
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will use background knowledge of subject and related content areas, prereading strategies, graphic representations, and knowledge of text structure to make and confirm complex predictions of content, purpose, and organization of a reading sele
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will analyze the authors purpose (e.g., to persuade, inform, entertain, or explain) and perspective in a variety of texts and understand how they affect meaning;
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level text through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details;
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will identify cause-and-effect relationships in text;
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will analyze a variety of text structures (e.g., comparison/contrast, cause/effect, chronological order, argument/support, lists) and text features (main headings with subheadings) and explain their impact on meaning in text;
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will analyze and evaluate similar themes or topics by different authors across a variety of fiction and nonfiction selections;
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will compare and contrast elements in multiple texts; and
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will use strategies to repair comprehension of grade-appropriate text when self-monitoring indicates confusion, including but not limited to rereading, checking context clues, predicting, note-making, summarizing, using graphic and semantic or
FL.LA.6.2.1. Literary Analysis - Fiction: The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the elements of a variety of fiction and literary texts to develop a thoughtful response to a literary selection.
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will identify the characteristics of various genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, short story, dramatic literature) as forms with distinct characteristics and purposes;
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will locate and analyze the elements of plot structure, including exposition, setting, character development, rising/falling action, conflict/resolution, and theme in a variety of fiction;
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will locate and analyze the effects of sound, meter, figurative and descriptive language, graphics (illustrations), and structure (e.g., line length, fonts, word placement) to communicate mood and meaning;
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will identify and explain recurring themes across a variety of works (e.g., bravery, friendship, loyalty, good vs. evil);
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will develop an interpretation of a selection and support through sustained use of examples and contextual evidence;
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will write a book report, review, or critique that compares two or more works by the same author;
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will locate and analyze an author's use of allusions and descriptive, idiomatic, and figurative language in a variety of literary text, identifying how word choice sets the author's tone and advances the work's theme;
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will compare language patterns and vocabulary of contemporary texts to those of historical texts;
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will explain how ideas, values, and themes of a literary work often reflect the historical period in which it was written; and
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will use interest and recommendation of others to select a balance of age and ability appropriate fiction materials to read (e.g., novels, historical fiction, mythology, poetry) to expand the core foundation of knowledge necessary to function
FL.LA.6.2.2. Literary Analysis - Non-Fiction: The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the elements of a variety of non-fiction, informational, and expository texts to demonstrate an understanding of the information presented.
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will locate, use, and analyze specific information from organizational text features (e.g., table of contents, headings, captions, bold print, italics, glossaries, indices, key/guide words);
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will use information from the text to answer questions related to the main idea or relevant details, maintaining chronological or logical order;
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will organize information to show understanding (e.g., representing main ideas within text through charting, mapping, paraphrasing, summarizing, or comparing/contrasting);
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will identify the characteristics of a variety of types of nonfiction text (e.g., reference works, newspapers, biographies, procedures, instructions, practical/functional texts); and
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will use interest and recommendation of others to select a variety of age and ability appropriate nonfiction materials (e.g., biographies and topical areas, such as science, music, art, history, sports, current events) to expand the core knowl
FL.LA.6.3.1. Writing Process - Pre-Writing: The student will use prewriting strategies to generate ideas and formulate a plan.
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will prewrite by generating ideas from multiple sources (e.g., prior knowledge, discussion with others, writers notebook, research materials, or other reliable sources), based upon teacher-directed topics and personal interests;
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will prewrite by making a plan for writing that prioritizes ideas, addresses purpose, audience, main idea, and logical sequence; and
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will prewrite by using organizational strategies and tools (e.g., technology, outline, chart, table, graph, web, story map).
FL.LA.6.3.2. Writing Process - Drafting: The student will write a draft appropriate to the topic, audience, and purpose.
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will draft writing by developing main ideas from the prewriting plan using primary and secondary sources appropriate to purpose and audience;
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will draft writing by organizing information into a logical sequence and combining or deleting sentences to enhance clarity; and
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will draft writing by analyzing language techniques of professional authors (e.g., point of view, establishing mood) to enhance the use of descriptive language and word choices.
FL.LA.6.3.3. Writing Process - Revising: The student will revise and refine the draft for clarity and effectiveness.
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will revise by evaluating the draft for development of ideas and content, logical organization, voice, point of view, word choice, and sentence variation;
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will revise by creating clarity and logic by rearranging words, sentences, and paragraphs, adding transitional words, incorporating sources directly and indirectly into writing, using generalizations where appropriate, and connecting conclusio
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will revise by creating precision and interest by expressing ideas vividly through multiple language techniques (e.g., foreshadowing, imagery, simile, metaphor, sensory language, connotation, denotation) and modifying word choices using resour
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will revise by applying appropriate tools or strategies to evaluate and refine the draft (e.g., peer review, checklists, rubrics).
FL.LA.6.3.4. Writing Process - Editing for Language Conventions: The student will edit and correct the draft for standard language conventions.
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will edit for correct use of spelling, using spelling rules, orthographic patterns, generalizations, knowledge of root words, prefixes, suffixes, and knowledge of Greek and Latin root words and using a dictionary, thesaurus, or other resources
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will edit for correct use of capitalization, including major words in titles of books, plays, movies, and television programs;
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will edit for correct use of punctuation in simple, compound, and complex sentences, including appositives and appositive phrases, and in cited sources, including quotations for exact words from sources;
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will edit for correct use of the eight parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition, interjection); and
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will edit for correct use of consistency in verb tense in simple, compound, and complex sentences.
FL.LA.6.3.5. Writing Process - Publishing: The student will write a final product for the intended audience.
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will prepare writing using technology in a format appropriate to audience and purpose (e.g., manuscript, multimedia);
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will use elements of spacing and design for graphics (e.g., tables, drawings, charts, graphs) when applicable to enhance the appearance of the document; and
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will share the writing with the intended audience.
FL.LA.6.4.1. Writing Applications - Creative: The student develops and demonstrates creative writing.
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will write narrative accounts with an engaging plot (including rising action, conflict, climax, falling action, and resolution) include a clearly described setting with figurative language and descriptive words or phrases to enhance style and
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will write a variety of expressive forms (e.g., short play, song lyrics, historical fiction, limericks) that employ figurative language, rhythm, dialogue, characterization, and/or appropriate format.
FL.LA.6.4.2. Writing Applications - Informative: The student develops and demonstrates technical writing that provides information related to real-world tasks.
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will write in a variety of informational/expository forms (e.g., summaries, procedures, instructions, experiments, rubrics, how-to manuals, assembly instructions);
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will record information (e.g., observations, notes, lists, charts, legends) related to a topic, including visual aids to organize and record information and include a list of sources used;
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will write informational/expository essays (e.g., process, description, explanation, comparison/contrast, problem/solution) that include a thesis statement, supporting details, and introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs;
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will write a variety of informal communications (e.g., friendly letters, thank-you notes, messages) and formal communications (e.g., conventional business letters, invitations) that follow a format and that have a clearly stated purpose and th
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will write directions to unfamiliar locations using cardinal and ordinal directions, landmarks, and distances, and create an accompanying map.
FL.LA.6.4.3. Writing Applications - Persuasive: The student develops and demonstrates persuasive writing that is used for the purpose of influencing the reader.
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will write persuasive text (e.g., advertisement, speech, essay, public service announcement) that establishes and develops a controlling idea, using appropriate supporting arguments and detailed evidence;and
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will include persuasive techniques (e.g., word choice, repetition, emotional appeal, hyperbole, appeal to authority, celebrity endorsement).
FL.LA.6.5.1. Communication - Penmanship: The student engages in the writing process and writes to communicate ideas and experiences.
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will use fluent and legible handwriting skills.
FL.LA.6.5.2. Communication - Listening and Speaking: The student effectively applies listening and speaking strategies.
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will listen and gain information for a variety of purposes, (e.g., clarifying, elaborating, summarizing main ideas and supporting details); and
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will deliver narrative and informative presentations, including oral responses to literature, and adjust oral language, body language, eye contact, gestures, technology and supporting graphics appropriate to the situation.
FL.LA.6.6.1. Information and Media Literacy - Informational Text: The student comprehends the wide array of informational text that is part of our day to day experiences.
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will explain how text features (e.g., charts, maps, diagrams, sub-headings, captions, illustrations, graphs) aid the reader's understanding;
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will use information from a variety of consumer (e.g., warranties, instructional manuals), workplace (e.g., applications, contracts) and other documents to explain a situation and justify a decision; and
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will create a technical manual or solve a problem.
FL.LA.6.6.2. Information and Media Literacy - Research Process: The student uses a systematic process for the collection, processing, and presentation of information.
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will select a topic for inquiry, formulate a search plan, and apply evaluative criteria (e.g., relevance, accuracy, organization, validity, currentness) to select and use appropriate resources;
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will collect, evaluate and summarize information using a variety of techniques from multiple sources (e.g., encyclopedias, websites, experts) that includes paraphrasing to convey ideas and details from the source, main idea(s) and relevant det
LA.126.96.36.199 The student will write an informational report that includes a focused topic, appropriate facts and relevant details, a logical sequence, a concluding statement, and list of sources used; and
LA.188.8.131.52 The student will explain and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethical research practices, including the need to avoid plagiarism, and know the associated consequences.
FL.LA.6.6.3. Information and Media Literacy - Media Literacy: The student develops and demonstrates an understanding of media literacy as a life skill that is integral to informed decision making.
LA.184.108.40.206 The student will analyze ways that production elements (e.g., graphics, color, motion, sound, digital technology) affect communication across the media; and
LA.220.127.116.11 The student will demonstrate the ability to select and ethically use media appropriate for the purpose, occasion, and audience.
FL.LA.6.6.4. Information and Media Literacy - Technology: The student develops the essential technology skills for using and understanding conventional and current tools, materials and processes.
LA.18.104.22.168 The student will use appropriate available technologies to enhance communication and achieve a purpose (e.g., video, online); and
LA.22.214.171.124 The student will determine and apply digital tools (e.g., word processing, multimedia authoring, web tools, graphic organizers) to publications and presentations.