West Virginia State Standards for Language Arts: Grade 6

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WV.RLA.S.6.1. Reading: Students will use skills to read for literacy experiences, read to inform and read to perform a task by identifying and using the dimensions of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, background knowledge/vocabulary, high frequency words/fluency, comprehension, writing, and motivation to read) and employing a wide variety of literature in developing independent readers.

RLA.O.6.1.1. Use connotation and denotation to understand meaning.

RLA.O.6.1.2. Use root words, prefixes and suffixes to understand words, change word meanings and generate new words appropriate to grade level.

RLA.O.6.1.3. Use a variety of strategies to increase grade-appropriate vocabulary (e.g., etymology, context clues, affixes, synonyms, antonyms).

RLA.O.6.1.4. Select defining characteristics, construct background knowledge and develop reading skills to understand a variety of literary passages and informational texts by West Virginia, national and international authors:

RLA.O.6.1.4.a. Myth

RLA.O.6.1.4.b. Fantasies

RLA.O.6.1.4.c. Biographies

RLA.O.6.1.4.d. Autobiographies

RLA.O.6.1.4.e. Science fiction

RLA.O.6.1.4.f. Tall tales

RLA.O.6.1.4.g. Supernatural tales

RLA.O.6.1.5. Use pre-reading strategies to analyze text for the type and structure of text to determine comprehension strategies:

RLA.O.6.1.5.a. Previewing

RLA.O.6.1.5.b. Activating prior knowledge

RLA.O.6.1.5.c. Questioning

RLA.O.6.1.5.d. Skimming

RLA.O.6.1.5.e. Scanning

RLA.O.6.1.6. Differentiate and apply comprehension strategies in literary and informational texts to

RLA.O.6.1.6.a. Use prior knowledge

RLA.O.6.1.6.b. Draw conclusions

RLA.O.6.1.6.c. Interpret meaning

RLA.O.6.1.6.d. Determine cause and effect

RLA.O.6.1.6.e. Judge text critically

RLA.O.6.1.7. Determine the elements of literature (e.g., external conflict, mood) to construct meaning and recognize author's/reader's purpose.

RLA.O.6.1.8. Interpret the actions, behaviors and motives of characters in literary texts.

RLA.O.6.1.9. Determine and explain theme by locating supporting details in a literary passage and in informational text across the curriculum.

RLA.O.6.1.10. Evaluate connections (e.g., cause/effect, order) among the facts, ideas, events and concepts of literary and informational texts to self, to other texts and to the world.

RLA.O.6.1.11. Identify and understand figurative language (e.g., onomatopoeia, personification, alliteration) in text.

RLA.O.6.1.12. Characterize and classify various types of poetry.

RLA.O.6.1.13. Identify and understand literary techniques used to interpret literature (e.g., compare/contrast, symbolism).

RLA.O.6.1.14. Use graphic organizers to create, develop, interpret and organize information (e.g., tables, graphs, diagrams, charts).

RLA.O.6.1.15. Increase the amount of independent reading to comprehend, analyze and evaluate literary text and informational text.

WV.RLA.S.6.2. Writing: Students will apply writing skills and strategies to communicate effectively for different purposes by using the writing process applying grammatical and mechanical properties in writing and selecting and evaluating information for research purposes.

RLA.O.6.2.1. Use correct note taking skills organize information into an outline that categorizes information by topic, subtopic and detail.

RLA.O.6.2.2. Use the five-step writing process (pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, publishing) to generate topics, plan approaches and develop descriptive and narrative writing tasks:

RLA.O.6.2.2.a. Compositions

RLA.O.6.2.2.b. Personal narratives

RLA.O.6.2.2.c. Brochures

RLA.O.6.2.2.d. Speeches

RLA.O.6.2.2.e. Poetry

RLA.O.6.2.3. From a prompt, use the writing process to develop a composition that contains specific, relevant details and transitions.

RLA.O.6.2.4. Use the five-step writing process to address specific writing purposes and to address various audiences (e.g., creative, journalistic, essay, narrative, informative, persuasive).

RLA.O.6.2.5. Use analogies, illustrations, examples, or anecdotes to enhance written communication.

RLA.O.6.2.6. Edit one's own compositions as well as the writing of others to correct errors in organization, content, usage, mechanics and spelling.

RLA.O.6.2.7. Develop a 5-7 paragraph composition with an introductory paragraph, supporting details paragraph(s) and concluding paragraph.

RLA.O.6.2.8. Demonstrate the ability to use electronic and non-electronic reference materials to locate information, analyze the source, evaluate the data, and create a product based upon an assigned task.

RLA.O.6.2.9. Credit sources of information by citing references using various formats, (e.g., footnotes, bibliography).

RLA.O.6.2.10. Select and use a variety of resource materials to plan, develop, and deliver a research project using computer-generated graphic aids.

WV.RLA.S.6.3. Listening, Speaking and Media Literacy: Students will apply listening, speaking and media literacy skills and strategies to communicate with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

RLA.O.6.3.1. Exhibit effective oral communication skills (e.g., volume, rate, audience, etiquette, standard English) through the presentation of

RLA.O.6.3.1.a. Compositions

RLA.O.6.3.1.b. Personal narratives

RLA.O.6.3.1.c. Brochures

RLA.O.6.3.1.d. Speeches

RLA.O.6.3.1.e. Poetry

RLA.O.6.3.2. Retell and create original, simple and detailed sequential stories.

RLA.O.6.3.3. Interpret spoken text in order to comprehend topic, purpose and perspective in spoken texts (e.g., of a speaker, informational video, televised interview, radio news program).

RLA.O.6.3.4. Perform a variety of roles in group discussions including active listener and discussion leader.

RLA.O.6.3.5. Create and present an age-appropriate media product that demonstrates format, purpose, and audience.

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