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Sixth Grade ELA

Preview the standards covered within eSparkโ€™s adaptive, self-paced pathways and assignments for Sixth Grade English Language Arts.

Reading Literature

6.RL.1

Textual Evidence and Inferences

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

6.RL.2

Theme

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

6.RL.3

Plot Development

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

6.RL.5

Text Structure

Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

6.RL.6

Point of View

Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

6.RL.7

Compare a Text with a Performance

Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they โ€œseeโ€ and โ€œhearโ€ when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

6.RL.9

Compare and Contrast Genres

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.

Reading Informational Text

6.RI.1

Textual Evidence

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

6.RI.2

Central Idea of a Text

Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

6.RI.3

Development of an Idea or Event

Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

6.RI.5

Text Structure

Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

6.RI.6

Persuasive Writing & Author's Argument

Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

6.RI.7

Integrate Information

Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

6.RI.8

Persuasive Writing & Author's Argument

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.

6.RI.9

Compare and Contrast

Compare and contrast one author's presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).