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MS6LAL0100*0MS6-LA-L.01.00*.0Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.Usage & Grammar / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAL01A0MS6-LA-L.01.A.0Emphasize a proper knowledge of pronouns (ensuring that pronouns are in proper case, intensive pronouns are used, and recognizing inappropriate shifts in pronoun in number and person.)Usage & Grammar
MS6LAL01B0MS6-LA-L.01.B.0Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAL01C0MS6-LA-L.01.C.0Note: Students are expected to meet each year’s grade specific standards while retaining or further developing all language skills from earlier grades.Usage & Grammar
MS6LAL0200*0MS6-LA-L.02.00*.0Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Usage & Grammar / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAL02A0MS6-LA-L.02.A.0Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAL02B0MS6-LA-L.02.B.0Spell correctly.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAL03000MS6-LA-L.03.00.0Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening, including religious texts.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAL03A0MS6-LA-L.03.A.0Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.Sentence Structure / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAL03B0MS6-LA-L.03.B.0Maintain consistency in style and tone.Sentence Structure / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAL04000MS6-LA-L.04.00.0Determine 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.Vocabulary
MS6LAL04A0MS6-LA-L.04.A.0Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.Vocabulary
MS6LAL04B0MS6-LA-L.04.B.0Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).Vocabulary
MS6LAL04C0MS6-LA-L.04.C.0Consult reference materials, both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.Written Expression: Planning & Organization
MS6LAL04D0MS6-LA-L.04.D.0Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).Written Expression: Planning & Organization
MS6LAL05000MS6-LA-L.05.00.0Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.Author's Craft
MS6LAL05A0MS6-LA-L.05.A.0Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.Author's Craft
MS6LAL05B0MS6-LA-L.05.B.0Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.Implicit Meaning
MS6LAL05C0MS6-LA-L.05.C.0Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).Implicit Meaning
MS6LAL06000MS6-LA-L.06.00.0Acquire 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.Vocabulary
MS6LARI0100*0MS6-LA-RI.01.00*.0Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.Vocabulary / Implicit Meaning / Explicit Meaning
MS6LARI0200*0MS6-LA-RI.02.00*.0Determine 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.Reading: Key Ideas
MS6LARI03000MS6-LA-RI.03.00.0Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).Author's Craft / Key Ideas
MS6LARI03A0MS6-LA-RI.03.A.0Identify the structural features of popular media and use the features to obtain information, as well as using a variety of rhetorical patterns.Author's Craft
MS6LARI04000MS6-LA-RI.04.00.0Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.Author's Craft
MS6LARI05000MS6-LA-RI.05.00.0Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.Author's Craft / Planning & Organization
MS6LARI06000MS6-LA-RI.06.00.0Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.Author's Craft / Appropriate Expression
MS6LARI07000MS6-LA-RI.07.00.0Integrate 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.Planning & Organization / Key Ideas
MS6LARI07A0MS6-LA-RI.07.A.0Explore informational materials that are read, heard, and/or viewed by making connections to related topics/information, comparing and/or contrasting information, monitoring comprehension, and generating questions.Key Ideas
MS6LARI08000MS6-LA-RI.08.00.0Determine, follow, and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.Author's Craft / Key Ideas
MS6LARI08A0MS6-LA-RI.08.A.0Identify recurring theme(s) across works.Author's Craft
MS6LARI09000MS6-LA-RI.09.00.0Compare 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).Key Ideas
MS6LARI09A0MS6-LA-RI.09.A.0Explore the problem solution process by studying examples (in literature and other text) that present problems coherently, describe the solution clearly, sequence reasons to support the solution, and show awareness of audience.?????
MS6LARI09B0MS6-LA-RI.09.B.0Study and evaluate arguments through exploring examples that show a firm control of sound judgments, audience awareness, clear idea/theme, and the use of relevant and coherent reasons for supportAuthor's Craft / Key Ideas
MS6LARI10000MS6-LA-RI.10.00.0By the end of the year, increase fluency, comprehension, and insight through literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.All Reading: Vocabulary, Explicit Meaning, Implicit Meaning, Key Ideas, Author's Craft
MS6LARL0100*0MS6-LA-RL.01.00*.0When reading literature, cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Explicit Meaning / Implicit Meaning
MS6LARL01A0MS6-LA-RL.01.A.0Identify and use a variety of rhetorical patterns (e.g. informative, persuasive, and narrative) in responses to literature. Explicit Meaning / Implicit Meaning
MS6LARL01B0MS6-LA-RL.01.B.0Utilize active reading strategies (i.e. making inferences, asking questions, predicting, determining important details, visualizing, synthesizing) when reading and analyzing a text throughout the reading process.Explicit Meaning /Key Ideas
MS6LARL02000MS6-LA-RL.02.00.0Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details, including Biblical and religious texts.Key Ideas
MS6LARL02A0MS6-LA-RL.02.A.0Provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.Key Ideas
MS6LARL0300*0MS6-LA-RL.03.00*.0Increase fluency, comprehension, and insight by recognizing underlying messages, interpreting text by explaining elements such as plot, theme, point of view, characterization, mood, and style, and discussing and analyzing the effects on texts of such literary devices as figurative language, dialogue, and flashback.All Reading: Vocabulary, Explicit Meaning, Implicit Meaning, Key Ideas, Author's Craft
MS6LARL03A0MS6-LA-RL.03.A.0Study the text features of various literary genres (i.e. fiction and non-fiction works)All Reading: Vocabulary, Explicit Meaning, Implicit Meaning, Key Ideas, Author's Craft
MS6LARL04000MS6-LA-RL.04.00.0Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone by examining context clues, synonyms, antonyms, root words, and affixes.All Reading: Vocabulary, Explicit Meaning, Implicit Meaning, Key Ideas, Author's Craft
MS6LARL05000MS6-LA-RL.05.00.0Analyze 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. Analyze how particular Biblical passages/books fit into the overall message of the New and Old Testament.All Reading: Vocabulary, Explicit Meaning, Implicit Meaning, Key Ideas, Author's Craft
MS6LARL06000MS6-LA-RL.06.00.0Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.Author's Craft
MS6LARL07000MS6-LA-RL.07.00.0Compare 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 “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.Key Ideas
MS6LARL08000MS6-LA-RL.08.00.0Compare 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. Make meaningful connections (i.e. self, world, other texts)Key Ideas / Author's Craft
MS6LARL09000MS6-LA-RL.09.00.0By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, religious texts, Scriptures, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.Key Ideas / Author's Craft
MS6LASL01000MS6-LA-SL.01.00.0Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.Key Ideas
MS6LASL01A0MS6-LA-SL.01.A.0Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.?????
MS6LASL01B0MS6-LA-SL.01.B.0Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed. Respond to specific questions and make specific comments that contribute to the topic or text under discussion.?????
MS6LASL01C0MS6-LA-SL.01.C.0Evaluate and analyze the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.Key Ideas / Planning & Organization
MS6LASL02000MS6-LA-SL.02.00.0Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.Implicit Meaning / Key Ideas
MS6LASL03000MS6-LA-SL.03.00.0Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, demonstrating through active listening and effective questioning strategies.Author's Craft
MS6LASL04000MS6-LA-SL.04.00.0Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.Planning & Organization
MS6LASL04A0MS6-LA-SL.04.A.0Use multiple sources of print and non-print information, including religious texts and texts that reflect faith and spirituality, in developing in informational materials for presentation purposes.Planning & Organization
MS6LASL05000MS6-LA-SL.05.00.0Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.Planning & Organization
MS6LASL06000MS6-LA-SL.06.00.0Participates as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of literary communities.?????
MS6LAW0100*0MS6-LA-W.01.00*.0Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW01A0MS6-LA-W.01.A.0Introduce and support claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly, demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text, including writing with a focus on religious topics and themes.Planning & Organization
MS6LAW01B0MS6-LA-W.01.B.0Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW01C0MS6-LA-W.01.C.0Establish and maintain a formal style.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW01D0MS6-LA-W.01.D.0Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW01E0MS6-LA-W.01.E.0Explore the Problem Solution Process: Study examples (in literature and other text) that present problems coherently, describe the solution clearly, sequence reasons to coherently, describe the solution clearly, sequence reasons to counter argument.Planning & Organization
MS6LAW02000MS6-LA-W.02.00.0Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.Planning & Organization / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW02A0MS6-LA-W.02.A.0Introduce a topic; organize ideas/concepts into appropriate introductions/body paragraphs/conclusions, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.Planning & Organization
MS6LAW02B0MS6-LA-W.02.B.0Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW02C0MS6-LA-W.02.C.0Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW02D0MS6-LA-W.02.D.0Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.Planning & Organization / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW02E0MS6-LA-W.02.E.0Establish and maintain a formal style.Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW02F0MS6-LA-W.02.F.0Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.Planning & Organization
MS6LAW02G0MS6-LA-W.02.G.0Develop informational products and/or presentations that use and cite at least three print or non-print sources: Identifying and using appropriate primary and secondary sources; Comparing, contrasting, and evaluating information from different sources about the same topic.Planning & Organization
MS6LAW03000MS6-LA-W.03.00.0Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. Planning & Organization / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW03A0MS6-LA-W.03.A.0Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.Planning & Organization / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW03B0MS6-LA-W.03.B.0Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.?????
MS6LAW03C0MS6-LA-W.03.C.0Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.Sentence Structure / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW03D0MS6-LA-W.03.D.0Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.Sentence Structure / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW03E0MS6-LA-W.03.E.0Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.Sentence Structure / Appropriate Expression
MS6LAW03F0MS6-LA-W.03.F.0Tell a story or establishes the significance of an event or events, uses remembered feelings and specific details, and includes a coherent organizing structure?????
MS6LAW0400*0MS6-LA-W.04.00*.0Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Determine the purpose of the author or creator of referenced texts to inform own purpose and audience.Written Expression: Usage & Grammar, Planning & Organization, Appropriate Expression. Reading: Author's Craft
MS6LAW05000MS6-LA-W.05.00.0With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed through the writing process or trying a new approach. (Reference 6 Traits)Usage & Grammar, Sentence Structure, Planning & Organization, Appropirate Expression
MS6LAW06000MS6-LA-W.06.00.0Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.Planning & Organization
MS6LAW07000MS6-LA-W.07.00.0Conduct short research projects to answer a question by gathering and evaluating information from multiple print and digital resources.Planning & Organization
MS6LAW08000MS6-LA-W.08.00.0Assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase, synthesizing the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.Planning & Organization / Appropriate Expression / Author's Craft / Key Ideas
MS6LAW09000MS6-LA-W.09.00.0Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences. Usage & Grammar, Sentence Structure, Planning & Organization, Appropirate Expression
MS6LAW09A0MS6-LA-W.09.A.0Reflect on the importance and meaning of religious writings, and identify how they reflect the faith and personal spirituality. ?????