Nebraska English Learning Standards — Grade 6

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LA 6.1.1

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of print.

LA 6.1.2

Students will demonstrate phonological awareness through oral activities.

LA 6.1.3

Use knowledge of phonetic and structural analysis (e.g., Anglo-Saxon, Greek, and Latin roots, foreign words frequently used in English, bases, affixes)

LA 6.1.4a

Apply elements of oral prosodic reading to reflect the meaning of text (e.g., poem read slowly, conversational narrative, emphasis on key points of information)

LA 6.1.4b

Adjust oral or silent reading pace based on purpose, text difficulty, form, and style

LA 6.1.5a

Determine the meaning of words through structural analysis, using knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo Saxon roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand complex words, including words in science, mathematics, and social studies

LA 6.1.5b

Relate new grade level vocabulary to prior knowledge and use in new situations

LA 6.1.5c

Select and apply knowledge of context clues (e.g., word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph clues, re-reading) and text features (e.g., glossary, headings, subheadings, index, tables, maps, charts) to determine meaning of unknown words in a variety of text structures

LA 6.1.5d

Identify semantic relationships (e.g., metaphors, similes, idioms, analogies, comparisons)

LA 6.1.5e

Determine meaning using print and digital reference materials (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus glossary)

LA 6.1.6a

Explain how authors purpose and perspective affect the meaning and reliability of the text

LA 6.1.6b

Identify and analyze elements of narrative text (e.g., character development, setting, plot development, conflict, point of view, theme)

LA 6.1.6c

Summarize narrative text using understanding of characters, setting, sequence of events, plot, and theme

LA 6.1.6d

Interpret and explain the authors use of literary devices (e.g., simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, imagery, rhythm)

LA 6.1.6e

Summarize, analyze, and synthesize informational text using main idea and supporting details

LA 6.1.6f

Apply knowledge of organizational patterns found in informational text (e.g., sequence, description, cause and effect, compare/contrast, fact/opinion)

LA 6.1.6g

Apply knowledge of text features to locate information and gain meaning from a text (e.g., index, maps, charts, tables, graphs, headings, subheadings)

LA 6.1.6h

Distinguish between the defining characteristics of different narrative and informational genres (e.g., textbooks, myths, fantasies, science fiction, drama, periodicals, and essays)

LA 6.1.6i

Describe the social, historical, cultural, and biographical influences in a variety of genres

LA 6.1.6j

Use narrative and informational text to develop a national and global multi-cultural perspective

LA 6.1.6k

Generate and/or answer literal, inferential, critical, and interpretive questions, supporting answers using prior knowledge and information from the text and additional sources

LA 6.1.6l

Select text for a particular purpose (e.g., information, pleasure, answer a specific question)

LA 6.1.6m

Build and activate prior knowledge in order to identify text to self, text to text, and text to world connections before, during, and after reading

LA 6.1.6n

Self-monitor comprehension for accuracy and understanding when errors detract from meaning by applying appropriate strategies to self-correct

LA 6.1.6o

Use examples and details to make inferences or logical predictions while previewing and reading text

LA 6.1.6p

Respond to text verbally, in writing, or artistically

LA 6.2.1a

Use prewriting activities and inquiry tools, using available technology, to generate and organize information, guide writing, answer questions

LA 6.2.1b

Generate a draft by: -Selecting and organizing ideas relevant to topic, purpose, and genre -Composing paragraphs with simple, compound, and complex sentences, avoiding fragments and run-ons of varying length and complexity -Concluding with detailed summary linked to the purpose of the composition

LA 6.2.1c

Revise to improve writing (e.g., quality of ideas, organization, sentence fluency, word choice, voice)

LA 6.2.1d

Provide oral, written, and/or electronic feedback to other writers; utilize others feedback to improve own writing

LA 6.2.1e

Edit writing for format and conventions (e.g., spelling, capitalization, grammar, punctuation)

LA 6.2.1f

Publish a legible document (e.g., report, podcast, web page, PowerPoint) that applies formatting techniques to aid comprehension (e.g., differing fonts, title page, highlighting, spacing

LA 6.2.2a

Write in a selected genre considering purpose (e.g., inform, entertain, persuade, instruct)

LA 6.2.2b

Write to a specified audience considering interests, background knowledge, and expectations (e.g., known or unknown individual, business, organization, cyber audience)

LA 6.2.2c

Write considering typical characteristics of the selected genre (e.g., biography, report, business memo, poem, essay, email, podcast)

LA 6.2.2d

Select and apply an organizational structure appropriate to the task (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, compare and contrast)

LA 6.2.2e

Analyze models and examples (own and others) of various genres in order to create a similar piece

LA 6.3.1a

Communicate ideas and information in a manner appropriate for the purpose and setting

LA 6.3.1b

Demonstrate and adjust speaking techniques for a variety of purposes and situations

LA 6.3.1c

Utilize available media to enhance communication

LA 6.3.2a

Demonstrate listening skills needed for multiple situations and modalities (e.g., video, audio, distance, one-to-one, group)

LA 6.3.2b

Listen, ask questions to clarify, and take notes to ensure accuracy of information

LA 6.3.2c

Listen to, analyze, and evaluate message, purpose, and perspective of information being communicated

LA 6.3.3a

Demonstrate sensitivity to the use of words in general as well as to a particular audience (e.g., stereotypes, connotations, subtleties of language)

LA 6.3.3b

Apply conversation strategies (e.g., listen while others are talking, gain the floor, eye contact, tone, stay on topic, non-verbal cues)

LA 6.3.3c

Interact and collaborate with others in learning situations by contributing questions, information, opinions, and ideas using a variety of media and formats

LA 6.4.1a

Select and use multiple resources to generate and answer questions and establish validity of information (e.g., print, subscription databases, web resources)

LA 6.4.1b

Demonstrate ethical and legal use of information by citing sources using a prescribed format (e.g., citation of information used)

LA 6.4.1c

Practice safe and ethical behaviors when communicating and interacting with others (e.g., safe information to share online, appropriate language use, utilize appropriate sites and materials, respect diverse perspectives)

LA 6.4.1d

Engage in activities with learners from a variety of cultures through electronic means (e.g., podcasts, video chats, distance learning)

LA 6.4.1e

While reading, listening, and viewing, evaluate the message for bias, commercialism and hidden agendas (e.g., product placement, television ad, radio ad, movie, body image, sexism)

LA 6.4.1f

Gather and share information and opinions as a result of communication with others (e.g., video/audio chat, interview, podcast, multi-media presentations)

LA 6.4.1g

Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information (e.g., social bookmarking, online collaborative tools)