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6th Grade ELA Learning Targets

English Lang Arts, 6

Language ALT 1s

I can use conventions and language correctly.

AST 1.1 - Conventions  :  I can use conventions and language to enhance my writing.

AST 1.2 - Pronouns  :  I can use pronouns correctly.

AST 1.3 - Spelling and Punctuation  :  I can spell correctly and use punctuation to set off details related to the subject.

AST 1.4 - Sentence Patterns  :  I can vary sentence patterns and maintain style and tone.

Reading ALT 1

I can demonstrate comprehension of key ideas and details of grade-level literary and informational texts.

AST 1.1 - Inferences and Analysis of Text  :  I can find evidence to support inferences and analysis of a text with guidance.

AST 1.2 - Main Idea-Theme-Summarize  :  I can provide the main idea or theme of a text and summarize the key details.

AST 1.3 - Unknown Vocabulary  :  I can determine or clarify the meaning of unknown vocabulary using a range of strategies (context clues, word stems, reference materials).

AST 1.4 - Plot and Character  :  I can describe how plot unfolds and how the characters respond.

AST 1.5 Introduction to a Text  :  I can describe how an individual, event, or idea is introduced and explained in a text.

Reading ALT 2

I can analyze an author’s craft and structure.

AST 2.1 - Meaning of Words  :  I can determine the meaning of words and phrases and analyze how specific words impact meaning and tone.

AST 2.2 - Developing the Main Idea  :  I can analyze how a sentence, chapter, scene, or section fits into the text and helps develop the main idea, theme, setting, or plot.

AST.2.3 - Point of View  :  I can explain how the author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker of a text (literary).

AST 2.4 - Author's POV Revealed in Text  :  I can determine an author’s point of view or purpose and explain how it’s revealed in the text (informational).

Reading ALT 3

I can analyze knowledge and ideas from multiple sources.

AST 3.1 - Compare-Contrast Experiences  :  I can compare and contrast the experiences of reading, listening to, or viewing a story, drama, or poem.

AST 3.2 - Compare-Contrast Similar Themes  :  I can compare and contrast how two or more works address similar themes and topics.

AST 3.3 - Info from Media   :  I can integrate information from different media or formats to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

AST 3.4 - Evaluate Claims  :  I can evaluate claims in a text that are supported by evidence and those that are not.

Research ALT 1

I can conduct effective research.

AST 1.1 - Thesis for Research  :  I can use a given question or thesis to guide my research.

AST 1.2 - Multiple Sources  :  I can gather and organize information from multiple sources.

AST.1.3 - Citations  :  I can report basic citation information.

Social Studies ALT 1

I can identify and describe significant events and cultures within geographic regions.

AST 1.1 - Historical and Current Events  :  I can demonstrate an understanding of historical and current events, people, religions, and cultures.

AST 1.2 - Geographic Tools  :  I can use a variety of geographic tools.

AST 1.3 - Government  :  I can describe different forms of government.

AST 1.4 - Economics  :  I can explain basic economic concepts.

Social Studies ALT 2

I can apply my knowledge to analyze information (source documents, data, maps, graphs, charts, models) and develop a relevant conclusion with appropriate evidence.

AST 2.1 - Analyze Information  :  I can accurately analyze information to reach a relevant conclusion.

AST 2.2 - Conclusions  :  I can support my conclusions with relevant evidence.

AST 2.3 - Basic Arguments  :  I can give basic arguments for and against an issue.

AST 2.4 - Analyze Relationships  :  I can analyze relationships.

Speaking-Listening ALT 1

I can engage effectively in collaborative discussions on a variety of topics and issues.

AST 1.1 - Discussion Preparation  :  I can come to discussions prepared.

AST 1.2 - Roles in Discussions  :  I can understand my role in classroom discussions.

AST 1.3 - Engagement  :  I can question and respond in ways that show I am engaged.

AST 1.4 - Reflection and Paraphrasing  :  I can demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

Speaking-Listening ALT 2

I can effectively present information.    

AST 2.1 - Organization  :  I can present information that is organized and clear.

AST 2.2 - Oral Presentations  :  I can use appropriate body language, eye contact, volume and speed during oral presentations.

AST 2.3 - Digital Media - Visuals  :  I can use digital media and/or visuals to display information.

AST 2.4 - Demonstrate Understanding  :  I can present information in my own words to demonstrate understanding of my topic.

Writing ALT 1 - Argument

Writes argument texts.

AST 1.1 - Lead  :  The writer wrote an introduction to interest readers and make sure the introduction would fit with the whole.

AST 1.2 - Transitions  :  The writer used transitions to help readers understand how different parts fit together.

AST 1.3 - Ending  :  The writer restated the important points to strengthen the overall argument and offered a final insight.

AST 1.4 - Organization  :  The writer organized the argument into sections purposefully leading readers from one claim or reason to another.

AST 1.5 - Elaboration  :  The writer included and arranged a variety of evidence and used trusted sources and information from experts.

AST 1.6 - Craft  :  The writer chose words carefully to support the argument for effect (made piece sound serious).

AST 1.7 - Spelling  :  The writer used resources to be sure the words are spelled correctly.

AST 1.8 - Punctuation and Sentence Structure  :  The writer used punctuation to help include or connect information.

Writing ALT 2 - Information

Writes information texts.

AST 2.1 - Lead  :  The writer wrote an introduction to interest readers with a quote or significant fact.

AST 2.2 - Transitions  :  The writer used transitions to help readers understand how different parts fit together.

AST 2.3 - Ending  :  The writer wrote a conclusion that restated the important ideas and offered a final insight.

AST 2.4 - Organization  :  The writer chose a focused subject, used subheadings to separate sections, and made deliberate choices on how to order sections.

AST 2.5 - Elaboration  :  The writer included varied kinds of information, used trusted sources and information from authorities on the topic, and worked to make the information understandable and interesting.

AST 2.6 - Craft  :  The writer chose words carefully to explain the information and ideas and to have an effect on the reader using a teaching tone and formal style.

AST 2.7 - Spelling  :  The writer used resources to be sure the words are spelled correctly including technical vocabulary.

AST 2.8 - Punctuation and Sentence Structure  :  The writer used punctuation to help include extra information and explanation.

Writing ALT 3 - Narrative

Writes narrative texts.

AST 3.1 - Lead  :  The writer wrote a beginning that set the plot/story in motion and hinted at the larger meaning of the story.

AST 3.2 - Transitions  :  The writer used transitional phrases and clauses to signal changes.

AST 3.3 - Ending  :  The writer wrote an ending that connected to what the story is really about.

AST 3.4 - Organization  :  The writer used paragraphs purposefully and created a logical, clear sequence of events.

AST 3.5 - Elaboration  :  The writer developed realistic characters, details, action, dialogue and internal thinking that contribute to the deeper meaning of the story.

AST 3.6 - Craft  :  The writer developed some relationship between characters to show why they act and speak as they do (internal and external story).

AST 3.7 - Spelling  :  The writer used resources to be sure the words are spelled correctly.

AST 3.8 - Punctuation and Sentence Structure  :  The writer used punctuation to include extra detail and explanation in some sentences.