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6th Grade

 

 

Informative

VIRGINIA ELA STANDARDS AND SKILLS

http://www.doe.virginia.gov (Adopted 2010)

 

Grade 6    

 

Informative Essays

 

6.7  The student will write narration, description, exposition, and persuasion.

 

a) Identify audience and purpose.

b) Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas.

c) Organize writing structure to fit mode or topic.

d) Establish a central idea and organization.

e) Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement if appropriate.

f) Write multi-paragraph compositions with elaboration and unity.

g) Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.

h) Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.

i) Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

j) Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.

 

To be successful with this standard, students are expected to:

 

  • write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information.

  • write using strategies such as definition, classification comparison/contrast, and cause/effect.

  • develop the topic using  relevant facts, definitions, details, quotations, and/or examples.

  • use transitional words or phrases to connect parts of sentences in order to:

    • show relationships between ideas;
    • signal a shift or change in the writer's thoughts;
    • signal levels of importance;
    • suggest a pattern of organization; and
    • make sentences clearer.
  • establish and maintain a formal style of writing when appropriate.

  • provide an appropriate conclusion for the purpose and mode of writing.

  • identify audience and purpose for any piece of writing.

  • use selected prewriting techniques, such as:

    • brainstorming;
    • webbing;
    • mapping;
    • clustering;
    • listing;
    • organizing graphically;
    • questioning; and
    • outlining.
  • write using descriptive details.

  • elaborate to:

    • give detail;
    • add depth; and
    • continue the flow of an idea.
  • write an effective thesis statement focusing, limiting, or narrowing the topic.

  • differentiate between a thesis statement and a topic sentence.

  • write more than one paragraph on any central theme or topic demonstrating elaboration, coherence, and unity.

  • incorporate variety into sentences

  • understand that revising to improve a draft includes:

    • rereading;
    • reflecting;
    • rethinking; and
    • rewriting.


Narrative

VIRGINIA ELA STANDARDS AND SKILLS

http://www.doe.virginia.gov (Adopted 2010)

 

Grade 6    


 

Narrative Essays

 

6.7  The student will write narration, description, exposition, and persuasion.

 

a) Identify audience and purpose.

b) Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas.

c) Organize writing structure to fit mode or topic.

d) Establish a central idea and organization.

e) Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement if appropriate.

f) Write multi-paragraph compositions with elaboration and unity.

g) Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.

h) Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.

i) Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

j) Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.

 

To be successful with this standard, students are expected to:

 

  • develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences when writing narratives.

  • engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

  • use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

  • provide an appropriate conclusion for the purpose and mode of writing.

  • identify audience and purpose for any piece of writing.

  • use selected prewriting techniques, such as:

    • brainstorming;
    • webbing;
    • mapping;
    • clustering;
    • listing;
    • organizing graphically;
    • questioning; and
    • outlining.
  • write more than one paragraph on any central theme or topic demonstrating elaboration, coherence, and unity.

  • incorporate variety into sentences

  • understand that revising to improve a draft includes:

    • rereading;
    • reflecting;
    • rethinking; and
    • rewriting.

Persuasive

VIRGINIA ELA STANDARDS AND SKILLS

http://www.doe.virginia.gov (Adopted 2010)

 

Grade 6    

 

Persuasive Essays

 

6.7  The student will write narration, description, exposition, and persuasion.

 

a) Identify audience and purpose.

b) Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas.

c) Organize writing structure to fit mode or topic.

d) Establish a central idea and organization.

e) Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement if appropriate.

f) Write multi-paragraph compositions with elaboration and unity.

g) Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.

h) Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.

i) Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

j) Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.

 

To be successful with this standard, students are expected to:

 

  • develop the topic using  relevant facts, definitions, details, quotations, and/or examples.

  • use transitional words or phrases to connect parts of sentences in order to:

  • show relationships between ideas;

  • signal a shift or change in the writer's thoughts;

  • signal levels of importance;

  • suggest a pattern of organization; and

  • make sentences clearer.

  • establish and maintain a formal style of writing when appropriate.

  • provide an appropriate conclusion for the purpose and mode of writing.

  • identify audience and purpose for any piece of writing.

  • use selected prewriting techniques, such as:

    • brainstorming;
    • webbing;
    • mapping;
    • clustering;
    • listing;
    • organizing graphically;
    • questioning; and
    • outlining.
  • write using descriptive details.

  • elaborate to:

    • give detail;
    • add depth; and
    • continue the flow of an idea.
  • write an effective thesis statement focusing, limiting, or narrowing the topic.

  • differentiate between a thesis statement and a topic sentence.

  • write more than one paragraph on any central theme or topic demonstrating elaboration, coherence, and unity.

  • incorporate variety into sentences

  • understand that revising to improve a draft includes:

    • rereading;
    • reflecting;
    • rethinking; and
    • rewriting.


 

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