College and Career Readiness Standards: Literacy

Grade 6 - Language

CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1a
Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1b
Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1c
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1d
Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1e
Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.*
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2a
Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2b
Spell correctly.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3a
Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3b
Maintain consistency in style and tone.*
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4
Determine 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.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4a
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4b
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4c
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4d
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5a
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5b
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5c
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).
CCR.ELA-Literacy.L.6.6
Acquire 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.

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