Sixth Grade Standards

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Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Sixth Grade Learning Objectives
EL.6 Sixth Grade
EL.6.1 READING
EL.6.1.1 Word identification strategies
EL.6.1.1.1 Applies word identification/decoding strategies in isolation and in context, including identifying multisyllabic words through. Knowledge of sounds. 6 Syllable types/syllable division. Word patterns (prefixes, suffixes or variant spellings for consonan
EL.6.1.1.2 Uses a variety of reading strategies independently . Uses prior knowledge. Generates literal, clarifying, and inferential questions. Constructs mental images. Takes notes. Uses text structure clues (eg. Chronological, cause/effect, compare/contrast,
EL.6.1.1.3 Monitors comprehension and adjusts reading rate and strategy for different purposes.
EL.6.1.2 Vocabulary strategies
EL.6.1.2.1 Identifies the meaning of unfamiliar words by using word structure, context clues and prior knowledge.
EL.6.1.2.2 Shows breadth (growth) of vocabulary knowledge.
EL.6.1.2.3 Identifies and selects appropriate word use (in oral and written communication) of. Synonyms . Antonyms. Homonym/homophones. Words with multiple meanings . Shades of meaning or . Simple analogies
EL.6.1.3 Accuracy and fluency
EL.6.1.3.1 Reads grade level text with 90-94% accuracy
EL.6.1.3.2 Reads fluently (oral 135-160 words per minute) and (190-220 wpm silent)
EL.6.1.4 Informational text understanding
EL.6.1.4.1 Uses text support and text features to gain initial understanding of informational text, including:. Reports, public documents and discourse . Encyclopedias. Magazine articles. Content trade books. Textbooks. Inte
EL.6.1.4.2 Organizes information through charting (creating electronic table), mapping (electronic visual organizer), paraphrasing, summarizing, and comparing/contrasting.
EL.6.1.4.3 Analyze and interpret informational text. Connects, . Synthesizes, . Makes inferences about author's purpose and about causes or effects . Forms and supports opinions, beginning to cite evidence . Distinguishes fact from opinion. Makes assertions ab
EL.6.1.5 Literary text understanding
EL.6.1.5.1 Demonstrates initial understanding of key elements of literary text and author's craft.
EL.6.1.5.2 Analyzes and interprets elements of literary text.
EL.6.1.6 Reading extensively
EL.6.1.6.1 Reads the equivalent of at least 2 books a month, and can explain choices
EL.6.1.6.2 Reads at least three literary genres, including poetry.
EL.6.1.6.3 Reads at least three works of nonfiction.
EL.6.1.6.4 Uses at least three types of informational text, including website pages.
EL.6.1.7 Reading text Level
EL.6.10 Learning Skills
EL.6.10.1 Participates and contributes during group activity
EL.6.10.1 Participates and contributes during group activity
EL.6.10.10 Exhibits self-control in language and behavior
EL.6.10.10 Exhibits self-control in language and behavior
EL.6.10.11 Listens and pays attention in class
EL.6.10.11 Listens and pays attention in class
EL.6.10.12 Follows oral and written directions
EL.6.10.12 Follows oral and written directions
EL.6.10.13 Works neatly and legibly
EL.6.10.13 Works neatly and legibly
EL.6.10.14 Exhibits a positive self-image
EL.6.10.14 Exhibits a positive self-image
EL.6.10.15 Thinks analytically
EL.6.10.15 Thinks analytically
EL.6.10.16 Copes with problem situations in an acceptable manner by using words
EL.6.10.16 Copes with problem situations in an acceptable manner by using words
EL.6.10.17 Cooperates with others
EL.6.10.17 Cooperates with others
EL.6.10.18 Stays on task and completes class work on time
EL.6.10.18 Stays on task and completes class work on time
EL.6.10.19 Identifies and expresses feelings in self and others
EL.6.10.19 Identifies and expresses feelings in self and others
EL.6.10.2 Works well independently
EL.6.10.2 Works well independently
EL.6.10.20 Completes and hands in homework on time
EL.6.10.20 Completes and hands in homework on time
EL.6.10.3 Accepts rules and limits established for the good of the group
EL.6.10.3 Accepts rules and limits established for the good of the group
EL.6.10.4 Demonstrates best effort and pride in work
EL.6.10.4 Demonstrates best effort and pride in work
EL.6.10.5 Seeks help when needed
EL.6.10.5 Seeks help when needed
EL.6.10.6 Organizes materials, work, and workplace
EL.6.10.6 Organizes materials, work, and workplace
EL.6.10.7 Transitions well from one activity to the next
EL.6.10.7 Transitions well from one activity to the next
EL.6.10.8 Is willing to try new experiences and ideas
EL.6.10.8 Is willing to try new experiences and ideas
EL.6.10.9 Accepts responsibility for own actions
EL.6.10.9 Accepts responsibility for own actions
EL.6.2 WRITING
EL.6.2.1 Writing process
EL.6.2.1.1 Uses writing process strategies and shares writing with others.
EL.6.2.1.2 Prints or writes cursive legibly and fluently
EL.6.2.1.3 Composes and edits a longer piece using a word processor with accuracy and speed of 80% at 20-25 wpm on all three rows of the keyboard with correct fingering and eyes on the monitor or copy.
EL.6.2.1.4 Can format writing with. Headers . Footers. Borders. Page breaks and . Lists
EL.6.2.2 Grammar, spelling & mechanics
EL.6.2.2.1 Demonstrates command of appropriate English conventions.
EL.6.2.2.2 Demonstrates command of conventional English spelling, including using spell check and thesaurus.
EL.6.2.2.3 Demonstrates command of the structures of English language . Writes a variety of simple and compound sentences, including phrases and clauses. Names organizational text structures within paragraphs (e.g. Description, chronology, proposition/support, compa
EL.6.2.3 Response to text
EL.6.2.3.1 Writes responses to literary and informational text . Sets context/background. Summarizes key ideas. Connects to prior knowledge and other texts. States and maintains a purpose, a firm judgment, or a point of view when responding to a given question. Uses
EL.6.2.4 Informational writing
EL.6.2.4.1 Writes reports (of at least six paragraphs). Establishes and maintains a focus on a topic (purpose). Organizes information using description, chronology, proposition/support, and compare/contrast, anticipating readers' concerns . Uses basic transition wor
EL.6.2.4.2 Writes persuasive essays (of at least six paragraphs) . Organizes information using description, chronology, proposition/support, and compare/contrast . Uses basic transition words. Uses elaboration strategies (details). States the issue or problem and st
EL.6.2.4.3 Writes procedures (of the equivalent of six paragraphs) . Establishes a purpose. Uses a format that is easy to follow. Uses a variety of transition words. Uses details and examples that help reader understand and visualize process. Provides a list of spec
EL.6.2.5 Expressive writing
EL.6.2.5.1 Writes narratives, organizing and relating a story line plot/ series of events, using details.
EL.6.2.5.2 Writes reflective essays making connections between personal experiences and ideas.
EL.6.2.5.3 Writes poetry, demonstrating an awareness of purpose, and . uses language effectively.
EL.6.3 MATHEMATICS
EL.6.3.1 Numbers and operations
EL.6.3.1.1 Demonstrates conceptual understanding of percents by representing benchmark percents.é accurately solves problems involving tax and tip (A1).é accurately solves problems involving part-whole relationships (A2).é converts between benchmark fractions, decim
EL.6.3.1.10 Multiplies integers with/without a calculator
EL.6.3.1.11 Adds/subtracts integers
EL.6.3.1.12 Finds square root of a number
EL.6.3.1.13 Mentally multiplies and divides whole numbers through twelve with accuracy
EL.6.3.1.14 Applies properties of numbers to solve problems and to simplify computation (A22).é factors (A23).é remainders (A24).é divisibility rules 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 (A25).é prime/composite (A26).é commutative/associative (A27).é composition/decomposition ñ mult
EL.6.3.1.2 Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides decimals with/without calculator
EL.6.3.1.3 Adds and subtracts fractions and mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators with/without a calculator
EL.6.3.1.4 Multiplies and divides fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators
EL.6.3.1.5 Divides with remainders as decimals to the nearest one hundredth
EL.6.3.1.6 Solves and explains multi-step problems
EL.6.3.1.7 Demonstrates conceptual understanding by ordering or comparing integers using number lines, equality/inequality symbols -- models and explains
EL.6.3.1.8 Demonstrates conceptual understanding of relative magnitude of numbers from billions to thousandths (base 10 number system)
EL.6.3.1.9 Demonstrates use of powers
EL.6.3.2 Geometry and measurement
EL.6.3.2.1 Interprets a given representation.é draws conclusions (B1).é makes observations (B2).é solves problems (B3).é answers questions (B4).é reads and interprets the representation(s) (B5
EL.6.3.2.2 Responds to a teacher or student generated question.é appropriately displays/represents numerical or categorical data (B6).é organizes the data (B7).é collects appropriate data (B8).é makes a hypothesis (B9).é analyzes the data to draw conclusions about t
EL.6.3.2.3 Organizes and displays a set [or related sets] of numerical or categorical data.é to solve problems (B11).é to answer questions (B12).é to draw conclusions or test a hypothesis (B13).é to analyze data to formulate/justify conclusions (B14).é to make predi
EL.6.3.2.4 Uses experimental probability to make and test conjectures or design fair games. Represents probabilities using fractions, decimals, or percents
EL.6.3.2.5 For a probability event, evaluates the possible outcomes .é by expressing the outcome as a fraction, decimal, or percent (B18).é by determining the theoretical probability as a ratio of favorable outcomes (B19).é by sample space (using an organized list o
EL.6.3.2.6 Analyzes patterns, trends, and distributions in data in a variety of contexts.to analyze situations and solve problems (B21).by using dispersion (range) (B22).by using central tendency (mean, median, mode) (B23
EL.6.3.2.7 Accurately and appropriately represents data in a variety of contexts.é using circle graphs (B24).é using line graphs that represent continuous data or show trends among discrete data (B25).é using stem-and-leaf plots (B26).é using line plots (B27).é usin
EL.6.3.3 Functions and algebra
EL.6.3.3.1 Determines perimeter, area, and circumference of rectangles, squares, parallelograms, triangles and circles (C1, 9) using appropriate units of measure (C3)
EL.6.3.3.10 Solves problems using the Cartesian coordinate system (all quadrants) to locate coordinates and to represent data from tables
EL.6.3.3.2 Demonstrates conceptual understanding of perimeter, area, and circumference. through problem-solving calculation (C4). through modeling (C5). and expresses all measures by using the appropriate unit of measure (C6). the circumference and area of circl
EL.6.3.3.3 Finds volume of rectangular prism
EL.6.3.3.4 Uses scale to determine distances represented on maps
EL.6.3.3.5 Applies concepts of similarity using constant of proportionality/scale factor
EL.6.3.3.6 Demonstrates congruency . using models to show congruency using the properties of angles (C12). using manipulatives to show transformations (C13). using the results of combining and subdividing shapes (e.g., rectangle into two triangles) (C14)
EL.6.3.3.7 Use properties or attributes of angles or sides to identify, describe, classify, or distinguish among different types of triangles or quadrilaterals. identifies quadrilaterals (rectangles, squares, parallelograms, rhombi, trapezoids) (C15). identifies t
EL.6.3.3.8 Measures and uses units of measures appropriately and consistently, and makes conversions within systems when solving problems across the content strands. constructs angles and rotation within 1 degree (C20). measures angles (C21). converts within metr
EL.6.3.3.9 Uses properties or attributes to identify, compare, or describe three-dimensional shapes. identifies, classifies, and distinguishes faces (C28). identifies, classifies, and distinguishes number of edges (C29). identifies, classifies, and distinguishes
EL.6.3.4 Data, statistics and analysis
EL.6.3.4.1 Identifies and solves problems using a variety of patterns.describes the pattern in variables (D1).describes the pattern in tables (D2).describes the pattern in symbols (D3).describes the pattern in words (D4).simple linear or geometric patterns make gene
EL.6.3.4.2 Demonstrates conceptual understanding of equality by showing equivalence between two expressions using models or different representations of the expressions (solves multi-step linear equations of the form ax + b = c where a, b, and c are whole number
EL.6.3.4.3 Uses variables, variable expressions, and formulas to solve problems. evaluates variable expressions or formulas given a replacement set for variables (D9). in real world context or mathematical situations (D10)
EL.6.3.4.4 Demonstrates an understanding of simple linear relationships as rate of change by informally describing the slope
EL.6.3.5 Problem solving
EL.6.3.5.1 Demonstrates understanding of mathematical problem solving by using a variety of strategies. guess and check (E1). draw a picture or diagram. look for a pattern. use or make a table. make an organized list. do a simpler problem
EL.6.3.5.2 Demonstrates understanding of mathematical problem-solving by using the Vermont Portfolio Rubric. providing documentation that shows reasoning and supports the solution. using mathematical representation to communicate the solution. using mathematical
EL.6.4 SCIENCE
EL.6.4.1 Inquiry
EL.6.4.2 Physical science
EL.6.4.3 Life Science
EL.6.4.4 Human Body
EL.6.4.5 Universe, Earth, Environment
EL.6.5 SOCIAL STUDIES
EL.6.5.1 Inquiry
EL.6.5.2 History
EL.6.5.3 Physical and cultural geography
EL.6.5.4 Civic, government and Society
EL.6.5.5 Economics
EL.6.6 LANGUAGE
EL.6.6.1 Listens actively
EL.6.6.1.1 Listens and responds by asking clarifying questions, restating, and participating in group discussions
EL.6.6.1.2 Begins to critique by observing, describing, extending, interpreting and making connections within and across texts.
EL.6.6.1.3 Summarizes information and presents orally, varying rate, volume and tone.
EL.6.6.1.4 Creates and presents a presentation including . Title slide, . Graphics (animated) . Text . Voice. Sound, related to topic . Table of contents and . Bibliography
EL.6.6.2 Oral Expression
EL.6.7 Art
EL.6.7.1 Artistic skills
EL.6.7.2 Approach to work
EL.6.7.3 Concepts and vocabulary
EL.6.7.4 Reflection & response to art
EL.6.8 Music
EL.6.8.1 Musical Skills
EL.6.8.2 Approach to work
EL.6.8.3 Concepts and vocabulary
EL.6.8.4 Reflection and response to music
EL.6.9 PE
EL.6.9.1 Motor Skills
EL.6.9.2 Physical fitness
EL.6.9.3 Attitude to physical fitness
EL.6.9.4 Participation
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