- I can write informative/explanatory texts that convey ideas and concepts using relevant information that is carefully selected and organized. (W.6.2)
a. I can introduce the topic of my text.
a. I can organize my information using various strategies (e.g., definition/classification, comparison/contrast, cause/effect).
a. I can include headings, graphics, and multimedia to help readers understand my ideas.
b. I can develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, and quotations.
c. I can use transitions to clarify relationships among my ideas.
d. I can use contextually specific language/vocabulary to inform or explain about a topic.
e. I can establish and maintain a formal style in my writing.
f. I can construct a concluding statement or section of an informative/explanatory text.
- I can use evidence from a variety of grade-appropriate texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (W.6.9)
- I can apply sixth-grade reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not”). (W.6.9a)
- I can use a variety of sentence structures to make my writing and speaking more interesting. (L.6.3a)
- I can maintain consistency in style and tone when writing and speaking. (L.6.3b)
- I can integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue. (RI.6.7)