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ENGLISH SOLs
Grade Six

The sixth-grade student will be an active participant in classroom discussions. The student will present personal opinions, understand differing viewpoints, distinguish between fact and opinion, and analyze the effectiveness of group communication. The student will begin the study of word origins and continue vocabulary development. The student will read independently a variety of fiction and nonfiction, including a significant number of classic works, for appreciation and comprehension. The student will also plan, draft, revise, and edit narratives, descriptions, and explanations, with attention to composition and style as well as sentence formation, usage, and mechanics. The student will also demonstrate correct use of language, spelling, and mechanics by applying grammatical conventions in writing and speaking. In addition, reading and writing will be used as tools for learning academic concepts, and available technology will be used as appropriate.

Oral Language

6.1      The student will analyze oral participation in small-group activities.

6.2      The student will listen critically and express opinions in oral presentations.

Reading

6.3      The student will read and learn the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases.

6.4       The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.

6.5      The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of informational selections.

Writing

6.6      The student will write narratives, descriptions, and explanations.

6.7      The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure.