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                                                                      Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                  Language Arts
                                                                                      Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                              Activities                          Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                               and                              Summative
           Version 4.1                   Program of Studies                                                                                           Assessments                          Assessmen
                                           Understanding                                                                                                                                       t
                                                                                                                                                                                             Dates
                                                                           EL-7-FF-S-1                                              Explain how knowledge of synonyms and antonyms
                                                              Students will apply context and           Synonyms, Antonyms          can improve comprehension of a passage?
RD-O6-1.0.1                                                   self-correction strategies while
Students will apply knowledge of                              reading
synonyms or antonyms to                                                    EL-7-FF-S-2
comprehend a passage.                                         Students will make predictions
DOK 2                                                         while reading
                                                              EL-7-FF-S-3
                                                              Students will read grade-appropriate
                                                              material -- orally and silently -- with
                                                              automaticity (accuracy and fluency
                                                              phrasing, expression, and attention
                                                              to text features – e.g., punctuation,
                                                              italics, dialogue)
                                                                           EL-7-FF-S-4
                                                              Students will use a variety of
                                                              reading strategies to understand
                                                              vocabulary and texts:
RD-O6-1.0.2                                                                                             Multiple Meanings           Explain how context can determine of a word’s
                                                                                                                                    meaning.
Students will select, based
                                                                                                                                    Explain which technique(s) could be used to
on context, the appropriate                                                                                                         determine the correct meaning for a multiple meaning
meaning for a word that has                                                                                                         word.
multiple meanings.

DOK 2
RD-O6-1.0.3                                                                EL-7-FF-S-4                  Suffixes, Roots, Affixes,   Explain how prefixes and suffixes can change the
Students will apply the meanings of                           Students will use a variety of            Prefixes                    meaning of words.
word parts (prefixes, suffixes, roots)                        reading strategies to understand
                                                              vocabulary and texts:
to comprehend unfamiliar words in
                                                              e) interpret and explain literal and
a passage.
                                                                                            Metcalfe County
                                                                                 Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                             Language Arts
                                                                                                 Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential                       Program of Studies           Key/Common                                       Activities                           Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions                       Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                        and                               Summative
           Version 4.1                   Program of Studies                                                                                               Assessments                           Assessmen
                                           Understanding                                                                                                                                            t
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dates
DOK 2                                                                    non-literal meanings of words or
                                                                         phrases, based on use in context
RD-O6-1.0.4                                                              f) identify syllables and parts of      Question Formulation   Explain how formulating questions can to guide
Students will formulate questions to                                     words (e.g., prefixes, suffixes, base                          reading can aide comprehension.
guide reading.                                                           words, common roots) and apply
                                                                         their meanings to comprehend
                                                                         unfamiliar words                                               (4)How will making predictions help us
                                                                         g) describe words in terms of                                  comprehend?
                                                                         categories (e.g., water is a liquid),
                                                                         functions (e.g., water is for
                                                                         drinking), or features (e.g., water
                                                                         flows)
RD-O6-1.0.5                            Students will understand that                  EL-7-FF-S-4                Scan                   Explain the techniques involved in scanning a reading
Students will scan to find key         knowing how to apply              Students will use a variety of                                 passage.
information.                           phonetic principles, context      reading strategies to understand
                                       clues, and orthographic           vocabulary and texts:
                                       patterns (including structural    a) formulate questions to guide
                                       analysis, analogizing, and        reading (before, during and after
                                       spelling patterns) can help       reading)
                                       determine unfamiliar words        apply word recognition strategies to
                                       while reading.                    determine pronunciations or
                                                 EL-7-FF-U-2             meanings of words in passages
                                       Students will understand that
                                       fluency involves reading orally
                                       and silently with speed,
                                       accuracy, proper phrasing and
                                       expression while attending to
                                       text features.
                                                 EL-7-FF-U-3
                                       Students will understand that
                                       developing breadth of
                                       vocabulary improves reading
                                       comprehension and involves
                                       applying knowledge of word
                                                                                                Metcalfe County
                                                                                     Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                                 Language Arts
                                                                                                     Grade 6
           Kentucky                           Essential                          Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                 Activities                            Formative/
          Core Content                        Questions                          Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                  and                                Summative
           Version 4.1                    Program of Studies                                                                                                            Assessments                            Assessmen
                                            Understanding                                                                                                                                                          t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dates
                                        meanings and word
                                        relationships. The larger the
                                        reader’s vocabulary, the easier it
                                        is to make sense of text.
                                                  EL-7-FF-U-4
                                        Students will understand that
                                        many words have multiple
                                        meanings. Knowledge of
                                        syntax/language structure,
                                        semantics/meaning, and context
                                        cues, and the use of resources
                                        can help in identifying the
                                        intended meaning of words and
                                        phrases as they are used in text.
RD-O6-1.0.6                                                                              EL-7-FF-S-4                 Skim, Passage                   Explain when skimming a passage would be
Students will skim to get the general                                        Students will use a variety of                                          appropriate.
meaning of a passage.                                                        reading strategies to understand
                                                                             vocabulary and texts:
                                                                             h) scan to find specific key
                                                                             information; skim to get the general
                                                                             meaning of a passage
RD-O6-1.0.7                                                                              EL-7-FF-S-5                 Literal, Non Literal, Simile,   Explain how different technique(s) can be used to
Students will interpret literal and                                          Students will use print and             Metaphor, Personification,      interpret the meaning of specialized vocabulary?
non-literal meanings of words or                                             electronic resources (e.g., print and   Hyperbole
                                                                             electronic dictionaries, glossaries,                                    Interpret examples of figures of speech.
phrases, based on context. DOK 2
                                                                             thesauruses) to determine the
                                                                             definition, pronunciation,
                                                                             etymology, spelling, usage of                                            Explain how inferences can be drawn from the
                                                                             words, multiple meanings of words,                                      context.
                                                                             and content specific-meanings of
                                                                             words
RD-O6-2.0.1                                                                              EL-7-FF-S-4                 Main Idea                       Explain why it is essential to be able to determine the
Students will identify or explain the                                        Students will use a variety of                                          main idea of a passage.
main idea of a passage.                                                      reading strategies to understand
                                                                                           Metcalfe County
                                                                                Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                            Language Arts
                                                                                                Grade 6
           Kentucky                           Essential                     Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                    Activities                          Formative/
          Core Content                        Questions                     Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                     and                              Summative
           Version 4.1                    Program of Studies                                                                                                          Assessments                          Assessmen
                                            Understanding                                                                                                                                                      t
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dates
DOK 3                                                                   vocabulary and texts:
                                                                        c) apply knowledge of synonyms,
                                                                        antonyms, homonyms/homophones,
                                                                        shades of meaning, or analogies to
                                                                        assist comprehension
RD-O6-2.0.2                                                             d) interpret the meaning of jargon,      Conflict/Problem, Rising          Explain how specific characteristics of any given
Students will identify and explain                                      dialect or specialized vocabulary        Action, Climax, Falling Action,   genre can enhance enjoyment of reading.
the characteristics of short stories,                                   used in a passage                        Resolution/Solution
novels, poetry, or plays.                                                                                                                          Compare and contrast the characteristics of short
DOK 2                                                                                                                                              stories, novels, poetry, and plays.


RD-O6-2.0.3                                                                         EL-7-DIU-S-1                                                   Explain how poets use these elements to create a
Students will identify or explain                                       Students will use comprehension                                            specific feeling or elicit an emotion.
literary elements (e.g.,                                                strategies (e.g., using prior
                                                                        knowledge, predicting, generating,                                         Characterization, Setting, Plot, Theme, Point of View
characterization, setting, plot,
                                                                        clarifying, literal and inferential
theme, point of view) in a passage.                                     questions, constructing sensory
DOK 3                                                                   images, locating and using text
                                                                        features) while reading, listening to,
                                                                        or viewing literary and
                                                                        informational texts
                                                                                    EL-7-DIU-S-2
                                                                        Students will use text structure cues
                                                                        (e.g., chronology, cause/effect,
                                                                        compare/contrast, proposition and
                                                                        support, description, classification,
                                                                        logical/sequential) to aid in
                                                                        comprehension
RD-O6-2.0.4                             EL-7-DIU-U-1                                EL-7-DIU-S-6                 Main Ideas, Supporting Details,   What are some techniques used to locate key idea and
Students will locate key ideas or       Students will understand that   Students will demonstrate                Passage                           information in a passage?
information in a passage.               reading a wide range of print   understanding of literary elements       Headings, Captions, Bold Typed
DOK 1                                   and non-print texts builds an   and literary passages/texts:             Word, Underlined Words,
                                                                                             Metcalfe County
                                                                                  Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                              Language Arts
                                                                                                  Grade 6
           Kentucky                        Essential                          Program of Studies           Key/Common                                      Activities                       Formative/
          Core Content                     Questions                          Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                       and                           Summative
           Version 4.1                 Program of Studies                                                                                                 Assessments                       Assessmen
                                         Understanding                                                                                                                                          t
                                                                                                                                                                                              Dates
                                     understanding of texts, of           b) identify and explain the main           Italicized Words
                                     themselves, and of different         idea of a passage                          Skim, Scan
                                     cultures.
                                               EL-7-DIU-U-2
                                     Students will understand that
                                     different purposes to read
                                     include reading to acquire new
                                     information and reading for
                                     personal fulfillment. Among
                                     these texts are plays, fiction and
                                     non-fiction, classic and
                                     contemporary works.
                                               EL-7-DIU-U-3
                                     Students will understand that
                                     the use of comprehension
                                     strategies enhances
                                     understanding of text.
                                               EL-7-DIU-U-4
                                     Students will understand that
                                     different types of texts place
                                     different demands on the reader.
                                     Understanding text features and
                                     structures, and characteristics
                                     associated with different genres
                                     (including print and non-print)
                                     facilitate the reader’s ability to
                                     make meaning of the text.
RD-O6-2.0.5                                                               a) identify characteristics of             Summarize          Explain the importance of being able to summarize
Students will summarize                                                   different types of literary texts (e.g.,                      information from a passage.
information from a paragraph, a                                           short stories, poems, plays,
section of a passage, or an entire                                        historical fiction, realistic fiction,
                                                                          mysteries, science fiction, myths)                            1)How do you summarize a passage?
passage.                                                                                                                                What are the key facts to place in note
DOK 2
                                                                                                                                        taking?
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                                                                        Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                    Language Arts
                                                                                        Grade 6
            Kentucky                           Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                               Activities                            Formative/
           Core Content                        Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                and                                Summative
            Version 4.1                    Program of Studies                                                                                            Assessments                            Assessmen
                                             Understanding                                                                                                                                          t
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dates
RD-O6-2.0.6                                                                EL-7-DIU-S-6               Information, Passage            Explain how application of information will vary
Students will apply the information                             Students will demonstrate                                             according to the task/procedure in the real world.
contained in a passage to accomplish                            understanding of literary elements
a task/procedure or answer questions                            and literary passages/texts:
about a passage.
                                                                           EL-7-DIU-S-7               Prior Knowledge,                Explain how evidence from a passage can support
RD-O6-2.0.7                                                     Students will demonstrate             Preview/Predict, Draw           predictions.
                                                                understanding of informational        Conclusions, Generalizations,
                                                                passages/ texts:                      Inferences                      Explain how inferences give the reader a broader
Students will make                                                   a) locate key ideas,
                                                                                                                                      perspective of the author’s meaning.
predictions, draw                                                         information, facts or
                                                                          details
conclusions, make                                                    b) b) use information from                                       (3) How do you read an article? How will
generalizations, or make                                                  text to state and support                                   the skill of prediction help me as a reader?
                                                                          central/main idea
inferences based on what is
read.

DOK 3
RD-O6-2.0.8                                                                EL-7-DIU-S-4               Concrete, Abstract,             Explain how concrete and abstract terms can help
Students will explain the meaning                               Students will paraphrase and          Connotation, Denotation,        improve understanding of a passage.
of concrete and abstract terms,                                 summarize information from texts      Loaded Words
                                                                of various lengths
based on the context from a passage
(e.g., “loaded” words, connotation,
and denotation).
DOK 2
Interrupting Text                                                          EL-7-DIU-S-7                                               Interrupting Text
Requires readers to extend their initial                        Students will demonstrate                                             Requires readers to extend their initial impressions to
impressions to develop a more                                   understanding of informational                                        develop a more complete understanding of what is
complete understanding of what is                               passages/ texts:                                                      read. This involves linking information across parts
                                                                     c) use information from text
read. This involves linking                                               to accomplish a specific
                                                                                                                                      of a text as well as focusing on specific information.
                                                                                Metcalfe County
                                                                     Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                 Language Arts
                                                                                     Grade 6
           Kentucky                         Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                 Activities                            Formative/
          Core Content                      Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                  and                                Summative
           Version 4.1                  Program of Studies                                                                                              Assessments                            Assessmen
                                          Understanding                                                                                                                                            t
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dates
information across parts of a text as                                  task or to answer
well as focusing on specific                                           questions
information.                                                      d) use text features and
                                                                       visual information (e.g.,
                                                                       maps, charts, graphs,
                                                                       timelines, visual
                                                                       organizers) to understand
                                                                       texts
RD-O6-3.0.1                                                             EL-7-DIU-S-5                 Motivation, Conflict, Cause &   Explain what inferences can be made about a
Students will explain the                                    Students will make text-based           Effect                          character based on the actions he/she takes.
relationship between events in a                             inferences; draw conclusions based                                      Explain how the author uses the characters actions to
                                                             on what is read                                                         enhance the reader’s understanding of a passage.
story and a character’s behavior.
 DOK 3

                                                                        EL-7-DIU-S-3                 Author’s Purpose                Explain how the passage can communicate ideas
                                                             Students will explain the meaning                                       about the author and audience.
RD-O6-3.0.2                                                  of concrete or abstract terms, based
Students will identify or explain an                         on the context (e.g., “loaded”                                          Explain the importance of determining the various
author’s purpose in a passage.                               words, connotation, denotation)
                                                                                                                                     purposes in writing.
DOK 2

RD-O6-3.0.3                                                                                          Conflict/Resolution             Explain how the resolution of a conflict can affect the
Students will explain or analyze                             EL-7-IT-S-1                                                             outcome of a passage.
how a conflict in a passage is                               Students will use comprehension
resolved.                                                    strategies while reading, listening
DOK 3                                                        to, or viewing literary and
                                                             informational texts

                                                             EL-7-IT-S-2
                                                             Students will use text structure cues
                                                             (e.g., chronology, cause/effect,
                                                             compare/contrast, proposition and
                                                                                             Metcalfe County
                                                                                  Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                              Language Arts
                                                                                                  Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential                        Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                Activities                         Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions                        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                 and                             Summative
           Version 4.1                   Program of Studies                                                                                                         Assessments                         Assessmen
                                           Understanding                                                                                                                                                    t
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dates
                                                                          support, description, classification,
                                                                          logical/sequential) to aid
                                                                          comprehension
RD-O6-3.0.4                                                                                                       Supporting Details, Main Idea   Analyze the main idea using supporting details from
Students will identify details that                                       EL-7-IT-S-5                                                             the passage.
support the main idea or explain                                          Students will demonstrate
their importance in a passage.                                            understanding of literary elements
DOK 3                                                                     and literary passages/texts:
                                                                          c) analyze the relationship between
                                                                          events in a story and a character’s
                                                                          behavior

RD-O6-3.0.5                            EL-7-IT-U-1                                                                Bandwagon, Emotional Appeal,    Analyze the effectiveness of persuasive techniques
Students will distinguish between      Students will understand that      EL-7-IT-S-3                             Testimonial, Expert Opinion,    used in a passage.
informative and persuasive passages.   interpretations of text involve                                            Advertisement
                                                                          Students will use text references to
                                       linking information across parts
                                                                          explain author’s purpose, author’s
                                       of a text, determining
                                                                          message or theme, and supporting
                                       importance of the information
                                                                          evidence
                                       presented.
                                                                          EL-7-IT-S-4
                                       EL-7-IT-U-2
                                                                          Students will organize ideas to
                                       Students will understand that
                                                                          show understanding of central ideas
                                       references from texts provide
                                                                          and interrelationships (e.g.,
                                       evidence to support
                                                                          charting, mapping, graphic
                                       conclusions, the information
                                                                          organizers, outlining, note taking)
                                       presented, or the author’s
                                       perspective.

                                       EL-7-IT-U-3
                                       Students will understand that
                                       authors make intentional
                                       choices that are designed to
                                       produce a desired effect on the
                                                                                   Metcalfe County
                                                                        Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                    Language Arts
                                                                                        Grade 6
           Kentucky                            Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                               Activities                          Formative/
          Core Content                         Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                and                              Summative
           Version 4.1                     Program of Studies                                                                                            Assessments                          Assessmen
                                             Understanding                                                                                                                                        t
                                                                                                                                                                                                Dates
                                         reader.
RD-O6-3.0.6                                                                                            Fact, Opinion                   Explain the importance of determining the difference
Students will distinguish between fact                          EL-7-IT-S-5                                                            between fact and opinion in a passage.
or opinion.                                                     Students will demonstrate
                                                                understanding of literary elements
                                                                and literary passages/texts:
                                                                     a) analyze how external
                                                                           conflicts or internal
                                                                           conflicts are resolved
                                                                     b) explain author’s craft as
                                                                           appropriate to genre
                                                                d) identify details that support the   Opinion, Author’s Perspective   Explain the importance of determining the author’s
RD-O6-3.0.7                                                     main idea and explain their                                            opinion about a subject.
Students will identify or explain an                            importance in a passage
author’s opinion about a subject.
DOK 2
                                                                                                       Factual Information, Fact,      Explain how supporting evidence can help interpret
RD-O6-3.0.8                                                     EL-7-IT-S-6                            Opinion, Context Clues          the author’s meaning.
                                                                Students will demonstrate
Students will identify the argument                             understanding of informational
or supporting evidence from a                                   passages/texts:
passage.                                                        a) distinguish between informative
DOK 2                                                           or persuasive passages
RD-O6-3.0.9                                                                                            Bandwagon, Emotional Appeal,    Explain the importance of an author’s use of
Students will identify persuasive                               EL-7-IT-S-6                            Testimonial, Expert Opinion,    persuasive techniques.
techniques (e.g., expert opinion,                               Students will demonstrate              Advertisements
emotional appeal, logical appeal,                               understanding of informational
repetition) or propaganda                                       passages/texts:
techniques (e.g., testimonial,                                       e) distinguish between facts
bandwagon).                                                               and opinions found in
DOK 2                                                                     texts
                                                                     f) explain the purposes of
                                                                                   Metcalfe County
                                                                        Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                    Language Arts
                                                                                        Grade 6
            Kentucky                           Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                Activities                             Formative/
           Core Content                        Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                 and                                 Summative
            Version 4.1                    Program of Studies                                                                                             Assessments                             Assessmen
                                             Understanding                                                                                                                                            t
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dates
                                                                          text features in different
                                                                          types of informational
                                                                          texts
Reflecting and Responding to Text                                                                                                      Reflecting and Responding to Text
Requires readers to connect                                                                                                            Requires readers to connect knowledge from the text
knowledge from the text with their                                                                                                     with their own background knowledge. The focus is
own background knowledge. The                                                                                                          on how the text relates to personal knowledge.
focus is on how the text relates to
personal knowledge.
RD-O6-4.0.1                                                                                            Real World, Reflect, Respond,   Explain how personal (real world) knowledge enables
Students will connect information                               EL-7-IT-S-6                            Prior Knowledge                 the reader to reflect and respond to the text (passage).
from a passage to students’ lives                               Students will demonstrate
(text-to-text), real world issues (text-                        understanding of informational
to-world), and other texts (text-to-                            passages/texts:
text- e.g., novel, short story, song,                                c) use evidence/references
film, website, etc).                                                      from the text to state
                                                                          central/main idea and
                                                                          details that support them;
                                                                          explain the importance of
                                                                          details in a passage
                                                                     d) understand cause-effect
                                                                          inferences
Demonstrating a Critical Stance                                                                                                        Demonstrating a Critical Stance
Requires readers to consider the text                           EL-7-IT-S-6                                                            Requires readers to consider the text objectively. It
objectively. It involves a range of                             Students will demonstrate                                              involves a range of tasks, including critical
tasks, including critical evaluation,                           understanding of informational                                         evaluation, comparing and contrasting, and
comparing and contrasting, and                                  passages/texts:                                                        understanding the impact of features such as irony,
understanding the impact of features                            b) identify use of persuasive                                          humor, and organization.
such as irony, humor, and                                       techniques (e.g.,
organization.                                                   logical/emotional/ethical appeal,
                                                                repetition, rhetorical question) and
                                                                propaganda techniques (e.g.,
                                                                                            Metcalfe County
                                                                                 Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                             Language Arts
                                                                                                 Grade 6
           Kentucky                         Essential                        Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                 Activities                         Formative/
          Core Content                      Questions                        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                  and                             Summative
           Version 4.1                  Program of Studies                                                                                                          Assessments                         Assessmen
                                          Understanding                                                                                                                                                     t
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dates
                                                                         testimonial, bandwagon)
RD-O6-5.0.1                                                                          EL-7-RRT-S-1                Themes, Ideas, Concepts,        Compare commonalities of literary works.
Students will identify the ways in                                       Students will use comprehension         Development
which similar themes, ideas and                                          strategies while reading, listening
concepts are developed in more than                                      to, or viewing literary and
                                                                         informational texts to make
one literary work.                                                       connections
                                                                                     EL-7-RRT-S-2
                                                                         Students will self-select texts based
                                                                         on personal interests
RD-O6-5.0.3                           EL-7-RRT-U-1                                   EL-7-RRT-S-4                Foreshadowing, Imagery,         Explain how the use of literary devices can help the
Students will identify literary       Students will understand that      Students will read a wide range of      Figurative Language, Similes,   reader critically evaluate a passage.
devices (e.g., symbolism, irony,      making reader-text connections     texts, including texts by the same      Metaphors, Personification,
analogies, imagery, foreshadowing,    involves thinking beyond the       author, about the same subject or       Hyperbole
                                      text and applying the text to a    theme, or from the same genre in
figurative language).                 variety of situations.             order to respond and make
DOK 2                                 Connections may be expressed       connections (text–to-self, text-to-
                                      as comparisons, analogies,         text, text to- world)
                                      inferences, or the synthesis of                EL-7-RRT-S-5
                                      ideas.                             Students will demonstrate
                                               EL-7-RRT-U-2              participation in a literate community
                                      Students will understand that      by sharing and responding to ideas
                                      references from texts provide      and connections with others through
                                      evidence of applying ideas,        writing and in-depth discussions
                                      making text-to-self, text-to-      about texts
                                      text, and text-to-world
                                      connections.
                                               EL-7-RRT-U-2
                                      Students will understand that
                                      reading a wide range of
                                      literature by different authors,
                                      and from many time periods,
                                      cultures, and genres, builds an
                                      understanding of the extent of
                                                                                               Metcalfe County
                                                                                    Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                                Language Arts
                                                                                                    Grade 6
           Kentucky                            Essential                        Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                  Activities                       Formative/
          Core Content                         Questions                        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                   and                           Summative
           Version 4.1                     Program of Studies                                                                                                           Assessments                       Assessmen
                                             Understanding                                                                                                                                                    t
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dates
                                         human experience.
RD-O8-5.0.4                                                                             EL-7-RRT-S-3                                                  (2)What is the use of guide words?
Students will analyze the author’s                                          Students will use evidence from
                                                                                                                                                      What are primary sources used for?
use of literary devices in a                                                text(s) to formulate and justify
passage (e.g., symbolism, irony,                                            opinions about what is read or                                            How do you make judgments within a text?
                                                                            viewed: relate texts to prior
analogies, imagery, figurative                                              knowledge, personal experiences,
language).                                                                  other texts or ideas provide text
                th   th
No longer at 6 or 7 .                                                       references/evidence to support
                                                                            connections (e.g., text–to-self, text-
                                                                            to-text, or text-to -world)
RD-O6-5.0.5                                                                                                          Word Choice, Content, Literary   Explain how the author’s use of word choice helps
Students will evaluate the author’s                                                                                  Elements                         the reader evaluate the text.
word choice, style, content, or use of                                                                               Plot, Theme, Characters,
literary elements.                                                                                                   Setting, Irony, Foreshadowing,
                                                                                                                     Symbolism, Point of View
RD-O7-5.0.7                              EL-7-DCS-U-1                                   EL-7-DCS-S-7                                                  (5)Repetition of the questions asked in the
                                         Students will understand that      Students will make comparisons
                                         reading is a process that          and synthesize information within                                         previous 4 weeks
Students will evaluate the               includes applying a wide variety   and across texts (e.g., comparing
effectiveness of organization or         of strategies to comprehend,       themes, ideas, concept
format in fulfilling the purpose of      interpret, and evaluate texts;     development, literary elements,
a passage.                               showing evidence of                events)
                                         responsible and warranted                      EL-7-DCS-S-8
                                         interpretations of text; and       Students will evaluate the accuracy
                                         examining texts critically.        of information presented in texts
                                         EL-7-DCS-U-2                                   EL-7-DCS-S-9
                                         Students will understand that      Students will evaluate arguments,
                                         references from texts provide      interpret, and analyze information
                                         evidence to support judgments      from multiple sources by
                                         made about why and how the         synthesizing arguments or claims to
                                         text was developed, considering    discover the relationship between
                                         the content, organization and      the parts
                                         form.                                         EL-7-DCS-S-10
                                                                                              Metcalfe County
                                                                                   Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                               Language Arts
                                                                                                   Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential                         Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                     Activities                        Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions                         Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                      and                            Summative
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                                                 EL-7-DCS-U-3              Students will evaluate connections
                                       Students will understand that       among evidences and inferences
                                       determining the usefulness of                EL-7-DCS-S-11
                                       text for a specific purpose,        Students will evaluate the quality of
                                       evaluating language and textual     evidence used to support or oppose
                                       elements, and analyzing the         an argument
                                       author’s style are all ways to               EL-7-DCS-S-12
                                       critically examine texts.           Students will evaluate the use of
                                                 EL-7-DCS-U-4              persuasive or propaganda
                                       Students will understand that all   techniques
                                       citizens need to analyze a wide     EL-7-DCS-S-13
                                       variety of media messages
                                       related to matters of public
                                       policy and personal interest.       Students will recognize faulty
                                                                           reasoning and false premises in
                                                                           an argument
RD-O6-5.0.8                                                                           EL-7-DCS-S-6                  Pictures, Lists, Charts, Graphs,   Explain how text features can be used to answer
Students will explain or analyze                                           Students will explain the                Tables of Contents, Indexes,       questions about a passage.
how the use of text features, (e.g.,                                       effectiveness of literary devices or     Glossaries, Captions, Diagrams,
                                                                           figurative language in evoking what      Headings, Gazetteers,
subheadings, bullets, fonts, white
                                                                           the author intended (e.g., picturing a
space, layout, charts, diagrams,                                           setting, predicting a consequence,
                                                                                                                    Biographical Dictionaries,
labels, pictures, and captions)                                            establishing a mood or feeling)          Appendixes
enhances the reader’s
understanding of a passage.
DOK 3
RD-O6-5.0.9                                    EL—7-DCS-U-5                            EL-7-DCS-S-3                 Sequence, Cause and Effect,
                                       Students will understand that       Students will evaluate what is read,     Comparison and Contrast,           Explain how does the understanding of sequence
                                       judging the credibility of          based on the author’s word choice,       Chronological Order                impact our understanding of a passage.
Students will apply                    sources, evaluating arguments,      sentence variety, content, tone and
knowledge of organizational            and understanding and               style, or use of literary elements
                                                                                                                                                       Explain how are organizational patterns are used to
                                       conveying information are                       EL-7-DCS-S-4
patterns (e.g., cause and              essential skills.                   Students will form and support                                              support or refute predictions.
effect, comparison, contrast,                                              judgments/ opinions about central
                                                                           ideas
                                                                                   Metcalfe County
                                                                        Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                    Language Arts
                                                                                        Grade 6
           Kentucky                            Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                  Activities                          Formative/
          Core Content                         Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                   and                              Summative
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sequence) to understand a                                                  EL-7-DCS-S-5
                                                                Students will interpret the
passage. DOK 2                                                  interactions among literary elements
                                                                within and across a variety of texts
Writing Content                                                                                                                          Writing Content
To communicate effectively, students                                                                                                     To communicate effectively, students should be able
should be able to write for a variety of                                                                                                 to write for a variety of authentic purposes and
authentic purposes and audiences in a                                                                                                    audiences in a variety of forms connecting to prior
variety of forms connecting to prior                                                                                                     knowledge and the students’ understanding of the
knowledge and the students’                                                                                                              content. In their writing, students should be able to
understanding of the content. In their                                                                                                   create a focused purpose and controlling idea and
writing, students should be able to                                                                                                      develop ideas adequately considering the purpose,
create a focused purpose and                                                                                                             audience and form.
controlling idea and develop ideas
adequately considering the purpose,
audience and form.
WR-M-1.1.0                                                                  EL-7-DCS-S-2                 Reflect, Voice, Tone, Focused   Describe why it is important to include specific
Purpose/Audience: Students will                                 Students will apply knowledge of         Purpose, Genre, Audience,       characteristics of the chosen genre.
establish and maintain a focused                                the organizational pattern used (e.g.,   Theme
purpose to communicate with an                                  description, sequence, cause/effect,                                     Describe how the tone of a writing can communicate
                                                                compare/contrast,
authentic audience by                                           logical/sequential,
                                                                                                                                         the purpose.
 Narrowing the topic to create a                               problem/solution) and explain how
     specific purpose for writing                               it helps in understanding the                                            Explain why maintaining a focused purpose is
 Establishing a controlling idea,                              passage and meeting the author’s                                         important in producing engaging writings.
     theme or conclusion about the                              purpose
     topic                                                                                                                               Contrast how purposes vary in fiction and nonfiction
 Choosing a perspective                                                                                                                 writing.
     authentic to the writer
 Analyzing and addressing the                                                                                                           Describe how different points of view affect the
     needs of the intended audience                                                                                                      reader’s interpretation of a writing.
 Adhering to the characteristics
                                                                                Metcalfe County
                                                                     Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                 Language Arts
                                                                                     Grade 6
           Kentucky                         Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                Activities                         Formative/
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    of the form
   Applying a suitable tone
   Allowing voice to emerge when
    appropriate
DOK 4
WR-06-1.1.1                                                             EL-7-DCS-S-1              Reflect, Voice, Tone, Journals,   Explain why each step of the writing process is
In Reflective Writing,                                       Students will analyze how            Logs, Focused Purpose, Genre      important in producing engaging products.
 Students will evaluate personal                            effectively text features organize
                                                             information for clarity or for                                         Explain how reflective writing can be used to
    progress toward meeting goals in
                                                             usefulness
    literacy skills.                                                                                                                evaluate personal progress toward meeting goals in
 Students will analyze and address                                                                                                 literary skills.
    needs of the intended audience.
 Students will sustain a suitable
    tone or appropriate voice.
WR-06-1.1.2                                                                                       Personal Narrative, Personal      Describe how authors make their writing engaging
In Personal Expressive Writing,                                                                   Memoir, Personal Essay, Point     and interesting to the reader.
 Students will communicate the                                                                   of View, Active Voice, Passive
    significance of the writer’s life                                                             Voice, First Person, Third        Describe why it is important to include specific
    experience by narrating about                                                                 Person, Exploded Moment,          characteristics of the chosen genre.
    life events, relationships, or                                                                Descriptive Details, Paint a
    central ideas.                                                                                Picture, Evoke an Image,          Contrast how purposes vary in fiction and nonfiction
 Students will apply the                                                                         Capture a Moment, Create a        writing.
    characteristics of the selected                                                               Feeling
    form (e.g., personal narrative,
    personal memoir, personal                                                                     Point of View, First Person,      List and explain techniques that can be used to
    essay).                                                                                       Third Person, Omniscient,         “GRAB” the reader’s attention.
 Students will create point of view.                                                             Poem, Short Story, Play/Script
 Students will sustain a suitable                                                                                                  Explain how can literary elements be used create an
    tone or appropriate voice.                                                                                                      engaging story.
                                                                              Metcalfe County
                                                                   Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                               Language Arts
                                                                                   Grade 6
           Kentucky                           Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common                                          Activities                          Formative/
          Core Content                        Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                           and                              Summative
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In Literary Writing,                                                                                                        Explain how can different points-of-view affect the
 Students will communicate to an                                                                                           reader’s interpretation of a writing.
     audience about the human
     condition (e.g., by painting a
     picture, recreating a feeling,
     telling a story, capturing a
     moment, evoking an image, or
     showing an extraordinary
     perception of the ordinary).
 Students will apply
     characteristics of the selected
     form (e.g., short story,
     play/script, poem).
 Students will create point of view.
 Students will sustain a suitable
     tone or appropriate voice.
 Students will apply a fictional
     perspective in literary writing
     when appropriate.
WR-06-1.1.3                                                                           Letter, Feature Article, Editorial,   Identify and explain the different characteristics of
In Transactive Writing,                                                               Brochure, Article                     transactive writings.
Students will communicate a purpose
through informing, persuading, or                                                     Content Specific Vocabulary,          Describe how the tone of a writing can communicate
analyzing.                                                                            Suitable Tone                         the purpose.
Students will develop an effective
angle to achieve purpose.                                                             Inform, Persuade, Analyze
 Students will communicate as an
     informed writer to clarify what
     the reader should know, do, or
     believe as a result of reading the
                                                                               Metcalfe County
                                                                    Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                Language Arts
                                                                                    Grade 6
           Kentucky                            Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common       Activities   Formative/
          Core Content                         Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary        and       Summative
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    piece.
   Students will apply
    characteristics of the selected
    form (e.g., letter, feature article,
    editorial, speech).
   Students will sustain a suitable
    tone.
   Students will allow voice to
    emerge when appropriate.
                                                                                          Metcalfe County
                                                                               Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                           Language Arts
                                                                                               Grade 6
          Kentucky                         Essential                       Program of Studies           Key/Common                                               Activities                           Formative/
         Core Content                      Questions                       Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                and                               Summative
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                                     EL-7-WC-U-1                       EL-7-WC-S-1                            Growth, Strengths, Decisions,   List and explain how different techniques can be used
WR-M-1.2.0                           Students will understand that     Students will write to learn by        Support Claims                  to “GRAB” the reader’s attention.
                                     there are many reasons for all    applying strategies effectively        Theme, Details, Dialogue,
Idea Development/Support: Students   students to write including       (e.g., learning logs, exit/admit
will support main ideas and deepen                                                                            Setting, Characterization,      Explain some effective techniques that can be used to
                                     writing-to-learn, writing-to-     slips)
the audience’s understanding of      demonstrate learning and          EL-7-WC-S-2
                                                                                                              Foreshadowing, Irony            “show” not “tell”.
purpose by                           writing for authentic purposes    Students will write to demonstrate
 Developing logical, justified,     and audiences.                    learning and understanding of                                          Describe the importance of related connections or
     and suitable explanations       EL-7-WC-U-2                       content knowledge (e.g., class                                         reflections in writing.
                                     Students will understand that     journals, explanations, lab reports,
 Providing relevant elaboration
                                     different forms of writing are    research paper)                                                        Describe how and why figurative language is used in
 Explaining related connections     appropriate for different         EL-7-WC-S-3                                                            writing.
     or reflections                  purposes and audiences            Students will write for a variety of
 Applying idea development          across the content areas and      authentic purposes and
     strategies appropriate to the   have different features (e.g.,    audiences:
     form                            editorials, self-reflective       communicate about the significance
                                     essays, summaries,                of personal experiences and
DOK 4                                responses to text).               relationships
                                     EL-7-WC-U-3                       communicate through authentic
                                     Students will understand that     literary forms to make meaning
                                     to be effective, writing must     about the human condition
                                     be a sufficiently developed,      communicate through authentic
                                     coherent unit of thought to       transactive purposes for writing
                                     address the needs of the          (e.g. informing, describing,
                                     intended audience.                explaining, persuading, analyzing)
                                     EL-7-WC-U-4                       analyze and communicate
                                     Students will understand that     reflectively about literacy goals
                                     writing can be used to make       analyze and address needs of
                                     meaning of one’s own              intended audience
                                     experience, as well as of other   adjust the writing style (formal,
                                     information/ ideas.               informal,business) for intended
                                                                       audience
                                                                       EL-7-WC-U-4
                                                                       Students will communicate purpose,
                                                                                  Metcalfe County
                                                                       Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                   Language Arts
                                                                                       Grade 6
           Kentucky                           Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                           Activities                        Formative/
          Core Content                        Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                            and                            Summative
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                                                               focus, and controlling ideas
                                                               authentic to the writer
                                                               EL-6-WC-S-9
                                                               Students will use and sustain
                                                               suitable voice or tone
WR-06-1.2.1                                                                                    Growth and Strengths              Explain the importance of introspective reflection.
In Reflective Writing,                                                                         Decisions
 Students will develop the                                                                    Support Claims                    Reflect on your growth as a writer using specific
    connection between literacy skills                                                                                           examples that support this growth.
    (reading and writing) and
    understanding of content
    knowledge.
 Students will describe own
    literacy skills, strategies,
    processes or areas of growth.
 Students will analyze own
    decisions about literacy goals.
 Students will evaluate own
    strengths and areas for growth.
 Students will support claims
    about self.
WR-06-1.2.2                                                                                    Plot Line-Exposition, Rising      Explain how poets use literary devices to create a
In Personal Expressive/Literary                                                                Action, Climax, Falling Action,   specific feeling or elicit an emotion.
Writing,                                                                                       Resolution
 Students will communicate                                                                                                      Describe how and why figurative language is used in
    theme/main idea through use of                                                             Conflict- Man vs. Man             writing.
    literary elements appropriate to                                                                     Man vs. Nature
    the genre:                                                                                           Man vs. Society
         o Students will develop                                                                         Man vs. Self
              characters
              (fictional/non-fictional)
                                                                             Metcalfe County
                                                                  Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                              Language Arts
                                                                                  Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common                                     Activities                     Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                      and                         Summative
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              through thoughts,                                                      Theme, Plot, Details, Dialogue,
              emotions, actions,                                                     Setting, Characterization,
              descriptions, or                                                       Foreshadowing, Irony,
              dialogue when                                                          Symbolism
              appropriate.
         o Students will develop                                                     Mood, Scene, Tone
              plot/story line
              appropriate to the form.                                               Alliteration, Onomatopoeia,
         o Students will develop an                                                  Rhyme, Imagery, Hyperbole,
              appropriate setting,                                                   Simile, Metaphor,
              mood, scene, image, or                                                 Personification, Stanza,
              feeling.                                                               Repetition, Verse
 Students will apply literary or
    poetic devices (e.g., simile,
    metaphor, personification) when
    appropriate.
 Students will incorporate
    reflection, insight and analysis
    when appropriate.
WR-06-1.2.3                                                                          Supporting Ideas-Details,         How do commonly used persuasive techniques vary
In Transactive Writing,                                                              Quotations, Text Reference,       according to the purpose?
 Students will communicate                                                          Citations, Facts, Examples
    relevant information to clarify                                                  Reasons, Diagrams,                Explain how support/research can enhance the
    and justify a specific purpose.                                                  Comparisons, Charts, Graphics,    effectiveness of a transactive writing.
 Students will develop a deliberate                                                 Visuals, Evidence, Bias,
    angle with support (e.g., facts,                                                 Statistics, Misinformation,
    examples, reasons, comparisons,                                                  Parallelism, Rhetorical
    diagrams, charts, other visuals.                                                 Question, Allusion
 Students will develop
    explanations to support the
                                                                                 Metcalfe County
                                                                      Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                  Language Arts
                                                                                      Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                         Activities                         Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                          and                             Summative
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    writer’s purpose.
   Students will apply research to
    support ideas with facts and
    opinions.
 Students will incorporate
    persuasive techniques (e.g.,
    expert opinion, emotional/logical
    appeal, repetition) or
    propaganda techniques (e.g.,
    testimonial, bandwagon) when
    appropriate.
Writing Structure                                             EL-7-WC-S-5                                      Writing Structure
To communicate effectively, students                          Students will develop ideas that are             To communicate effectively, students should be able
should be able to apply knowledge of                          logical, justified and suitable for a            to apply knowledge of language and genre structures
language and genre structures to                              variety of purposes, audiences and               to organize sentences, paragraphs and whole pieces
                                                              forms of writing
organize sentences, paragraphs and                                                                             logically and coherently.
whole pieces logically and coherently.                        EL-7-WC-S-6
                                                              Students will select and incorporate
                                                              ideas or information (e.g., from
                                                              research, reading, discussions, other
                                                              content areas), explaining
                                                              reflections or related connections
                                                              (e.g., identifying relationships,
                                                              drawing conclusions, offering
                                                              support for conclusions, organizing
                                                              prior knowledge about a topic
                                                                               Metcalfe County
                                                                    Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                Language Arts
                                                                                    Grade 6
           Kentucky                        Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                Activities                           Formative/
          Core Content                     Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                 and                               Summative
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                                                            EL-7-WC-S-7                           Paragraphs, Transitions,         Explain how authors make their writing engaging and
WR-M-2.3.0                                                  Students will communicate             Conclusions, Foreshadowing,      interesting to the reader.
                                                            understanding of a complex idea       Flashback, Chronological Order
Organization: Students will create                          or event from multiple
unity and coherence to accomplish                                                                                                  List and explain how different techniques can be used
                                                            perspectives
the focused purpose by                                                                                                             to “GRAB” the reader’s attention.
 Engaging the audience                                     EL-7-WC-S-8
                                                                                                                                   Analyze how the conclusion will impact the reader’s
 Establishing a context for                                Students will provide sufficient
                                                            details and appropriate depth of                                       interpretation of the writing.
     reading when appropriate
                                                            elaboration for clear understanding
 Communicating ideas and
                                                                                                                                   Explain how different organizational styles can create
     support in a meaningful order
                                                                                                                                   effective writing.
 Applying transitions and
     transitional elements to guide                                                                                                Identify and explain how organizational patterns are
     the reader through the piece                                                                                                  used to effectively engage the audience.
 Developing effective closure
DOK 3

WR-06-2.3.1                                                                                       Paragraphs, Transitions,         Analyze how the conclusion will impact the reader’s
In Reflective Writing,                                                                            Transitional Elements,           interpretation of the writing.
 Students will engage the interest                                                               Conclusions
    of the reader.
 Students will communicate ideas                                                                 Chronological Order
    and details in meaningful order.
 Students will apply a variety of
    transitions or transitional
    elements between ideas and
    details to guide the reader.
 Students will apply paragraphing
    effectively.
 Students will create conclusions
                                                                            Metcalfe County
                                                                 Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                             Language Arts
                                                                                 Grade 6
           Kentucky                         Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common                                      Activities                           Formative/
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WR-06-2.3.2                                                                         Paragraphs, Transitions,          Explain how different organizational styles can create
In Personal Expressive/Literary                                                     Conclusions                       effective writing.
Writing,
  Students will engage the interest                                                Foreshadowing, Flashback,
     of the reader.                                                                 Chronological Order
  Students will communicate ideas
     and details in meaningful order.                                               Stanzas
  Students will apply
     organizational devices (e.g.,                                                  White Space, Line Breaks,
     foreshadowing, flashback) when                                                 Shape
     appropriate.
  Students will apply a variety of
     transitions or transitional
     elements between ideas and
     details to guide the reader.
  Students will apply
     paragraphing effectively.
  Students will arrange poetic
     stanzas in a way that enhances
     the meaning through the use of
     white space, line breaks, and
     shape.
  Students will create conclusions
     effectively.
WR-06-2.3.3                                                                         Chronology, Description,          Identify and explain how organizational patterns are
In Transactive Writing,                                                             Proposition/Support               used to effectively engage the audience.
  Students will establish a context
     for reading.                                                                   Cause/Effect, Problem/Solution,
  Students will apply the accepted                                                 Question/Answer, Comparison,
                                                                            Metcalfe County
                                                                 Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                             Language Arts
                                                                                 Grade 6
          Kentucky                          Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common                  Activities   Formative/
         Core Content                       Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                   and       Summative
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    format of the genre.                                                            Compare/Contrast, Description,
   Students will develop an                                                        Sequence
    appropriate text structure (e.g.,
    cause/effect, problem/solution,                                                 Transtions, Transitional
    question/answer,                                                                Elements
    comparison/contrast,
    description, sequence) to
    achieve purpose.
   Students will arrange ideas and
    details in a logical, meaningful
    order by using a variety of
    transitions or transitional
    elements between ideas and
    details.
   Students will apply
    paragraphing effectively.
   Students will incorporate text
    features (e.g., subheadings,
    bullets, fonts, white space,
    layout, charts, diagrams, labels,
    pictures, captions) when
    appropriate.
   Students will create conclusions
    effectively.
                                                                                        Metcalfe County
                                                                             Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                         Language Arts
                                                                                             Grade 6
          Kentucky                         Essential                     Program of Studies           Key/Common                                            Activities                         Formative/
         Core Content                      Questions                     Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                             and                             Summative
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                                     EL-7-WS-U-2                     EL-7-WS-S-2                         Compound Sentences, Complex    Why are well-structured components of a sentence
WR-M-2.4.0                           Students will understand that   Students will develop analytical    Sentences, Phrases, Clauses,   important?
Sentence Structure: Students will    different types of structures   structures appropriate to           Complete Sentences, Sentence
                                     are appropriate for different   purpose (e.g., sequence,            Fragments                      Describe how the use of different types of sentences
create effective sentences by
                                     purposes, audiences and         problem/solution, description,
 Applying a variety of structures                                                                                                      can enhance a writing.
                                     different forms of writing.     question/answer, cause/effect,
  and lengths                        Paragraphs and whole texts      compare/contrast, chronology)
 Developing complete and            must be unified and             EL-7-WS-S-3
  correct sentences unless using     coherent.                       Students will apply structures of
                                     EL-7-WS-U-2                     a variety of academic and work-
  unconventional structures for
                                     Students will understand that   related texts (e.g., essays,
  effect when appropriate            structural elements such as     journals, narratives, business
DOK 3                                context, meaningful order of    letter) for authentic purposes
                                     ideas, transitional elements    EL-7-WS-S-4
                                     and conclusion all help make    Students will establish a context
                                     meaning clear for the reader.   for the reader and a controlling
                                                                     idea in the introduction; develop
                                                                     the piece sufficiently, arranging
                                                                     ideas in meaningful order; and
                                                                     conclude the writing effectively
                                                                     EL-7-WS-S-5
                                                                     Students will create unified and
                                                                     coherent paragraphs; apply
                                                                     paragraph structures (block and
                                                                     indented) consistently and
                                                                     appropriately
                                                                     EL-6-WS-S-6
                                                                     Students will use a variety of
                                                                     transitions and/or transitional
                                                                     elements (e.g., ellipses, time
                                                                     transitions, white space) with
                                                                     intent
                                                                     EL-7-WS-S-7
                                                                     Students will apply
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                                                                                Language Arts
                                                                                    Grade 6
          Kentucky                         Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                 Activities                         Formative/
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                                         Understanding                                                                                                                                         t
                                                                                                                                                                                             Dates
                                                            organizational devices (e.g.,
                                                            foreshadowing, flashback) to
                                                            achieve intended effect on
                                                            audience
                                                            EL-7-WS-S-8
                                                            Students will incorporate text
                                                            features (e.g., bullets, subheadings,
                                                            table of contents, white space,
                                                            pictures, labels, diagrams,
                                                            embedded visuals, charts, shape in
                                                            poetry) to enhance clarity and
                                                            meaning
WR-06-2.4.1                                                                                         Complete Sentences, Sentence    Why are well-structured components of a sentence
In Reflective Writing,                                                                              Fragments, Compound             important?
 Students will develop sentences of                                                                Sentences, Complex Sentences,
    various structures and lengths                                                                  Phrases, Clauses
    throughout the piece.
 Students will develop complete
    sentences or apply
    unconventional structures when
    appropriate.

WR-06-2.4.2                                                                                         Complete Sentences, Sentence    Describe how the use of different types of sentences
In Personal Expressive/Literary                                                                     Fragments, Compound             can enhance a writing.
Writing,                                                                                            Sentences, Complex Sentences,
 Students will develop sentences of                                                                Phrases, Clauses, Line Breaks
    various structures and lengths
    throughout the piece.
 Students will develop complete
    sentences or apply
    unconventional structures for an
    intentional effect when
                                                                                            Metcalfe County
                                                                                 Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                             Language Arts
                                                                                                 Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential                       Program of Studies           Key/Common                                           Activities                         Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions                       Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                            and                             Summative
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    appropriate.
   Students will arrange poetic
    language in meaningful order.
 Students will apply poetic line
    breaks effectively.
WR-06-2.4.3                                                                                                Phrases, Clauses, Complex
In Transactive Writing,                                                                                    Sentences, Compound
 Students will develop complete,                                                                          Sentences, Complete Sentences,
    concise sentences or apply                                                                             Sentence Fragments
    unconventional structures when
    appropriate.
Writing Conventions                    EL-7-WS-U-1                        EL-7-WS-S-1                                                        Writing Conventions
To communicate effectively, students   Students will understand that      Students will use complete and                                    To communicate effectively, students should be able
should be able to able to apply        sentences must be complete and     correct sentences of various                                      to able to apply knowledge of language conventions
knowledge of language conventions      clear. Variety in sentence         structures and lengths (e.g.,
                                                                                                                                            and have control over standard grammar and usage.
                                       structure helps to engage the      simple, compound, complex) to
and have control over standard                                                                                                              Students should be able to choose precise language
                                       reader and make meaning more       enhance meaning throughout a
grammar and usage. Students should     clear. Sometimes,                  piece of writing; apply                                           appropriate to the purpose.
be able to choose precise language     unconventional sentence            unconventional sentence
appropriate to the purpose.            structure is appropriate for an    structures to achieve intended
                                       intended effect upon the reader.   effect on audience
                                                                            Metcalfe County
                                                                 Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                             Language Arts
                                                                                 Grade 6
           Kentucky                         Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common                                Activities                           Formative/
          Core Content                      Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                 and                               Summative
           Version 4.1                  Program of Studies                                                                         Assessments                           Assessmen
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                                                                                                                                                                           Dates
                                                                                    Show Don’t Tell, Rich       Explain how editing and revising skills improve
WR-M-3.5.0                                                                          Vocabulary, Strong Verbs,   effectiveness and accuracy of a piece?
Language: Students will exemplify                                                   Precise Nouns, Details
effective language choices by                                                       (Concrete and Sensory),     How does using correct grammar and rich vocabulary
 Applying correct grammar and                                                      Specialized Vocabulary,     enable the reader to better understanding the passage?
     usage                                                                          Figurative Language
                                                                                                                Analyze how the use of rich vocabulary enhances the
 Applying concise use of
                                                                                                                ability to communicate feelings and express
     language
                                                                                                                creativity.
 Incorporating strong verbs,
     precise nouns, concrete details,
                                                                                                                Explain when it is appropriate to use specialized
     and sensory details
                                                                                                                vocabulary.
 Applying language appropriate
     to the content, purpose, and                                                                               Describe how specialized vocabulary can improve the
     audience                                                                                                   reader’s understanding.
DOK 2                                                                                                           .




WR-06-3.5.1                                                                         Show Don’t Tell, Rich       How does using correct grammar and rich vocabulary
In Reflective Writing,                                                              Vocabulary, Strong Verbs,   enable the reader to better understanding a writing?
 Students will adhere to standard                                                  Precise Nouns, Details
    guidelines for grammar and                                                      (Concrete and Sensory)
    usage or apply nonstandard for
    effect.
 Students will apply language
    concisely.
 Students will incorporate
    language appropriate to the
    content, purpose, and audience.
                                                                            Metcalfe County
                                                                 Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                             Language Arts
                                                                                 Grade 6
           Kentucky                         Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common                                     Activities                         Formative/
          Core Content                      Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                      and                             Summative
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WR-06-3.5.2                                                                         Show Don’t Tell, Rich            How does knowing your audience affect the writing
In Personal Expressive/Literary                                                     Vocabulary, Strong Verbs,        techniques you use in your piece?
Writing,                                                                            Details (Concrete and Sensory)
 Students will adhere to standard                                                                                   Analysis how the use of rich vocabulary enhances the
    guidelines for grammar and                                                                                       ability to communicate feelings and express
    usage to apply nonstandard for                                                                                   creativity.
    effect.
 Students will incorporate
    language based on economy,
    precision, richness, or impact on
    the reader.
 Students will develop ideas
    through descriptive or figurative
    language.
WR-06-3.5.3                                                                         Specialized Vocabulary           Explain when it is appropriate to use specialized
In Transactive Writing,                                                                                              vocabulary.
 Students will adhere to standard
    guidelines for usage and                                                                                         Describe how specialized vocabulary can improve the
    grammar.                                                                                                         reader’s understanding.
 Students will apply precise word
    choice.
 Students will incorporate the
    specialized vocabulary of the
    discipline/content appropriate to
    the purpose and audience.
                                                                                            Metcalfe County
                                                                                 Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                             Language Arts
                                                                                                 Grade 6
           Kentucky                            Essential                     Program of Studies           Key/Common                                               Activities                           Formative/
          Core Content                         Questions                     Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                and                               Summative
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dates
                                         EL-7-WV-U-1                     EL-7-WV-S-1                          Citing Authors, Citing Titles,   List and discuss the resources that are available to
WR-M-3.6.0                               Students will understand that   Students will choose precise and     Listing Resources                help with correctness.
                                         writers need to choose their    descriptive language for clarity,
Correctness: Students will               language with care,             richness and/or its effect on the
communicate clearly by                                                                                                                         Explain the importance of documenting information
                                         depending on the content,       reader (words with multiple
 Applying correct spelling                                                                                                                    from outside resources.
                                         purpose and audience.           meanings, words that imply
 Applying correct punctuation           EL-7-WV-U-2                     different shades of meaning,
 Applying correct capitalization        Students will understand that   words with literal and non-literal
                                         language should be concise      meanings,
 Incorporating acceptable
                                         and precise. Strong verbs       strong nouns and verbs,
   departure from standard               and nouns, concrete details     concrete and sensory details,
   correctness to enhance meaning        and sensory language help       figurative language – metaphors,
   when appropriate                      make meaning clear to the       similes, alliteration,
 Incorporating appropriate              reader.                         personification)
   documentation of ideas and            EL-7-WV-U-3                     EL-7-WV-S-2
   information from outside              Students will understand that   Students will use specialized
   sources (e.g., citing authors or      standard grammar and            content vocabulary and words
                                         usage are important in          used for specific contexts, as
   titles within the text, listing
                                         making meaning clear to the     needed
   sources)                              reader; nonstandard             EL-7-WV-S-3
DOK 2                                    grammar may be used for         Students will apply correct
                                         intended effect.                grammar skills (e.g., complete
                                                                         sentences, various sentence
                                                                         structures, subject and verb
                                                                         agreement, pronoun antecedent
                                                                         agreement); mechanics (e.g.,
                                                                         capitalization, punctuation); and
                                                                         usage (e.g., affect/effect,
                                                                         who/whom)


Writing Process                                                                                                                                   Writing Process
To communicate effectively, students                                                                                                           To communicate effectively, students should engage
should engage in the various stages of                                                                                                         in the various stages of the writing process including
                                                                             Metcalfe County
                                                                  Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                              Language Arts
                                                                                  Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common                                      Activities                            Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                       and                                Summative
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                                           Understanding                                                                                                                             t
                                                                                                                                                                                   Dates
the writing process including                                                                                          focusing, prewriting, drafting, revising, editing,
focusing, prewriting, drafting,                                                                                        publishing and reflecting. The writing process is
revising, editing, publishing and                                                                                      recursive; different writers engage in the process
reflecting. The writing process is                                                                                     differently and proceed through the stages at different
recursive; different writers engage in                                                                                 rates.
the process differently and proceed
through the stages at different rates.
                                                                                     Content Knowledge, Prior          Explain how prior knowledge can enhance an
WR-E-4.7.0                                                                           Learning, Authentic Connection,   author’s writing.
Focusing                                                                             Selecting Topic
                                                                                                                       Describe the importance of connecting content
   Connecting to content knowledge                                                                                    knowledge in the writing process.
   Connecting with prior learning
    and experience
   Initiating an authentic reason to
    write
   Thinking about a subject, an
    experience, a question, an issue
    or a problem to determine a
    meaningful reason to write

WR-M-4.8.0                                                                           Audience, Purpose, Idea           Explain the importance of prewriting.
Prewriting                                                                           Generation, Journaling,
 Selecting/narrowing topic                                                          Mapping, Webbing, Note            Explain how the purpose can affect the type of
 Establishing a purpose and                                                         Taking, Interviewing,             prewrite used.
    central/controlling idea or focus                                                Researching
 Identifying and analyzing the
    audience
 Determining the most
    appropriate form to meet the
                                                                                           Metcalfe County
                                                                                Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                            Language Arts
                                                                                                Grade 6
           Kentucky                           Essential                     Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                Activities                        Formative/
          Core Content                        Questions                     Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                 and                            Summative
           Version 4.1                    Program of Studies                                                                                                      Assessments                        Assessmen
                                            Understanding                                                                                                                                                t
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dates
    needs of purpose and audience
   Generating ideas (e.g., reading,
    journaling, mapping, webbing,
    note taking, interviewing,
    researching, writing-to-learn
    activities)
 Organizing ideas – examining
    other models of good writing and
    appropriate text structures to
    match purpose and organize
    information
WR-M-4.9.0                              EL-7-WV-U-4                     EL-7-WV-S-4                           Draft, Developing Topic,          Explain the importance of drafting for an intended
Drafting                                Students will understand that   Students will apply non-              Elaborating, Exploring Sentence   audience.
                                        writers need to use correct     standard/unconventional               Variety, Language Use
                                        spelling, punctuation and       language for intended effect
   Writing draft(s) for an intended
                                        capitalization.                 appropriate to purpose
    audience                            EL-7-WV-U-5                     EL-7-WV-S-5
   Developing topic, elaborating       Students will understand that   Students will use print and
    ideas, exploring sentence variety   writers need to document        electronic resources (e.g., word
    and language use                    sources /give credit for the    processing, dictionary) and apply
   Organizing writing                  ideas of others.                knowledge of spelling rules to
                                                                        correct spelling in final drafts
                                                                        EL-7-WV-S-6
                                                                        Students will use print and
                                                                        electronic resources (e.g., world
                                                                        processing, thesaurus) to adhere
                                                                        to standard guidelines for
                                                                        grammar, usage and mechanics
                                                                        EL-7-WV-S-7
                                                                        Students will document ideas
                                                                        used from outside sources (e.g.,
                                                                        citing authors or titles within the
                                                                        text; citing print and non-print
                                                                                         Metcalfe County
                                                                              Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                          Language Arts
                                                                                              Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential                    Program of Studies           Key/Common                                           Activities                      Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions                    Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                            and                          Summative
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                                           Understanding                                                                                                                                        t
                                                                                                                                                                                              Dates
                                                                       sources) when paraphrasing,
                                                                       summarizing, quoting or using
                                                                       graphics

WR-M-4.10.0                                                                                              Redundancy, Main Idea, Topic   Describe the importance of analyzing for specific
Revising                                                                                                 Sentence,                      characteristics of effective writing.
(Content/Ideas)                                                                                          Extraneous Material, Content
                                                                                                         Accuracy, Conferencing,        How can word choice determine the reader’s
   Reflecting to determine where to                                                                     Transitions, Voice, Tone,      understanding of a writing?
    add, delete rearrange,                                                                               Audience, Effective Language
    define/redefine, or elaborate                                                                                                       Explain how the use of rubric criteria and anchor
    content                                                                                                                             papers/models can improve the revising process.
 Conferencing with teacher or
    peer(s) to help determine where
    to add, delete, rearrange,
    define/redefine or elaborate
    content
 Checking for accuracy of content
 Considering voice, tone, style,
    intended audience, coherence,
    transitions
 Comparing with rubric criteria
    and anchor papers/models
 Considering effectiveness of
    language usage and sentences to
    communicate ideas
Revising Skills                        EL-7-WP-U-1                     EL-7-WP-S-1                                                      Revising Skills
                                       Students will understand that       Students will focus:
                                       the writing process is a                establish and maintain
                                       helpful tool in constructing            a controlling idea on a
                                       and demonstrating meaning               selected topic
                                                                                              Metcalfe County
                                                                                   Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                               Language Arts
                                                                                                   Grade 6
            Kentucky                             Essential                     Program of Studies           Key/Common                                            Activities                        Formative/
           Core Content                          Questions                     Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                             and                            Summative
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                                               Understanding                                                                                                                                            t
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dates
                                           of content (whether personal
                                           expressive, literary,
                                           academic or practical)
                                           through writing.
                                            EL-7-WP-U-2
                                           Students will understand that
                                           the stages are sometimes
                                           recursive (e.g., In the
                                           process of revising, a writer
                                           sometimes returns to earlier
                                           stages of the process).
                                           EL-7-WP-U-3
                                           Students will understand that
                                           writers work through the
                                           process at different rates.
                                           Often, the process is
                                           enhanced by conferencing
                                           with others.

Idea Development                                                           EL-7-WP-S-2                            Main Idea, Topic Sentence   Describe why it is important to analyze writing for
WR-06-4.10.4                                                               Students will prewrite:                                            characteristics of effective writing.
Students will narrow topic for                                             determine the most appropriate         Extraneous Material
selected writing.                                                          form to meet needs of purpose and                                  Explain the appropriateness of different
                                                                           audience
                                                                           generate ideas to support and
                                                                                                                                              brainstorming techniques in idea development.
WR-06-4.10.5                                                               develop controlling idea (e.g.,
Students will identify topic sentence of                                   journaling, webbing, free writes,
a paragraph.                                                               researching print/ non-print/
                                                                           electronic sources, note-taking,
WR-06-4.10.6                                                               interviewing, observation, viewing,
Students will select appropriate                                           surveying, imagining and creating
supporting details.                                                        novel ideas)
                                                                           organize and present ideas by taking
                                                                           notes, quoting, paraphrasing,
WR-06-4.10.7
                                                                                 Metcalfe County
                                                                      Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                  Language Arts
                                                                                      Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                   Activities                           Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                    and                               Summative
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                                           Understanding                                                                                                                                             t
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dates
Students will identify                                        summarizing
extraneous/irrelevant materials.

Organization                                                  EL-7-WP-S-3                             Chronological Order, Sequential   Explain the importance of using effective transitions.
WR-06-4.10.8                                                  Students will draft:                    Order, Transitions
Students will correct sentences that                          determine how, when and whether
are out of chronological/sequential                           to use visuals (e.g., illustrations,
                                                              charts, diagrams, photographs) or
order or insert new sentences in the                          technologies (e.g., digital images,
correct chronological/sequential                              video) in lieu of or in addition to
position.                                                     written communication
                                                              logically introduce and incorporate
WR-06-4.10.9-Students will apply the                          quotes
most effective transitions.

WR-06-4.10.10-Students will develop
effective introductions and closures
for writing.

Word Choice                                                   EL-7-WP-S-4                             Redundancy                        How can word choice determine the reader’s
WR-06-4.10.11                                                 Students will revise:                                                     understanding?
Students will eliminate redundant                             reflect on own writing
words and phrases.                                            confer with peers and other writing
                                                              conferencing partners to critically
                                                              analyze one’s own work and the
WR-06-4.10.12                                                 work of others
Students will choose the most specific                        confer to determine where to add,
word for use in a sentence.                                   delete, rearrange, define/redefine or
                                                              elaborate content so that writing is
                                                              coherent and effective for intended
                                                              audience, then make revisions
                                                              identify and develop topic
                                                              sentences, making sure ideas are
                                                                            Metcalfe County
                                                                 Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                             Language Arts
                                                                                 Grade 6
          Kentucky                      Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                               Activities                       Formative/
         Core Content                   Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                and                           Summative
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Dates
                                                         supported appropriately with
                                                         relevant details and that sentences
                                                         are in sequential order; insert new
                                                         sentences and delete unnecessary
                                                         ones; develop effective
                                                         introductions and conclusions;
                                                         eliminate redundant words; choose
                                                         the most precise words available
WR-M-4.11.00                                                                                   Language Usage, Sentence         Explain how editing skills improve the audience’s
Editing                                                                                        Structure, Spelling,             understanding of the author’s purpose.
(Conventions and Mechanics)                                                                    Capitalization, Punctuation
   Checking for correctness with                                                              Documentation of Sources,
     self, teacher or peer(s)                                                                  Spell-check, Dictionaries,
          Language usage                                                                      Thesauri, Handbooks
          Sentence structure
          Spelling
          Capitalization
          Punctuation
          Documentation of
               sources
 Using resources to support
    editing (e.g., spell check,
    dictionaries, thesauri,
    handbooks)
Editing Skills                                                                                                                  Editing Skills
Language Usage                                                                                 Parts of Speech                  Explain how editing skills improve the audience’s
WR-06-4.11.13                                                                                                                   understanding of the author’s purpose.
Students will apply knowledge of                                                               Comparative Forms, Superlative
subject/verb agreement with both                                                               Forms
singular and plural subjects.
                                                                                               Verb Tenses
                                                                                   Metcalfe County
                                                                        Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                    Language Arts
                                                                                        Grade 6
            Kentucky                           Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                       Activities   Formative/
           Core Content                        Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                        and       Summative
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                                             Understanding                                                                                         t
                                                                                                                                                 Dates
WR-06-4.11.14
Students will apply knowledge of                                                                       Subject Verb Agreement
present, past, and future verb tenses.                                                                 Pronouns Reference with
                                                                                                       Subject
WR-06-4.11-15
Students will apply knowledge of
comparative and superlative forms of
adjectives and adverbs.

WR-06-4.11.16
Students will apply knowledge of
special problems in usage (e.g., a/ an,
to/ two/ too, their/there/ they’re), and
pronoun references and double
negatives.

WR-06-4.11.17
Students will apply knowledge of
idiomatic expressions.
Sentence Structure                                              EL-7-WP-S-5                            Run-ons
WR-06-4.11.18                                                   Students will edit for appropriate     Awkward Sentences
Students will correct run-on and                                language usage, sentence               Sentence Combining
awkward sentences.                                              structure, spelling, capitalization,
                                                                punctuation and proper
                                                                documentation of sources
WR-06-4.11.19                                                   EL-7-WP-S-6
Students will correct sentence                                  Students will publish to produce
fragments.                                                      products for intended audience:
WR-06-4.11.20                                                   present written material using
Students will combine short choppy                              digital presentation and graphics
sentences effectively.                                          (e.g. charts and tables) when
                                                                developmentally appropriate
                                                                                  Metcalfe County
                                                                       Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                   Language Arts
                                                                                       Grade 6
           Kentucky                           Essential            Program of Studies           Key/Common                                                   Activities                      Formative/
          Core Content                        Questions            Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                                    and                          Summative
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WR-06-4.11.21                                                  present final work in a neat, legible
Students will combine simple                                   form
sentences by using subordination and
coordination.

WR-06-4.11.22
Students will correct sentences with
misplaced/and or dangling modifiers.

Spelling                                                                                               Spelling Rules, Generalizations,   Explain how prefixes and suffixes can change the
WR-06-4.11.23                                                                                          Contractions                       meaning of words.
Students will apply knowledge of                                                                       Spelling Patterns
spelling patterns, generalizations, and
rules to commonly used words.                                                                          Plurals

WR-06-4.11.24                                                                                          Possessives, Rules to Change
Students will apply knowledge of                                                                       Verb Endings
spelling patterns, generalizations, and
rules to plural forms of words.

WR-06-.4.11.25
Students will apply knowledge of
spelling patterns, generalizations, and
rules to contractions.

WR-06-4.11.26
Students will apply knowledge of
spelling patterns, generalizations and
rules to change verb endings.

Capitalization                                                                                         Abbreviations, Letters (Friendly
                                                                               Metcalfe County
                                                                    Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                                Language Arts
                                                                                    Grade 6
            Kentucky                           Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common                Activities   Formative/
           Core Content                        Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                 and       Summative
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                                                                                                                                      Dates
WR-06-4.11.27                                                                          and Business), Titles, First
Students will capitalize proper nouns                                                  Word in Sentences,
(e.g., names, days, months).
                                                                                       Pronoun “I”
WR-06-4.11.28
Students will capitalize the beginning
of sentences.

WR-06-4.11.29
Students will capitalize the pronoun
“I”.

WR-06-4.11.30
Students will capitalize proper
adjectives.

WR-06-4.11.31
Students will capitalize first word in a
quote when appropriate.

WR-06-4.11.32
Students will capitalize the first word
and every succeeding main word in a
title.

Punctuation                                                                            Apostrophes, Colons, Commas,
WR-06-4.11.33                                                                          Hyphens, Semicolons
Students will correctly punctuate
declarative, exclamatory,                                                              Declarative, Interrogative,
interrogative and imperative                                                           Exclamatory, Imperative
sentences.                                                                             Sentences
                                                                              Metcalfe County
                                                                   Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                               Language Arts
                                                                                   Grade 6
           Kentucky                           Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common                Activities   Formative/
          Core Content                        Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                 and       Summative
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WR-06-4.11.34                                                                         Correct Comma Use
Students will use commas in a series,
a date, a compound sentence, and the                                                  Correct Dialogue Punctuation
greeting and closing of a letter.

WR-06-4.11.35
Students will correctly apply the rules
of punctuation for commas in
appositives, direct address, and
introductory phrases and clauses.

WR-06-4.11.36
Students will correctly apply the rules
of punctuation in apostrophes in
possessives and contractions.

WR-06-4.11.37
Students will correctly apply the rules
of punctuation for periods in
abbreviations and acronyms.


WR-06-4.11.38
Students will correctly apply the rules
of punctuation for semi-colons in
items in a series and in correcting
combined sentences.

WR-06-4.11.39
Students will correctly apply the rules
                                                                              Metcalfe County
                                                                   Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                               Language Arts
                                                                                   Grade 6
           Kentucky                           Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common             Activities   Formative/
          Core Content                        Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary              and       Summative
           Version 4.1                    Program of Studies                                                      Assessments   Assessmen
                                            Understanding                                                                           t
                                                                                                                                  Dates
of punctuation for colons in
introducing a list and the business
letter greeting.

WR-6-4.11.40
Students will correctly apply the rules
of punctuation for quotation marks in
dialogue, titles and direct/indirect
quotes.


Documentation                                                                         References, Bibliography,
WR-06-4.11.41                                                                         Sources
Students will document use of
sources.
                                                                             Metcalfe County
                                                                  Core Content for Assessment Curriculum
                                                                              Language Arts
                                                                                  Grade 6
           Kentucky                          Essential        Program of Studies           Key/Common                                     Activities                       Formative/
          Core Content                       Questions        Concepts and Skills            Vocabulary                                      and                           Summative
           Version 4.1                   Program of Studies                                                                              Assessments                       Assessmen
                                           Understanding                                                                                                                       t
                                                                                                                                                                             Dates
                                                                                     Explain the importance of        Explain why an author’s publication of a completed
WR-M-4.12.0                                                                          different delivery techniques.   writing is important.
Publishing                                                                           Publish

Sharing final piece with intended
audience
                                                                                     Goals, Growth as a Writer,       Explain the importance of the reflective process.
WR-M-4.13.0                                                                          Progress as a Writer,
Reflecting                                                                           Approaches Used in Writing       Explain how reflective writing can be used to
Reflecting upon                                                                                                       evaluate personal progress toward meeting goals in
                                                                                                                      literary skills.
    - Progress, growth and

    goals as a writer

    - Literacy skills

    - Who or what has

    influenced progress and

    growth

- Approaches used when composing
(e.g., free-writing, mental composing,
researching, drawing, webbing)

				
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