All Grade 6 Standards for

English Language Arts/Literacy

The standard grade refers to the level at which the standard applies. Some standards have specific grade levels, like K, 1, 2, and 3, but others are shared, such as 6-8 or 11-12. The standards below have the same grade designation. Click a standard to learn more.

  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

  • Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).

  • Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

  • Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*

  • Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*

  • Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.*

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  • Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*