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.

  • Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

  • Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

  • Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

  • By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

  • Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

  • Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

  • Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

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