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6th Grade

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 6.10.D

(D) edit drafts using standard English conventions, including:
  1. complete complex sentences with subject-verb agreement and avoidance of splices, run-ons, and fragments;
  2. consistent, appropriate use of verb tenses;
  3. conjunctive adverbs;
  4. prepositions and prepositional phrases and their influence on subject-verb agreement;
  5. pronouns, including relative;
  6. subordinating conjunctions to form complex sentences and correlative conjunctions such as either/or and neither/nor;
  7. capitalization of proper nouns, including abbreviations, initials, acronyms, and organizations;
  8. punctuation marks, including commas in complex sentences, transitions, and introductory elements; and
  9. correct spelling, including commonly confused terms such as its/it's, affect/effect, there/their/they're, and to/two/too;

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 6.19

Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 6.19.A

use and understand the function of the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking:
(i) verbs (irregular verbs and active and passive voice);
(ii) non-count nouns (e.g., rice, paper);
(iii) predicate adjectives (She is intelligent.) and their comparative and superlative forms (e.g., many, more, most);
(iv) conjunctive adverbs (e.g., consequently, furthermore, indeed);
(v) prepositions and prepositional phrases to convey location, time, direction, or to provide details;
(vi) indefinite pronouns (e.g., all, both, nothing, anything);
(vii) subordinating conjunctions (e.g., while, because, although, if); and
(viii) transitional words and phrases that demonstrate an understanding of the function of the transition related to the organization of the writing (e.g., on the contrary, in addition to);

Florida - Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking: ELA.6.C.3.1

Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.

6th Grade Writing - Conjunctions Lesson
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