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Common Core Standards

Informational Text Prompts

Grade: 6th Grade
Standard:

CC.1.4.6.A

Description:

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information clearly.

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.B

Description:

Identify and introduce the topic for the intended audience.
  • E06.E.1.1.1 - Introduce text(s) for the intended audience, state an opinion and/or topic, establish a situation, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.C

Description:

Develop and analyze the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples; include graphics and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension
  • E06.E.1.1.2 - Develop the analysis using relevant evidence from text(s) to support claims, opinions, ideas, and inferences and demonstrating an understanding of the text(s).

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.D

Description:

Organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts; provide a concluding statement or section; include formatting when useful to aiding comprehension.
  • E06.E.1.1.1 - Introduce text(s) for the intended audience, state an opinion and/or topic, establish a situation, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose

  • E06.E.1.1.3 - Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

  • E06.E.1.1.6 - Provide a concluding section that follows from the analysis presented

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.E

Description:

Write with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of composition.

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Use sentences of varying lengths and complexities.

Develop and maintain a consistent voice.

Establish and maintain a formal style
  • E06.D.2.1.1 - Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*

  • E06.D.2.1.2 - Maintain consistency in style and tone.*

  • E06.D.2.1.3 - Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*

  • E06.D.2.1.4 - Choose punctuation for effect.*

  • E06.D.2.1.5 - Choose words and phrases for effect.*

  • E06.E.1.1.4 - Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic and/or convey the experience and events.

  • E06.E.1.1.5 - Establish and maintain a formal style.

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.F

Description:

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation,and spelling.
  • E06.D.1.1.1 - Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (i.e., subjective, objective, and possessive).

  • E06.D.1.1.2 - Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

  • E06.D.1.1.3 - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*

  • E06.D.1.1.4 - Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*

  • E06.D.1.1.5 - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.*

  • E06.D.1.1.6 - Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-on sentences.*

  • E06.D.1.1.7 - Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their, they’re).*

  • E06.D.1.1.8 - Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.* E06.D.1.2.1 - Use punctuation (e.g., commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*

  • E06.D.1.2.2 - Spell correctly.

  • E06.D.1.2.3 - Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*

Standard:

6.17

Description:

Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.

Standard:

6.17.A

Description:

(i) present effective introductions and concluding paragraphs;
(ii) guide and inform the reader's understanding of key ideas and evidence;
(iii) include specific facts, details, and examples in an appropriately organized structure; and
(iv) use a variety of sentence structures and transitions to link paragraphs;

Standard:

Literacy.W.6.10

Description:

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 discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Standard:

6.11.B

Description:

compose informational texts, including multi-paragraph essays that convey information about a topic, using a clear controlling idea or thesis statement and genre characteristics and craft;

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