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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Planning and Organizing

Grade: 6th Grade
Standard:

6.14

Description:

Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text.

Standard:

6.14.A

Description:

plan a first draft by selecting a genre appropriate for conveying the intended meaning to an audience, determining appropriate topics through a range of strategies (e.g., discussion, background reading, personal interests, interviews), and developing a thesis or controlling idea;

Standard:

6.14.B

Description:

develop drafts by choosing an appropriate organizational strategy (e.g., sequence of events, cause-effect, compare-contrast) and building on ideas to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing;

Standard:

6.22

Description:

Students ask open-ended research questions and develop a plan for answering them.

Standard:

6.22.A

Description:

brainstorm, consult with others, decide upon a topic, and formulate open-ended questions to address the major research topic; and

Standard:

6.22.B

Description:

generate a research plan for gathering relevant information about the major research question.

Standard:

6.24

Description:

Students clarify research questions and evaluate and synthesize collected information.

Standard:

6.24.A

Description:

refine the major research question, if necessary, guided by the answers to a secondary set of questions; and

6th Grade Writing - Planning and Organizing Lesson
 
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