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Common Core Standards

Persuasive Text Prompts

Grade: 6th Grade
Standard:

CC.1.4.6.G

Description:

Write arguments to support claims.

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.H

Description:

Introduce and state an opinion on a topic.
  • 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.I

Description:

Use clear reasons and relevant evidence to support claims, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic.
  • 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.J

Description:

Organize the claim(s) with clear reasons and evidence clearly; clarify relationships among claim(s) and reasons by using words, phrases, and clauses; provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.
  • 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.K

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.L

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:

6.18

Description:

Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write persuasive essays for appropriate audiences that establish a position and include sound reasoning, detailed and relevant evidence, and consideration of alternatives.

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.

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