Reading - 6th Grade


USES WORD RECOGNITION STRATEGIES EFFECTIVELY

  • Demonstrate understanding of word recognition strategies (context clues, word origins, and decoding) through pronunciation and clarification of text passages
  • Use a variety of word references materials(e.g. dictionaries, thesauruses, glossaries) to determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word.

USES EFFECTIVE READING STRATEGIES TO COMPREHEND MATERIAL

  • Read with fluency, accuracy and expression from a variety of genres
  • Exhibit comprehension through self-monitoring, questioning, visualizing, predicting, and making inferencesIdentify literary elements and defining features of multiple works of literature
  • Compare and contrast accuracy and usefulness of information from various resources
  • Understand structure of expository materials including main idea and text patterns
  • Know how similes, metaphors and analogies are used in literary texts.
READS, INTERPRETS, AND CRITICALLY ANALYZES LITERATURE
  • Summarize, synthesize, and form opinionsIdentify theme, concepts, and literary elements found in various forms of literature and also how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of text distinct from personal opinions or judgments (same goal for informational texts)
  • Identify and select among different genresChoose and discuss among a variety of genres
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of Catholic teachings when interpreting the meaning of various literary works
  • Explain critical opinions about a text formally in a well-organized speech or essay
  • Explain critical opinions about moralityProvide one's own and discuss other's interpretive responses to literary and non-literary texts representing the diversity of American cultural heritage and cultures of the world.  (e.g. write responses in a log or journal, describe initial impression of the selection, connect knowledge of the selection with personal knowledge)
  • Discuss themes, ideas, and insights found in classical literature while reading, interpreting and reflecting on contemporary texts.
  • Apply the teachings of the Catholic Church to issues/themes found in various literary works
  • Evaluate texts for specific purposes and audiencesInterpret and use text resources such as charts, tables, pictures, glossaries, indices, appendices, etc. 
  • Distinguish between the facts found in documents, narratives, charts, maps, tables and other sources and the generalizations and interpretations that are drawn from them.
  • Compare and contrast appropriate materials for research.  Select resources according to the task to be performed.
  • Acquire information about Catholic Social Teachings through religious, catechetical, and spiritual texts
  • Distinguish between 1st and 3rd person point of view.
  • Understand the effects of various poetic devices (e.g. visual images created by language, effects of rhyme, vowel sounds and consonant sounds)
  • Understand how the motives of characters or the causes for complex events in text are similar to and different from those in one's own life
  • Select, summarize, paraphrase, analyze and evaluate, orally and in writing, passages of text chosen for specific purposes.
  • Analyze the effect of characters, plot, setting, language, topic, style, purpose and point of view on the overall impact of literature.

READS TO ACQUIRE INFORMATION

  • Identify purpose for reading using various genres (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Demonstrate understanding of human experiences through identifying literary and non-literary texts, and historical, social, cultural themes and issues
  • Use a variety of sources to gather information for research topics (e.g. magazines, newspapers, journals, almanacs and electronic media)
  • Establish purposeful reading and writing habits by using texts to find information, gain understanding of diverse viewpoints, make decisions, and enjoy the experience of reading.
  • Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in the text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

LITERATURE

  • Understand how stylistic elements of literature change through time (e.g. amount of description, dialogue)
  • Identify defining features and structure of literary texts, such as conflict, representation of character, and  point of view.
  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • Determine how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves towards a resolution.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choice on meaning and toneAnalyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the scene, setting or plot.
  • Explain how an author develops the point of view of a narrator or speaker in a text.
  • Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama or poem, to listening to or viewing an audio, video or live version of the text, including contrasting what they "see" and "hear" when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
  • By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas and poems in 6-8 text proficiently with differentiation and scaffolding.

INFORMATIONAL

  • Identify and explain information, main ideas and organization found in a variety of informational passages
  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
  • Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g. through examples or antidotes)
  • 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 the author's point of view or purpose in a text, and explain how it is conveyed in a text.
  • By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary non-fiction in 6-8 text proficiently with differentiation and scaffolding.