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Nebraska sixth-grade language arts standards

Alignments coming soon

IXL's sixth-grade skills will be aligned to the Nebraska Academic Standards soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of sixth-grade standards below. Be sure to check out the language arts practice problems in IXL's 124 sixth-grade skills.


6.1 Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.

  • 6.1.1 Students will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of print.

  • 6.1.2 Students will demonstrate phonological awareness through oral activities.

  • 6.1.3 Students will use phonetic analysis to read and write grade-level text.

    • 6.1.3.a Know and apply phonetic and structural analysis (e.g., Greek and Latin roots and affixes, multi-syllable words) when reading, writing, and spelling grade-level text.

  • 6.1.4 Students will develop accuracy, phrasing, and expression while reading a variety of grade-level print/digital text to support comprehension.

    • 6.1.4.a Use reading strategies to persevere through text of increasing length and/or complexity.

  • 6.1.5 Students will build and use conversational, academic, and content-specific grade-level vocabulary.

    • 6.1.5.a Determine the meaning of words through structural analysis, using knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo Saxon roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand complex words, including words across content areas.

    • 6.1.5.b Select and apply knowledge of context clues (e.g., word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph clues) and text features to determine meaning of unknown words.

    • 6.1.5.c Acquire new academic and content-specific grade-level vocabulary, relate to prior knowledge, and apply in new situations.

    • 6.1.5.d Identify and use semantic relationships (e.g., multiple meanings, metaphors, similes, idioms, analogies, synonyms, antonyms) to determine the meaning of words, aid in comprehension, and improve writing.

    • 6.1.5.e Verify meaning and pronunciation of words or phrases using reference materials.

  • 6.1.6 Students will construct meaning by using prior knowledge and text information while reading grade-level literary and informational text.

    • 6.1.6.a Analyze text to determine author's purpose(s) and describe how author's perspective influences text.

    • 6.1.6.b Analyze and explain the relationships between elements of literary text (e.g., character development, setting, plot, conflict, point of view, theme).

    • 6.1.6.c Identify and explain why authors use literary devices (e.g., simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, imagery, rhythm, personification, hyperbole, idioms, analogy, tone, mood).

    • 6.1.6.d Summarize and analyze a literary text and/or media, using key details to explain the theme.

    • 6.1.6.e Summarize and analyze an informational text and/or media, using supporting details to explain the main idea.

    • 6.1.6.f Apply knowledge of text features to locate information and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of print and digital text.

    • 6.1.6.g Use textual evidence to compare and contrast the characteristics that distinguish a variety of literary and informational texts.

    • 6.1.6.h Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in literary and informational texts, citing textual evidence to develop a regional, national, and international multicultural perspective.

    • 6.1.6.i Construct and/or answer literal, inferential, critical, and interpretive questions and support answers with explicit evidence from the text or additional sources.

    • 6.1.6.j Apply knowledge of organizational patterns to comprehend informational text (e.g., sequence/chronological, description, cause and effect, compare/contrast, fact/opinion).

    • 6.1.6.k Select text for a particular purpose (e.g., answer a question, solve problems, enjoy, form an opinion, understand a specific viewpoint, predict outcomes, discover models for own writing, accomplish a task), citing evidence to support analysis, reflection, or research.

    • 6.1.6.l Build background knowledge and activate prior knowledge to clarify text, deepen understanding, and make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections while reading complex text.

    • 6.1.6.m Self-monitor comprehension and independently apply appropriate strategies to understand text.

    • 6.1.6.n Make and confirm/modify predictions and inferences with text evidence while previewing and reading literary, informational, digital text, and/or media.

    • 6.1.6.o Demonstrate an understanding of complex text using textual evidence via multiple mediums (e.g., writing, artistic representation, video, other media).

    • 6.1.6.p Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story, drama, or poem resembles or differs from the text or script.