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language arts practice problems in IXL's
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.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.