6.B The student will express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences, discuss and keep a list of writing ideas, and use graphic organizers to plan writing. The student will write clear, coherent, and focused papers, and progress through the stages of the writing process. The student will work independently and in self-directed writing teams to edit and revise.
6.B.1 The student will use the writing process to write coherently.
6.B.1.1 Use a variety of prewriting strategies such as brainstorming, webbing, or using other graphic organizers to develop an idea appropriate for the intended audience, purpose, and topic.
6.B.1.2 Add details, examples, reasons, and evidence to develop and support an idea.
6.B.1.3 Use organizational patterns such as spatial, chronological/sequential, cause and effect or climactic as appropriate to purpose.
6.B.1.4 Use effective transitions for effective blending of sentences and paragraphs.
6.B.1.5 Use precise and vivid word choices, including figurative language, that convey specific meaning and tone.
6.B.1.6 Use a variety of sentence types and lengths to contribute to fluency and interest.
6.B.1.7 Using standard editing marks, edit for errors in Standard English usage, sentence structure, mechanics, and spelling.
6.B.1.8 Publish and present to peers and adults.
6.B.2 The student will write for a variety of purposes and audiences using narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and reflective modes. At Grade 6, write narrative, expository, persuasive, argumentative, reflective, and descriptive modes of at least 500 to 700 words, demonstrating a command of Standard English and the research, organization, and drafting strategies outlined in the writing process. Writing demonstrates an awareness of the audience (intended reader) and purpose for writing.
6.B.2.1 Compose fictional, biographical, and autobiographical narratives that:
6.B.2.1.a establish and develop a plot and setting with a distinct beginning, middle, and ending.
6.B.2.1.b establish and develop a setting, characters, and point of view appropriate for the narrative.
6.B.2.1.c use a range of narrative devices, such as dialogue or suspense.
6.B.2.1.d adjust tone and style as necessary to make writing interesting and engaging to the audience.