WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW

NARRATIVE WRITING

W.6.3  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.  

A. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.  

B. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

C. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.

D. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

E. Provide a conclusion that reflects on the narrated experiences or events.  

 

W.6.4  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

 

GRAMMAR REVIEW

L.6.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking as appropriate for Grade 6.  

A.  Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive)

B.  Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves) correctly.

C.  Form and use the perfect verb tenses (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked).

D.  Recognize and correct vague pronouns (e.g., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents), as well as inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.  

F.  Produce complex sentences with a variety of dependent clauses using subordinating conjunctions.

G.  Form and use prepositional phrases. (Review from 4th Grade)

H.  Produce compound complex sentences using dependent clauses, subordinating conjunctions, and coordinating conjunctions.