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Language Mechanics

Teacher’s Name: MacKenzie Minton

Content: 6th grade Language Mechanics

Grade: 6th

 

 

 

Months

Unit Topic

Content

Kentucky Core Academic Standards   

August

Pronouns

  1. Subjective
  2. Objective
  3. Possessive

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.A
Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).

September

Time Period: Sept. 11th

Pronouns

  1. Intensive

*CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.B
Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

September

Pronouns

  1. Fixing inappropriate shifts in pronouns/person

*CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.C
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.

October

Time Period: Oct. 9th

Pronouns

  1. Vague pronouns

*CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.D
Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents)

October

Using Context to Infer Meaning

  1. Using context to infer meaning of words

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.A
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

October

Using Roots to Determine Meaning

  1. Using Roots to Determine Meaning

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.B
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).

November

Time Period: Nov. 6th

 

Using Commas with Nonrestrictive Elements

  1. Editing
  2. Spelling
  3. Punctuation
  4. Capitalization
  5. Commas

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.A
Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.B
Spell correctly.

 

November

Using Resources to Define Words

  1. Using resources correctly

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.C
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.D
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

December

Time Period: Dec. 11th

Recognize/Correct variation from standard English

  1. Recognize and correct variations from standard English
  2. Author’s style
  3. Author’s tone

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.E
Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3.A
Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3.B
Maintain consistency in style and tone.*