LA.6.1.a: Language Arts
The student will apply knowledge of roots and affixes (e.g., non-, trans-, over-, anti-, inter-, super-, semi-, com-, ex-, il-, mid-, under-, sub-, -tion, -or, -ion, -ity, -ment, -ic, -ian, -ist, -ous, -eous, -ious, -ance, -ence, -ive, -en) to determine the meaning of multi-syllabic words.
LA.6.1.b: Language Arts
The student will develop and apply expansive knowledge of words and word meaning to communicate.
LA.6.1.c: Language Arts
The student will use grade level appropriate synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
LA.6.1.d: Language Arts
The student will use context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar or multiple meaning words.
LA.6.1.e: Language Arts
The student will use context clues to determine the figurative meanings (e.g., simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, idiom) of text and to communicate.
LA.6.1.f: Language Arts
The student will apply knowledge of reference materials (e.g., dictionary, glossary, teacher or peer [as a resource], thesaurus, electronic dictionary) to evaluate word choice in a variety of texts (e.g., revise writing, peer editing) and to determine meaning.
LA.6.1.g: Language Arts
The student will analyze and evaluate vocabulary usage based on appropriateness for context and purpose (e.g., formal and informal language).
LA.6.2.a.1: Language Arts
Text features - titles, headings, captions, illustrations, graphs, charts, diagrams, bold-faced print, italics, headings, subheadings, numberings, captions, illustrations, graphs, diagrams, maps, icons, pull down menus, key word searches, etc.
LA.6.2.a.2: Language Arts
Parts of a book - title page, table of contents, glossary, index, appendix, footnotes, etc.
LA.6.2.a.3: Language Arts
Text structures - sequential order, description, simple cause and effect, procedure, compare/contrast, order of importance, problem/solution, etc.
LA.6.2.a.4: Language Arts
Genres - Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biographies, autobiographies, and plays
LA.6.2.b.1: Language Arts
Identify and infer the main idea or topic in literary text, literary nonfiction, and informational text of increasing length and difficulty citing text-based evidence.
LA.6.2.b.2: Language Arts
Apply knowledge of transitions and cue words to identify and sequence events in narrative text including text containing flashbacks and events in non-sequential order.
LA.6.2.b.3: Language Arts
Infer cause and effect based on sequence of events and to predict outcomes.
LA.6.2.b.4: Language Arts
Synthesize information stated in the text with prior knowledge and experience to draw valid conclusions with supporting evidence including text-based evidence.
LA.6.2.b.5: Language Arts
Predict a logical outcome based upon information stated in a text and confirm or revise based upon subsequent text.
LA.6.2.c: Language Arts
The student will recognize or generate an appropriate summary or paraphrase of the events or ideas in literary text, literary nonfiction, and informational text citing text-based evidence.
LA.6.2.d.1: Language Arts
Story elements (e.g., setting, characters, character traits, plot, resolution, point of view)
LA.6.2.d.2: Language Arts
Literary devices (e.g., imagery, exaggeration, dialogue)
LA.6.2.d.3: Language Arts
Sound devices (e.g., rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, onomatopoeia, assonance)
LA.6.2.d.4: Language Arts
Author's purpose (e.g., inform, entertain, persuade)
LA.6.2.e.1: Language Arts
Analyze use of and distinguish between fact and opinion.
LA.6.2.e.2: Language Arts
Analyze use of tools of persuasion (e.g. name calling, endorsement, repetition, air and rebut the other side's point of view, association, stereotypes, bandwagon, plain folks, tabloid thinking, shock tactics and fear, intertextual references).
LA.6.3.a.1.1: Language Arts
Plan for composing using a variety of strategies (e.g., brainstorming, drawing, graphic organizers, peer discussion, reading, viewing).
LA.6.3.a.2.1: Language Arts
Draft with increasing fluency.
LA.6.3.a.3.1: Language Arts
Revise selected drafts by adding, elaborating, deleting, and rearranging text based on feedback on teacher/peer feedback, writer's checklist, or rubric.
LA.6.3.a.4.1: Language Arts
Edit/proofread drafts to ensure standard usage, mechanics, spelling, and varied sentence structure.
LA.6.3.a.5.1: Language Arts
Share writing with others formally and informally using a variety of media.
LA.6.3.b: Language Arts
The student will compose descriptive texts using sensory details and vivid language.
LA.6.3.c.1: Language Arts
Stories or retellings
LA.6.3.c.2: Language Arts
LA.6.3.c.3: Language Arts
LA.6.3.c.4: Language Arts
LA.6.3.c.5: Language Arts
Biographies and autobiographies
LA.6.3.c.6: Language Arts
LA.6.3.d.1: Language Arts
LA.6.3.d.2: Language Arts
LA.6.3.d.3: Language Arts
LA.6.3.d.4: Language Arts
LA.6.3.d.5: Language Arts
LA.6.3.d.6: Language Arts
LA.6.3.e.1: Language Arts
LA.6.3.e.2: Language Arts
LA.6.3.e.3: Language Arts
LA.6.3.f.1: Language Arts
LA.6.3.f.2: Language Arts
Locate sources (e.g., books, interviews, Internet, reference materials, on-line data bases) and gather relevant information from multiple sources.
LA.6.3.f.3: Language Arts
Identify and paraphrase important information from sources.
LA.6.3.f.4: Language Arts
Compare and contrast important findings and select sources to support central ideas, concepts, and themes.
LA.6.3.f.5: Language Arts
Present the results using a variety of communication techniques.
LA.6.3.f.6: Language Arts
Reflect on and evaluate the process.
LA.6.4.a.1: Language Arts
Nouns (e.g., singular, plural [including irregular forms], common, proper, singular possessive, plural possessive, appositives, concrete, abstract, compound [one word: bookcase; two or more words: prime number/Yellowstone National Park/George Washington; hyphenated words: editor-in-chief]; predicate nominatives; direct and indirect objects)
LA.6.4.a.2: Language Arts
Verbs (helping verbs, irregular, linking, transitive, and intransitive)
LA.6.4.a.3: Language Arts
Verb tense [including purpose] (present, past, future; present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect)
LA.6.4.a.4: Language Arts
Subject-verb agreement in sentences containing indefinite pronouns, compound subjects, and prepositional phrases separating subject and verb
LA.6.4.a.5: Language Arts
Articles; coordinating/subordinating conjunctions
LA.6.4.a.6: Language Arts
Adjectives (e.g., descriptive, comparative, superlative; predicate adjectives)
LA.6.4.a.7: Language Arts
LA.6.4.a.8: Language Arts
Pronouns (e.g., subject, object, reflexive, singular, singular possessive, plural, plural possessive, demonstrative, interrogative, indefinite, relative)
LA.6.4.a.9: Language Arts
Pronoun-antecedent agreement (number and gender)
LA.6.4.a.10: Language Arts
Adverbs (avoiding double negatives; comparative forms)
LA.6.4.a.11: Language Arts
LA.6.4.b.1: Language Arts
End punctuation (e.g., period, question mark, exclamation mark)
LA.6.4.b.2: Language Arts
Periods in common abbreviations (e.g., titles of address, days of the week, months of the year)
LA.6.4.b.3: Language Arts
Commas (e.g., dates; series; addresses; greetings and closings of letters; quotations; introductory prepositional phrases; appositives; nonessential appositive phrases; interrupters; introductory clauses; and nonessential clauses)
LA.6.4.b.4: Language Arts
Apostrophes (possessives; contractions)
LA.6.4.b.5: Language Arts
Semicolons (compound sentences)
LA.6.4.b.6: Language Arts
Quotation marks (e.g., quotations, titles of poems, titles of songs, titles of short stories, titles of chapters, titles of magazine articles)
LA.6.4.b.7: Language Arts
Underlining/Italics (titles of books, movies, plays, and television shows)
LA.6.4.b.8: Language Arts
Colons (e.g., time, before lists introduced by independent clauses, and business letters)
LA.6.4.b.9: Language Arts
Capitalization (e.g., first word in a sentence, proper nouns, days of the week, months of the year, holidays, titles, initials, the pronoun "I," first word in greetings and closings of friendly letters, proper adjectives)
LA.6.4.b.10: Language Arts
Spell words commonly found in sixth grade level text.
LA.6.4.b.11: Language Arts
Produce legible text.
LA.6.4.c.1: Language Arts
Analyze the structure of sentences (e.g., simple sentences including those with compound subjects and/or compound predicates; compound sentences including those with compound subjects and/or compound predicates; and complex sentences, including independent and dependent clauses).
LA.6.4.c.2: Language Arts
Compose simple sentences with compound subjects and/or compound predicates; compound sentences including those with compound subjects and/or compound predicates; and complex sentences, including independent and dependent clauses.
LA.6.4.c.3: Language Arts
Avoid sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and comma splices.
LA.6.4.c.4: Language Arts
Analyze sentences containing descriptive adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases (functioning as adjectives or adverbs), appositive phrases, adjective clauses, and adverb clauses
LA.6.4.c.5: Language Arts
Compose sentences using descriptive adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases (functioning as adjectives or adverbs), appositive phrases, adjective clauses, and adverb clauses.
Design and conduct an investigation that includes predicting outcomes, using experimental controls, and making inferences.
Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative observations and make inferences based on observations.
Tools (e.g., English rulers [to the nearest one-sixteenth of an inch], metric rulers [to the nearest millimeter], thermometers, scales, hand lenses, microscopes, balances, clocks, calculators, anemometers, rain gauges, barometers, hygrometers, telescopes, compasses, spring scales)
Types of data (e.g., linear measures, mass, volume, temperature, time, area, perimeter)
Resources (e.g., Internet, electronic encyclopedias, journals, community resources, etc.)
Analyze data collected from a scientific investigation to construct explanations and draw conclusions.
Communicate scientific procedures and conclusions using diagrams, charts, tables, graphs, maps, written explanations, and/or scientific models.
Evaluate the results or solutions to problems by considering how well a product or design met the challenge to solve a problem.
Infer explanations for why scientists might draw different conclusions from a given set of data.
Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions.
Recognize that atoms of a given element are all alike but atoms of other elements have different atomic structures.
Between solids, liquids, and gases through models that relate matter to particles in motion
Solubility in water of various solids to activities (e.g., heating, stirring, shaking, crushing) on the rate of solution
Use of solubility differences to identify components of a mixture (e.g., chromatography)
Gravity, friction, magnetism, drag, lift, and thrust
Forces affecting the motion of objects
Energy transformations represented in the use of common household objects
Mechanical energy transformed to another form of energy (e.g., vibrations, heat through friction)
Chemical energy transformed to another form of energy (e.g., light wands, lightning bugs, batteries, bulbs)
Properties of reflection, refraction, transmission, and absorption of light
Images formed by plane, convex, and concave lenses and mirrors, and reflecting and refracting telescopes
Objects that are opaque, transparent, or translucent
Automotive industry (Nissan's new production plant is located in Canton, MS. Toyota's new facility is in Tupelo, MS.)
Aerospace industry (The Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, housed at Mississippi State University, is one of the premier university flight research facilities in the country.)
Shipbuilding industry (Ingall's Shipbuilding, of Pascagoula, MS, is a leading supplier of marine vessels to the United States Navy.)
Insulating factors in real life applications (e.g., building, construction, clothing, animal covering)
Conduction, convection, or radiation factors used to enhance the flow of heat
Temperature differences on the movement of water
How cooperation, competition and predation affect population growth
Effects of overpopulation within an ecosystem on the amount of resources available
How natural selection acts on a population of organisms in a particular environment via enhanced reproductive success
Hierarchy of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems to their functions in an organism
Function of plant and animal cell parts (vacuoles, nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplast)
Vascular and nonvascular plants, flowering and non-flowering plants, deciduous and coniferous trees
How systems work together (e.g., respiratory, circulatory)
Fertilization, early cell division, implantation, embryonic and fetal development, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age
Common diseases caused by microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, malarial parasites)
The path of the sperm cells to the egg cell in the ovary of a flower
The structures and functions of parts of a seed in the formation of a plant and of fruits
How the combination of sex cells results in a new combination of genetic information different from either parent
Autotrophs and heterotrophs, producers, consumers and decomposers
Predator/prey relationships, competition, symbiosis, parasitism, commensalism
Compare and contrast the relative positions and components of the Earth's crust (e.g., mantle, liquid and solid core, continental crust, oceanic crust).
Movements of the continents through time
Continental plates, subduction zones, trenches, etc.
Analyze climate data to draw conclusions and make predictions.
Summarize the causes and effects of pollution on people and the environment (e.g., air pollution, ground pollution, chemical pollution) and justify how and why pollution should be minimized.
How the positions of the moon and the sun affect tides
The phases of the moon (e.g., new, crescent, half, gibbous, full, waxing, waning)
Differentiate between objects in the universe (e.g., stars, moons, solar systems, asteroids, galaxies).
Resources such as fuels, metals, fresh water, wetlands, and farmlands
Methods being used to extend the use of Earth's resources through recycling, reuse, and renewal
Factors that contribute to and result from runoff (e.g., water cycle, groundwater, drainage basin (watershed)
SOC.6.1.a: Social Studies
Investigate the history and cultures of the regions of the Western Hemisphere (e.g., Canada, North America, Middle America, South America, and Antarctica).
SOC.6.1.b: Social Studies
Compare and contrast the development of the United States with the development of other countries in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., Canada, Mexico, etc.).
SOC.6.2.a: Social Studies
Identify the relative location of the United States in relation to other countries in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., mapping Western Hemisphere, etc.).
SOC.6.2.b: Social Studies
Analyze the human characteristics of places in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., homes, clothing, religion, language, literature, the arts, traditions, beliefs, behavior patterns and other cultural characteristics).
SOC.6.2.c: Social Studies
Describe and compare population settlement patterns during different periods and in different regions of the Western Hemisphere (e.g., Mayan Empire, Aztec Empire, Native American regions, etc.).
SOC.6.2.d: Social Studies
Analyze the physical characteristics of places in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., climate, resources, etc.).
SOC.6.2.e: Social Studies
Describe ecosystems and the differences between them throughout time.
SOC.6.2.f: Social Studies
Analyze migration patterns of people over time in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., triangular trade, immigration, etc.).
SOC.6.2.g: Social Studies
Interpret special purpose maps (e.g., climate, vegetation, population).
SOC.6.2.h: Social Studies
Analyze information using social studies tools (e.g., graphs, maps, charts, tables, political cartoons, etc.).
SOC.6.3.a: Social Studies
Describe the essential characteristics of democracy, socialism, and communism, as found in the countries of the Western Hemisphere.
SOC.6.3.b: Social Studies
Trace the evolution of political organizations in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., Organization of American States, etc.).
SOC.6.3.c: Social Studies
Assess the interactions of nations over time in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., political conflicts, commerce, transportation, immigration, etc.).
SOC.6.3.d: Social Studies
Recognize the responsibilities of citizens in the regions of the Western Hemisphere.
SOC.6.4.a: Social Studies
Determine the factors associated with the production of goods and services in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., trade, interdependence, supply, demand).
SOC.6.4.b: Social Studies
Determine the factors associated with the consumption of goods and services in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., trade, interdependence, supply, demand).
SOC.6.4.c: Social Studies
Identify and analyze the primary geographic causes for world trade.
SOC.6.5.a: Social Studies
Locate areas of ecological disasters brought on by man and the development of technology.
SOC.6.5.b: Social Studies
Identify new technology and the direct effect it has had on the development of a specific area (e.g., drilling for oil and minerals, pollution from factories, new jobs, etc.).