Alabama Course of Study State Standards for Sixth Grade
7.) Identify causes of the Great Depression.
• Describing the effect of the Great Depression on the people of the United States
Examples: closing of farms, rising unemployment, building of Hoovervilles, migration of Okies
• Locating on a map the area of the United States known as the Dust Bowl
• Describing the importance of the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President of the United States
Examples: Hundred Days, New Deal, National Recovery Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, Social Security Act, Agricultural Adjustment Act, Works Progress Administration
• Describing the impact of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on the life of Alabamians
• Locating river systems utilized by TVA
English Language Arts
3.) Apply strategies that include making complex predictions, identifying the likely source of a text, and comparing to comprehend sixth-grade informational and functional reading materials.
Examples: complex predictions--results of actions, expected learning from a chapter or unit
• Drawing conclusions to extend meaning
• Making generalizations
• Using context clues to determine meaning
• Identifying sequence of events
• Previewing text features before reading
4.) Recognize the use of text elements, including implied main idea, explicit cause-effect relationships, and persuasive techniques, in sixth-grade informational and functional reading materials.
• Identifying details related to main idea
12.) Apply grammar conventions in writing with consistent verb tense; nominative, objective, and possessive pronouns; and subject-verb agreement when interrupted by a prepositional phrase.
13.) Utilize resource materials for supporting evidence in compositions.
14.) Use organizing and paraphrasing in the research process.
• Taking notes to gather and summarize information
• Determining details through questioning