Reading - Grade 6

Reading - Grade 6

Reading, grade 6, based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is integrated instruction emphasizing reading in content that is interesting and age-appropriate. Students apply skills they learned in earlier grades to make sense of longer, more challenging text. Students interpret figurative language and words with multiple meanings. Students examine an author's choice of words and reasonableness of statements in nonfiction works. Students critique the believability of 15 Indiana Department of Education Elementary and Middle Level Subject Descriptions characters and plots in fiction works. Students begin to read autobiographies. Students read and respond to fiction selections, such as classic and contemporary literature, historical fiction, fantasy or science fiction, mystery or adventure, folklore or mythology, poetry, short stories, and dramas, and nonfiction selections, such as subject area books, biographies, magazines and newspapers, various reference or technical materials, and online information. Students self-select books of interest and read independently for enjoyment