California Department of Education
Grade Six
English-language Arts Content Standards.
1.0 Writing Strategies - Students write clear, coherent, and focused essays. The writing exhibits students' awareness of the audience and purpose. Essays contain formal introductions, supporting evidence, and conclusions. Students progress through the stages of the writing process as needed.
1.2 Create multiple-paragraph expository compositions:
  1. Engage the interest of the reader and state a clear purpose.
  2. Develop the topic with supporting details and precise verbs, nouns, and adjectives to paint a visual image in the mind of the reader.
  3. Conclude with a detailed summary linked to the purpose of the composition.
Research and Technology
1.4 Use organizational features of electronic text (e.g., bulletin boards, databases, keyword searches, e-mail addresses) to locate information.