Grammar work at Grade 6 level is mainly focussed on consolidating the skills learned earlier in your child's elementary language arts journey. There are only a handful of new concepts that children are expected to learn at this stage.
To help your child revise these learnings, you can work through this checklist with them. You can also find links to our detailed advice on what is covered in earlier grade levels, by selecting the different grade pages above.
There are three different cases of pronouns:
I tell the funniest jokes.
Do we have to share the bananas with them?
That’s my teleporting torch!
Intensive pronouns are the same pronouns as reflexive pronouns, however their function within a sentence is different. A reflexive pronoun is essential to the meaning of a sentence. An intensive pronoun is not essential to the meaning of a sentence: it can be removed and the sentence will still make sense.
The following are all intensive pronouns:
Intensive pronouns are used for emphasis.
When deciding on the tone of voice to use in a particular article or story, your child will need to answer the following questions before beginning their writing:
Challenge your sixth grader to write a report with a specific topic and target audience in mind. Ask them to annotate in the margins of their report and explain how they have directly addressed their audience and maintained this throughout their article.
Children in sixth grade will be expected to write articles and stories that display a wealth of variety in language and sentence structure in order to maintain the interest of their audience. There are many tools that children can use to help facilitate a high level of variety and pace in their writing.
Children can try to use a range of the following sentence types throughout their articles are stories:
They can also attempt to use a range of different clauses whilst writing, including:
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