Since I only teach writing, I restructured my original Language Arts Power Standards to include just Writing and Language standards the summer of 2016. A majority of my teacher evaluation is based on the Language Usage MAPS test.
To reduce the amount of grade keeping, I am only using standards and not substandards.
POWER STANDARD 1: Vocabulary Acquisition (L.6.4./ L.6.5/ L.6.6) Using Latin/Greek roots and context clues to determine meaning/ Understanding denotations and connotations for grade level academic vocabulary
POWER STANDARD 2: Verb Tense (L.6.1/ L.6.3) Identifying a verb in text that is not the same tense as the rest of the text
POWER STANDARD 3: Parts of Speech – Pronouns (L.6.1) Identifying pronoun in a sentence and be able to analyze it for case (subjective, objective, possessive), singular or plural, vagueness, intensive, and antecedent; Identifying different pronouns in paragraphs; Revising vague pronouns; CLASSROOM WALL POSTER IN TABLE OF CONTENTS
POWER STANDARD 4: Figures of Speech (L.6.5) Identifying figures of speech (alliteration, hyperbole, irony, metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, personification, oxymoron)
POWER STANDARD 5: Text Types and Author’s Purpose (W.6.9) Being able to read text and determine its text type (opinion, informative, narrative, poetry) or author’s purpose (PIE: persuade, inform, entertain) CLASSROOM WALL POSTER IN TABLE OF CONTENTS
POWER STANDARD 6: Kinds of Sentences (L.5.3/L.6.3) Looking at a sentence and determining the types (simple, compound, complex) and formula CLASSROOM WALL POSTER IN TABLE OF CONTENTS
POWER STANDARD 7: Claim/Argument (W.6.1) Being able to read text and determine the claim and supporting evidence
POWER STANDARD 8: Punctuation (L.6.2) Being able to read text without punctuation and determining where punctuation should be located, especially focusing on appositives (nonrestrictive/ parenthetical clauses) CLASSROOM WALL POSTER IN TABLE OF CONTENTS
The preview includes everything for the first two weeks, including exercise sheets, Extension sheets (differentiation), and answer keys.
In addition, I have a free preview of the teaching presentations for Weeks 1 and 2, but they need to be uploaded separately.