Comprehension and Collaboration Teaching Resources

Based on the Common Core State Standards in America, Comprehension and Collaboration in Grade 6 requires students to understand the following:

  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1)
  • Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.A)
  • Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.B)
  • Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.C)
  • Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.D)
  • Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2)
  • Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.3)