State Curriculum - Reading

Grade 6
Standard 7.0 Speaking: Student will communicate effectively in a variety of situations with different audiences, purposes, and formats.
1. Demonstrate appropriate organizational strategies and delivery techniques to plan for a variety of oral presentation purposes
a. Identify the purpose, audience, and setting for a presentation
b. Identify the needs and perspectives of the audience
c. Select and plan for appropriate use of visual aids
d. Select the topic of an oral presentation
e. Gather/construct adequate support
f. Identify and use a variety of organization structures such as narrative, cause and effect, chronological order, description, main idea and detail, problem/solution, question/answer, comparison and contrast

Indicators/objectives that include assessment limits are assessed on MSA *New Standards identifies the need for students to process 1 million words per year to maintain academic progress.


MSDE has developed a toolkit for these standards which can be found online at: