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- Available Lessons: 145
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIn order to prepare FSA - Grade 6 ELA exam, check out our helpful test prep course. These short, engaging video and text lessons can be accessed 24 hours a day on your mobile device to quickly and easily get ready for exam day. This Study.com course was updated in 2018.
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About This Course
This course is an ideal way to help your student brush up on his reading comprehension, grammar, punctuation, and writing skills in preparation for the FSA - Grade 6 ELA. The engaging lessons are mostly video-based and come with written transcripts that can increase comprehension by exposing the student to the material in multiple ways. This course covers many topics including:
- Theme and story structure
- Style and tone
- Grammar and punctuation
- Vocabulary development
- Literature, types and interpretation
- Informational text, interpretation and structure
- Types of writing
- Writing and editing
- Communication and public speaking
About the Exam
The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) are given to students in order to test their academic development in key areas as they progress through primary and secondary education. The FSA - Grade 6 ELA is used to test writing and reading at a 6th-grade level. The FSAs are generally computer-based exams, but certain tests have been administered on paper and accommodations for students with trouble using computers are available. Questions are designed several different ways including: multiple choice, open response, and various technology-enhanced (interactive) formats. The writing session is scheduled to last 120 minutes, and the reading assessment is given in two 80 minute sessions.
Preparing & Registering for the FSA - Grade 6 ELA Exam
Brief but comprehensive videos and written transcripts have been combined in our course to improve comprehension of lessons through multiple-format exposure. The videos can be reviewed as often as necessary and even searched topic-by-topic with the interactive timeline feature. Our experienced instructors are available to answer your student's questions, and our lesson quizzes and practice exams can help ensure he or she is retaining necessary information for test day.
As the FSAs are given in the normal course of schooling, there is no need to register for them. Questions regarding testing policies and conditions in your student's school should be addressed to the appropriate person there.
Scoring the FSA - Grade 6 ELA Exam
Families will receive a score report in June after the school districts receive their reports. The family report contains the student's percentile rank as well as a breakdown of 'points earned' vs 'points possible' for various reporting categories such as Key Ideas and Details, and Craft and Structure.
FSA - Grade 6 ELA
Time to complete: 280 minutes (total of three sessions)
Exam topics covered: Reading comprehension and analysis, communication and speech, writing skills, research skills, grammar and punctuation, vocabulary skills.
What you'll study: This course covers all the topics necessary to ace the FSA - Grade 6 ELA. Our chapters on reading comprehension include lessons on theme, plot, characterization, and style in fiction. The section on grammar and vocabulary has lessons on punctuation and spelling as well as sentence structure, metaphor, connotation, and more. Our many lessons on literature include meaning and symbolism, inference and point-of-view, literary genres, and the non-fiction novel. Informational text gets a similar treatment with lessons that include supporting details, analyzing the purpose of a text, recognizing bias, and comparing works by the same author. The extensive list of lessons on writing includes: structuring an argument, basic essay structure, and narrative techniques. Also covered are sentence clarity, common writing pitfalls, and proofreading. Research skills are covered as well with topics such as locating research materials, primary and secondary research, and avoiding plagiarism. Finally, the course covers communication and public speaking with topics like hearing vs listening, types of communication, and the style of a speech.
FSA - Grade 6 ELA is administered by the Florida Department of Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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