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THE KEY Study Guide for English Language Arts 6 is specifically designed to assist students to prepare for quizzes, unit tests, and provincial achievement tests throughout the year. It is 100% aligned with the Alberta curriculum, focusing primarily on preparing students for the written response and reading comprehension components of the Grade 6 English Language Arts Provincial Achievement Test. The suggestions and strategies for approaching writing and reading should be used in conjunction with curriculum concepts and content studied in the classroom. THE KEY addresses the following topics:

  • Reading for Understanding
  • Text Features
  • Text Forms
  • Fact, Inferences, and Opinions
  • Informational Writing
  • Writing an Expository Composition
  • Part A: Writing Prompts, Exemplars, and Rationales

Each unit includes essential teaching pieces, practice questions, unit tests, answers, and detailed solutions. The complete solutions show problem-solving methods, explain key concepts and highlight potential errors. The resource is ideal for yearlong use by students, teachers, and parents at home or at school.

A Table of Correlations at the beginning of each unit identifies the curriculum outcomes for the unit as well as the multiple-choice questions that specifically test those concepts. To help students understand the curriculum, THE KEY provides explanations for key concepts at the beginning of each unit and practice questions. THE KEY includes the 2000 and 2001 Provincial Achievement Tests. Students may use them to become familiar with provincial test format and rigour. Detailed solutions are provided for all questions. Solutions show the processes and ideas used in arriving at the correct answers and may help students gain a better understanding of the concepts being tested.