Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction Reading Grade 6

Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction Reading Grade 6

  • 6th Grade
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Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 6

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Passage Page
Wait Until 2061 9
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days 10
Antarctica 11
The Taj Mahal 12
Dinosaur Provincial Park 13
Deer Cave, Malaysia 14
Niagara Falls 15
Krakatoa 16
Mysterious Explosion in Russia 17
July 4, 1826 18
The Coastal Redwoods 19
Ice Ages 20
The Grand Canyon 21
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 22
The Lincoln Memorial 23
The Washington Monument 24
The Appalachian Mountains 25
The Statue of Liberty 26
Angkor Wat 27
The Eiffel Tower 28
The World Cup 29
Mount Rushmore 30
The Wall 31
The Himalayas 32
Ellis Island - Gateway to America 33
The Iditarod Sled Dog Race 34
The World Series 35
The Golden Gate Bridge 36
Daytona International Speedway 37
Hoover Dam 38
Vermin of the Skies 41
The Lost Planet 42
Rain 43
Decibel Levels 44
Natural Chimneys 45
Threats to Earth 46
The First Professional Woman Astronomer 47
Dangerous African Mammals 48
You Wouldn't Want to Live on Venus 49
The Heaviest Flying Bird 50
Bioluminescence at Sea 51
Lightning 52
The Largest Volcano on Earth 53
Jupiter - The Planetary Giant 54
Tide Pools 55
The Extinct Quagga 56
The KT Event 57
Animal Vision 58
Mercury 59
Animal Messages 60
The Human Brain 61
Snow 62
Tornadoes 63
The Laws of Motion 64
Clouds 65
Lions 66
Water 67
The Human Eye 68
Goblin Sharks 69
A Plant Larger Than a Whale 70
She Was Dressed to Meet an Iceberg 73
The Female Paul Revere 74
He Loved His Mother 75
The Rosetta Stone 76
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus 77
The Invention of Basketball 78
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Author 79
Food on the Mayflower 80
The Library at Alexandria 81
John Adams Defends British Soldiers 82
The Travels of Marco Polo 83
An Unusual Pharaoh 84
A Number Challenge 85
The History of the Book 86
Female Pirates 87
Kites 88
Presidential Pets 89
The Iceman 90
Attempted Presidential Assassinations 91
America's Forgotten Warriors 92
The First Great Emperor 93
Lincoln's Man 94
The First Ferris Wheel 95
Hatshepsut: The Lost Egyptian Queen 96
The Ford Model T 97
The Gibson Homer 98
Homer Plessy Refuses to Give Up His Seat 99
Old-Time Country Schools 100
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 101
Making Maple Syrup 102
Your Meniscus Is Leaking 105
The Compass in Your Nose 106
Snail Training 107
Earthworm Pets 108
The Invention of Silly Putty 109
Your Hair Is Dead 110
How Big is a Googol? 111
Sharks Are Survivors 112
LEGO Bricks 113
QWERTY 114
Grizzly Bears 115
Slinkity Slinkys 116
Keeping Toads and Frogs 117
Save That Pencil 118
The Safety Pin 119
Count to One Billion 120
Tsunamis 121
Skunks 122
The Latin in Your English 123
Heartbeats 124
Cricket-Jumping Contests 125
The Liberty Bell 126
"Big Mama" Oviraptor 127
Birthday Odds 128
Be a Better Speller 129
Frozen Food 130
Checkers 131
Author Roald Dahl 132
Making Crayons 133
American Idioms 134
Beverly Cleary 137
He Mailed Himself to Freedom 138
Hypatia 139
The Secret Soldier 140
The Most Important Woman in America 141
Buffalo Bill Cody 142
"Eureka! I've Found It!" 143
First Emperor of the United States 144
Steven Spielberg 145
Galileo Galilei 146
One-Eyed Charley 147
The Librarian Who Measured Earth 148
Sir Walter Raleigh 149
The One-Armed Explorer 150
Isaac Newton: Genius at Work 151
Alexander the Great 152
Sir Francis Drake 153
Claude Monet 154
Steve Jobs 155
Oprah Winfrey 156
Dizzy Dean 157
Michael Jordon 158
Eliza Harris 159
Nelson Mandela 160
Louis Braille 161
Julius Caesar 162
Bill Gates 163
Leonardo Da Vinci 164
Mae Jemison 165
Willie Mays 166

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.6.2: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

Passage Page
Wait Until 2061 9
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days 10
Antarctica 11
The Taj Mahal 12
Dinosaur Provincial Park 13
Deer Cave, Malaysia 14
Niagara Falls 15
Krakatoa 16
Mysterious Explosion in Russia 17
July 4, 1826 18
The Coastal Redwoods 19
Ice Ages 20
The Grand Canyon 21
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 22
The Lincoln Memorial 23
The Washington Monument 24
The Appalachian Mountains 25
The Statue of Liberty 26
Angkor Wat 27
The Eiffel Tower 28
The World Cup 29
Mount Rushmore 30
The Wall 31
The Himalayas 32
Ellis Island - Gateway to America 33
The Iditarod Sled Dog Race 34
The World Series 35
The Golden Gate Bridge 36
Daytona International Speedway 37
Hoover Dam 38
Vermin of the Skies 41
The Lost Planet 42
Rain 43
Decibel Levels 44
Natural Chimneys 45
Threats to Earth 46
The First Professional Woman Astronomer 47
Dangerous African Mammals 48
You Wouldn't Want to Live on Venus 49
The Heaviest Flying Bird 50
Bioluminescence at Sea 51
Lightning 52
The Largest Volcano on Earth 53
Jupiter - The Planetary Giant 54
Tide Pools 55
The Extinct Quagga 56
The KT Event 57
Animal Vision 58
Mercury 59
Animal Messages 60
The Human Brain 61
Snow 62
Tornadoes 63
The Laws of Motion 64
Clouds 65
Lions 66
Water 67
The Human Eye 68
Goblin Sharks 69
A Plant Larger Than a Whale 70
She Was Dressed to Meet an Iceberg 73
The Female Paul Revere 74
He Loved His Mother 75
The Rosetta Stone 76
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus 77
The Invention of Basketball 78
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Author 79
Food on the Mayflower 80
The Library at Alexandria 81
John Adams Defends British Soldiers 82
The Travels of Marco Polo 83
An Unusual Pharaoh 84
A Number Challenge 85
The History of the Book 86
Female Pirates 87
Kites 88
Presidential Pets 89
The Iceman 90
Attempted Presidential Assassinations 91
America's Forgotten Warriors 92
The First Great Emperor 93
Lincoln's Man 94
The First Ferris Wheel 95
Hatshepsut: The Lost Egyptian Queen 96
The Ford Model T 97
The Gibson Homer 98
Homer Plessy Refuses to Give Up His Seat 99
Old-Time Country Schools 100
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 101
Making Maple Syrup 102
Your Meniscus Is Leaking 105
The Compass in Your Nose 106
Snail Training 107
Earthworm Pets 108
The Invention of Silly Putty 109
Your Hair Is Dead 110
How Big is a Googol? 111
Sharks Are Survivors 112
LEGO Bricks 113
QWERTY 114
Grizzly Bears 115
Slinkity Slinkys 116
Keeping Toads and Frogs 117
Save That Pencil 118
The Safety Pin 119
Count to One Billion 120
Tsunamis 121
Skunks 122
The Latin in Your English 123
Heartbeats 124
Cricket-Jumping Contests 125
The Liberty Bell 126
"Big Mama" Oviraptor 127
Birthday Odds 128
Be a Better Speller 129
Frozen Food 130
Checkers 131
Author Roald Dahl 132
Making Crayons 133
American Idioms 134
Beverly Cleary 137
He Mailed Himself to Freedom 138
Hypatia 139
The Secret Soldier 140
The Most Important Woman in America 141
Buffalo Bill Cody 142
"Eureka! I've Found It!" 143
First Emperor of the United States 144
Steven Spielberg 145
Galileo Galilei 146
One-Eyed Charley 147
The Librarian Who Measured Earth 148
Sir Walter Raleigh 149
The One-Armed Explorer 150
Isaac Newton: Genius at Work 151
Alexander the Great 152
Sir Francis Drake 153
Claude Monet 154
Steve Jobs 155
Oprah Winfrey 156
Dizzy Dean 157
Michael Jordon 158
Eliza Harris 159
Nelson Mandela 160
Louis Braille 161
Julius Caesar 162
Bill Gates 163
Leonardo Da Vinci 164
Mae Jemison 165
Willie Mays 166

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.6.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

Passage Page
Wait Until 2061 9
Krakatoa 16
The Grand Canyon 21
The Appalachian Mountains 25
The World Cup 29
The Wall 31
The World Series 35
Hoover Dam 38
Rain 43
Lightning 52
The Human Brain 61
A Plant Larger Than a Whale 70
A Number Challenge 85
Kites 88
LEGO Bricks 113
QWERTY 114
Keeping Toads and Frogs 117
Save That Pencil 118
Be a Better Speller 129
One-Eyed Charley 147
The Librarian Who Measured Earth 148
Dizzy Dean 157

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

Passage Page
Wait Until 2061 9
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days 10
Antarctica 11
The Taj Mahal 12
Dinosaur Provincial Park 13
Deer Cave, Malaysia 14
Niagara Falls 15
Krakatoa 16
Mysterious Explosion in Russia 17
July 4, 1826 18
The Coastal Redwoods 19
Ice Ages 20
The Grand Canyon 21
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 22
The Lincoln Memorial 23
The Washington Monument 24
The Appalachian Mountains 25
The Statue of Liberty 26
Angkor Wat 27
The Eiffel Tower 28
The World Cup 29
Mount Rushmore 30
The Wall 31
The Himalayas 32
Ellis Island - Gateway to America 33
The Iditarod Sled Dog Race 34
The World Series 35
The Golden Gate Bridge 36
Daytona International Speedway 37
Hoover Dam 38
Vermin of the Skies 41
The Lost Planet 42
Rain 43
Decibel Levels 44
Natural Chimneys 45
Threats to Earth 46
The First Professional Woman Astronomer 47
Dangerous African Mammals 48
You Wouldn't Want to Live on Venus 49
The Heaviest Flying Bird 50
Bioluminescence at Sea 51
Lightning 52
The Largest Volcano on Earth 53
Jupiter - The Planetary Giant 54
Tide Pools 55
The Extinct Quagga 56
The KT Event 57
Animal Vision 58
Mercury 59
Animal Messages 60
The Human Brain 61
Snow 62
Tornadoes 63
The Laws of Motion 64
Clouds 65
Lions 66
Water 67
The Human Eye 68
Goblin Sharks 69
A Plant Larger Than a Whale 70
She Was Dressed to Meet an Iceberg 73
The Female Paul Revere 74
He Loved His Mother 75
The Rosetta Stone 76
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus 77
The Invention of Basketball 78
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Author 79
Food on the Mayflower 80
The Library at Alexandria 81
John Adams Defends British Soldiers 82
The Travels of Marco Polo 83
An Unusual Pharaoh 84
A Number Challenge 85
The History of the Book 86
Female Pirates 87
Kites 88
Presidential Pets 89
The Iceman 90
Attempted Presidential Assassinations 91
America's Forgotten Warriors 92
The First Great Emperor 93
Lincoln's Man 94
The First Ferris Wheel 95
Hatshepsut: The Lost Egyptian Queen 96
The Ford Model T 97
The Gibson Homer 98
Homer Plessy Refuses to Give Up His Seat 99
Old-Time Country Schools 100
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 101
Making Maple Syrup 102
Your Meniscus Is Leaking 105
The Compass in Your Nose 106
Snail Training 107
Earthworm Pets 108
The Invention of Silly Putty 109
Your Hair Is Dead 110
How Big is a Googol? 111
Sharks Are Survivors 112
LEGO Bricks 113
QWERTY 114
Grizzly Bears 115
Slinkity Slinkys 116
Keeping Toads and Frogs 117
Save That Pencil 118
The Safety Pin 119
Count to One Billion 120
Tsunamis 121
Skunks 122
The Latin in Your English 123
Heartbeats 124
Cricket-Jumping Contests 125
The Liberty Bell 126
"Big Mama" Oviraptor 127
Birthday Odds 128
Be a Better Speller 129
Frozen Food 130
Checkers 131
Author Roald Dahl 132
Making Crayons 133
American Idioms 134
Beverly Cleary 137
He Mailed Himself to Freedom 138
Hypatia 139
The Secret Soldier 140
The Most Important Woman in America 141
Buffalo Bill Cody 142
"Eureka! I've Found It!" 143
First Emperor of the United States 144
Steven Spielberg 145
Galileo Galilei 146
One-Eyed Charley 147
The Librarian Who Measured Earth 148
Sir Walter Raleigh 149
The One-Armed Explorer 150
Isaac Newton: Genius at Work 151
Alexander the Great 152
Sir Francis Drake 153
Claude Monet 154
Steve Jobs 155
Oprah Winfrey 156
Dizzy Dean 157
Michael Jordon 158
Eliza Harris 159
Nelson Mandela 160
Louis Braille 161
Julius Caesar 162
Bill Gates 163
Leonardo Da Vinci 164
Mae Jemison 165
Willie Mays 166

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.6.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

Passage Page
Niagara Falls 15
The First Professional Woman Astronomer 47
The Largest Volcano on Earth 53
Mercury 59
Water 67
The Invention of Basketball 78
Female Pirates 87
Presidential Pets 89
The Gibson Homer 98
Snail Training 107
Earthworm Pets 108
Your Hair Is Dead 110
Author Roald Dahl 132
Michael Jordon 158
Leonardo Da Vinci 164
Willie Mays 166

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.6.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

Passage Page
Deer Cave, Malaysia 14
Niagara Falls 15
The Appalachian Mountains 25
The Golden Gate Bridge 36
The Lost Planet 42
Rain 43
Dangerous African Mammals 48
Tide Pools 55
The KT Event 57
He Loved His Mother 75
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus 77
The Invention of Basketball 78
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Author 79
Female Pirates 87
The Iceman 90
Attempted Presidential Assassinations 91
Lincoln's Man 94
The Safety Pin 119
Be a Better Speller 129
Checkers 131
Author Roald Dahl 132
Beverly Cleary 137
The Most Important Woman in America 141
The One-Armed Explorer 150
Nelson Mandela 160
Willie Mays 166

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.6.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Passage Page
Wait Until 2061 9
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days 10
Antarctica 11
The Taj Mahal 12
Dinosaur Provincial Park 13
Deer Cave, Malaysia 14
Niagara Falls 15
Krakatoa 16
Mysterious Explosion in Russia 17
July 4, 1826 18
The Coastal Redwoods 19
Ice Ages 20
The Grand Canyon 21
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 22
The Lincoln Memorial 23
The Washington Monument 24
The Appalachian Mountains 25
The Statue of Liberty 26
Angkor Wat 27
The Eiffel Tower 28
The World Cup 29
Mount Rushmore 30
The Wall 31
The Himalayas 32
Ellis Island - Gateway to America 33
The Iditarod Sled Dog Race 34
The World Series 35
The Golden Gate Bridge 36
Daytona International Speedway 37
Hoover Dam 38
Vermin of the Skies 41
The Lost Planet 42
Rain 43
Decibel Levels 44
Natural Chimneys 45
Threats to Earth 46
The First Professional Woman Astronomer 47
Dangerous African Mammals 48
You Wouldn't Want to Live on Venus 49
The Heaviest Flying Bird 50
Bioluminescence at Sea 51
Lightning 52
The Largest Volcano on Earth 53
Jupiter - The Planetary Giant 54
Tide Pools 55
The Extinct Quagga 56
The KT Event 57
Animal Vision 58
Mercury 59
Animal Messages 60
The Human Brain 61
Snow 62
Tornadoes 63
The Laws of Motion 64
Clouds 65
Lions 66
Water 67
The Human Eye 68
Goblin Sharks 69
A Plant Larger Than a Whale 70
She Was Dressed to Meet an Iceberg 73
The Female Paul Revere 74
He Loved His Mother 75
The Rosetta Stone 76
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus 77
The Invention of Basketball 78
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Author 79
Food on the Mayflower 80
The Library at Alexandria 81
John Adams Defends British Soldiers 82
The Travels of Marco Polo 83
An Unusual Pharaoh 84
A Number Challenge 85
The History of the Book 86
Female Pirates 87
Kites 88
Presidential Pets 89
The Iceman 90
Attempted Presidential Assassinations 91
America's Forgotten Warriors 92
The First Great Emperor 93
Lincoln's Man 94
The First Ferris Wheel 95
Hatshepsut: The Lost Egyptian Queen 96
The Ford Model T 97
The Gibson Homer 98
Homer Plessy Refuses to Give Up His Seat 99
Old-Time Country Schools 100
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 101
Making Maple Syrup 102
Your Meniscus Is Leaking 105
The Compass in Your Nose 106
Snail Training 107
Earthworm Pets 108
The Invention of Silly Putty 109
Your Hair Is Dead 110
How Big is a Googol? 111
Sharks Are Survivors 112
LEGO Bricks 113
QWERTY 114
Grizzly Bears 115
Slinkity Slinkys 116
Keeping Toads and Frogs 117
Save That Pencil 118
The Safety Pin 119
Count to One Billion 120
Tsunamis 121
Skunks 122
The Latin in Your English 123
Heartbeats 124
Cricket-Jumping Contests 125
The Liberty Bell 126
"Big Mama" Oviraptor 127
Birthday Odds 128
Be a Better Speller 129
Frozen Food 130
Checkers 131
Author Roald Dahl 132
Making Crayons 133
American Idioms 134
Beverly Cleary 137
He Mailed Himself to Freedom 138
Hypatia 139
The Secret Soldier 140
The Most Important Woman in America 141
Buffalo Bill Cody 142
"Eureka! I've Found It!" 143
First Emperor of the United States 144
Steven Spielberg 145
Galileo Galilei 146
One-Eyed Charley 147
The Librarian Who Measured Earth 148
Sir Walter Raleigh 149
The One-Armed Explorer 150
Isaac Newton: Genius at Work 151
Alexander the Great 152
Sir Francis Drake 153
Claude Monet 154
Steve Jobs 155
Oprah Winfrey 156
Dizzy Dean 157
Michael Jordon 158
Eliza Harris 159
Nelson Mandela 160
Louis Braille 161
Julius Caesar 162
Bill Gates 163
Leonardo Da Vinci 164
Mae Jemison 165
Willie Mays 166

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