Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Sixth Grade Success

Sixth Grade Success

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Strand - Language Standards, Grade 6

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.6.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Editing Written Work 12
Composing a Business Letter 22 to 23
Capitalization with Titles 43
Proper Nouns and Capitalization 44
More with Capitalization 45
Capitalizing Proper Adjectives 46
Using a Colon 47
Quotation Marks for Written Dialogue 48
Writing Dialogue with Quotation Marks 49
More Practice with Quotation Marks 50
Contractions: Using an Apostrophe 51
Compound Sentences with Commas and Conjunctions 52
Commas in a Series 53
Introducing Semicolons 54
Semicolons to Make Connections 55
Apostrophes-Not Just for Words 184

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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Possessive Pronouns 29
Pronouns and Antecedents 30
Nouns That Show Ownership 31
Irregular Plural Nouns 32
Auxiliary or Helping Verbs 33
Learning About Linking Verbs 34
Comparative Adjectives 35
Superlative Adjectives 36
Comparative and Superlative Adverbs 37
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases 38 to 39
Writing with Prepositional Phrases 40
And, But, Or, Nor, For, and Yet 41
Showing Emotions with Interjections 42
Demonstrative Pronouns 178
Relative Pronouns 179

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.6.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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Brainstorming and Narrowing a Topic 8
Autobiographical Writing 14
Biographical Sketches 16 to 17
Writing an Essay 18
Persuasive Writing 19
Essay Writing Review 21
Composing a Business Letter 22 to 23
Business Letter Review 24
Sentence Structure 28
Compound Sentences with Commas and Conjunctions 52
Flashback 73
Knowing the Past 132
Complex Sentences 180
Compound-Complex Sentences 181

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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Editing Practice 11
Using the Right Style of Writing 13
Denotation and Connotation 56
Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes 58
Figurative Language: Onomatopoeia 59
Figurative Language: Alliteration 60
Figurative Language: Hyperbole 61

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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Descriptive Language 25
Understanding Idioms 57
Learning Word Origins 62

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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Descriptive Language 25
Transitional Devices 26
Setting the Tone and Mood with Words 27
Understanding Idioms 57
Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes 58
Figurative Language: Onomatopoeia 59
Learning Word Origins 62
Fiction and Nonfiction 63
The Language of Science 149

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.

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Building Background Knowledge 10
Sumer 130
Hammurabi 131
Egypt and the Nile River 134
Ancient Egyptian Mummies 136 to 137
Greek City-States 138 to 139
The City-State of Sparta 140
Athens 141
Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire 146
Europe in the Middle Ages 147
Food Webs 155
Water and Its Cycle 157
More Than Planets 162
Learning About Energy 163
Targeting an Audience 182 to 183

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.6.3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

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Problem and Solution 20
Athens 141
Europe in the Middle Ages 147
Learning About the World Around You 150 to 151
Water and Its Cycle 157
Art in Science 159
Learning About Energy 163
Targeting an Audience 182 to 183

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.

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Differentiating Between Fact and Opinion 68
More Fact and Opinion 69
Research: The Crusades and the Black Death 148
Water and Its Cycle 157

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.

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Creating a Great Topic Sentence 9
Expository Writing 15
Hammurabi 131

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.

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Denotation and Connotation 56
Ancient Egyptian Mummies 136 to 137
Greek City-States 138 to 139
Who’s Who in Greece? 143
Research About Rome 145
Research: The Crusades and the Black Death 148
The Language of Science 149
Learning About the World Around You 150 to 151
Instruments Used in Science 152
One Is Part of Another 153
Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers 154
Food Webs 155
Predator or Prey? 156
Water and Its Cycle 157
Clouds 158
Art in Science 159
Researching Serious Weather Conditions 160
More with Weather 161
More Than Planets 162
Learning About Energy 163
Types of Energy 164
Targeting an Audience 182 to 183

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.

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Targeting an Audience 182 to 183

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.6.7: Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

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Visual Images 74
Sumer 130
The Indus Valley 133
Egyptian Hieroglyphics 135
Ancient Egyptian Mummies 136 to 137
Greek Influences 142
Who’s Who in Greece? 143
Looking at Italy 144
Research: The Crusades and the Black Death 148
Learning About the World Around You 150 to 151
Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers 154
Water and Its Cycle 157
Clouds 158
Researching Serious Weather Conditions 160
Types of Energy 164
Guessing Matter 165 to 167

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.

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Building Background Knowledge 10
Problem and Solution 20
Fiction and Nonfiction 63
Biographies and Autobiographies 64
Fantasy and Science Fiction 65
Conflict and Resolution 66
Understanding the Climax of the Story 67
Recurring Themes in Literature 70
Points of View 71
Foreshadowing 72
Sumer 130
Hammurabi 131
The Indus Valley 133
Egypt and the Nile River 134
Egyptian Hieroglyphics 135
Ancient Egyptian Mummies 136 to 137
Greek City-States 138 to 139
The City-State of Sparta 140
Athens 141
Greek Influences 142
Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire 146
Europe in the Middle Ages 147
Research: The Crusades and the Black Death 148
Learning About the World Around You 150 to 151
One Is Part of Another 153
Food Webs 155
Predator or Prey? 156
Water and Its Cycle 157
Clouds 158
Researching Serious Weather Conditions 160
More Than Planets 162
Learning About Energy 163

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Domain - Ratios and Proportional Relationships, Grade 6

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

Math.6.RP.A.3: Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.

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Fractions: Learning How to Multiply 91
Multiplying Mixed Numbers 92
Digging In and Dividing Fractions 93
Writing Percents as Fractions 186
Calculator Practice: Turning Fractions into Percents 187

Domain - The Number System, Grade 6

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.

Math.6.NS.A.1: Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for (2/3) ÷ (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) ÷ (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (In general, (a/b) ÷ (c/d) = ad/bc.) How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 3/4-cup servings are in 2/3 of a cup of yogurt? How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3/4 mi and area 1/2 square mi?.

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Digging In and Dividing Fractions 93

Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

Math.6.NS.B.3: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.

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Decimals and Multiplication 77
Decimals in Word Problems 78
More with Mean 100
Word Problems: Finding the Median 102
Finding Circumference 117
Finding Circumference with the Radius 118
More with Circumference 119
Finding the Area of a Circle 120
Triangles: Finding the Area 122
Volume with Rectangular Prisms 123
Finding the Volume of a Cylinder 124
Word Problems with Decimals 185
Writing Percents as Decimals 188

Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

Math.6.NS.B.4: Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1–100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. For example, express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2)..

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Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators 89
Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators 90
Fractions: Learning How to Multiply 91
Multiplying Mixed Numbers 92
Digging In and Dividing Fractions 93
Help to Remember 98

Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

Math.6.NS.B.2: Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.

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Finding the Mean 99
More with Mean 100
Median 101
Word Problems: Finding the Median 102
Mixed Practice: Mean, Median, Mode, and Range 106
Liquid Measurements 126
Customary Units of Length 127

Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

Math.6.NS.C.6: Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.

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The Role of Positive and Negative Integers 79
Beginning with Integers 80
Adding Positive and Negative Integers 81
More Problems with Integers 83
Working with Integers 85
Working with a Coordinate Plane 112

Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

Math.6.NS.C.5: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.

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The Role of Positive and Negative Integers 79
Beginning with Integers 80
Adding Positive and Negative Integers 81
Subtracting Integers: Adding the Opposite 82
More Problems with Integers 83
Calculator Practice with Mixed Integer Addition and Subtraction 84
Working with Integers 85
Multiplying Integers: Learning the Rules 86
Calculator Practice: Multiplying Integers 87
Dividing Integers 88

Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

Math.6.NS.C.7: Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.

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The Role of Positive and Negative Integers 79
Beginning with Integers 80
Adding Positive and Negative Integers 81
More Problems with Integers 83
Working with Integers 85

Domain - Expressions and Equations, Grade 6

Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

Math.6.EE.A.4: Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). For example, the expressions y + y + y and 3y are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number y stands for..

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Either Way, It's the Same 75
The Associative Property 76
Excellent Exponents 94

Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

Math.6.EE.A.3: Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.

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Either Way, It's the Same 75
The Associative Property 76
Excellent Exponents 94
Mixed Multiplication Practice with Exponents 95
In Which Order? 97

Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

Math.6.EE.A.1: Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.

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Excellent Exponents 94
Mixed Multiplication Practice with Exponents 95
In Which Order? 97
Variables and Expressions 190

Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

Math.6.EE.A.2: Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

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Variables and Expressions 190

Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

Math.6.EE.B.7: Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.

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Word Problems with Decimals 185
Equations 189

Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

Math.6.EE.B.6: Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.

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Equations 189
Variables and Expressions 190

Domain - Geometry, Grade 6

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

Math.6.G.A.1: Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these technique in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

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Rectangles: Finding the Area 121
Triangles: Finding the Area 122

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

Math.6.G.A.2: Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

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Volume with Rectangular Prisms 123

Domain - Statistics and Probability, Grade 6

Develop understanding of statistical variability.

Math.6.SP.A.3: Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.

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Finding the Mean 99
More with Mean 100
Median 101
Word Problems: Finding the Median 102
Mode 103
Word Problems: Working with Mode 104
Working with Range in Data 105
Mixed Practice: Mean, Median, Mode, and Range 106
Organizing Data with a Frequency Table 107
Bar Graphs 108 to 109

Develop understanding of statistical variability.

Math.6.SP.A.2: Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.

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Finding the Mean 99
More with Mean 100
Median 101
Word Problems: Finding the Median 102
Mode 103
Word Problems: Working with Mode 104
Working with Range in Data 105
Mixed Practice: Mean, Median, Mode, and Range 106
Organizing Data with a Frequency Table 107
Bar Graphs 108 to 109

Develop understanding of statistical variability.

Math.6.SP.A.1: Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, “How old am I?” is not a statistical question, but “How old are the students in my school?” is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students’ ages.

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More with Mean 100
Median 101
Word Problems: Finding the Median 102
Word Problems: Working with Mode 104
Working with Range in Data 105
Organizing Data with a Frequency Table 107
Bar Graphs 108 to 109
Line Graphs 110
Understanding Circle Graphs 111

Summarize and describe distributions.

Math.6.SP.B.5: Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:

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Finding the Mean 99
More with Mean 100
Median 101
Word Problems: Finding the Median 102
Mode 103
Word Problems: Working with Mode 104
Working with Range in Data 105
Mixed Practice: Mean, Median, Mode, and Range 106
Organizing Data with a Frequency Table 107
Bar Graphs 108 to 109
Line Graphs 110
Understanding Circle Graphs 111
Stem-and-Leaf Plots 191

Summarize and describe distributions.

Math.6.SP.B.4: Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.

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Stem-and-Leaf Plots 191

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