Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Close Reading Using Text-Dependent Questions Grade 6

Close Reading Using Text-Dependent Questions Grade 6

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 6

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.6.3: Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

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Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.6.2: Determine a theme or 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.

Activity Page
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Key Ideas and Details

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

Activity Page
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.6.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

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Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

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Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.6.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

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Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RL.6.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 6

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

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Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

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Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

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Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

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Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.7: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84

Range of Writing

ELA.W.6.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 6

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.6.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.6.3: Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

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Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

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Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 6

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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Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Conventions of Standard English

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

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Knowledge of Language

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

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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).

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76

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.

Activity Page
Unit 1: Buried Alive 8
Unit 2: Case Solved 12
Unit 3: Bark Ranger 16
Unit 4: Updated Fairy Tale 20
Unit 5: Eaten! 24
Unit 6: Why Day 28
Unit 7: Sampling Snot 32
Unit 8: Fair Swap? 36
Unit 9: King of Sting 40
Unit 10: Good Luck Bat 44
Unit 11: Blubber How-To 48
Unit 12: Banner in the Sky 52
Unit 13: Driverless Cars 56
Unit 14: First Contact 60
Unit 15: Leg Burn 64
Unit 16: Three Months at 6° 68
Unit 17: Scary Room at the Museum 72
Unit 18: Moment of Truth 76
Unit 19: Before George Washington 80
Unit 20: Reincarnation 84
Unit 21: Swimming Hot and Cold 88
Unit 22: Taxing Day 90

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