Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 6

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 6

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 6

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.

Passage Pages
To the Cyclops 9-11
What Came First 13-15
The Means of Survival 17-19
Auntie Barbara's Feral Cat 21-23
The Colossal Cat 25-27
Inside the Mind of a Sculptor 29-31
The Cryptozoologist and the Tracks 33-35
When Parched . . . 37-39
Trivial Facts 41-43
Vacation Journal: Ireland 45-47
No Lolling 49-51
Why Nurses Jumped 53-55
Where Rattlesnakes Slither 57-59
The Impossible Nap 61-63
A Fictional Interview Filled with Facts 65-67
Details that Don't Make Sense 69-71
Letter from St. Louis 73-75
All My Riches 77-79
Agreeing with a Wonder 81-83
Where No Person Has Gone Before 85-87
The Dragon 89-91
Doctor Ants 93-95
The Good Excuse 97-99
Playful Insults 101-103
One Food Only 105-107

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.

Passage Pages
To the Cyclops 9-11
What Came First 13-15
The Means of Survival 17-19
Auntie Barbara's Feral Cat 21-23
The Colossal Cat 25-27
Inside the Mind of a Sculptor 29-31
The Cryptozoologist and the Tracks 33-35
When Parched . . . 37-39
Trivial Facts 41-43
Vacation Journal: Ireland 45-47
No Lolling 49-51
Why Nurses Jumped 53-55
Where Rattlesnakes Slither 57-59
The Impossible Nap 61-63
A Fictional Interview Filled with Facts 65-67
Details that Don't Make Sense 69-71
Letter from St. Louis 73-75
All My Riches 77-79
Agreeing with a Wonder 81-83
Where No Person Has Gone Before 85-87
The Dragon 89-91
Doctor Ants 93-95
The Good Excuse 97-99
Playful Insults 101-103
One Food Only 105-107

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.

Passage Pages
When Parched . . . 37-39
Trivial Facts 41-43
Why Nurses Jumped 53-55
Where Rattlesnakes Slither 57-59
The Impossible Nap 61-63
Details that Don't Make Sense 69-71
Where No Person Has Gone Before 85-87
The Dragon 89-91
Doctor Ants 93-95
The Good Excuse 97-99
Playful Insults 101-103

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.

Passage Pages
To the Cyclops 9-11
What Came First 13-15
The Means of Survival 17-19
Auntie Barbara's Feral Cat 21-23
The Colossal Cat 25-27
Inside the Mind of a Sculptor 29-31
The Cryptozoologist and the Tracks 33-35
When Parched . . . 37-39
Trivial Facts 41-43
Vacation Journal: Ireland 45-47
No Lolling 49-51
Why Nurses Jumped 53-55
Where Rattlesnakes Slither 57-59
The Impossible Nap 61-63
A Fictional Interview Filled with Facts 65-67
Details that Don't Make Sense 69-71
Letter from St. Louis 73-75
All My Riches 77-79
Agreeing with a Wonder 81-83
Where No Person Has Gone Before 85-87
The Dragon 89-91
Doctor Ants 93-95
The Good Excuse 97-99
Playful Insults 101-103
One Food Only 105-107

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.

Passage Pages
The Means of Survival 17-19
Auntie Barbara's Feral Cat 21-23
The Cryptozoologist and the Tracks 33-35
Vacation Journal: Ireland 45-47
Where Rattlesnakes Slither 57-59
The Impossible Nap 61-63
A Fictional Interview Filled with Facts 65-67
Details that Don't Make Sense 69-71
Letter from St. Louis 73-75
Where No Person Has Gone Before 85-87

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.

Passage Pages
To the Cyclops 9-11
What Came First 13-15
The Means of Survival 17-19
Auntie Barbara's Feral Cat 21-23
The Colossal Cat 25-27
Inside the Mind of a Sculptor 29-31
The Cryptozoologist and the Tracks 33-35
When Parched . . . 37-39
Trivial Facts 41-43
Vacation Journal: Ireland 45-47
No Lolling 49-51
Why Nurses Jumped 53-55
Where Rattlesnakes Slither 57-59
The Impossible Nap 61-63
A Fictional Interview Filled with Facts 65-67
Details that Don't Make Sense 69-71
Letter from St. Louis 73-75
All My Riches 77-79
Agreeing with a Wonder 81-83
Where No Person Has Gone Before 85-87
The Dragon 89-91
Doctor Ants 93-95
The Good Excuse 97-99
Playful Insults 101-103
One Food Only 105-107

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 6

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).

Passage Pages
To the Egress 8-11
Why a Lie Is a Falsehood 12-15
Training on an Anthill 16-19
A Weapon Not Often Used 20-23
What Happened in April 24-27
Revolutionary Spy 28-31
The Abominable Snowman 32-35
Only on the West 36-39
The 900 40-43
The Uneven Steps 44-47
In a Minute 48-51
Civil War Nurse 52-55
True Snake Tales 56-59
Sleeping on Nails 60-63
The Disappearing Man 64-67
Telltale Hair 68-71
The Bald Chimpanzee 72-75
After 46 Years 76-79
One of the Modern Wonders 80-83
A World Below 84-87
Similar to Coasting on Snow 88-91
The Decapitating Fly 92-95
The Largest Country on the Continent 96-99
Presidential Anecdotes 100-103
The Problem with French Fries 104-107

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 Pages
To the Egress 8-11
Why a Lie Is a Falsehood 12-15
Training on an Anthill 16-19
A Weapon Not Often Used 20-23
What Happened in April 24-27
Revolutionary Spy 28-31
The Abominable Snowman 32-35
Only on the West 36-39
The 900 40-43
The Uneven Steps 44-47
In a Minute 48-51
Civil War Nurse 52-55
True Snake Tales 56-59
Sleeping on Nails 60-63
The Disappearing Man 64-67
Telltale Hair 68-71
The Bald Chimpanzee 72-75
After 46 Years 76-79
One of the Modern Wonders 80-83
A World Below 84-87
Similar to Coasting on Snow 88-91
The Decapitating Fly 92-95
The Largest Country on the Continent 96-99
Presidential Anecdotes 100-103
The Problem with French Fries 104-107

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 Pages
To the Egress 8-11
Why a Lie Is a Falsehood 12-15
Training on an Anthill 16-19
A Weapon Not Often Used 20-23
What Happened in April 24-27
Revolutionary Spy 28-31
The Abominable Snowman 32-35
Only on the West 36-39
The 900 40-43
The Uneven Steps 44-47
In a Minute 48-51
Civil War Nurse 52-55
True Snake Tales 56-59
Sleeping on Nails 60-63
The Disappearing Man 64-67
Telltale Hair 68-71
The Bald Chimpanzee 72-75
After 46 Years 76-79
One of the Modern Wonders 80-83
A World Below 84-87
Similar to Coasting on Snow 88-91
The Decapitating Fly 92-95
The Largest Country on the Continent 96-99
Presidential Anecdotes 100-103
The Problem with French Fries 104-107

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 Pages
To the Egress 8-11
Why a Lie Is a Falsehood 12-15
Training on an Anthill 16-19
A Weapon Not Often Used 20-23
What Happened in April 24-27
Revolutionary Spy 28-31
The Abominable Snowman 32-35
Only on the West 36-39
The 900 40-43
The Uneven Steps 44-47
In a Minute 48-51
Civil War Nurse 52-55
True Snake Tales 56-59
Sleeping on Nails 60-63
The Disappearing Man 64-67
Telltale Hair 68-71
The Bald Chimpanzee 72-75
After 46 Years 76-79
One of the Modern Wonders 80-83
A World Below 84-87
Similar to Coasting on Snow 88-91
The Decapitating Fly 92-95
The Largest Country on the Continent 96-99
Presidential Anecdotes 100-103
The Problem with French Fries 104-107

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 Pages
To the Egress 8-11
Why a Lie Is a Falsehood 12-15
Training on an Anthill 16-19
What Happened in April 24-27
The Uneven Steps 44-47
Civil War Nurse 52-55
Sleeping on Nails 60-63
The Disappearing Man 64-67
The Bald Chimpanzee 72-75
A World Below 84-87
Similar to Coasting on Snow 88-91
The Decapitating Fly 92-95
The Largest Country on the Continent 96-99
Presidential Anecdotes 100-103
The Problem with French Fries 104-107

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 Pages
Presidential Anecdotes 100-103
The Problem with French Fries 104-107

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 Pages
To the Egress 8-11
Why a Lie Is a Falsehood 12-15
Training on an Anthill 16-19
A Weapon Not Often Used 20-23
What Happened in April 24-27
Revolutionary Spy 28-31
The Abominable Snowman 32-35
Only on the West 36-39
The 900 40-43
The Uneven Steps 44-47
In a Minute 48-51
Civil War Nurse 52-55
True Snake Tales 56-59
Sleeping on Nails 60-63
The Disappearing Man 64-67
Telltale Hair 68-71
The Bald Chimpanzee 72-75
After 46 Years 76-79
One of the Modern Wonders 80-83
A World Below 84-87
Similar to Coasting on Snow 88-91
The Decapitating Fly 92-95
The Largest Country on the Continent 96-99
Presidential Anecdotes 100-103
The Problem with French Fries 104-107

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