Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 6

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 6

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 6

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

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

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

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

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