Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 6

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 6

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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 Pages
Stargazers 14 to 17
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist 18 to 21
Similar Evolution: Zebras and Guinea Pigs 22 to 25
Secrets Hamper Science 26 to 29
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 30 to 33
Economies Are Connected 34 to 37
Saving Earth One Bag at a Time 38 to 41
Humans Versus Natural Disasters 42 to 45
That's Not Just Sunshine - It's Energy! 46 to 49
Is Earth Overpopulated? 50 to 53
Ancient Chinese Inventions 54 to 57
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 58 to 61
Germany and World War I 62 to 65
The Curse of the Bambino 66 to 69
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States 70 to 73
Robots (Encyclopedia Entry) 74 to 77
Paul Newman (Web Page) 78 to 81
Visit the Bizarre Winchester Mansion (Tour Book Page) 82 to 85
Viz-a-Phone (Public Service Advertisement) 86 to 89
Native American Unsolved Mysteries (Back of Book) 90 to 93

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
Similar Evolution: Zebras and Guinea Pigs 22 to 25
Secrets Hamper Science 26 to 29
Economies Are Connected 34 to 37
Saving Earth One Bag at a Time 38 to 41
Humans Versus Natural Disasters 42 to 45
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 58 to 61
The Curse of the Bambino 66 to 69

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
Is Earth Overpopulated? 50 to 53
Germany and World War I 62 to 65
The Curse of the Bambino 66 to 69
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States 70 to 73

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
Stargazers 14 to 17
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist 18 to 21
Similar Evolution: Zebras and Guinea Pigs 22 to 25
Secrets Hamper Science 26 to 29
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 30 to 33
Economies Are Connected 34 to 37
Saving Earth One Bag at a Time 38 to 41
Humans Versus Natural Disasters 42 to 45
That's Not Just Sunshine - It's Energy! 46 to 49
Is Earth Overpopulated? 50 to 53
Ancient Chinese Inventions 54 to 57
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 58 to 61
Germany and World War I 62 to 65
The Curse of the Bambino 66 to 69
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States 70 to 73
Robots (Encyclopedia Entry) 74 to 77
Paul Newman (Web Page) 78 to 81
Visit the Bizarre Winchester Mansion (Tour Book Page) 82 to 85
Viz-a-Phone (Public Service Advertisement) 86 to 89
Native American Unsolved Mysteries (Back of Book) 90 to 93

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
Secrets Hamper Science 26 to 29
Saving Earth One Bag at a Time 38 to 41
Germany and World War I 62 to 65
Native American Unsolved Mysteries (Back of Book) 90 to 93

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
The Curse of the Bambino 66 to 69

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 Pages
The Curse of the Bambino 66 to 69

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.

Passage Pages
Robots (Encyclopedia Entry) 74 to 77
Paul Newman (Web Page) 78 to 81
Viz-a-Phone (Public Service Advertisement) 86 to 89

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
Stargazers 14 to 17
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist 18 to 21
Similar Evolution: Zebras and Guinea Pigs 22 to 25
Secrets Hamper Science 26 to 29
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 30 to 33
Economies Are Connected 34 to 37
Saving Earth One Bag at a Time 38 to 41
Humans Versus Natural Disasters 42 to 45
That's Not Just Sunshine - It's Energy! 46 to 49
Is Earth Overpopulated? 50 to 53
Ancient Chinese Inventions 54 to 57
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 58 to 61
Germany and World War I 62 to 65
The Curse of the Bambino 66 to 69
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States 70 to 73
Robots (Encyclopedia Entry) 74 to 77
Paul Newman (Web Page) 78 to 81
Visit the Bizarre Winchester Mansion (Tour Book Page) 82 to 85
Viz-a-Phone (Public Service Advertisement) 86 to 89
Native American Unsolved Mysteries (Back of Book) 90 to 93

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