Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 6

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 6

English Language Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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 66-69

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 66-69

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) 74-77
Paul Newman (Web Page) 78-81
Viz-a-Phone (Public Service Advertisement) 86-89

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

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