Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 6-Up

Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 6-Up

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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.

Activity Page
A Dynamic Protagonist 18
Major Minors 19
Getting to Know a Character 20
Character Study 21
Highs and Lows 22
Who Had What Effect? 23
Mirror, Mirror 24
Those Who Oppose 25
All Together Now 26
Acting One's Age 27
Says Who? 28
Says You 29
A New Perspective 30
More Than One 31
The Lead Singer 32
Comparing Voices 33
Section Log-In 34
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Quartet of Conflicts 42
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Timeline of Events 49
Two Tales in One 50
All in Order 51
I Predict 52
In the End 53
Facts, Opinions, & Follow-Ups 54 to 56
Section Log-In 57
Location, Location 60
A Place of Meaning 61
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
Where It Begins and Ends 64
Seasons and Weather 65
Time Period 66
The Passage of Time 67
Name the Genre 68
What's the Big Idea? 73
Checking In on Theme 75
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Form Flip 84
Beginnings and Endings 85
Explicit vs. Implicit 86
Meanings to the Ends 87
Painting a Picture 88
Descriptive Discussion 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Oh, the Irony 94
More Than Meets the Eye 95
Left in Suspense 96
In the Past, In the Future 97
Language Locator 98 to 99
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
A Novel Encyclopedia 110 to 111
Connect the Plots 115
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
From Page to Screen 120
Pitch the Sequel 121
Acting Out 122 to 123
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
Theme Seeds 138

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.

Activity Page
A Dynamic Protagonist 18
Major Minors 19
Getting to Know a Character 20
Character Study 21
Highs and Lows 22
The Summaries of Its Parts 38
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Quartet of Conflicts 42
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Timeline of Events 49
Two Tales in One 50
All in Order 51
In the End 53
Section Log-In 57
Where It Begins and Ends 64
The Passage of Time 67
What's the Big Idea? 73
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 85
Explicit vs. Implicit 86
Meanings to the Ends 87
So to Speak 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Left in Suspense 96
In the Past, In the Future 97
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
Connect the Plots 115
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Theme Seeds 138

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
Says You 29
More Than One 31
The Lead Singer 32
The Summaries of Its Parts 38
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Quartet of Conflicts 42
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Timeline of Events 49
Two Tales in One 50
All in Order 51
In the End 53
Facts, Opinions, & Follow-Ups 54 to 56
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
Where It Begins and Ends 64
Seasons and Weather 65
Time Period 66
The Passage of Time 67
Name the Genre 68
What's the Big Idea? 73
List of Common Themes 74
Checking In on Theme 75
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Form Flip 84
Beginnings and Endings 85
Explicit vs. Implicit 86
Meanings to the Ends 87
Painting a Picture 88
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Oh, the Irony 94
More Than Meets the Eye 95
Left in Suspense 96
In the Past, In the Future 97
Language Locator 98 to 99
Choice Words 103
Alike and Opposite 104
Make the Case 105
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
A Novel Encyclopedia 110 to 111
A Novel Poster 112 to 113
Connect the Plots 115
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Writing a Persuasive Letter 118 to 119
Acting Out 122 to 123
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
Theme Seeds 138

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.

Activity Page
A Dynamic Protagonist 18
Major Minors 19
Getting to Know a Character 20
Character Study 21
Highs and Lows 22
Who Had What Effect? 23
Mirror, Mirror 24
Those Who Oppose 25
All Together Now 26
Acting One's Age 27
Says Who? 28
Says You 29
A New Perspective 30
More Than One 31
The Lead Singer 32
Comparing Voices 33
The Summaries of Its Parts 38
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Quartet of Conflicts 42
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Timeline of Events 49
Two Tales in One 50
All in Order 51
I Predict 52
In the End 53
Facts, Opinions, & Follow-Ups 54 to 56
Section Log-In 57
Location, Location 60
A Place of Meaning 61
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
Where It Begins and Ends 64
Seasons and Weather 65
Time Period 66
The Passage of Time 67
Name the Genre 68
A Different Genre 69
Section Log-In 70
What's the Big Idea? 73
List of Common Themes 74
Checking In on Theme 75
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Form Flip 84
Beginnings and Endings 85
Explicit vs. Implicit 86
Meanings to the Ends 87
Painting a Picture 88
Descriptive Discussion 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Oh, the Irony 94
More Than Meets the Eye 95
Left in Suspense 96
In the Past, In the Future 97
Language Locator 98 to 99
Section Log-In 100
My Word Wall 102
Choice Words 103
Alike and Opposite 104
Make the Case 105
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
A Novel Encyclopedia 110 to 111
A Novel Poster 112 to 113
Connect the Plots 115
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
Theme Seeds 138

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.

Activity Page
Highs and Lows 22
Who Had What Effect? 23
Mirror, Mirror 24
All Together Now 26
The Lead Singer 32
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Two Tales in One 50
All in Order 51
I Predict 52
In the End 53
Section Log-In 57
Location, Location 60
A Place of Meaning 61
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
Where It Begins and Ends 64
Seasons and Weather 65
Time Period 66
The Passage of Time 67
What's the Big Idea? 73
Checking In on Theme 75
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 85
Explicit vs. Implicit 86
Meanings to the Ends 87
Painting a Picture 88
Descriptive Discussion 89
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Oh, the Irony 94
More Than Meets the Eye 95
Left in Suspense 96
In the Past, In the Future 97
Language Locator 98 to 99
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
A Novel Poster 112 to 113
Connect the Plots 115
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Create a Book Trailer 124 to 125
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
Theme Seeds 138
Section Log-In 139

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.

Activity Page
Says Who? 28
A New Perspective 30
More Than One 31
The Lead Singer 32
Comparing Voices 33
Section Log-In 34
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Place of Meaning 61
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.6.7: Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they "see" and "hear" when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

Activity Page
From Page to Screen 120

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.

Activity Page
A Dynamic Protagonist 18
Major Minors 19
Getting to Know a Character 20
Character Study 21
Highs and Lows 22
Who Had What Effect? 23
Mirror, Mirror 24
Those Who Oppose 25
All Together Now 26
Acting One's Age 27
Says Who? 28
Says You 29
A New Perspective 30
More Than One 31
The Lead Singer 32
Comparing Voices 33
Section Log-In 34
The Summaries of Its Parts 38
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Quartet of Conflicts 42
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Timeline of Events 49
Two Tales in One 50
All in Order 51
I Predict 52
In the End 53
Facts, Opinions, & Follow-Ups 54 to 56
Section Log-In 57
Location, Location 60
A Place of Meaning 61
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
Where It Begins and Ends 64
Seasons and Weather 65
Time Period 66
The Passage of Time 67
Name the Genre 68
A Different Genre 69
Section Log-In 70
What's the Big Idea? 73
List of Common Themes 74
Checking In on Theme 75
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Form Flip 84
Beginnings and Endings 85
Explicit vs. Implicit 86
Meanings to the Ends 87
Painting a Picture 88
Descriptive Discussion 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Oh, the Irony 94
More Than Meets the Eye 95
Left in Suspense 96
In the Past, In the Future 97
Language Locator 98 to 99
Section Log-In 100
My Word Wall 102
Choice Words 103
Alike and Opposite 104
Make the Case 105
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
A Novel Encyclopedia 110 to 111
A Novel Poster 112 to 113
Interview a Character 114
Connect the Plots 115
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Writing a Persuasive Letter 118 to 119
From Page to Screen 120
Pitch the Sequel 121
Acting Out 122 to 123
Create a Book Trailer 124 to 125
My Book Rating 126
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
On Location 137
Theme Seeds 138
Section Log-In 139

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 6

Text Types and Purposes

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

Activity Page
The Reader 11
Quick Take on Topics 12
Judging a Book 13
The Writer 14
A Dynamic Protagonist 18
Major Minors 19
Getting to Know a Character 20
Character Study 21
Highs and Lows 22
Who Had What Effect? 23
Mirror, Mirror 24
Those Who Oppose 25
All Together Now 26
Acting One's Age 27
Says Who? 28
More Than One 31
The Lead Singer 32
Comparing Voices 33
Section Log-In 34
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Quartet of Conflicts 42
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
All in Order 51
I Predict 52
In the End 53
Facts, Opinions, & Follow-Ups 54 to 56
Section Log-In 57
A Place of Meaning 61
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
Where It Begins and Ends 64
Seasons and Weather 65
Time Period 66
The Passage of Time 67
Name the Genre 68
What's the Big Idea? 73
Checking In on Theme 75
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Form Flip 84
Beginnings and Endings 85
Meanings to the Ends 87
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Left in Suspense 96
In the Past, In the Future 97
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Writing a Persuasive Letter 118 to 119
From Page to Screen 120
Pitch the Sequel 121
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
Theme Seeds 138
Section Log-In 139

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.

Activity Page
The Reader 11
Quick Take on Topics 12
Judging a Book 13
The Writer 14
A Dynamic Protagonist 18
Major Minors 19
Getting to Know a Character 20
Character Study 21
Highs and Lows 22
Who Had What Effect? 23
Mirror, Mirror 24
Those Who Oppose 25
All Together Now 26
Acting One's Age 27
Says Who? 28
Says You 29
More Than One 31
The Lead Singer 32
Comparing Voices 33
Section Log-In 34
The Summaries of Its Parts 38
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Quartet of Conflicts 42
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Timeline of Events 49
Two Tales in One 50
All in Order 51
I Predict 52
In the End 53
Facts, Opinions, & Follow-Ups 54 to 56
Section Log-In 57
Location, Location 60
A Place of Meaning 61
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
Where It Begins and Ends 64
Seasons and Weather 65
Time Period 66
The Passage of Time 67
Name the Genre 68
What's the Big Idea? 73
Checking In on Theme 75
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Form Flip 84
Beginnings and Endings 85
Explicit vs. Implicit 86
Meanings to the Ends 87
Painting a Picture 88
Descriptive Discussion 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Oh, the Irony 94
More Than Meets the Eye 95
Left in Suspense 96
In the Past, In the Future 97
Language Locator 98 to 99
Section Log-In 100
Choice Words 103
Alike and Opposite 104
Make the Case 105
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
A Novel Encyclopedia 110 to 111
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Writing a Persuasive Letter 118 to 119
From Page to Screen 120
Pitch the Sequel 121
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
Theme Seeds 138

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.

Activity Page
A New Perspective 30
A Different Genre 69
Section Log-In 70
Section Log-In 79
Form Flip 84
Section Log-In 100
On Location 137
Section Log-In 139

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.)

Activity Page
The Reader 11
Quick Take on Topics 12
Judging a Book 13
The Writer 14
A Dynamic Protagonist 18
Major Minors 19
Getting to Know a Character 20
Character Study 21
Highs and Lows 22
Who Had What Effect? 23
Mirror, Mirror 24
Those Who Oppose 25
All Together Now 26
Acting One's Age 27
Says Who? 28
Says You 29
A New Perspective 30
More Than One 31
The Lead Singer 32
Comparing Voices 33
Section Log-In 34
The Summaries of Its Parts 38
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Quartet of Conflicts 42
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Timeline of Events 49
Two Tales in One 50
All in Order 51
I Predict 52
In the End 53
Facts, Opinions, & Follow-Ups 54 to 56
Section Log-In 57
Location, Location 60
A Place of Meaning 61
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
Where It Begins and Ends 64
Seasons and Weather 65
Time Period 66
The Passage of Time 67
Name the Genre 68
A Different Genre 69
Section Log-In 70
What's the Big Idea? 73
List of Common Themes 74
Checking In on Theme 75
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Form Flip 84
Beginnings and Endings 85
Explicit vs. Implicit 86
Meanings to the Ends 87
Painting a Picture 88
Descriptive Discussion 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Oh, the Irony 94
More Than Meets the Eye 95
Left in Suspense 96
In the Past, In the Future 97
Language Locator 98 to 99
Section Log-In 100
My Word Wall 102
Choice Words 103
Alike and Opposite 104
Make the Case 105
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
A Novel Encyclopedia 110 to 111
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Writing a Persuasive Letter 118 to 119
From Page to Screen 120
Pitch the Sequel 121
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
Theme Seeds 138
Section Log-In 139

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Activity Pages
Facts, Opinions, & Follow-Ups 54 to 56
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
A Novel Encyclopedia 110 to 111
A Novel Poster 112 to 113
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Writing a Persuasive Letter 118 to 119

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
The Reader 11
Judging a Book 13
The Writer 14
A Dynamic Protagonist 18
Major Minors 19
Getting to Know a Character 20
Character Study 21
Highs and Lows 22
Who Had What Effect? 23
Mirror, Mirror 24
Those Who Oppose 25
All Together Now 26
Acting One's Age 27
Says Who? 28
Says You 29
A New Perspective 30
More Than One 31
The Lead Singer 32
Comparing Voices 33
Section Log-In 34
The Summaries of Its Parts 38
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Quartet of Conflicts 42
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Timeline of Events 49
Two Tales in One 50
All in Order 51
I Predict 52
In the End 53
Facts, Opinions, & Follow-Ups 54 to 56
Section Log-In 57
Location, Location 60
A Place of Meaning 61
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
Where It Begins and Ends 64
Seasons and Weather 65
Time Period 66
The Passage of Time 67
Name the Genre 68
A Different Genre 69
Section Log-In 70
What's the Big Idea? 73
Checking In on Theme 75
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Form Flip 84
Beginnings and Endings 85
Explicit vs. Implicit 86
Meanings to the Ends 87
Painting a Picture 88
Descriptive Discussion 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Oh, the Irony 94
More Than Meets the Eye 95
Left in Suspense 96
In the Past, In the Future 97
Language Locator 98 to 99
Section Log-In 100
My Word Wall 102
Choice Words 103
Alike and Opposite 104
Make the Case 105
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
A Novel Poster 112 to 113
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Writing a Persuasive Letter 118 to 119
From Page to Screen 120
Pitch the Sequel 121
Create a Book Trailer 124 to 125
My Book Rating 126
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
On Location 137
Theme Seeds 138
Section Log-In 139

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
The Writer 14
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
The Passage of Time 67
Section Log-In 79
Language Locator 98 to 99
A Novel Encyclopedia 110 to 111
A Novel Poster 112 to 113

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
The Writer 14
Says You 29
Section Log-In 79
Language Locator 98 to 99
A Novel Encyclopedia 110 to 111
A Novel Poster 112 to 113
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
On Location 137
Theme Seeds 138
Section Log-In 139

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
The Reader 11
Quick Take on Topics 12
Judging a Book 13
The Writer 14
A Dynamic Protagonist 18
Major Minors 19
Getting to Know a Character 20
Character Study 21
Highs and Lows 22
Who Had What Effect? 23
Mirror, Mirror 24
Those Who Oppose 25
All Together Now 26
Acting One's Age 27
Says Who? 28
Says You 29
A New Perspective 30
More Than One 31
The Lead Singer 32
Comparing Voices 33
Section Log-In 34
The Summaries of Its Parts 38
Major Plot Points 39
In the Beginning 40
Getting to Know a Novel 41
A Quartet of Conflicts 42
Tough Times 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Timeline of Events 49
Two Tales in One 50
All in Order 51
I Predict 52
In the End 53
Facts, Opinions, & Follow-Ups 54 to 56
Section Log-In 57
Location, Location 60
A Place of Meaning 61
A Sense of Place 62 to 63
Where It Begins and Ends 64
Seasons and Weather 65
Time Period 66
The Passage of Time 67
Name the Genre 68
A Different Genre 69
Section Log-In 70
What's the Big Idea? 73
List of Common Themes 74
Checking In on Theme 75
Theme vs. Main Idea 76
A Tale of Two Chapters 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Form Flip 84
Beginnings and Endings 85
Explicit vs. Implicit 86
Meanings to the Ends 87
Painting a Picture 88
Descriptive Discussion 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So to Speak 92
Oh, the Irony 94
More Than Meets the Eye 95
In the Past, In the Future 97
Language Locator 98 to 99
Section Log-In 100
My Word Wall 102
Choice Words 103
Alike and Opposite 104
Make the Case 105
Sum It All Up 108 to 109
A Novel Encyclopedia 110 to 111
An Elemental Choice 116
Checking It Twice 117
Writing a Persuasive Letter 118 to 119
From Page to Screen 120
Pitch the Sequel 121
Acting Out 122 to 123
Create a Book Trailer 124 to 125
My Book Rating 126
Character Comparisons 128
Trading Traits 129
Discussing Changes 130
Thanks for the Support 131
We Got Plot 132
A Plot Alike and Different 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
On Location 137
Theme Seeds 138
Section Log-In 139

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
The Reader 11
All Together Now 26
Says You 29