Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Practice Makes Perfect: Reading Comprehension Grade 6

Practice Makes Perfect: Reading Comprehension 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.

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Lost!" 4-5
Passage 2: "Grandma's Birthday" 6-7
Passage 3: "School Reporter" 8-9
Passage 4: "Diving In" 10-11
Passage 5: "A Revolutionary Secret" 12-13
Passage 6: "The Youngest Forty-Niner" 14-15
Fiction Test: "The Mysterious Neighbor" 40-41

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 Pages
Passage 1: "Lost!" 4-5
Passage 2: "Grandma's Birthday" 6-7
Passage 3: "School Reporter" 8-9
Passage 4: "Diving In" 10-11
Passage 5: "A Revolutionary Secret" 12-13
Passage 6: "The Youngest Forty-Niner" 14-15
Fiction Test: "The Mysterious Neighbor" 40-41

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 Pages
Passage 1: "Lost!" 4-5
Passage 2: "Grandma's Birthday" 6-7
Passage 3: "School Reporter" 8-9
Passage 4: "Diving In" 10-11
Passage 5: "A Revolutionary Secret" 12-13
Passage 6: "The Youngest Forty-Niner" 14-15
Fiction Test: "The Mysterious Neighbor" 40-41

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 Pages
Passage 1: "Lost!" 4-5
Passage 2: "Grandma's Birthday" 6-7
Passage 3: "School Reporter" 8-9
Passage 4: "Diving In" 10-11
Passage 5: "A Revolutionary Secret" 12-13
Passage 6: "The Youngest Forty-Niner" 14-15
Fiction Test: "The Mysterious Neighbor" 40-41

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 Pages
Passage 1: "Lost!" 4-5
Passage 2: "Grandma's Birthday" 6-7
Passage 3: "School Reporter" 8-9
Passage 4: "Diving In" 10-11
Passage 5: "A Revolutionary Secret" 12-13
Passage 6: "The Youngest Forty-Niner" 14-15
Fiction Test: "The Mysterious Neighbor" 40-41

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 6

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.6.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Lost!" 4-5
Passage 2: "Grandma's Birthday" 6-7
Passage 3: "School Reporter" 8-9
Passage 4: "Diving In" 10-11
Passage 5: "A Revolutionary Secret" 12-13
Passage 6: "The Youngest Forty-Niner" 14-15
Passage 7: "Protecting Nature and Ourselves" 16-17
Passage 8: "Missions to Mars" 18-19
Passage 9: "Board Games Aren't Boring" 20-21
Passage 10: "Three of a Kind" 22-23
Passage 11: "Danger Is Their Business" 24-25
Passage 12: "The History of Pockets" 26-27
Passage 13: "Attention, Passengers" 28-29
Passage 14: "Summer Swim Schedule" 30-31
Passage 15: "Leader of the Pack" 32-33
Passage 16: "The Postcard Club" 34-35
Passage 17: "Mail-In Rebate" 36-37
Passage 18: "Take the Cake!" 38-39
Fiction Test: "The Mysterious Neighbor" 40-41
Nonfiction Test: "The History of the Vacuum" 42-43
Informational Test: "Be Prepared" 44-45

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Lost!" 4-5
Passage 2: "Grandma's Birthday" 6-7
Passage 3: "School Reporter" 8-9
Passage 4: "Diving In" 10-11
Passage 5: "A Revolutionary Secret" 12-13
Passage 6: "The Youngest Forty-Niner" 14-15
Passage 7: "Protecting Nature and Ourselves" 16-17
Passage 8: "Missions to Mars" 18-19
Passage 9: "Board Games Aren't Boring" 20-21
Passage 10: "Three of a Kind" 22-23
Passage 11: "Danger Is Their Business" 24-25
Passage 12: "The History of Pockets" 26-27
Passage 13: "Attention, Passengers" 28-29
Passage 14: "Summer Swim Schedule" 30-31
Passage 15: "Leader of the Pack" 32-33
Passage 16: "The Postcard Club" 34-35
Passage 17: "Mail-In Rebate" 36-37
Passage 18: "Take the Cake!" 38-39
Fiction Test: "The Mysterious Neighbor" 40-41
Nonfiction Test: "The History of the Vacuum" 42-43
Informational Test: "Be Prepared" 44-45

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Lost!" 4-5
Passage 2: "Grandma's Birthday" 6-7
Passage 3: "School Reporter" 8-9
Passage 4: "Diving In" 10-11
Passage 5: "A Revolutionary Secret" 12-13
Passage 6: "The Youngest Forty-Niner" 14-15
Passage 7: "Protecting Nature and Ourselves" 16-17
Passage 8: "Missions to Mars" 18-19
Passage 9: "Board Games Aren't Boring" 20-21
Passage 10: "Three of a Kind" 22-23
Passage 11: "Danger Is Their Business" 24-25
Passage 12: "The History of Pockets" 26-27
Passage 13: "Attention, Passengers" 28-29
Passage 14: "Summer Swim Schedule" 30-31
Passage 15: "Leader of the Pack" 32-33
Passage 16: "The Postcard Club" 34-35
Passage 17: "Mail-In Rebate" 36-37
Passage 18: "Take the Cake!" 38-39
Fiction Test: "The Mysterious Neighbor" 40-41
Nonfiction Test: "The History of the Vacuum" 42-43
Informational Test: "Be Prepared" 44-45

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Lost!" 4-5
Passage 2: "Grandma's Birthday" 6-7
Passage 3: "School Reporter" 8-9
Passage 4: "Diving In" 10-11
Passage 5: "A Revolutionary Secret" 12-13
Passage 6: "The Youngest Forty-Niner" 14-15
Passage 7: "Protecting Nature and Ourselves" 16-17
Passage 8: "Missions to Mars" 18-19
Passage 9: "Board Games Aren't Boring" 20-21
Passage 10: "Three of a Kind" 22-23
Passage 11: "Danger Is Their Business" 24-25
Passage 12: "The History of Pockets" 26-27
Passage 13: "Attention, Passengers" 28-29
Passage 14: "Summer Swim Schedule" 30-31
Passage 15: "Leader of the Pack" 32-33
Passage 16: "The Postcard Club" 34-35
Passage 17: "Mail-In Rebate" 36-37
Passage 18: "Take the Cake!" 38-39
Fiction Test: "The Mysterious Neighbor" 40-41
Nonfiction Test: "The History of the Vacuum" 42-43
Informational Test: "Be Prepared" 44-45

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 6

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.

Activity Pages
Passage 7: "Protecting Nature and Ourselves" 16-17
Passage 8: "Missions to Mars" 18-19
Passage 9: "Board Games Aren't Boring" 20-21
Passage 10: "Three of a Kind" 22-23
Passage 11: "Danger Is Their Business" 24-25
Passage 12: "The History of Pockets" 26-27
Nonfiction Test: "The History of the Vacuum" 42-43

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.

Activity Pages
Passage 7: "Protecting Nature and Ourselves" 16-17
Passage 8: "Missions to Mars" 18-19
Passage 9: "Board Games Aren't Boring" 20-21
Passage 10: "Three of a Kind" 22-23
Passage 11: "Danger Is Their Business" 24-25
Passage 12: "The History of Pockets" 26-27
Passage 13: "Attention, Passengers" 28-29
Passage 14: "Summer Swim Schedule" 30-31
Passage 15: "Leader of the Pack" 32-33
Passage 16: "The Postcard Club" 34-35
Passage 17: "Mail-In Rebate" 36-37
Passage 18: "Take the Cake!" 38-39
Nonfiction Test: "The History of the Vacuum" 42-43
Informational Test: "Be Prepared" 44-45

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.

Activity Pages
Passage 7: "Protecting Nature and Ourselves" 16-17
Passage 8: "Missions to Mars" 18-19
Passage 9: "Board Games Aren't Boring" 20-21
Passage 10: "Three of a Kind" 22-23
Passage 11: "Danger Is Their Business" 24-25
Passage 12: "The History of Pockets" 26-27
Nonfiction Test: "The History of the Vacuum" 42-43

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.

Activity Pages
Passage 7: "Protecting Nature and Ourselves" 16-17
Passage 8: "Missions to Mars" 18-19
Passage 9: "Board Games Aren't Boring" 20-21
Passage 10: "Three of a Kind" 22-23
Passage 11: "Danger Is Their Business" 24-25
Passage 12: "The History of Pockets" 26-27
Nonfiction Test: "The History of the Vacuum" 42-43

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.

Activity Pages
Passage 13: "Attention, Passengers" 28-29
Passage 14: "Summer Swim Schedule" 30-31
Passage 15: "Leader of the Pack" 32-33
Passage 16: "The Postcard Club" 34-35
Passage 17: "Mail-In Rebate" 36-37
Passage 18: "Take the Cake!" 38-39
Informational Test: "Be Prepared" 44-45

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.

Activity Pages
Passage 7: "Protecting Nature and Ourselves" 16-17
Passage 8: "Missions to Mars" 18-19
Passage 9: "Board Games Aren't Boring" 20-21
Passage 10: "Three of a Kind" 22-23
Passage 11: "Danger Is Their Business" 24-25
Passage 12: "The History of Pockets" 26-27
Passage 13: "Attention, Passengers" 28-29
Passage 14: "Summer Swim Schedule" 30-31
Passage 15: "Leader of the Pack" 32-33
Passage 16: "The Postcard Club" 34-35
Passage 17: "Mail-In Rebate" 36-37
Passage 18: "Take the Cake!" 38-39
Nonfiction Test: "The History of the Vacuum" 42-43
Informational Test: "Be Prepared" 44-45

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