Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Grade 6

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Grade 6

English Language Arts

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.

Passage Pages
The Battle Against Germs 8-9
Volatile Volcanoes 10-11
The Father of Genetics 12-13
Why Do Animals Act the Way They Do? 14-15
The Water Cycle 16-17
Your Remarkable Body 18-19
Sun Storms 20-21
Diamonds: The Gems from Deep in the Earth 22-23
Brrr! The Ice Ages 24-25
Look Out for Lightning! 26-27
Fire Fuels the Cycle of Life 28-29
The Census Counts 30-31
Terrifying Tsunamis 32-33
Lake Erie's Struggle to Survive 34-35
The California Gold Rush 36-37
The Battle of Midway 38-39
The Berlin Wall 40-41
Let There Be Light! 42-43
Satellites 44-45
Mexico: Past and Present 46-47

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
The Battle Against Germs 8-9
Volatile Volcanoes 10-11
The Father of Genetics 12-13
Why Do Animals Act the Way They Do? 14-15
The Water Cycle 16-17
Your Remarkable Body 18-19
Sun Storms 20-21
Diamonds: The Gems from Deep in the Earth 22-23
Brrr! The Ice Ages 24-25
Look Out for Lightning! 26-27
Fire Fuels the Cycle of Life 28-29
The Census Counts 30-31
Terrifying Tsunamis 32-33
Lake Erie's Struggle to Survive 34-35
The California Gold Rush 36-37
The Battle of Midway 38-39
The Berlin Wall 40-41
Let There Be Light! 42-43
Satellites 44-45
Mexico: Past and Present 46-47

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
The Battle Against Germs 8-9
Volatile Volcanoes 10-11
The Father of Genetics 12-13
Why Do Animals Act the Way They Do? 14-15
The Water Cycle 16-17
Your Remarkable Body 18-19
Sun Storms 20-21
Diamonds: The Gems from Deep in the Earth 22-23
Brrr! The Ice Ages 24-25
Look Out for Lightning! 26-27
Fire Fuels the Cycle of Life 28-29
The Census Counts 30-31
Terrifying Tsunamis 32-33
Lake Erie's Struggle to Survive 34-35
The California Gold Rush 36-37
The Battle of Midway 38-39
The Berlin Wall 40-41
Let There Be Light! 42-43
Satellites 44-45
Mexico: Past and Present 46-47

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
The Battle Against Germs 8-9
Volatile Volcanoes 10-11
The Father of Genetics 12-13
Why Do Animals Act the Way They Do? 14-15
The Water Cycle 16-17
Your Remarkable Body 18-19
Sun Storms 20-21
Diamonds: The Gems from Deep in the Earth 22-23
Brrr! The Ice Ages 24-25
Look Out for Lightning! 26-27
Fire Fuels the Cycle of Life 28-29
The Census Counts 30-31
Terrifying Tsunamis 32-33
Lake Erie's Struggle to Survive 34-35
The California Gold Rush 36-37
The Battle of Midway 38-39
The Berlin Wall 40-41
Let There Be Light! 42-43
Satellites 44-45
Mexico: Past and Present 46-47

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
The Battle Against Germs 8-9
Volatile Volcanoes 10-11
The Father of Genetics 12-13
Why Do Animals Act the Way They Do? 14-15
The Water Cycle 16-17
Your Remarkable Body 18-19
Sun Storms 20-21
Diamonds: The Gems from Deep in the Earth 22-23
Brrr! The Ice Ages 24-25
Look Out for Lightning! 26-27
Fire Fuels the Cycle of Life 28-29
The Census Counts 30-31
Terrifying Tsunamis 32-33
Lake Erie's Struggle to Survive 34-35
The California Gold Rush 36-37
The Battle of Midway 38-39
The Berlin Wall 40-41
Let There Be Light! 42-43
Satellites 44-45
Mexico: Past and Present 46-47

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