Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills

Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills

English Language Arts

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 6

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 Pages
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
The Alibi 18-19
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

Text Types and Purposes

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

Activity Pages
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
The Alibi 18-19
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

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 Pages
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55

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 Pages
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Activity Pages
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

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 Pages
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 6

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.6.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Pages
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Pages
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

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
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

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
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

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.

Activity Pages
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

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
Nightingale Floors 10-11
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Buffalo Drum 56-57

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
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

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
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

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.

Activity Pages
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

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
Nightingale Floors 10-11
A Nose of Gold 12-13
The Lost City 14-15
Visitor from Argentina 16-17
The Alibi 18-19
Falling Faster than Sound 20-21
RSVP 22-23
The Highest Mountain 24-25
Grim, the Great White Shark 26-27
Home to a Hospital and Blind Fish 28-29
Long-Lost Relative 30-31
Where Pen Ink Freezes 32-33
The Practical Ancient Wonder 34-35
Losing on Purpose 36-37
Rare Animal Sightings 38-39
Workers or Thieves? 40-41
To Cross or Not Cross 42-43
Magellan's Diary 44-45
Invasion from Mars 46-47
Would You Hire this Person? 48-49
Elephant Dictionary 50-51
Central America Map 52-53
A Perfect Arrangement 54-55
Buffalo Drum 56-57
Big River Man 58-59

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