Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

21st Century Fact Finds: Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills- Grade 6

21st Century Fact Finds: Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills- Grade 6

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

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