Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Using Paired Novels to Build Close Reading Skills Grades 6-7

Using Paired Novels to Build Close Reading Skills Grades 6-7

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 6

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
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Land of the Free 89

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
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
Types of Conflict 20
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
Setting and Meaning 32
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Gol 42
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
An Important Event 67
Character Changes 72
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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
Compare the Pair! 12
Types of Conflict 20
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Comparing a Theme 58
An Important Event 67
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Land of the Free 89

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
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Word Wall 66
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69
My Book Rating 70
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81
Transforming Form 83
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Land of the Free 89
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Gol 42
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Character Changes 72
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Land of the Free 89
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Starting Over 26
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Character Changes 72
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Land of the Free 89

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.6.9: Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

Activity Page
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
The Past and the Present 30
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Transforming Form 83

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
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Word Wall 66
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69
My Book Rating 70
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81
Transforming Form 83
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Land of the Free 89
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Word Wall 66
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69
My Book Rating 70
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Transforming Form 83
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Land of the Free 89
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Transforming Form 83
Readers Theater 90 to 91

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
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Word Wall 66
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69
My Book Rating 70
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81
Transforming Form 83
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Land of the Free 89
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Word Wall 66
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69
My Book Rating 70
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81
Transforming Form 83
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Land of the Free 89
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69

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
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Word Wall 66
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69
My Book Rating 70
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81
Transforming Form 83
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Land of the Free 89
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81

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 Pages
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81

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
Alike and Different 11
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Talking About Turning Points 24
Starting Over 26
The Past and the Present 30
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
Theme Seeds 37
Discussing a New World 41
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Identifying Tone 51
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.6.3: Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

Activity Page
Talking About Turning Points 24
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
Discussing a New World 41

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.6.2: Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

Activity Page
Talking About Turning Points 24
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
Discussing a New World 41
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.5: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

Activity Page
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Activity Page
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Home of the Brave Posters 92

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

Activity Page
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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 Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Word Wall 66
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69
My Book Rating 70
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81
Transforming Form 83
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Land of the Free 89
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

Conventions of Standard English

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

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Word Wall 66
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69
My Book Rating 70
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81
Transforming Form 83
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Land of the Free 89
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

Knowledge of Language

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

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Word Wall 66
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69
My Book Rating 70
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81
Transforming Form 83
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Land of the Free 89
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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 Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place 29
The Past and the Present 30
School Days 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Discussing Setting and Meaning 33
A Deeper Understanding of Setting 34
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 36
Theme Seeds 37
Wisdom of Elders 38 to 39
A New World 40
Discussing a New World 41
Gol 42
Interactive Literature Suggestions for Unit 5 45
African Proverbs 46 to 47
Studying Writer's Craft 48
Whose Point of View? 49
What's Left Unsaid 50
Identifying Tone 51
Form Flip 52 to 53
Welcome to America 55
Country Scrapbook 56 to 57
Comparing a Theme 58
Comparing Genre and Form 59 to 60
Self-Editing Checklist (Rough Draft) 61
Peer-Editing Checklist 62
Self-Editing Checklist (Final Draft) 63
Word Wall 66
An Important Event 67
What If? 68
Writing a Persuasive Letter 69
My Book Rating 70
Character Changes 72
Summarizing Stories 73
Describing Settings 74 to 75
A War Within a War 76 to 77
Create a Novel Poster 78
Conduct a Gallery Walk 79
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 80 to 81
Transforming Form 83
Sum It Up! 84 to 85
Characterizing Cousins 86 to 87
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 88
Land of the Free 89
Readers Theater 90 to 91
Home of the Brave Posters 92

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 Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Alike and Different 11
Compare the Pair! 12
Helping Hands 13 to 14
A Family of Friends 15
Two Tribes 16
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 18
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Starting Over 26
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 28
A Sense of Place