Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts Grade 6

Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts Grade 6

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 6

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 Pages
Unit 1 - Hide and Seek 10-13
Unit 2 - Ride Like the Wind 15-18
Unit 3 - Remembering 20-23
Unit 4 - Looking for Rain 25-28
Unit 5 - On Your Mark 30-33
Unit 6 - Making the Team 35-38
Unit 7 - Birthday Surprise 40-43
Unit 8 - A Place in History 45-48
Unit 9 - Rush to Save 50-53
Unit 10 - Danger at the Lake 55-58
Unit 11 - A Cheerful Heart 60-63
Unit 12 - The Drill 65-68
Unit 13 - Watch It! 70-73
Unit 14 - Toilet-Paper Costumes 75-78
Unit 15 - Rock and What? 80-83
Unit 16 - Marco? Polo! 85-88
Unit 17 - Safe Surfing 90-93
Unit 18 - Family Leaders 95-98
Unit 19 - First Day on the Job 100-103
Unit 20 - The Clubhouse 105-108
Unit 21 - Changing Times 110-113
Unit 22 - In the Night Sky 115-118
Unit 23 - Something Special 120-123
Unit 24 - The Letter 125-128
Unit 25 - Living Without 130-133
Unit 26 - Lost and Found 135-138

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
Unit 1 - Hide and Seek 10-13
Unit 2 - Ride Like the Wind 15-18
Unit 3 - Remembering 20-23
Unit 4 - Looking for Rain 25-28
Unit 5 - On Your Mark 30-33
Unit 6 - Making the Team 35-38
Unit 7 - Birthday Surprise 40-43
Unit 8 - A Place in History 45-48
Unit 9 - Rush to Save 50-53
Unit 10 - Danger at the Lake 55-58
Unit 11 - A Cheerful Heart 60-63
Unit 12 - The Drill 65-68
Unit 13 - Watch It! 70-73
Unit 14 - Toilet-Paper Costumes 75-78
Unit 15 - Rock and What? 80-83
Unit 16 - Marco? Polo! 85-88
Unit 17 - Safe Surfing 90-93
Unit 18 - Family Leaders 95-98
Unit 19 - First Day on the Job 100-103
Unit 20 - The Clubhouse 105-108
Unit 21 - Changing Times 110-113
Unit 22 - In the Night Sky 115-118
Unit 23 - Something Special 120-123
Unit 24 - The Letter 125-128
Unit 25 - Living Without 130-133
Unit 26 - Lost and Found 135-138

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
Unit 1 - Hide and Seek 10-13
Unit 2 - Ride Like the Wind 15-18
Unit 3 - Remembering 20-23
Unit 4 - Looking for Rain 25-28
Unit 5 - On Your Mark 30-33
Unit 6 - Making the Team 35-38
Unit 7 - Birthday Surprise 40-43
Unit 8 - A Place in History 45-48
Unit 9 - Rush to Save 50-53
Unit 10 - Danger at the Lake 55-58
Unit 11 - A Cheerful Heart 60-63
Unit 12 - The Drill 65-68
Unit 13 - Watch It! 70-73
Unit 14 - Toilet-Paper Costumes 75-78
Unit 15 - Rock and What? 80-83
Unit 16 - Marco? Polo! 85-88
Unit 17 - Safe Surfing 90-93
Unit 18 - Family Leaders 95-98
Unit 19 - First Day on the Job 100-103
Unit 20 - The Clubhouse 105-108
Unit 21 - Changing Times 110-113
Unit 22 - In the Night Sky 115-118
Unit 23 - Something Special 120-123
Unit 24 - The Letter 125-128
Unit 25 - Living Without 130-133
Unit 26 - Lost and Found 135-138

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 Page
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 139

Text Types and Purposes

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

Activity Page
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84

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
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 14 - Time to Write! 79
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 19 - Time to Write! 104
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114

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
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 2 - Time to Write! 19
Unit 3 - Time to Write! 24
Unit 4 - Time to Write! 29
Unit 5 - Time to Write! 34
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 9 - Time to Write! 54
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 12 - Time to Write! 69
Unit 13 - Time to Write! 74
Unit 14 - Time to Write! 79
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 17 - Time to Write! 94
Unit 18 - Time to Write! 99
Unit 19 - Time to Write! 104
Unit 20 - Time to Write! 109
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119
Unit 23 - Time to Write! 124
Unit 24 - Time to Write! 129
Unit 25 - Time to Write! 134
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 139

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 Page
Unit 3 - Time to Write! 24
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119

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
Unit 1 - Amazing Maze 11-13
Unit 2 - Appaloosa 16-18
Unit 3 - Memorial Day 21-23
Unit 4 - Dust and Drought 26-28
Unit 5 - Pure Speed 31-33
Unit 6 - Equality of Athletes 36-38
Unit 7 - Rain-Forest Friends? 41-43
Unit 8 - Hunting for a Witch 46-48
Unit 9 - Habitat in Danger 51-53
Unit 10 - Cottonmouths: Deadly Danger 56-58
Unit 11 - Home Sweet Home 61-63
Unit 12 - Safety First 66-68
Unit 13 - Food Allergies 71-73
Unit 14 - Marvelous Mummies 76-78
Unit 15 - Hearing Loss from Earbuds 81-83
Unit 16 - Travels 86-88
Unit 17 - Dangers in Cyberspace 91-93
Unit 18 - A Special Bond 96-98
Unit 19 - The Art of Babysitting 101-103
Unit 20 - Early Pioneers 106-108
Unit 21 - Time Zones 111-113
Unit 22 - Saturn 116-118
Unit 23 - Wet and Wonderful 121-123
Unit 24 - Submarines 126-128
Unit 25 - Nature's Gift 131-133
Unit 26 - Finding Control 136-138

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
Unit 1 - Amazing Maze 11-13
Unit 2 - Appaloosa 16-18
Unit 3 - Memorial Day 21-23
Unit 4 - Dust and Drought 26-28
Unit 5 - Pure Speed 31-33
Unit 6 - Equality of Athletes 36-38
Unit 7 - Rain-Forest Friends? 41-43
Unit 8 - Hunting for a Witch 46-48
Unit 9 - Habitat in Danger 51-53
Unit 10 - Cottonmouths: Deadly Danger 56-58
Unit 11 - Home Sweet Home 61-63
Unit 12 - Safety First 66-68
Unit 13 - Food Allergies 71-73
Unit 14 - Marvelous Mummies 76-78
Unit 15 - Hearing Loss from Earbuds 81-83
Unit 16 - Travels 86-88
Unit 17 - Dangers in Cyberspace 91-93
Unit 18 - A Special Bond 96-98
Unit 19 - The Art of Babysitting 101-103
Unit 20 - Early Pioneers 106-108
Unit 21 - Time Zones 111-113
Unit 22 - Saturn 116-118
Unit 23 - Wet and Wonderful 121-123
Unit 24 - Submarines 126-128
Unit 25 - Nature's Gift 131-133
Unit 26 - Finding Control 136-138

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
Unit 1 - Amazing Maze 11-13
Unit 2 - Appaloosa 16-18
Unit 3 - Memorial Day 21-23
Unit 4 - Dust and Drought 26-28
Unit 5 - Pure Speed 31-33
Unit 6 - Equality of Athletes 36-38
Unit 7 - Rain-Forest Friends? 41-43
Unit 8 - Hunting for a Witch 46-48
Unit 9 - Habitat in Danger 51-53
Unit 10 - Cottonmouths: Deadly Danger 56-58
Unit 11 - Home Sweet Home 61-63
Unit 12 - Safety First 66-68
Unit 13 - Food Allergies 71-73
Unit 14 - Marvelous Mummies 76-78
Unit 15 - Hearing Loss from Earbuds 81-83
Unit 16 - Travels 86-88
Unit 17 - Dangers in Cyberspace 91-93
Unit 18 - A Special Bond 96-98
Unit 19 - The Art of Babysitting 101-103
Unit 20 - Early Pioneers 106-108
Unit 21 - Time Zones 111-113
Unit 22 - Saturn 116-118
Unit 23 - Wet and Wonderful 121-123
Unit 24 - Submarines 126-128
Unit 25 - Nature's Gift 131-133
Unit 26 - Finding Control 136-138

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