Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 6

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 6

English Language Arts

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 Pages
Casey at the Bat 26-29
The Last Leaf 54-57
Cat and Mouse in Partnership 58-62

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 Pages
The Gift of the Magi 34-39
The Last Leaf 54-57
Cat and Mouse in Partnership 58-62
Say Cheese 78-82

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
The Gift of the Magi 34-39
The Last Leaf 54-57
Cat and Mouse in Partnership 58-62
Say Cheese 78-82

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
Casey at the Bat 26-29
The Gift of the Magi 34-39
The Last Leaf 54-57
Say Cheese 78-82

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
The Gift of the Magi 34-39
Cat and Mouse in Partnership 58-62
Say Cheese 78-82

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
Casey at the Bat 26-29
The Gift of the Magi 34-39
The Last Leaf 54-57

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
Ancient Egyptian Mummification 18-21
How to Make a Mummy 22-25
Casey at the Bat 26-29
WALNUT HILL LINE Train Schedule 30-33
The Gift of the Magi 34-39
The Night Sky 40-44
Galileo: Father of Modern Science 45-49
Homework or No Homework?: That Is the Question! 50-53
The Last Leaf 54-57
Cat and Mouse in Partnership 58-62
How Silk Is Made 63-66
Thanking the Animals 67-70
A Woman's Right to Vote 71-73
Equal Pay for Equal Work 74-77
Say Cheese 78-82

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 6

Knowledge of Language

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

Activity Pages
Ancient Egyptian Mummification 18-21
How to Make a Mummy 22-25
Casey at the Bat 26-29
WALNUT HILL LINE Train Schedule 30-33
The Gift of the Magi 34-39
The Night Sky 40-44
Galileo: Father of Modern Science 45-49
Homework or No Homework?: That Is the Question! 50-53
The Last Leaf 54-57
Cat and Mouse in Partnership 58-62
How Silk Is Made 63-66
Thanking the Animals 67-70
A Woman's Right to Vote 71-73
Equal Pay for Equal Work 74-77
Say Cheese 78-82

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
Ancient Egyptian Mummification 18-21
How Silk Is Made 63-66

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.6.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Pages
Ancient Egyptian Mummification 18-21
Casey at the Bat 26-29
Galileo: Father of Modern Science 45-49
The Last Leaf 54-57
Cat and Mouse in Partnership 58-62

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
Casey at the Bat 26-29
The Last Leaf 54-57

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
Ancient Egyptian Mummification 18-21
How to Make a Mummy 22-25
WALNUT HILL LINE Train Schedule 30-33
The Night Sky 40-44
Galileo: Father of Modern Science 45-49
Homework or No Homework?: That Is the Question! 50-53
How Silk Is Made 63-66
Thanking the Animals 67-70
A Woman's Right to Vote 71-73
Equal Pay for Equal Work 74-77

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
Ancient Egyptian Mummification 18-21
How to Make a Mummy 22-25
Galileo: Father of Modern Science 45-49
How Silk Is Made 63-66
Thanking the Animals 67-70
A Woman's Right to Vote 71-73
Equal Pay for Equal Work 74-77

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.6.3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

Activity Pages
The Night Sky 40-44
Galileo: Father of Modern Science 45-49
How Silk Is Made 63-66
A Woman's Right to Vote 71-73
Equal Pay for Equal Work 74-77

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.

Activity Pages
Ancient Egyptian Mummification 18-21
WALNUT HILL LINE Train Schedule 30-33
The Night Sky 40-44

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
Ancient Egyptian Mummification 18-21
How to Make a Mummy 22-25
Galileo: Father of Modern Science 45-49
How Silk Is Made 63-66
Thanking the Animals 67-70
A Woman's Right to Vote 71-73
Equal Pay for Equal Work 74-77

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.6.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

Activity Pages
Homework or No Homework?: That Is the Question! 50-53
Thanking the Animals 67-70

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
Homework or No Homework?: That Is the Question! 50-53

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
Ancient Egyptian Mummification 18-21
How to Make a Mummy 22-25
Casey at the Bat 26-29
WALNUT HILL LINE Train Schedule 30-33
The Gift of the Magi 34-39
The Night Sky 40-44
Galileo: Father of Modern Science 45-49
Homework or No Homework?: That Is the Question! 50-53
The Last Leaf 54-57
Cat and Mouse in Partnership 58-62
How Silk Is Made 63-66
Thanking the Animals 67-70
A Woman's Right to Vote 71-73
Equal Pay for Equal Work 74-77
Say Cheese 78-82

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