Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 6

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 6

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

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 6

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

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

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