Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 6

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension 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.

Passage Pages
Buyer Beware 57-58
Better to Give 59-60
The Cover 61-62
Who You Are 63-64
The Best Policy 65-66
I Am Serious 67-68
Dream Big 71-72
Women’s Suffrage 73-74
Dust off the Memories 75-76
Timber! 77-78
Big Brother 79-80
Dramatic Things 81-82
Buying Time 83-84
The Brief Report 85-86
Surprise Attack 87-88
An Apple a Day 89-90
Fresh Air 91-92
Canoe Crisis 93-94
Bee Ware! 95-96
Boot Camp 97-98
Nocturnal Neighbors 99-100
The Spell 101-102
The Virus 103-104
Dental Work 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
Buyer Beware 57-58
Better to Give 59-60
The Cover 61-62
Who You Are 63-64
The Best Policy 65-66
I Am Serious 67-68
Yankee Fever 69-70
Dream Big 71-72
Women’s Suffrage 73-74
Dust off the Memories 75-76
Timber! 77-78
Big Brother 79-80
Dramatic Things 81-82
Buying Time 83-84
The Brief Report 85-86
Surprise Attack 87-88
An Apple a Day 89-90
Fresh Air 91-92
Canoe Crisis 93-94
Bee Ware! 95-96
Boot Camp 97-98
Nocturnal Neighbors 99-100
The Spell 101-102
The Virus 103-104
Dental Work 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
Buyer Beware 57-58
Better to Give 59-60
The Cover 61-62
Who You Are 63-64
The Best Policy 65-66
I Am Serious 67-68
Yankee Fever 69-70
Dream Big 71-72
Women’s Suffrage 73-74
Dust off the Memories 75-76
Timber! 77-78
Big Brother 79-80
Dramatic Things 81-82
Buying Time 83-84
The Brief Report 85-86
Surprise Attack 87-88
An Apple a Day 89-90
Fresh Air 91-92
Canoe Crisis 93-94
Bee Ware! 95-96
Boot Camp 97-98
Nocturnal Neighbors 99-100
The Spell 101-102
The Virus 103-104
Dental Work 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
The Cover 61-62
Yankee Fever 69-70
Dream Big 71-72
Women’s Suffrage 73-74
Dust off the Memories 75-76
Big Brother 79-80
Dramatic Things 81-82
Buying Time 83-84
The Brief Report 85-86
Surprise Attack 87-88
An Apple a Day 89-90
Canoe Crisis 93-94
Bee Ware! 95-96
The Spell 101-102
The Virus 103-104

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.

Passage Pages
Buyer Beware 57-58
Better to Give 59-60
The Cover 61-62
Yankee Fever 69-70
Dream Big 71-72
Big Brother 79-80
The Brief Report 85-86
An Apple a Day 89-90
Fresh Air 91-92
Dental Work 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
Buyer Beware 57-58
Better to Give 59-60
The Cover 61-62
Who You Are 63-64
The Best Policy 65-66
I Am Serious 67-68
Dream Big 71-72
Women’s Suffrage 73-74
Dust off the Memories 75-76
Timber! 77-78
Big Brother 79-80
Dramatic Things 81-82
Buying Time 83-84
The Brief Report 85-86
Surprise Attack 87-88
An Apple a Day 89-90
Fresh Air 91-92
Canoe Crisis 93-94
Bee Ware! 95-96
Boot Camp 97-98
Nocturnal Neighbors 99-100
The Spell 101-102
The Virus 103-104
Dental Work 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
Wait Until 2061 1-2
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days 3-4
The Taj Mahal 5-6
Krakatoa 7-8
The Coastal Redwoods 9-10
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 11-12
The Lost Planet 13-14
Decibel Levels 15-16
Dangerous African Mammals 17-18
Tide Pools 19-20
The Human Brain 21-22
The Rosetta Stone 23-24
The Invention of Basketball 25-26
A Number Challenge 27-28
Presidential Pets 29-30
The Iceman 31-32
Lincoln’s Man 33-34
The Compass in Your Nose 35-36
Your Hair Is Dead 37-38
How Big Is a Googol? 39-40
The Latin in Your English 41-42
Birthday Odds 43-44
He Mailed Himself to Freedom 45-46
The Most Important Woman in America 47-48
First Emperor of the United States 49-50
Galileo Galilei 51-52
The One-Armed Explorer 53-54
Leonardo Da Vinci 55-56

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.

Passage Pages
Wait Until 2061 1-2
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days 3-4
The Taj Mahal 5-6
Krakatoa 7-8
The Coastal Redwoods 9-10
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 11-12
The Lost Planet 13-14
Decibel Levels 15-16
Dangerous African Mammals 17-18
Tide Pools 19-20
The Human Brain 21-22
The Rosetta Stone 23-24
The Invention of Basketball 25-26
A Number Challenge 27-28
Presidential Pets 29-30
The Iceman 31-32
Lincoln’s Man 33-34
The Compass in Your Nose 35-36
Your Hair Is Dead 37-38
How Big Is a Googol? 39-40
The Latin in Your English 41-42
Birthday Odds 43-44
He Mailed Himself to Freedom 45-46
The Most Important Woman in America 47-48
First Emperor of the United States 49-50
Galileo Galilei 51-52
The One-Armed Explorer 53-54
Leonardo Da Vinci 55-56

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.

Passage Pages
Wait Until 2061 1-2
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days 3-4
The Taj Mahal 5-6
Krakatoa 7-8
The Coastal Redwoods 9-10
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 11-12
The Lost Planet 13-14
Decibel Levels 15-16
Dangerous African Mammals 17-18
Tide Pools 19-20
The Human Brain 21-22
The Rosetta Stone 23-24
The Invention of Basketball 25-26
A Number Challenge 27-28
Presidential Pets 29-30
The Iceman 31-32
Lincoln’s Man 33-34
The Compass in Your Nose 35-36
Your Hair Is Dead 37-38
How Big Is a Googol? 39-40
The Latin in Your English 41-42
Birthday Odds 43-44
He Mailed Himself to Freedom 45-46
The Most Important Woman in America 47-48
First Emperor of the United States 49-50
Galileo Galilei 51-52
The One-Armed Explorer 53-54
Leonardo Da Vinci 55-56

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.

Passage Pages
Wait Until 2061 1-2
Krakatoa 7-8
The Human Brain 21-22
A Number Challenge 27-28

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.

Passage Pages
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days 3-4
The Coastal Redwoods 9-10
The Lost Planet 13-14
Tide Pools 19-20
The Rosetta Stone 23-24
Presidential Pets 29-30
Lincoln’s Man 33-34
Your Hair Is Dead 37-38
Birthday Odds 43-44
He Mailed Himself to Freedom 45-46
The Most Important Woman in America 47-48
Galileo Galilei 51-52
Leonardo Da Vinci 55-56

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.

Passage Pages
Wait Until 2061 1-2
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days 3-4
The Taj Mahal 5-6
Krakatoa 7-8
The Coastal Redwoods 9-10
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 11-12
The Lost Planet 13-14
Decibel Levels 15-16
Dangerous African Mammals 17-18
Tide Pools 19-20
The Human Brain 21-22
The Rosetta Stone 23-24
The Invention of Basketball 25-26
A Number Challenge 27-28
Presidential Pets 29-30
The Iceman 31-32
Lincoln’s Man 33-34
The Compass in Your Nose 35-36
Your Hair Is Dead 37-38
How Big Is a Googol? 39-40
The Latin in Your English 41-42
Birthday Odds 43-44
He Mailed Himself to Freedom 45-46
The Most Important Woman in America 47-48
First Emperor of the United States 49-50
Galileo Galilei 51-52
The One-Armed Explorer 53-54
Leonardo Da Vinci 55-56

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