Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 6

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core 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
Buried Treasure 23-24
Going to School with Jess Warden 51-54
Murder Mystery Party 55-56
Super-Ride 57-60
Learning 69-70
The Wesley Mystery 77-80
Family History 81-82
Giftlands 107-108

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
Buried Treasure 23-24
The Dare 39-42
Going to School with Jess Warden 51-54
Murder Mystery Party 55-56
Super-Ride 57-60
Learning 69-70
Speech Exam 71-74
The Wesley Mystery 77-80
Family History 81-82
Redbacks vs. Tigers 97-100
Kids in the Kitchen 103-106

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.

Passage Pages
The Dare 39-42
Going to School with Jess Warden 51-54
Super-Ride 57-60
Learning 69-70

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
The Animal Whisperer 17-18
The Dare 39-42
Clever Fables 49-50
Going to School with Jess Warden 51-54
Murder Mystery Party 55-56
Super-Ride 57-60
Learning 69-70
Speech Exam 71-74
The Wesley Mystery 77-80
Family History 81-82
Redbacks vs. Tigers 97-100
Kids in the Kitchen 103-106
Giftlands 107-108

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 Dare 39-42
Going to School with Jess Warden 51-54
Super-Ride 57-60
Speech Exam 71-74
The Wesley Mystery 77-80
Family History 81-82
Redbacks vs. Tigers 97-100
Kids in the Kitchen 103-106

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
Buried Treasure 23-24
Going to School with Jess Warden 51-54
Super-Ride 57-60
Speech Exam 71-74
Redbacks vs. Tigers 97-100
Kids in the Kitchen 103-106
Giftlands 107-108

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
The Animal Whisperer 17-18
Buried Treasure 23-24
The Dare 39-42
Clever Fables 49-50
Going to School with Jess Warden 51-54
Murder Mystery Party 55-56
Super-Ride 57-60
Learning 69-70
Speech Exam 71-74
The Wesley Mystery 77-80
Family History 81-82
Redbacks vs. Tigers 97-100
Kids in the Kitchen 103-106
Giftlands 107-108

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.

Passage Pages
The Case of the Cottingley Fairies 13-16
Saint Valentine’s Day 19-22
Learning a Musical Instrument 25-28
Working Dogs 29-30
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31-34
Fear of Flying 65-68
Joan of Arc 83-86

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).

Passage Pages
Saint Valentine’s Day 19-22
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31-34
Disappearing Coin Trick 43-44
Dragons 45-48
Fear of Flying 65-68
Joan of Arc 83-86
How to Conserve Water 91-94
Changing Matter 95-96
Bonsai Trees 101-102
Save the Sirenians! 109-112

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
Saint Valentine’s Day 19-22
Learning a Musical Instrument 25-28
Working Dogs 29-30
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31-34
Fear of Flying 65-68
Clowning Around 75-76
Joan of Arc 83-86
How to Conserve Water 91-94
Bonsai Trees 101-102
Save the Sirenians! 109-112

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
The Case of the Cottingley Fairies 13-16
Saint Valentine’s Day 19-22
Learning a Musical Instrument 25-28
Working Dogs 29-30
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31-34
Disappearing Coin Trick 43-44
Dragons 45-48
Fear of Flying 65-68
Clowning Around 75-76
Joan of Arc 83-86
How to Conserve Water 91-94
Changing Matter 95-96
Bonsai Trees 101-102
Save the Sirenians! 109-112

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
The Case of the Cottingley Fairies 13-16
Saint Valentine’s Day 19-22
Learning a Musical Instrument 25-28
Working Dogs 29-30
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31-34
Dragons 45-48
Fear of Flying 65-68
Clowning Around 75-76
Joan of Arc 83-86
How to Conserve Water 91-94
Changing Matter 95-96
Bonsai Trees 101-102
Save the Sirenians! 109-112

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
Learning a Musical Instrument 25-28
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31-34
Dragons 45-48
Fear of Flying 65-68
Joan of Arc 83-86
How to Conserve Water 91-94
Bonsai Trees 101-102
Save the Sirenians! 109-112

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.

Passage Pages
Fear of Flying 65-68
Joan of Arc 83-86
Bonsai Trees 101-102
Save the Sirenians! 109-112

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
The Case of the Cottingley Fairies 13-16
Saint Valentine’s Day 19-22
Learning a Musical Instrument 25-28
Working Dogs 29-30
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31-34
Disappearing Coin Trick 43-44
Dragons 45-48
Fear of Flying 65-68
Clowning Around 75-76
Joan of Arc 83-86
How to Conserve Water 91-94
Changing Matter 95-96
Bonsai Trees 101-102
Save the Sirenians! 109-112

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