Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 6

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 6

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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 to 24
Going to School with Jess Warden 51 to 54
Murder Mystery Party 55 to 56
Super-Ride 57 to 60
Learning 69 to 70
The Wesley Mystery 77 to 80
Family History 81 to 82
Giftlands 107 to 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 to 24
The Dare 39 to 42
Going to School with Jess Warden 51 to 54
Murder Mystery Party 55 to 56
Super-Ride 57 to 60
Learning 69 to 70
Speech Exam 71 to 74
The Wesley Mystery 77 to 80
Family History 81 to 82
Redbacks vs. Tigers 97 to 100
Kids in the Kitchen 103 to 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 to 42
Going to School with Jess Warden 51 to 54
Super-Ride 57 to 60
Learning 69 to 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 to 18
The Dare 39 to 42
Clever Fables 49 to 50
Going to School with Jess Warden 51 to 54
Murder Mystery Party 55 to 56
Super-Ride 57 to 60
Learning 69 to 70
Speech Exam 71 to 74
The Wesley Mystery 77 to 80
Family History 81 to 82
Redbacks vs. Tigers 97 to 100
Kids in the Kitchen 103 to 106
Giftlands 107 to 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 to 42
Going to School with Jess Warden 51 to 54
Super-Ride 57 to 60
Speech Exam 71 to 74
The Wesley Mystery 77 to 80
Family History 81 to 82
Redbacks vs. Tigers 97 to 100
Kids in the Kitchen 103 to 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 to 24
Going to School with Jess Warden 51 to 54
Super-Ride 57 to 60
Speech Exam 71 to 74
Redbacks vs. Tigers 97 to 100
Kids in the Kitchen 103 to 106
Giftlands 107 to 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 to 18
Buried Treasure 23 to 24
The Dare 39 to 42
Clever Fables 49 to 50
Going to School with Jess Warden 51 to 54
Murder Mystery Party 55 to 56
Super-Ride 57 to 60
Learning 69 to 70
Speech Exam 71 to 74
The Wesley Mystery 77 to 80
Family History 81 to 82
Redbacks vs. Tigers 97 to 100
Kids in the Kitchen 103 to 106
Giftlands 107 to 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 to 16
Saint Valentine’s Day 19 to 22
Learning a Musical Instrument 25 to 28
Working Dogs 29 to 30
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31 to 34
Fear of Flying 65 to 68
Joan of Arc 83 to 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 to 22
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31 to 34
Disappearing Coin Trick 43 to 44
Dragons 45 to 48
Fear of Flying 65 to 68
Joan of Arc 83 to 86
How to Conserve Water 91 to 94
Changing Matter 95 to 96
Bonsai Trees 101 to 102
Save the Sirenians! 109 to 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 to 22
Learning a Musical Instrument 25 to 28
Working Dogs 29 to 30
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31 to 34
Fear of Flying 65 to 68
Clowning Around 75 to 76
Joan of Arc 83 to 86
How to Conserve Water 91 to 94
Bonsai Trees 101 to 102
Save the Sirenians! 109 to 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 to 16
Saint Valentine’s Day 19 to 22
Learning a Musical Instrument 25 to 28
Working Dogs 29 to 30
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31 to 34
Disappearing Coin Trick 43 to 44
Dragons 45 to 48
Fear of Flying 65 to 68
Clowning Around 75 to 76
Joan of Arc 83 to 86
How to Conserve Water 91 to 94
Changing Matter 95 to 96
Bonsai Trees 101 to 102
Save the Sirenians! 109 to 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 to 16
Saint Valentine’s Day 19 to 22
Learning a Musical Instrument 25 to 28
Working Dogs 29 to 30
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31 to 34
Dragons 45 to 48
Fear of Flying 65 to 68
Clowning Around 75 to 76
Joan of Arc 83 to 86
How to Conserve Water 91 to 94
Changing Matter 95 to 96
Bonsai Trees 101 to 102
Save the Sirenians! 109 to 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 to 28
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31 to 34
Dragons 45 to 48
Fear of Flying 65 to 68
Joan of Arc 83 to 86
How to Conserve Water 91 to 94
Bonsai Trees 101 to 102
Save the Sirenians! 109 to 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 to 68
Joan of Arc 83 to 86
Bonsai Trees 101 to 102
Save the Sirenians! 109 to 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 to 16
Saint Valentine’s Day 19 to 22
Learning a Musical Instrument 25 to 28
Working Dogs 29 to 30
Champion of the Chimpanzees 31 to 34
Disappearing Coin Trick 43 to 44
Dragons 45 to 48
Fear of Flying 65 to 68
Clowning Around 75 to 76
Joan of Arc 83 to 86
How to Conserve Water 91 to 94
Changing Matter 95 to 96
Bonsai Trees 101 to 102
Save the Sirenians! 109 to 112

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