Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Know the Lingo! Mastering Academic Vocabulary Grade 6

Know the Lingo! Mastering Academic Vocabulary 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
Describe 18-19
Prepare 22-23
Employ 50-51
Analyze 58-59
Criticize 66-67
Interpret 70-71

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
Prepare 22-23
Employ 50-51
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Criticize 66-67
Interpret 70-71
Elaborate 92-93

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
Employ 50-51
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Criticize 66-67
Interpret 70-71
Elaborate 92-93

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
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Criticize 66-67
Interpret 70-71

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
Interpret 70-71

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
Develop 16-17
Quote 56-57
Criticize 66-67
Interpret 70-71

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 6

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Activity Pages
Provide 10-11
Argue 24-25
Establish 30-31
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Evaluate 60-61
Criticize 66-67
Incorporate 68-69
Justify 72-73
Persuade 80-81

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Activity Pages
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Describe 18-19
Contrast 28-29
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Investigate 44-45
Analyze 58-59
Differentiate 78-79
Draft 88-89

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.6.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Activity Pages
Develop 16-17
Describe 18-19
Plan 20-21
Prepare 22-23
Assess 52-53
Illustrate 62-63
Strengthen 74-75
Document 82-83
Compose 84-85
Draft 88-89
Elaborate 92-93

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Develop 16-17
Describe 18-19
Plan 20-21
Prepare 22-23
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Categorize 34-35
Predict 36-37
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Question 48-49
Employ 50-51
Assess 52-53
Interview 54-55
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Illustrate 62-63
Construct 64-65
Criticize 66-67
Incorporate 68-69
Interpret 70-71
Justify 72-73
Strengthen 74-75
Distinguish 76-77
Differentiate 78-79
Persuade 80-81
Document 82-83
Compose 84-85
Debate 86-87
Draft 88-89
Model 90-91
Elaborate 92-93
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97
Revise 98-99
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101
Reconstruct 102-103

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Explain 14-15
Develop 16-17
Describe 18-19
Plan 20-21
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Question 48-49
Employ 50-51
Assess 52-53
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Construct 64-65
Criticize 66-67
Incorporate 68-69
Justify 72-73
Strengthen 74-75
Distinguish 76-77
Persuade 80-81
Compose 84-85
Model 90-91
Elaborate 92-93
Revise 98-99
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101
Reconstruct 102-103

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.6.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.

Activity Pages
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Plan 20-21
Prepare 22-23
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Categorize 34-35
Recommend 40-41
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Employ 50-51
Assess 52-53
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Construct 64-65
Incorporate 68-69
Justify 72-73
Distinguish 76-77
Document 82-83
Compose 84-85
Draft 88-89
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97
Revise 98-99
Reconstruct 102-103

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Assess 52-53
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Construct 64-65
Criticize 66-67
Interpret 70-71
Distinguish 76-77
Differentiate 78-79
Document 82-83
Debate 86-87
Draft 88-89
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101
Reconstruct 102-103

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.7: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Plan 20-21
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Categorize 34-35
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Employ 50-51
Assess 52-53
Evaluate 60-61
Construct 64-65
Justify 72-73
Distinguish 76-77
Differentiate 78-79
Document 82-83
Debate 86-87
Draft 88-89
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101
Reconstruct 102-103

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.6.8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

Activity Pages
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Plan 20-21
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Evaluate 60-61
Document 82-83
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 6

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.6.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Develop 16-17
Describe 18-19
Plan 20-21
Prepare 22-23
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Categorize 34-35
Predict 36-37
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Question 48-49
Employ 50-51
Assess 52-53
Interview 54-55
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Illustrate 62-63
Construct 64-65
Criticize 66-67
Incorporate 68-69
Interpret 70-71
Justify 72-73
Strengthen 74-75
Distinguish 76-77
Differentiate 78-79
Persuade 80-81
Document 82-83
Compose 84-85
Debate 86-87
Draft 88-89
Model 90-91
Elaborate 92-93
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97
Revise 98-99
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101
Reconstruct 102-103

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.6.2: Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Report 12-13
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Categorize 34-35
Recommend 40-41
Investigate 44-45
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Construct 64-65
Distinguish 76-77
Persuade 80-81
Document 82-83
Model 90-91
Reconstruct 102-103

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.6.3: Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

Activity Pages
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Criticize 66-67
Justify 72-73
Persuade 80-81
Debate 86-87

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Report 12-13
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Question 48-49
Interview 54-55
Quote 56-57
Interpret 70-71
Justify 72-73
Persuade 80-81
Debate 86-87
Model 90-91
Paraphrase 96-97
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Categorize 34-35
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Question 48-49
Interview 54-55
Criticize 66-67
Justify 72-73
Distinguish 76-77
Compose 84-85
Debate 86-87
Model 90-91
Reconstruct 102-103

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.6.5: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

Activity Pages
Report 12-13
Prepare 22-23
Establish 30-31
Recommend 40-41
Investigate 44-45
Distinguish 76-77
Compose 84-85
Draft 88-89
Reconstruct 102-103

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 6

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.6.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Develop 16-17
Describe 18-19
Plan 20-21
Prepare 22-23
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Categorize 34-35
Predict 36-37
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Question 48-49
Employ 50-51
Assess 52-53
Interview 54-55
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Illustrate 62-63
Construct 64-65
Criticize 66-67
Incorporate 68-69
Interpret 70-71
Justify 72-73
Strengthen 74-75
Distinguish 76-77
Differentiate 78-79
Persuade 80-81
Document 82-83
Compose 84-85
Debate 86-87
Draft 88-89
Model 90-91
Elaborate 92-93
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97
Revise 98-99
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101
Reconstruct 102-103

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Develop 16-17
Describe 18-19
Plan 20-21
Prepare 22-23
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Categorize 34-35
Predict 36-37
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Question 48-49
Employ 50-51
Assess 52-53
Interview 54-55
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Illustrate 62-63
Construct 64-65
Criticize 66-67
Incorporate 68-69
Interpret 70-71
Justify 72-73
Strengthen 74-75
Distinguish 76-77
Differentiate 78-79
Persuade 80-81
Document 82-83
Compose 84-85
Debate 86-87
Draft 88-89
Model 90-91
Elaborate 92-93
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97
Revise 98-99
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101
Reconstruct 102-103

Knowledge of Language

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

Activity Pages
Collaborate 8-9
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Develop 16-17
Describe 18-19
Plan 20-21
Prepare 22-23
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Categorize 34-35
Predict 36-37
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Question 48-49
Employ 50-51
Assess 52-53
Interview 54-55
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Illustrate 62-63
Construct 64-65
Criticize 66-67
Incorporate 68-69
Interpret 70-71
Justify 72-73
Strengthen 74-75
Distinguish 76-77
Differentiate 78-79
Persuade 80-81
Document 82-83
Compose 84-85
Debate 86-87
Draft 88-89
Model 90-91
Elaborate 92-93
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97
Revise 98-99
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101
Reconstruct 102-103

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
Collaborate 8-9
Provide 10-11
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Develop 16-17
Describe 18-19
Plan 20-21
Prepare 22-23
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Categorize 34-35
Predict 36-37
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Question 48-49
Employ 50-51
Assess 52-53
Interview 54-55
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Illustrate 62-63
Construct 64-65
Criticize 66-67
Incorporate 68-69
Interpret 70-71
Justify 72-73
Strengthen 74-75
Distinguish 76-77
Differentiate 78-79
Persuade 80-81
Document 82-83
Compose 84-85
Debate 86-87
Draft 88-89
Model 90-91
Elaborate 92-93
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97
Revise 98-99
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101
Reconstruct 102-103

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
Describe 18-19
Categorize 34-35
Investigate 44-45
Interpret 70-71
Differentiate 78-79
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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

Activity Pages
Describe 18-19
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Categorize 34-35
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Recommend 40-41
Investigate 44-45
Quote 56-57
Analyze 58-59
Evaluate 60-61
Illustrate 62-63
Interpret 70-71
Strengthen 74-75
Differentiate 78-79
Compose 84-85
Draft 88-89
Model 90-91
Elaborate 92-93
Reconstruct 102-103

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
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Apply 32-33
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Cite 46-47
Criticize 66-67
Interpret 70-71
Distinguish 76-77
Debate 86-87
Draft 88-89
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101
Reconstruct 102-103

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
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Plan 20-21
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Defend 42-43
Investigate 44-45
Criticize 66-67
Interpret 70-71
Revise 98-99
Reconstruct 102-103

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
Contrast 28-29
Assess 52-53
Interpret 70-71
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97

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
Explain 14-15
Compare 26-27
Investigate 44-45
Interpret 70-71
Draft 88-89
Summarize 94-95
Paraphrase 96-97
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101

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
Contrast 28-29
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Defend 42-43
Assess 52-53
Criticize 66-67
Interpret 70-71
Summarize 94-95

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
Cite 46-47
Criticize 66-67
Interpret 70-71
Infer/Make an Inference 100-101

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.6.7: Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

Activity Pages
Report 12-13
Explain 14-15
Plan 20-21
Argue 24-25
Compare 26-27
Contrast 28-29
Establish 30-31
Apply 32-33
Investigate 44-45
Justify 72-73
Distinguish 76-77
Differentiate 78-79
Debate 86-87
Draft 88-89
Reconstruct 102-103

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
Argue 24-25
Apply 32-33
Conclude/Draw a Conclusion 38-39
Defend 42-43
Justify 72-73
Distinguish 76-77

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.6.9: Compare and contrast one author's presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).

Activity Pages
Contrast 28-29

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