Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Rigorous Reading: Hatchet

Rigorous Reading: Hatchet

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 5

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

Activity Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
What Happens Next 52
Add It Up 57-59

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

Activity Page
A Natural Conflict 12
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
A Little Knowledge 24
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
A Changed Person 53
Add It Up 57-59
Major Minors 61
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Activity Page
Choice Words 14
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Where the Novel Begins 18
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
In a Word or Three 25
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Passage of Time 40
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Up and Down Feelings 50
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Activity Page
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
In a Word or Three 25
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
A Real Live Fire 32
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
Add It Up 57-59
A Novel Poster 66-67
Words to Know 73-75

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.5: Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Activity Page
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Backing Off a Cliff 22
In a Word or Three 25
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
From Top to Bottom 45-46
What Happens Next 52
One Character, Two Settings 60

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.6: Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Activity Page
A New Point of View 62

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RL.5.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Activity Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section I Log-In 20
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
Assess the Assets 23
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section II Log-In 27
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Looking Forward 39
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
The Rest of the Story 54
Winter Wonder 55
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 5

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section I Log-In 20
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
Assess the Assets 23
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section II Log-In 27
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Looking Forward 39
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
The Rest of the Story 54
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Guide to Survival 64-65
An Essay on Theme 68-70

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Activity Page
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Wilderness Ways 33
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
The Passage of Time 40
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
An Essay on Theme 68-70

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Activity Page
Section I Log-In 20
A Real Live Fire 32
Looking Forward 39
The Rest of the Story 54
Winter Wonder 55
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.5.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Page
News Travels Fast 26
A Real Live Fire 32
Looking Forward 39
The Rest of the Story 54
Winter Wonder 55
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65
An Essay on Theme 68-70

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.5.5: With 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
An Essay on Theme 68-70

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.5.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Activity Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section I Log-In 20
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
Assess the Assets 23
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section II Log-In 27
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Looking Forward 39
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
The Rest of the Story 54
Winter Wonder 55
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71

Range of Writing

ELA.W.5.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Activity Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section I Log-In 20
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
Assess the Assets 23
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section II Log-In 27
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Looking Forward 39
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
The Rest of the Story 54
Winter Wonder 55
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 5

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.5.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Assess the Assets 23
Animal Encounters 30
Remember to Not Forget 34
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Help Him Help Himself 47
Winter Wonder 55
A Guide to Survival 64-65
A Novel Poster 66-67

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.5.3: Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

Activity Page
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Assess the Assets 23
Animal Encounters 30
Remember to Not Forget 34
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Help Him Help Himself 47
Winter Wonder 55

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.5.2: Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Activity Pages
A Novel Poster 66-67

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.5.4: Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

Activity Pages
A Novel Poster 66-67

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.5.5: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

Activity Pages
A Novel Poster 66-67

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 5

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.5.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Your Survival Kit 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section I Log-In 20
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
Assess the Assets 23
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section II Log-In 27
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Looking Forward 39
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
The Rest of the Story 54
Winter Wonder 55
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.5.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Your Survival Kit 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section I Log-In 20
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
Assess the Assets 23
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section II Log-In 27
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Looking Forward 39
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
The Rest of the Story 54
Winter Wonder 55
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.5.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Your Survival Kit 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section I Log-In 20
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
Assess the Assets 23
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section II Log-In 27
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Looking Forward 39
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
The Rest of the Story 54
Winter Wonder 55
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72
Words to Know 73-75

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.5.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Your Survival Kit 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section I Log-In 20
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
Assess the Assets 23
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section II Log-In 27
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Looking Forward 39
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
The Rest of the Story 54
Winter Wonder 55
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72
Words to Know 73-75

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.5.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Your Survival Kit 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section I Log-In 20
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
Assess the Assets 23
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section II Log-In 27
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Looking Forward 39
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
Winter Wonder 55
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72
Words to Know 73-75

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.5.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Your Survival Kit 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section I Log-In 20
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
Assess the Assets 23
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section II Log-In 27
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Looking Forward 39
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Help Him Help Himself 47
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
The Rest of the Story 54
Winter Wonder 55
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64-65
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72
Words to Know 73-75

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 6

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 Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
A Little Knowledge 24
In a Word or Three 25
News Travels Fast 26
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
Add It Up 57-59

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 Page
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
A Little Knowledge 24
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
What Happens Next 52
A Changed Person 53
Add It Up 57-59
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70

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 Page
Choice Words 14
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Where the Novel Begins 18
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
In a Word or Three 25
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Passage of Time 40
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Up and Down Feelings 50
A Novel Poster 66-67
An Essay on Theme 68-70

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.

Activity Page
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
In a Word or Three 25
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
A Real Live Fire 32
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section III Log-In 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
Section IV Log-In 43
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
Add It Up 57-59
A Novel Poster 66-67
Words to Know 73-75

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 Page
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18
A Change of Pace 19
Backing Off a Cliff 22
In a Word or Three 25
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
The Passage of Time 40
A Tale of Two Chapters 41
From Top to Bottom 45-46
What Happens Next 52
One Character, Two Settings 60

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 Page
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
A Change of Pace 19
Section II Teacher Instructions 21
Backing Off a Cliff 22
A Little Knowledge 24
Section III Teacher Instructions 28
Highs and Lows 29
Animal Encounters 30
The Line of Fire 31
A Real Live Fire 32
Wilderness Ways 33
Remember to Not Forget 34
Section IV Teacher Instructions 36
Cause and Effects 37
The Structure of a Scene 38
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned 42
Section V Teacher Instructions 44
From Top to Bottom 45-46
Step by Step 48
Up and Down Feelings 50
A Changed Person 53
Add It Up 57-59
One Character, Two Settings 60
A New Point of View 62

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 Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 10
A Dynamic Protagonist 11
A Natural Conflict 12
A Title, a Symbol, a Tool 13
Choice Words 14
Crystal Ball 15
Section I Teacher Instructions 16
Exposition - Extra Information 17
Where the Novel Begins 18