Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Rigorous Reading: Hatchet

Rigorous Reading: Hatchet

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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 to 46
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
What Happens Next 52
Add It Up 57 to 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 to 46
Step by Step 48
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
A Changed Person 53
Add It Up 57 to 59
Major Minors 61
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 46
Up and Down Feelings 50
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 46
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
Add It Up 57 to 59
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
Words to Know 73 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Guide to Survival 64 to 65
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 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 to 65
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72
Words to Know 73 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72
Words to Know 73 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72
Words to Know 73 to 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 to 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 to 59
One Character, Two Settings 60
Major Minors 61
A New Point of View 62
A Different Genre 63
A Guide to Survival 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 70
Writing a Persuasive Letter 71
My Book Rating 72
Words to Know 73 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 59
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 to 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 to 46
Up and Down Feelings 50
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
An Essay on Theme 68 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.

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 to 46
Isn't It Ironic? 49
Up and Down Feelings 50
Section V Log-In 51
What Happens Next 52
Add It Up 57 to 59
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
Words to Know 73 to 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 to 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 to 46
Step by Step 48
Up and Down Feelings 50
A Changed Person 53
Add It Up 57 to 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
A Change of Pace