**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 |
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Harvest Party | 13-15 |

Call of the Wild | 16-18 |

Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

Hitting the Trail | 31-33 |

Fourth of July: Fireworks! | 61-63 |

Treasure Island | 79-81 |

Flipped Cubes | 100-102 |

**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 |
---|---|

Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

**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 |
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Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

Fourth of July: Fireworks! | 61-63 |

**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 |
---|---|

Giant Grass | 10-12 |

Hitting the Trail | 31-33 |

Ocean Depths | 37-39 |

Mapping Public Transit | 46-48 |

Small Town U.S.A.: Tallulah Falls, Georgia | 55-57 |

Flipped Cubes | 100-102 |

**Text Types and Purposes**

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

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Giant Grass | 10-12 |

Small Town U.S.A.: Tallulah Falls, Georgia | 55-57 |

Fourth of July: Fireworks! | 61-63 |

Fuel Cell Vehicles | 64-66 |

Cell Phones | 97-99 |

**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 |
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Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

The Cartesian Plane | 40-42 |

Shipping & Packaging | 76-78 |

**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 |
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Seeing Double | 7-9 |

Giant Grass | 10-12 |

Harvest Party | 13-15 |

Call of the Wild | 16-18 |

Black Friday | 19-21 |

Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

A Dream Come True | 25-27 |

Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

Hitting the Trail | 31-33 |

Paleontology: Digging for Dinosaurs | 34-36 |

Ocean Depths | 37-39 |

The Cartesian Plane | 40-42 |

Polar Vortex | 43-45 |

Mapping Public Transit | 46-48 |

Exponential Earthquakes | 49-51 |

Thousands of Books! | 52-54 |

Small Town U.S.A.: Tallulah Falls, Georgia | 55-57 |

Chicago's Pedway | 58-60 |

Fourth of July: Fireworks! | 61-63 |

Fuel Cell Vehicles | 64-66 |

Highland Games | 67-69 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

Bartlett Experimental Forest | 73-75 |

Shipping & Packaging | 76-78 |

Treasure Island | 79-81 |

The Bermuda Triangle | 82-84 |

Tents | 85-87 |

Pierre-Simon Laplace: Early Census Taker | 88-90 |

Secret Codes | 91-93 |

America's Favorite Toy | 94-96 |

Cell Phones | 97-99 |

Flipped Cubes | 100-102 |

**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 |
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Seeing Double | 7-9 |

Giant Grass | 10-12 |

Black Friday | 19-21 |

Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

Hitting the Trail | 31-33 |

Paleontology: Digging for Dinosaurs | 34-36 |

Ocean Depths | 37-39 |

The Cartesian Plane | 40-42 |

Polar Vortex | 43-45 |

Mapping Public Transit | 46-48 |

Exponential Earthquakes | 49-51 |

Thousands of Books! | 52-54 |

Chicago's Pedway | 58-60 |

Fuel Cell Vehicles | 64-66 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

Bartlett Experimental Forest | 73-75 |

Pierre-Simon Laplace: Early Census Taker | 88-90 |

Cell Phones | 97-99 |

**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 |
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Giant Grass | 10-12 |

Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

Fuel Cell Vehicles | 64-66 |

Pierre-Simon Laplace: Early Census Taker | 88-90 |

Cell Phones | 97-99 |

**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 |
---|---|

Seeing Double | 7-9 |

Giant Grass | 10-12 |

Black Friday | 19-21 |

Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

Paleontology: Digging for Dinosaurs | 34-36 |

Ocean Depths | 37-39 |

Exponential Earthquakes | 49-51 |

Small Town U.S.A.: Tallulah Falls, Georgia | 55-57 |

Fuel Cell Vehicles | 64-66 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

Bartlett Experimental Forest | 73-75 |

Shipping & Packaging | 76-78 |

The Bermuda Triangle | 82-84 |

Tents | 85-87 |

Pierre-Simon Laplace: Early Census Taker | 88-90 |

America's Favorite Toy | 94-96 |

**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 |
---|---|

Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

Ocean Depths | 37-39 |

The Cartesian Plane | 40-42 |

Small Town U.S.A.: Tallulah Falls, Georgia | 55-57 |

Fuel Cell Vehicles | 64-66 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

The Bermuda Triangle | 82-84 |

**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 |
---|---|

Pierre-Simon Laplace: Early Census Taker | 88-90 |

**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 |
---|---|

Black Friday | 19-21 |

Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

The Cartesian Plane | 40-42 |

Polar Vortex | 43-45 |

Mapping Public Transit | 46-48 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

Bartlett Experimental Forest | 73-75 |

Shipping & Packaging | 76-78 |

Pierre-Simon Laplace: Early Census Taker | 88-90 |

Secret Codes | 91-93 |

America's Favorite Toy | 94-96 |

**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 |
---|---|

The Bermuda Triangle | 82-84 |

**Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.**

*Math.6.RP.A.1*: Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. *For example, “The ratio of wings to beaks in the bird house at the zoo was 2:1, because for every 2 wings there was 1 beak.” “For every vote candidate A received, candidate C received nearly three votes.”*

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Seeing Double | 7-9 |

Giant Grass | 10-12 |

Harvest Party | 13-15 |

Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

Cell Phones | 97-99 |

**Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.**

*Math.6.RP.A.3*: Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Seeing Double | 7-9 |

Giant Grass | 10-12 |

Harvest Party | 13-15 |

Black Friday | 19-21 |

Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

Ocean Depths | 37-39 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

Pierre-Simon Laplace: Early Census Taker | 88-90 |

Cell Phones | 97-99 |

**Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.**

*Math.6.RP.A.2*: Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship. *For example, “This recipe has a ratio of 3 cups of flour to 4 cups of sugar, so there is 3/4 cup of flour for each cup of sugar.” “We paid $75 for 15 hamburgers, which is a rate of $5 per hamburger.”*

Activity | Pages |
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Harvest Party | 13-15 |

Call of the Wild | 16-18 |

Black Friday | 19-21 |

Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.**

*Math.6.NS.A.1*: Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. *For example, create a story context for (2/3) ÷ (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) ÷ (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (In general, (a/b) ÷ (c/d) = ad/bc.) How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 3/4-cup servings are in 2/3 of a cup of yogurt? How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3/4 mi and area 1/2 square mi?*.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Harvest Party | 13-15 |

A Dream Come True | 25-27 |

Paleontology: Digging for Dinosaurs | 34-36 |

Shipping & Packaging | 76-78 |

**Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.**

*Math.6.NS.B.2*: Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.

Activity | Pages |
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Call of the Wild | 16-18 |

Black Friday | 19-21 |

Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

A Dream Come True | 25-27 |

Hitting the Trail | 31-33 |

Thousands of Books! | 52-54 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

Bartlett Experimental Forest | 73-75 |

Shipping & Packaging | 76-78 |

America's Favorite Toy | 94-96 |

**Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.**

*Math.6.NS.B.3*: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Black Friday | 19-21 |

Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

A Dream Come True | 25-27 |

Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

Hitting the Trail | 31-33 |

Ocean Depths | 37-39 |

Exponential Earthquakes | 49-51 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

Bartlett Experimental Forest | 73-75 |

Shipping & Packaging | 76-78 |

America's Favorite Toy | 94-96 |

**Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.**

*Math.6.NS.B.4*: Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1–100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. *For example, express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2).*.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Paleontology: Digging for Dinosaurs | 34-36 |

Small Town U.S.A.: Tallulah Falls, Georgia | 55-57 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.**

*Math.6.NS.C.5*: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.

Activity | Pages |
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Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

Hitting the Trail | 31-33 |

Paleontology: Digging for Dinosaurs | 34-36 |

Ocean Depths | 37-39 |

Polar Vortex | 43-45 |

Bartlett Experimental Forest | 73-75 |

Treasure Island | 79-81 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.**

*Math.6.NS.C.7*: Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

Hitting the Trail | 31-33 |

Ocean Depths | 37-39 |

The Cartesian Plane | 40-42 |

Polar Vortex | 43-45 |

Mapping Public Transit | 46-48 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.**

*Math.6.NS.C.6*: Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Watching the Tides | 28-30 |

Hitting the Trail | 31-33 |

Paleontology: Digging for Dinosaurs | 34-36 |

Ocean Depths | 37-39 |

The Cartesian Plane | 40-42 |

Polar Vortex | 43-45 |

Mapping Public Transit | 46-48 |

Bartlett Experimental Forest | 73-75 |

Treasure Island | 79-81 |

The Bermuda Triangle | 82-84 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.**

*Math.6.NS.C.8*: Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

The Cartesian Plane | 40-42 |

Mapping Public Transit | 46-48 |

Treasure Island | 79-81 |

The Bermuda Triangle | 82-84 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.**

*Math.6.EE.A.2*: Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Maritime Lingo | 22-24 |

Thousands of Books! | 52-54 |

Small Town U.S.A.: Tallulah Falls, Georgia | 55-57 |

Chicago's Pedway | 58-60 |

Fourth of July: Fireworks! | 61-63 |

Fuel Cell Vehicles | 64-66 |

Highland Games | 67-69 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

Shipping & Packaging | 76-78 |

Tents | 85-87 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.**

*Math.6.EE.A.1*: Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Exponential Earthquakes | 49-51 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.**

*Math.6.EE.A.3*: Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. *For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y*.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Small Town U.S.A.: Tallulah Falls, Georgia | 55-57 |

Tents | 85-87 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.**

*Math.6.EE.A.4*: Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). *For example, the expressions y + y + y and 3y are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number y stands for.*.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Fourth of July: Fireworks! | 61-63 |

**Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.**

*Math.6.EE.B.7*: Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form *x* + *p* = *q* and* px* = *q* for cases in which *p*, *q* and *x* are all nonnegative rational numbers.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

A Dream Come True | 25-27 |

Chicago's Pedway | 58-60 |

Fourth of July: Fireworks! | 61-63 |

Fuel Cell Vehicles | 64-66 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

**Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.**

*Math.6.EE.B.5*: Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Thousands of Books! | 52-54 |

Fourth of July: Fireworks! | 61-63 |

**Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.**

*Math.6.EE.B.6*: Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Thousands of Books! | 52-54 |

Chicago's Pedway | 58-60 |

Fourth of July: Fireworks! | 61-63 |

Fuel Cell Vehicles | 64-66 |

Highland Games | 67-69 |

**Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.**

*Math.6.EE.B.8*: Write an inequality of the form *x* > *c* or *x* < *c* to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form *x* > *c* or* x* < c have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Fuel Cell Vehicles | 64-66 |

Highland Games | 67-69 |

**Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.**

*Math.6.EE.C.9*: Use variables to represent two quantities in a real-world problem that change in relationship to one another; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the other quantity, thought of as the independent variable. Analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation. For example, in a problem involving motion at constant speed, list and graph ordered pairs of distances and times, and write the equation d = 65t to represent the relationship between distance and time.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Highland Games | 67-69 |

First Flight Around the World | 70-72 |

**Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.**

*Math.6.G.A.1*: Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these technique in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Small Town U.S.A.: Tallulah Falls, Georgia | 55-57 |

Bartlett Experimental Forest | 73-75 |

Treasure Island | 79-81 |

The Bermuda Triangle | 82-84 |

Tents | 85-87 |

**Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.**

*Math.6.G.A.2*: Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas *V = l w h* and *V = b h* to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Shipping & Packaging | 76-78 |

**Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.**

*Math.6.G.A.3*: Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices; use coordinates to find the length of a side joining points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Treasure Island | 79-81 |

The Bermuda Triangle | 82-84 |

**Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.**

*Math.6.G.A.4*: Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Tents | 85-87 |

**Develop understanding of statistical variability.**

*Math.6.SP.A.1*: Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. *For example, “How old am I?” is not a statistical question, but “How old are the students in my school?” is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students’ ages*.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Pierre-Simon Laplace: Early Census Taker | 88-90 |

Flipped Cubes | 100-102 |

**Develop understanding of statistical variability.**

*Math.6.SP.A.2*: Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Pierre-Simon Laplace: Early Census Taker | 88-90 |

Secret Codes | 91-93 |

America's Favorite Toy | 94-96 |

**Develop understanding of statistical variability.**

*Math.6.SP.A.3*: Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Secret Codes | 91-93 |

America's Favorite Toy | 94-96 |

**Summarize and describe distributions.**

*Math.6.SP.B.5*: Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:

Activity | Pages |
---|---|

Pierre-Simon Laplace: Early Census Taker | 88-90 |

Secret Codes | 91-93 |

America's Favorite Toy | 94-96 |

Cell Phones | 97-99 |

Flipped Cubes | 100-102 |

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