**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 |
---|---|

"Nonsense!" | 89 |

**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 |
---|---|

"Nonsense!" | 89 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Sensory Words" | 15 |

"Cause and Effect" | 39 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Could You Do It?" | 65 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Sensory Words" | 15 |

"Multiplie Meanings" | 27 |

"Sentence Variety" | 35 |

"Cause and Effect" | 39 |

"Word Choice" | 43 |

"All About Adjectives" | 59 |

"Could You Do It?" | 65 |

"Commas in a Series" | 67 |

"Works of Art" | 69 |

"Fourteen Sentences" | 79 |

"People Poetry" | 87 |

**Research to Build and Present Knowledge**

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

Activity | Page |
---|---|

"Could You Do It?" | 65 |

**Range of Writing**

*ELA.W.6.10*: 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 |
---|---|

"Sensory Words" | 15 |

"Antonym Crossword" | 23 |

"Multiplie Meanings" | 27 |

"Sentence Variety" | 35 |

"Cause and Effect" | 39 |

"Word Choice" | 43 |

"Irregular Verbs" | 47 |

"Sentence Fragments" | 55 |

"All About Adjectives" | 59 |

"Adverbs" | 63 |

"Could You Do It?" | 65 |

"Commas in a Series" | 67 |

"Prepositions" | 75 |

"Fourteen Sentences" | 79 |

"People Poetry" | 87 |

**Conventions of Standard English**

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

Activity | Page |
---|---|

"Irregular Verbs" | 47 |

"Sentence Fragments" | 55 |

"All About Adjectives" | 59 |

"Could You Do It?" | 65 |

"Works of Art" | 69 |

"Prepositions" | 75 |

"Fourteen Sentences" | 79 |

**Conventions of Standard English**

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

Activity | Page |
---|---|

"Irregular Verbs" | 47 |

"Sentence Fragments" | 55 |

"All About Adjectives" | 59 |

"Could You Do It?" | 65 |

"Works of Art" | 69 |

"Prepositions" | 75 |

"Fourteen Sentences" | 79 |

**Knowledge of Language**

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

Activity | Page |
---|---|

"Sentence Fragments" | 55 |

"All About Adjectives" | 59 |

"Adverbs" | 63 |

"Could You Do It?" | 65 |

"Works of Art" | 69 |

"Prepositions" | 75 |

"Fourteen Sentences" | 79 |

**Vocabulary Acquisition and Use**

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

Activity | Page |
---|---|

"Analogies" | 19 |

"Word Choice" | 43 |

"The Missing Link" | 71 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Analogies" | 19 |

"Multiplie Meanings" | 27 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"The Aztecs" | 13 |

"Mexico's Past" | 17 |

"Mummies" | 25 |

"Army Underground" | 29 |

"Main Idea and More" | 33 |

"The Birds" | 45 |

"The Longest River" | 53 |

"The Green Revolution" | 57 |

"The Apology" | 77 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"The Aztecs" | 13 |

"Mexico's Past" | 17 |

"Mummies" | 25 |

"Army Underground" | 29 |

"The Birds" | 45 |

"The Longest River" | 53 |

"The Green Revolution" | 57 |

"The Apology" | 77 |

"Greek Mythology" | 83 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Mummies" | 25 |

"The Birds" | 45 |

"Could You Do It?" | 65 |

"Table Read" | 66 |

"Greek Mythology" | 83 |

"Nonsense!" | 89 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"The Aztecs" | 13 |

"Mexico's Past" | 17 |

"Mummies" | 25 |

"Army Underground" | 29 |

"The Birds" | 45 |

"The Green Revolution" | 57 |

"Could You Do It?" | 65 |

"Greek Mythology" | 83 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"The Aztecs" | 13 |

"Mexico's Past" | 17 |

"Analogies" | 19 |

"Mummies" | 25 |

"Army Underground" | 29 |

"Main Idea and More" | 33 |

"TV Guide" | 37 |

"The Birds" | 45 |

"Verb Vocabulary" | 49 |

"The Longest River" | 53 |

"The Green Revolution" | 57 |

"The Best Definition" | 73 |

"The Apology" | 77 |

"Sentence Combining" | 85 |

"Nonsense!" | 89 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"The Longest River" | 53 |

"The Green Revolution" | 57 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"The Longest River" | 53 |

"The Green Revolution" | 57 |

**Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity**

*ELA.RI.6.10*: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Activity | Page |
---|---|

"Add Three Numbers" | 12 |

"The Aztecs" | 13 |

"Supplies Multiplied" | 14 |

"Sensory Words" | 15 |

"Divide and Multiply" | 16 |

"Mexico's Past" | 17 |

"Multiplying Decimals" | 18 |

"Analogies" | 19 |

"Map Madness!" | 20 |

"Obscured Animals" | 21 |

"Converting Temperature" | 22 |

"Antonym Crossword" | 23 |

"Time Change" | 24 |

"Mummies" | 25 |

"Dividing Decimals" | 26 |

"Multiplie Meanings" | 27 |

"Car Calculations" | 28 |

"Army Underground" | 29 |

"Words Add Up" | 30 |

"Name that Team" | 31 |

"Exponents Crossword" | 32 |

"Main Idea and More" | 33 |

"Solve the Riddle" | 34 |

"Sentence Variety" | 35 |

"Positive and Negative" | 36 |

"TV Guide" | 37 |

"Follow the Formulas" | 38 |

"Cause and Effect" | 39 |

"If True, Then Do" | 40 |

"Sports Stumpers" | 41 |

"Order of Operations" | 42 |

"Word Choice" | 43 |

"Polygon Perimeters" | 44 |

"The Birds" | 45 |

"Mow Area" | 46 |

"Irregular Verbs" | 47 |

"Finding the Volume" | 48 |

"Verb Vocabulary" | 49 |

"Homophone Search" | 50 |

"Homophone Crossword" | 51 |

"Geometry Quiz" | 52 |

"The Longest River" | 53 |

"Coordinates Code" | 54 |

"Sentence Fragments" | 55 |

"Writing Coordinates" | 56 |

"The Green Revolution" | 57 |

"Dividing Fractions" | 58 |

"All About Adjectives" | 59 |

"Neighbor Numbers" | 60 |

"More Map Madness!" | 61 |

"Multiples and Factors" | 62 |

"Adverbs" | 63 |

"Candy Fractions" | 64 |

"Could You Do It?" | 65 |

"Table Read" | 66 |

"Commas in a Series" | 67 |

"Math Mix" | 68 |

"Works of Art" | 69 |

"O.I.C." | 70 |

"The Missing Link" | 71 |

"Single Bar Graphs" | 72 |

"The Best Definition" | 73 |

"Double Bar Graphs" | 74 |

"Prepositions" | 75 |

"Averages" | 76 |

"The Apology" | 77 |

"Mean, Median, Mode" | 78 |

"Fourteen Sentences" | 79 |

"DIY Dinner Club" | 80 |

"Droodles" | 81 |

"Square Roots" | 82 |

"Greek Mythology" | 83 |

"Ratios' | 84 |

"Sentence Combining" | 85 |

"Rate Problems" | 86 |

"People Poetry" | 87 |

"Finding the Rate " | 88 |

"Nonsense!" | 89 |

"Crossword Challenge" | 90 |

"Find the Snakes" | 91 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Time Change" | 24 |

"Candy Fractions" | 64 |

"Math Mix" | 68 |

"Rate Problems" | 86 |

"Finding the Rate " | 88 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Ratios' | 84 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Rate Problems" | 86 |

"Finding the Rate " | 88 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Dividing Fractions" | 58 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Add Three Numbers" | 12 |

"Supplies Multiplied" | 14 |

"Divide and Multiply" | 16 |

"Multiplying Decimals" | 18 |

"Converting Temperature" | 22 |

"Dividing Decimals" | 26 |

"Car Calculations" | 28 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Divide and Multiply" | 16 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Multiples and Factors" | 62 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Solve the Riddle" | 34 |

"Positive and Negative" | 36 |

"Follow the Formulas" | 38 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Positive and Negative" | 36 |

"Coordinates Code" | 54 |

"Writing Coordinates" | 56 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Coordinates Code" | 54 |

"Writing Coordinates" | 56 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Exponents Crossword" | 32 |

"Order of Operations" | 42 |

"Polygon Perimeters" | 44 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Mow Area" | 46 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Finding the Volume" | 48 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Averages" | 76 |

"Mean, Median, Mode" | 78 |

**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 | Page |
---|---|

"Averages" | 76 |

"Mean, Median, Mode" | 78 |

**Summarize and describe distributions.**

*Math.6.SP.B.4*: Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.

Activity | Page |
---|---|

"Single Bar Graphs" | 72 |

"Double Bar Graphs" | 74 |

**Summarize and describe distributions.**

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

Activity | Page |
---|---|

"DIY Dinner Club" | 80 |

Common Core State Standards and Expectations© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.