Help your sixth-grade students build strong literary analysis and comprehension skills with activities that support Common Core rigor in the areas of Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity.
Each of the 9 units provides literary text in a variety of genres such as poetry, fable, realistic fiction, and historical fiction, as well as supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including:
Dictionary page to introduce content vocabulary and academic vocabulary
Close reading activity and close reading discussion
Learn-and-apply activities covering vocabulary, the literature genre, and literary analysis
Reading comprehension activity
Literary response writing activity
Additional teacher support includes:
Correlations to Common Core State Standards and TEKS for every unit for easy reference
Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help to increase parental involvement
Guided reading levels to help identify appropriate texts for students
A walk-through of each literary text selection and activity pages that support the unit
The 9 units explore these genres and reading selections:
Science Fiction: “My Unusual Saturday”
Realistic Fiction: “Two Thoughtful Gifts,” adapted from The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
Poetry: "The New Vestments" by Edward Lear
Adventure Fiction: “Hanging Out with the Bindi-Way Tribe”
Realistic Fiction: “Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores”
Historical Fiction: “The Record of One Ancient Egyptian Woman”
Poetry: “The Brook,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Fable: “Notoriety Is Not Fame”
Historical Fiction: “Jerry and the Grape Boycott”/”Jerry’s Dad and the Grape Boycott”
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