Provide your sixth grade students with rigorous reading comprehension practice! Close reading, academic vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities support Common Core learning paths. The informational texts cover grade-level content-area topics and a range of nonfiction text structures, such as compare and contrast, main idea and details, and cause and effect. Each of the 10 units presents a grade-appropriate nonfiction article and supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including the following: · dictionary page with content and academic vocabulary · close reading activity · reading comprehension activity · vocabulary activity · text structure activity The unit culminates in a text-based writing assignment that can be used as an informal assessment. Additional teacher support includes: · Common Core State Standards correlations provided for every unit for easy reference · Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home. · A guided reading level to help identify appropriate texts for students The informational texts and structures cover: Science Articles · The Force of Magnetism Text Structure: Question and Answer · Food Webs in Ecosystems Text Structure: Cause and Effect · Genes for Survival Text Structure: Main Idea and Details Social Studies Articles · Comparing Rights and Responsibilities Text Structure: Compare and Contrast · Ancient Economies Text Structure: Main Idea and Details Biography Articles · Phillis Wheatley: Antislavery Poet Text Structure: Question and Answer · Colin Powell: An American Leader Text Structure: Time Order How-to Articles · How to Grow a Container Garden Text Structure: Time Order · How to Evaluate Online Sources Text Structure: Question and Answer · How to Reuse Items and Reduce Waste Text Structure: Cause and Effect
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Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.
We strive to produce educational materials that are aligned with current standards and best educational practices—and with student interests and motivations. We pride ourselves on our ability to create products that not only build and reinforce basic and complex skills, but that develop a curiosity about the subjects in which those skills are taught.