6th Grade CCSS: Reading: Informational Text

For sixth graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the deeper tasks involved in reading a non-fiction text. No matter what they are reading, the standards require students to increase the complexity in the texts they read and deepen their understanding of the connections within and between texts. Among the complete standards for this grade, sixth graders will be asked to: support a textual analysis with correct direct citations and textual inferences, understand how a text conveys meaning with specific details, summarize texts in a way that is separate from personal judgment, use text elements such as comparison, cause and effect, and chronology to provide multiple accounts of the same events a text, be able to determine he meaning of figurative, connotative, and technical words in a text, use digital sources for information, read informational texts at grade band level, increasing in complexity throughout the year.

Active and Passive Transport

Week 5 Reading Comprehension (E-5). This reading segment describes how a membrane allows things to move in and out of the cell. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

Bartering for Basics

Week 6 Reading Comprehension (E-6). A passage about early Native American Indian groups and how they bartered for goods. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

Convection Currents

Week 27 Reading Comprehension (E-27). A passage about convection currents, loops of moving air or water that transfer energy. Cross-Curricular Focus: Earth Science.

Converting Fractions to Decimals

Week 26 Reading Comprehension (E-26). A math segment about converting fractions to decimals. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Customs and Traditions

Week 3 Reading Comprehension (E-3). Reading passage and questions about the customs and traditions of native American Indian groups in rth America Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

Drawing a Conclusion

This worksheet on drawing conclusions will take your student into the realm of fantasy.

Escaping Persecution

Week 31 Reading Comprehension (E-31). How some settlers who came to the English colonies in rth America tried to escape religious persecution Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

Exponential Notation

Week 16 Reading Comprehension (E-16). A passage about exponential tation, also kwn as scientific tation as a way to represent numbers. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Fungi are Alive

Week 15 Reading Comprehension (E-15). A reading passage that explains fungi and how different types of fungi can be used. Cross-Curricular Focus: Science.

Hyphens and Numbers

A hyphen is essential for writing numbers as words!

It Circulates

Week 11 Reading Comprehension (E-11). Passage and questions about the circulatory system, a transport system of the human body. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

Main Idea Organizer

Teach your students how to organize their writing with this helpful Main Idea Organizer. Students will be asked to complete the worksheet by writing their own main idea, three details, and a summary. This will help your students better understand how to organize their ideas for writing in the future, especially when writing an essay!

Sentence Patterns: Prepositional Phrases

This writing worksheet provides students with practice varying sentence patterns to improve their writing. Focus: prepositional phrases.

Stalagmite Stalactite

Week 29 Reading Comprehension (E-29). A segment and related comprehension questions about stalagmites and stalactites Cross-Curricular Focus: Earth Science.

Tissues, Organs and Systems

Week 4 Reading Comprehension (E-4). Multi-cellular organisms have many cells that work together in specific ways, each group performing certain activities. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

Understanding the Author’s Language: Across the Plains

Sometimes it is difficult to know what the author means when you read his writing. Figurative language can be hard to understand. Here is a free worksheet with an excerpt fom Across the Plains to print out. After your students read it, they will answer questions on what the author meant when he said certain things.

Visual Clues

In this worksheet your student will answer questions after drawing inferences from a picture.

Votes for Women: 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Women have not always been able to vote. Here is a worksheet about the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for students to learn more!