April Packet 6th Grade!
**Includes an argument essay on Recycling, nonfiction excerpt of the Titanic, Poetry, Fiction and so much more!!!
Close reading comprehension questions modeled after the Common Core standards!
All of the following excerpts, charts, passages and diagrams are associated with either a variety of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, open-response questions, student inquiry, both short and long answer questions or a combination of strategies.
Students will get acquainted with taking complex, text dependent question assessments. Use for; weekly assessments, pre-assessment, post-assessment, progress monitoring, and whatever else you have in mind!
Questions involve; close reading, using context clues, inference, poetry elements, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, vocabulary and so much more!
April Packet Includes:
1. Biography – Leonardo da Vinci
-Key Elements: Close read, understanding meaning, inferencing, explaining meaning
2. Biography – Hans Christian Andersen
-Key Elements: Close read, understanding meaning, personality traits, timeline/structure
3. Nonfiction- April Fools’ Day
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, main idea/explicit evidence
- PLUS - Extra Activity - Nonfiction Concepts
4. Nonfiction – True News vs. April Fools’ Prank
(Fun and engaging activity)
5. Nonfiction – The RMS Titanic
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, inference, understanding terms, illustrations, structure
-PLUS - 2 Extra Activities - Nonfiction Concepts and Timeline
6. Nonfiction – Recycling Pros and Cons
-Key Elements: Close read, fact vs. opinion, definitions, arguments, inference, tracing an argument, creating examples, stating an author’s position
7. Nonfiction – Totally Awesome Items
-Key Elements: Innovative thinking, characteristics of different products, deciphering illustrations, drawing conclusions
8. Poetry – Woodman Spare That Tree
-Key Elements: Poetic elements, deciphering meaning, close read, point-of-view, tone, narrative summary, theme, symbolism
9. Poetry – The Bluebird’s Song
-Key Elements: Poetic elements, close read, tone, message, images
10. Fiction – Black Ships Before Troy
-Key Elements: Close read, understanding meaning, inference, characterization, analysis of greed, point of view.
11. Fiction – Brotherhood
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, main idea/supporting details, figurative language, tone, setting, opinion, development of character
**NOTE*** If you are purchasing more than one grade level packet of the same month within middle school (6-8) please note that they are extremely similar. This is because Common Core groups middle school as 6-8 and the concepts are very similar throughout the three years. Some passages/questions differ depending on the monthly packet. Please read the contents carefully and email if you have any questions!
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CCSS/Lexile levels Included!
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