Central Idea and Details RI.6.2 | Toys R Us: The End of an Era Article #6-1

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  1. Article of the Week Club, Grade 6 (6th Grade Nonfiction Articles + Activities)6th Grade Article of the Week Club is your solution for teaching ALL of the CCSS for Grade 6 Reading Informational Text! You’ll receive 25 nonfiction article + activity packs according to the schedule below. This includes
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Nonfiction Article of the Week Club, Article #6-1: Toys R Us: The End of an Era

This is the first in a set of 25 informational text articles + activity packs designed to teach ALL of the reading informational text standards for 6th grade in a fun, rigorous, and easy to implement solution!

Download this FREE resource today, and then click here to view the rest of the article + activity packs available via this growing bundle. Your students will love reading Toys R Us: The End of an Era and practicing skills, including text evidence, central idea and supporting details, and integrating multiple sources.

Each article + activity pack includes these components:

-original article written at the 6th grade level

-modified version of each article

-professional audio recording of each article and modified article

-editable version of all activities and assessments

-digital Google Slides version of all articles and activities

-self-grading Google Forms assessments (3 per article)

-articles also included digitally via Google Docs

6th Grade Articles Available:

6-2: Skill RI.6.2 Summarize (Overpopulation in China: China's One-Child Policy)

6-3: Skill RI.6.3 Analyze Key Details in a Text (Competitive Eating: The World's Fast Eaters)

6-4: Skill RI.6.3 Elaboration of Key Details (Supervolcano Lurking Beneath Yellowstone Park)

6-5: REVIEW RI.6.2-RI.6.3 (Unbreakable: Navajo Code Talkers)

6-6: Skill RI.6.4 Connotative & Figurative Meanings (Football vs. Fútbol (Soccer))

6-7: Skill RI.6.4 Connotative & Figurative Meanings (Halloween History)

6-8: Skill RI.6.5 Analyze Text Structure (Underpopulation in Japan)

6-9: Skill RI.6.5 Analyze Text Structure (The Golden Age of Radio)

6-10: Skill RI.6.6 Author's Point of View & Purpose (Too Much Sugar)

6-11: Skill RI.6.6 Author's Point of View & Purpose (Bullying)

6-12: REVIEW RI.6.4-RI.6.5-RI.6.6 (The Harlem Renaissance)

6-13: MIDTERM Assessment RI.6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6 (Climate Change)

6-14: Skill RI.6.8 Evaluate Arguments & Claims (Don't Shop, Adopt! Pet Adoption)

6-15: Skill RI.6.8 Evaluate Arguments & Claims (UFOs)

6-16: Skill RI.6.7 Integrate Information From Different Media (Screen Time)

6-17: Skill RI.6.9 Compare & Contrast Two Authors' Presentation of Events (Human Computers)

6-18: Skill RI.6.9 Compare & Contrast Two Authors' Presentation of Events (Biography and Autobiography Excerpt) (Frederick Douglass)

6-19: REVIEW RI.6.7-RI.6.8-RI.6.9 (Chocolate!)

6-20: Skill RI.6.1 Citing Text Evidence (SpaceX)

6-21: Skills RI.6.5 and RI.6.6 (Who Were the Mayans?)

6-22: Test Prep / Standardized Test Practice

6-23: End of the Year Review ESCAPE ROOM (The Dawn Wall of El Capitan)

Total Pages
37 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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.
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).
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.


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