This package is meant to be a supplement to your reading, social studies and science curriculums that will facilitate integration. The five reading fluency passages are based on social studies and science content that meets 6th grade CA social studies standards and science standards. The Earth science passages are written to directly correlate with the ancient history that is also included in the package.
The ATOS level of the passages ranges from 6.9 - 7.4 which is the low end of the CCSS 6-8 grade band. This is a perfect place to have your sixth graders start practicing content fluency. It is also a good level for advanced fifth graders or as remediation for seventh graders. Depending on your teaching sequence it could complement content in either of those grades.
Open ended comprehension questions are included. These are designed to check that the passage was understood. Each passage also includes one question that requires analysis or evaluation. Answer keys are included for each set of questions.