February 6th Common Core Close Read Passages with Complex Questions

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This is the February Packet for 6th Grade!

**Featuring African American authors and excerpts in honor of Black History Month** President's Day activity included**

Common Core standards and Lexile Levels included!**

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-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!

***February Packet Includes:***
1- Nonfiction- Inside Your Brain
-Key Elements: Deciphering diagrams, close read, text features, author’s purpose, main idea, drawing diagrams

2- Nonfiction – The Olympic Games
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, inference, text organization

3- Nonfiction – Excerpt from The Dolphins of Shark Bay
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, fact/opinion, understanding arguments, explaining a theory

4- Context Clues Activity – Presidents of the United States

5- Poem – I, Too written by Langston Hughes
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, poetic elements, theme, tone, symbolism

6- Biography of Langston Hughes
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, cause and effect, understanding text, central idea

7- Fiction – Excerpt from Bud, Not Buddy written by Christopher Clarke Curtis
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, figurative language, symbolism, point of view, setting

8- Nonfiction – The Harlem Renaissance
-Key Elements: Deciphering meaning, close read, theme, objective summary, central idea

9- Folktale – Excerpt from The People Could Fly
-Key Elements: Close read, symbolism, tone, folktales

10- Folktale – The Story of Lightning and Thunder
-Key Elements: Legends, cause and effect relationships, message

11- Fiction – Excerpt from Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry written by Mildred D. Taylor
-Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, characterization, setting

Resources/Literature/Answer Key Included- All of these works have copyright information listed on the reference/literature page and/or I have been given permission to use the passages in my packet. The last page is a complete literature/ bibliography of the works that are used in this packet as well as resources that I may have utilized while creating this packet.


CCSS/Lexile levels Included!

*I truly value your feedback*

****Please 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. Some passages/questions differ depending on the monthly packet. Please read the contents carefully and email if you have any questions!

Any questions or concerns, novel.nutritious@gmail.com

Have a great year!
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February 6th Common Core Close Read Passages with Complex
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February 6th Common Core Close Read Passages with Complex
February 6th Common Core Close Read Passages with Complex
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