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January 6th Common Core Close Read with Text Dependent Complex Questions

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January Packet for 6th Grade!

Lexile levels and Common Core standards included!

Close reading comprehension questions modeled after the Common Core standards for 6th Grade.

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 used to 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!

10 Passages in this packet!

January Packet Includes:
1- Fiction – The Bully Busters
- Key Elements: close read, deciphering meaning, tone, mood, characterization

2- Nonfiction – An excerpt from I Have A Dream
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, main idea, tone, mood, opinion (students must have a general background about the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Movement)
- Reference: I Have A Dream speech

3- Nonfiction – Biography of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning
- PLUS – Extra activity – Nonfiction Connections

4- Nonfiction – Interpreting Maps (Washington D.C. Metro Map)
- Key Elements: Reading a map, analyzing maps, text features, directions

5- Nonfiction – Interpreting Maps (London Tube Map)
- Key Elements: Reading a map, analyzing maps, text features, directions
- Interpreting maps – both maps compare/contrast

6- Drama – Sorry Wrong Number (this excerpt is extensive)
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, elements of drama, characterization, stage directions, plot, dialogue, mood

7- Nonfiction – Biography Nelson Mandela
- Key Elements: understanding text, summarization
- PLUS – Extra Activity – Creating a timeline

8- Poetry – O Captain! My Captain! (this is a challenging poem)
- Key Elements: poetic elements, close read, deciphering meaning, imagery, types of poems, tone, narrative summary

9- Fiction – A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, tone, characterization, changes in characters, plot, point of view
- PLUS – Extra Activity – Analyzing the Plot

10- Nonfiction – Constellations
- Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding text, main idea

Resources/Literature/Answer Key Included

CCSS/Lexile levels Included on Answer Key.
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****** 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. Packets are split for convenience to teachers and educators! 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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Have a great year!
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