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Sixth Grade Reading Connections


Links to lessons below are provided for instructional use. Many Language Arts lessons have been created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, aligning current instructional materials to Common Core State Standards. (Click here for Sixth Grade Language Arts Standards At-a-Glance) Other lessons aligning current instructional materials to the Common Core State Standards may have been developed by Savanna School District staff members or obtained through other resources. As a reminder, all information provided on this site is for the exclusive use of Savanna School District staff and may not be sold, published, or otherwise shared electronically or in hard copy. As appropriate, links to technological resources are provided with lessons.

Curricular Connections to Common Core Text Dependent Questions Lesson Plan TemplateStandards Alignment Guide/Standards Alignment Guide-Reading Literature and Informational Text-Grade 6

Open Court lessons (aligned to 2000 Open Court) under development-check back soon!

Well-crafted, ready-to-teach Explicit Direct Instruction lessons, developed by DataWorks, that focus on grade level specific Common Core State Standards, are provided below. These multi-media lessons are designed to engage all learners through whole-class instruction as teachers introduce new concepts and skills while modeling the kind of thinking Core Standards and assessments require. In keeping with Explicit Direct Instruction teaching strategies, these lessons provide clear learning objectives, emphasize teaching first, checking for understanding throughout lesson components, and guided practice that includes differentiation with optional scaffolding for all students in order to gain confidence and skill development.

Reading Literature Lessons Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Key Ideas and Details

RL.2: Determine a theme through details in the text (view student pages here)

Craft and Structure

RL.4 Determine the figurative meaning of words and phrases (view student pages here)

Reading Informational Text Lessons Aligned to Common Core Standards

Key Ideas and Details

RI.2 Provide a summary of the text (view student pages here)

Craft and Structure

RI.6: Determine the author's point of view (view student pages here)

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RI.8: Evaluate an author's argument and claim (view student pages here)

Common Core Learning Objectives

A separate resource for teachers, Common Core Learning Objectives, identifies Core Standards converted into explicit, teachable Learning Objectives, is provided by clicking here to access the Sixth Grade ELA Common Core Learning Objectives and Essential Tools. This guide includes Core Standards vocabulary lists defining key words students need to know to be successful.

Common Core Literacy Objectives - Grade 6

In addition, a separate resource specifically designed for Sixth Grade that support the History, Science, or Technical Subject standards by
describing skills and concepts that will be used in conjunction with the content taught. Click here to access the Common Core Literacy Objectives for Grades 6-8. Note: Additional, focused professional development opportunities are planned by the Savanna School District to assist teachers in the use of this tool.

Common Core Assessment Information

6th Grade Teacher's Guide to Common Core Assessments - English Language Arts (by DataWorks)


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