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Reading Informational Text, Grade 6 - Teacher's Edition

Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

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Provide your sixth grade students with rigorous reading comprehension practice! Close reading, academic vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities support Common Core learning paths. The informational texts cover grade-level content-area topics and a range of nonfiction text structures, such as compare and contrast, main idea and details, and cause and effect. Each of the 10 units presents a grade-appropriate nonfiction article and supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including the following:·      dictionary page with content and academic vocabulary·      close reading activity·      reading comprehension activity·      vocabulary activity·      text structure activity The unit culminates in a text-based writing assignment that can be used as an informal assessment. Additional teacher support includes:·      Common Core State Standards correlations provided for every unit for easy reference·      Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home.·      A guided reading level to help identify appropriate texts for students The informational texts and structures cover: Science Articles·      The Force of Magnetism Text Structure: Question and Answer·      Food Webs in EcosystemsText Structure: Cause and Effect·      Genes for Survival Text Structure: Main Idea and DetailsSocial Studies Articles·      Comparing Rights and Responsibilities Text Structure: Compare and Contrast·      Ancient Economies Text Structure: Main Idea and DetailsBiography Articles·      Phillis Wheatley: Antislavery Poet Text Structure: Question and Answer·      Colin Powell: An American Leader Text Structure: Time OrderHow-to Articles·      How to Grow a Container Garden Text Structure: Time Order·      How to Evaluate Online Sources Text Structure: Question and Answer·      How to Reuse Items and Reduce Waste Text Structure: Cause and Effect