Context Clues in Nonfiction – 6th Grade RI.6.4 – Reading Passages for RI6.4


Context Clues in Nonfiction – 6th Grade RI.6.4

⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages aligned to RI.6.4 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing skills. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. Sixth graders determine the meaning of words and phrases in nonfiction passages. Includes context clue examples and questions using figurative language, connotative, and technical meanings.


⭐️Includes standard-based questions, anchor charts, and two skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied across the CCSS sixth grade band.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching how to use context clues to understand the meaning of figurative, connotative, and technical language. Conforms with most state context clues standards.


⭐️This printable and digital resource is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides.


*This digital version saves paper and is perfect for distance learning, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 6th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for sixth through eighth grade is 925L to 1185L).


✏️Integrated Color Coding – The color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages and question sets are standard-based and are perfect for comprehensive test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard-based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original passages with high-quality images designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers & Students ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Patricia D. said, “I have been using this resource in my differentiated centers and it works extremely well for my advance readers. The stories are interesting and students enjoy them.”


★ Sandra W. said, “I love that there are various levels, so I can meet the needs of all of my students. Thank you so much for sharing. This is perfect!


What’s Included:

1. Word Meaning Journal Page/Anchor Chart

2. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Elizabeth’s Bloomers- 940L
  • The Lesson of Monopoly- 950L
  • Coke Wins the Cola Wars- 1000L
  • A “Fair” Tax?- 1020L
  • Home Runs and Strikeouts Are Ruining Baseball- 1040L
  • Ham in Space- 1060L
  • Leaves of Three (or More?)- 1080L
  • The Invention of the Muppet- 1100L
  • Last of the June Hog- 1170L
  • Gun Control: Is It a Long Shot?- 1180L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • The Ugly Angler- 960L
  • Voyager in Deep Space- 1180L


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