Key Individuals Events & Ideas – 6th Grade RI.6.3 – Reading Passages for RI6.3

Key Individuals Events & Ideas – 6th Grade RI.6.3 – Reading Passages for RI6.3



Key Individuals Events & Ideas – 6th Grade RI.6.3

⭐️These 12 digital and printable Lexile® certified passages aligned to RI.6.3 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 6th grade key individual, events, or ideas skills. Printable PDF & Digital Google Slides versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. Students learn to determine how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text through examples or anecdotes.


⭐️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 key individuals, events, and ideas. Conforms with state standards associated with these skills.


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


*The digital version saves paper, 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.


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★ Heather B. said, “My only issue is that I discovered this product towards the end of my unit! The passages are short enough to use with students in a relatively short amount of time (mini lesson, remediation, etc). The kids love the color coding as they develop their annotation skills. Just five questions per passage is just enough. And let’s talk about those notes you offer at the beginning of each section! So simple, concise and kid-friendly language. You made my life easier with this product!


★ Melissa C. said, “This is an amazing resource! The articles are well written and engaging! My students really enjoyed these!


★ Allison L. said, “I’ve really struggled with teaching this standard over the past couple of years! This resource really broke it down and helped me (and the kids!) better understand! Thank you so much!


What’s Included:

1. Analyzing Key Individuals Journal Page/Anchor Chart

2. Key Individuals Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Billie Jean King- 930L
  • Judy Garland- 1020L
  • Alex Deans- 1040L
  • Metacomet- 1130L

3. Analyzing Key Events Journal Page/Anchor Chart

4. Key Events Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • The Right to Marry- 980L
  • The City Dweller’s Past- 1090L
  • The Donner Party’s Nightmare Journey West- 1170L

5. Analyzing Key Ideas Journal Page/Anchor Chart

6. Key Ideas Practice Passages & Questions Sets

  • Save the Bees- 1000L
  • If One Were Two- 1050L
  • Steroids in Sports- 1170L

7. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • The Microwave Oven- 1020L
  • The Greatest Race on Earth- 1150L


MagiCore is a Certified Lexile Partner:

See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.


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