Making Inferences in Nonfiction – 6th Grade RI.6.1 – Reading Passages for RI6.1


Making Inferences in Nonfiction – 6th Grade RI.6.1

⭐️These 12 digital and printable Lexile® leveled passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 6th grade making inferences skills for RI.6.1. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. Students learn inferences and explicit details through close reading and skill-aligned question sets.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching how to make inferences and using explicit details.


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


⭐️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 are perfect for comprehensive standard-based 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 photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers & Students ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:


★ Hanna O. said, “I am using these for test prep and review of skills. The students love the topics and the ability to practice taking tests as well! It works even better that they are leveled to correlate to their reading levels.


★ Dana C. said, “These articles are super engaging!!


★ Michelle A. said, “This so helped my students with citing text evidence.


What’s Included:

1. Making Inferences Journal Page & Anchor Chart

2. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • An Unlikely Pair- 920L
  • Thandiwe Chama- 950L
  • The Great Bag Debate- 980L
  • The Scarlet Kingsnake- 1020L
  • King Tut- 1030L
  • Notre-Dame de Paris- 1080L
  • Sandra Day O’Connor- 1080L
  • The Right to Vote- 1100L
  • The Dangers of Sugar- 1110L
  • Storm Chasers- 1180L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • The History of Cotton Candy- 1080L
  • The Invasion of the Walking Catfish-1100L


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