Nonfiction Text Structure – 6th Grade RI.6.5
⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages aligned to RI.6.5 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 6th grade text structure skills. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. Sixth graders analyze the text structure of nonfiction articles, including description, sequence, cause & effect, compare & contrast, and problem & solution. Students learn how to analyze nonfiction passages to determine how a sentence, paragraph, or section fits into the overall structure of a text.
⭐️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 6th grade text structure. Conforms with most state text structure 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.
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1. Text Structure Journal Page/Anchor Chart
2. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Passing the Torch: Gandhi to King- 980L
- Toms Shoes- 990L
- The Rules of Improv- 1010L
- The Marshmallow Tests- 1020L
- Operation Neptune- 1070L
- The Great Escape- 1080L
- A Horse Fly and a “Striped Horse”- 1100L
- Are Cats Evil?- 1140L
- Muscle Cars- 1140L
- The First Lady President- 1190L
3. Test Passages & Question Sets
- The Thimble Islands- 1080L
- Android or iOS?- 1120L
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