⭐️These 12 poems & Lexile® leveled stories are perfect for teaching, developing, or practicing 6th grade word choice & figurative language skills for RL.6.4. Students learn how to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings, and how to analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching plot development and character response skills.
⭐️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.
✏️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 – 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 a variety of excerpts, adaptations, and original passages with custom illustrations. This resource designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
1. Figurative Language & Connotation Journal Page / Anchor Chart
2. How Words Change Tone & Mood Journal Page / Anchor Chart
3. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Wheels in the Water – 930L
- The Monster Under the Bed – 940L
- Testing Out – 960L
- ETs in the Department Store – 960L
- At Odds – 970L
- Cold as Ice – 990L
- Peer Mediator – 1050L
- An Adventure Awaits – 1150L
- Two Dreams – Poetry
- Life on a Board – Poetry
3. Test Passages & Question Sets
- Tom – Poetry
- Oscar’s Big Break – 960L