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My Grandpa Took Me Fishing

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Fact or Opinion - Evaluating Claims

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Citing Textual Evidence 8th Grade

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Using Evidence To Make Conclusions

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Compare & Contrast Authors' Presentation of Facts

Compare and Contrast

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Intro to Connections in Informational Text

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Comparing the Book & the Movie

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Citing Evidence

Textual evidence and inferencing

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Comparing & Contrasting Points of View

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Comparing & Contrasting Reading Experience

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Reading Activities and Teaching Resources for 6th Grade

6th graders will be diving into all sorts of amazing books, from classic novels to contemporary works of fiction. They'll be honing their reading skills, including fluency, comprehension, and critical analysis. Along the way, students will get to explore different genres like mysteries, biographies, and fantasy. They will also be building up vocabulary, learning new words and phrases that will help them express themselves better. Let’s journey to new worlds and meet new characters together!

For a more comprehensive look at eSpark's standards-aligned sixth grade reading teaching resources, check out the breakdown of covered domains and the skills students will be working on here:

Some of the skills students will master in eSpark include:

Reading Literature

  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
  • Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
  • Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
  • Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
  • Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
  • Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

Reading Informational

  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
  • Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
  • Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
  • Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
  • Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
  • Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
  • Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).

eSpark is truly unique in the world of online learning. Our holistic, student-centered approach blends the proven benefits of play-based learning with systematic, explicit, and direct instruction. It’s proof that learning can be fun, personalized, and effective, all at once!

eSpark meets the criteria for evidence-based interventions under ESSA guidelines, and has been proven in multiple studies to improve student performance in math and reading.

When you sign up for an eSpark account, your students experience these activities via adaptive, differentiated independent pathways and teacher-driven small group assignments. Teachers also have access to detailed usage and progress reports with valuable insights into standards mastery, student growth trends, and intervention opportunities.

With the addition of the game-changing Choice Texts for the 2023-2024 school year, eSpark has cemented its status as the most loved supplemental instruction option for students and teachers alike. Claim your free account today and see the difference for yourself!