Name: _______________________________

Eleven by Sandra Cisneros
1. What problem does Rachel experience in the story?
What are three events in the story that contribute to the
problem? (LAO7)4pts
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2. According to the story, what are two ways Rachel feels on her
birthday that are different from the way she expected to feel?
Include information from the story in your answer. (LAO6) 2pts
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6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: _____________________________
President Cleveland, Where Are You? by Robert Cormier
1. What is the most likely reason Jerry feels guilty when he finds out
that the cowboy cards are no longer being sold? Provide two details
from the story to support your answer. (LCO3) 2pts
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2. In your own words, write a summary of President Cleveland, Where
Are You?. Include three main events from the story in your summary.
(LCO2) 2pts
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Name: ___________________________________
3. What problem does Jerry experience?
What are three steps he takes to solve this problem? Include
information from the story in your answer. (LAO5) 4pts
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4. Explain why the President cards become so popular with all of the
boys. Include two details from the story in your answer. (LAO7) 2pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: ___________________________
Trading Card Talk by Jay Johnson
1. The author’s purpose for writing this selection may have been to
explain the hobby of trading cards. Provide two details from the
article that support this purpose. (IT18) 2pts
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2. In your own words write a summary of Trading Card Talk. Include
three important details about buying and trading cards in your
summary. (ICO2) 2pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: _____________________
Scout’s Honor by Avi
1. What is the most likely reason that the narrator joins the Boy
Scouts? Provide two details from the story in your answer. (LCO3)
2pts
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2. What are two differences between Horse and the narrator in how
they prepare for the trip? Include information from the story in your
answer. (LAO6) 2pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: _________________________
Nadia the Willful by Sue Alexander
1. What problem does Nadia experience?
What are three steps she takes to solve this problem? Include
information from the story in your answer. (LAO5) 4pts
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2. The theme of this unit is “The Courage to Be Me.”
What are two ways that Nadia in this story is connected to the
theme of this unit? Provide details from the text to support your
answer. (LC01) 2pts
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3. Explain why Nadia is called “Willful”. Include two details from the
story in your answer. (LAO7) 2pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: _______________________
Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
1. What are two ways Nadia in the story Nadia the Willful is like the
poet in “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” in the way they deal with their
fears? Include information from the story and the poem in your
answer. (LA06) 2 pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: __________________________
Tuesday of the Other June by Norma Fox Mazer
1. What problem does June experience?
What are three steps she takes to solve this problem? Include
information from the story in your answer. (LAO5) 4pts
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2. In your own words, write a summary of the story. Include three
main events from the story in your summary. (LCO2) 2pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: ________________________
Matthew Henson at the Top of the World by Jim Haskins
1. What was Matthew Henson’s dream?
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What are three character traits Matthew Henson possesses and
how did each help him achieve his dream? Include information from
the story in your answer. (LA07) 4pts
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2. What are two ways Nadia the Willful and Matthew Henson are
alike. Include information from both stories in your answer.(LA06)
2pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: _________________________
Summer of Fire by Patricia Lauber
1. This selection shows that fire is part of natures system of
renewal. Provide two details from the selection that support this
idea. (IC11) 2pts
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2. In your own words, write a summary of the story. Include three
important events from the selection in your summary. (IC12) 2pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: _________________________
Ghost of the Lagoon by Armstrong Sperry
1. According to the story, describe how Mako feels about Tupa.
Provide three details from the story to support your answer.
(LAO5) 4pts
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2. This story shows us that courage comes from deep inside us.
Provide two details from the story that support this idea. (LCO1)
2pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: _______________________
The Fun of It by Amelia Earhart
1. What problem does Amelia Earhart encounter on her solo flight?
What are three steps she takes to solve this problem? Include
information from the story in your answer. (LAO5) 4pts
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2. Explain how the transatlantic flight was important to Amelia
Earhart. Use two details from the story to support your answer.
(LCO3) 2pts
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3. According to the The Fun of It, describe how Amelia Earhart feels
about her first successful transatlantic flight. Provide three
details from the story to support your answer. (LAO5) 4pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: ________________________
Daring to Dream by Vicki Van Meter
1. What are two ways Amelia Earhart in The Fun of It is like Vicki
Van Meter in Daring to Dream? Include information from both
stories in your answer.(LAO6) 2pts
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2. In your own words write a summary of Daring to Dream. Include
three main events from the story in your summary. (LCO2) 2pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: _________________________
Gary Paulson: A Writer of Adventure
1. What are two ways Gary Paulson and Matthew Henson are similar.
Include information from Gary Paulson: Writer of Adventure, and
Matthew Henson at the Top of the World in your answer. (LAO6)
2pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: ________________________
Older Run by Gary Paulsen
1. How does Gary Paulson change in the story? Use information from
the story to support your answer. (LAO5) 2pts
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2. According to the story, describe how Gary Paulson feels when the
dogs run off? Provide three details from the story to support your
answer. (LAO5) 4pts
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Unit 1

3. How did Paulson’s experience with the dogs in the story influence
his growth or development? Include three details from the story in
your answer. (LAO7) 4pts
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LOL
6th Grade
Unit 1

Name: ___________________________
A Life in the Day of Gary Paulson by Gary Paulsen
1. What is the most likely reason that the bears came to Paulsen’s
area? Include two details from the story in your answer. ( LCO3)2pts
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2. Why does Paulson decide not to shoot the bear? Include two
details from the story in your answer. (LT09) 2pts
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6th Grade
Unit 1

3. What is Paulson’s purpose for writing Woodsong? Provide three
details from the story to support your answer. (LTO8) 4pts
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4. Based on the painting Wabana-Wagamuman [Bear in the Forest],
predict what you think the story will be about. Use two details from
the painting to support your prediction. (LC03) 2pts
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6th Grade
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