As students approach language arts skills in the 6th grade it is all about increasing their level of comfort with more intricate texts and expressing themselves at a higher level with written expression. When it comes to reading 6th grade students are asked to think more while they read and analyze what they are reading. This is also where students start to explore more genres of literature as they learn there is more to it than just fiction vs. nonfiction. Students are tasked with finding evidence in what they read to validate their argument whether it be an opinion or fact that they are trying to back up. In addition to supporting what their points students are often tasked with comparing texts at this level.
These worksheets contain reading assignments and sets of questions for your sixth grade students. Question sheets may include such activities as short answer, multiple choice, research topics, art assignments, providing definitions for given terms, and more. There are multiple question sheets for each reading passage, so be sure to print them all. Students are given extended reading passages that they must fully grasp and harness in order to answer the questions that follow. Students are starting to understand the motive behind what authors write as well as figurative language, like metaphors. Our 6th grade students start learning to read at the full "book level" and begin to form reading endurance.