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Unit 1 – Loyalty and Respect Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 1

Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.


Welcome to Bear Country

  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

Which sentence contains the main idea of the passage?




  1. This year the whole family was going on a week-long vacation in the

Adirondack Mountains.

  1. Mother black bears can be fierce and will protect their cubs at all costs.

  2. Nearing the cabin, Caroline pointed out a weathered sign along the road that read, “Welcome to Bear Country.”

  3. They all laughed thinking about Caroline’s mother snorting and pawing the ground to protect Caroline.



Part Two

What two details from the passage support the answer in Part One? Choose two answers.




  1. Snuffing and snorting, the massive bear started to paw the ground.

  2. Caroline’s heart raced with excitement as she thought about actually seeing a bear.

  3. He explained that the mountains were home not just to vacationers, but also to

black bears.

  1. She pounced on her front paws, threatening to charge toward the family.

  2. On their second hike, she noticed a tiny bear─tiny by bear standards at least─about twenty feet away.

Unit 1 – Loyalty and Respect Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 2

Getting Comfortable


Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

What is an inference that can be drawn from “Getting Comfortable”?




  1. Amari glanced at the smartphone and then nodded his head in excitement.

  2. Amari walked reluctantly into what everyone at Madison Middle School called the “nursing home.”

  3. Amari enjoyed his time doing community service at the Sunnydale long-term

care facility.

  1. Amari steeled himself for viewing pictures of Ernesto’s beautiful grandchildren or

lost wife.

Part Two

Which sentence from the passage best supports the inference in Part One?

Choose one answer.


  1. Amari grinned as he slid into the front seat, “Next week, can I stay here a little longer?” he asked.

  2. “I can definitely take you up to level six in no time flat!”

  3. “Ernesto has requested a little company,” said the volunteer coordinator.

  4. “I don’t want to go in, Dad, and I won’t know the first thing to say to the residents,”

he whined.

Unit 1 – Loyalty and Respect Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 3
Cuban Adventure




Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

Based on “Cuban Adventure,” what is the relationship between New York City and

Old Havana?


  1. The streets and buildings in New York City and Old Havana are very similar.

  2. Old Havana has more people than New York City.

  3. The streets and buildings in New York City and Old Havana do not look the same.

  4. New York City provides many opportunities to learn about its history and culture.



Part Two

Which sentence from the passage supports your answer above? Choose two answers.




  1. “He pointed out sprawling museums, bustling plazas, . . .”

  2. “. . . and the cobblestone streets lined with old buildings did not resemble the familiar New York neighborhoods.”

  3. “ . . . where the boys played with local children and danced to the beat of bongo drums.”

  4. “Dad explained that Old Havana was a historic area where people were renovating . . .”

Unit 1 – Loyalty and Respect Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 4
Looking Out for Polar Bears


Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

Based on “Looking Out for Polar Bears”, what is the author’s point of view towards protecting the polar bears’ environment?




  1. The author feels that industrial activity does not have an effect on the polar bears.

  2. The author believes people need to work to preserve the habitat of the polar bears.

  3. The author wonders how many polar bears live in the Arctic environment.

  4. The author thinks changes to the polar bears’ food source does not have an impact on their future.



Part Two

Which two sentences support the answer in Part One? Choose two answers.




  1. “In the past, bears searching for food could travel long distances by walking across the sea ice.”

  2. “They are the largest land mammal that relies on the sea for food.”

  3. “The organization also raises money by asking people to donate money to “adopt” an animal and pay for research.”

  4. Check out ways you can help protect polar bears without even leaving your home.”

Unit 1 – Loyalty and Respect Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 5
Unusual Pets




Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

Which theme is best supported by the speaker’s description of the pets in “Unusual Pets”?




  1. Owning a pet can be rewarding if you act responsibly when taking care of it.

  2. A flying squirrel is the most rewarding pet to own.

  3. People who have pets are more responsible than people who do not have pets.

  4. Exotic pets are the easiest pets to take care of.



Part Two

Which sentence from the passage best supports the answer in Part One? Choose one answer.




  1. “Your new pets will appreciate your knowing exactly how to care for them, . . .”

  2. “Flying squirrels may be small, but they are very active.”

  3. “Treat them nicely, and no doubt they will do the same for you.”

  4. “You are the proud new owner of three truly exotic pets: . . .”

Unit 2 – Space and Time Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 1
Careers in the Space Industry




Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

Which sentence contains two main ideas of the passage?




  1. Astronomers often get their doctoral degrees and their jobs might involve teaching.

  2. Electrical engineers design rockets and satellites.

  3. Being fascinated by the enormity of the universe will provide a career in the

space industry.

  1. Job opportunities in space exploration or research involve science and math, but writers and artists also play a role in the space industry.



Part Two

What two details from the passage support the answer in Part One? Choose two answers.




  1. “If your skills are more focused in the arts you will be happy to learn that the space industry also caters to your talents.”

  2. “Even if the space industry does not include the right career for you, you can still enjoy gazing at the night sky on a clear evening.”

  3. “The most common career involving space is astronomy. Astronomers use science to study the universe.”

  4. “Do you like gazing at the stars on a clear night?”

Unit 2 – Space and Time Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 2
Journey Back in Time




Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

Based on “Journey Back in Time,” what is the relationship between the findings about life in the Egyptian and Incan civilizations?




  1. The artifacts and treasures showed that the people in both civilizations were poor.

  2. The artifacts and treasures were not much help in understanding life in each civilization.

  3. The artifacts and treasures found prove that both civilizations bury the dead with

their possessions.

  1. The artifacts and treasures discovered helped people to gain an understanding of what life was like in both civilizations.



Part Two

What evidence from the passage supports the answer in Part One? Choose two answers.




  1. “It could take decades to build the complex structures; most included staircases, chambers, and narrow passageways.”

  2. “The discovery sparked widespread interest in ancient Egypt and offered important clues to the ancient Egyptians’ beliefs, customs, and culture.”

  3. “These relics provide a fascinating glimpse into life in the Incan Empire at the height of

its power.”

  1. “His men observed the ruins of temples and houses.”

Unit 2 – Space and Time Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 3
Cahokia: The Lost City




Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

Which is the best summary of the passage “Cahokia: The Lost City?”




  1. Archaeologists have tried to answer questions about Cahokian culture and daily life. Researchers have studied artifacts and building sites to learn about this lost city.

  2. One curious feature is the more than 120 earthen pyramids, known as mounds, that dot the area. What each of the mounds were used for is unclear.

  3. In about A.D. 700, people settled in the Mississippi River flood plain. There are no written records about the Cahokian culture.

  4. The largest earthen pyramid, known as a mound, covered 14 acres and was as tall as a

10-story building. It is estimated that the mound had 14 million baskets of soil.

Part Two

Which paragraph from the passage contributes most to the summary in Part One.

Choose one answer.


  1. paragraph 1

  2. paragraph 3

  3. paragraph 5

  4. paragraph 6

Unit 2 – Space and Time Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 4
Moving To Mars?




Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

What is the overall structure of most of the paragraphs in the passage “Moving To Mars? “




  1. causes and their effects

  2. chronological list of events

  3. general statement followed by examples

  4. problem and several possible solutions



Part Two

Which sentences from the passage support the answer in Part One? Choose two answers.




  1. “I was thinking last week about what it would be like if I moved to another planet.” “First, I might get my name into the history books as the First Resident in Space . . .”

  2. “. . . I plan on staying here on Earth if folks begin settling the other planets. Definitely.”

  3. “Venus has almost zero water, so can you imagine the cost of trying to ship some

from Earth?”

  1. “For one thing, moving is a humongous hassle. Even if you just move across the state, you need to pack, say good bye to neighbors, . . .”

Unit 2 – Space and Time Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 5
At Work on the Great Pyramid


Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

How does the author connect the setting and the characters in the passage “At Work on the Great Pyramid”?




  1. by reporting the dimensions and angles of the stones used to build the Great Pyramid

  2. by explaining the work the characters do building the Great Pyramid, using the materials found in and made from the environment

  3. by describing the heat of the sun as they construct the Great Pyramid

  4. by telling how long the father, son, and brother have been working on the Great Pyramid



Part Two

Which two of the following provide evidence that supports the answer in Part One?

Choose two answers.


  1. “Father is proud of his work and prefers it to the other kinds of labor . . .”

  2. “Seven years ago, he started like me, helping to get water and baskets of bread, onions, and garlic to the workers three times a day.”

  3. “. . . I look across the sand and spot my father chipping away at an enormous slab of limestone with his chisel.”

  4. “. . . he is making preparations for the afterlife that each of us can have, if only we are buried correctly.”

Unit 3 – Challenges and Obstacles Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 1
Are You Thinking About a Survival Camp?




Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

Part One

What type of evidence does the author present to support the point that safety is always a “major concern” for anyone attending survival camp?




  1. experiences of 12-and 13-year-old survival campers

  2. opinions about the benefits of survival camp

  3. identification of specific skills and techniques needed in survival camp

  4. conclusions about physical and mental requirements needed for survival camp



Part Two

Which two phrases from the selection best supports the answer in Part One?

Choose two answers.


  1. “. . . leaders and campers learn to identify water sources and edible plants in the area.”

  2. “. . . campers develop self-reliance, resourcefulness, or confidence . . .”

  3. “Each day campers hike to a different campsite that the leaders have scouted out

in advance.”

  1. “Each group of hikers carries matches, a whistle, or mirror for signaling . . .”

Unit 3 – Challenges and Obstacles Reading Street Sleuth

6th Grade

Week 2
Elizabeth Cady Stanton




Directions for Selected-Response Questions:

Some questions will have two parts and will ask you to select one or more answers in each part.

For the selected-response questions:


  • Read Part One of the question and choose the best answer.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part One of the question.

  • Only one of the answers provided in Part One is correct.

  • Then, read Part Two of the question and choose the best answer or answers based on your answer to Part One. If Part Two tells you to select two answers, be sure to select two answers.

  • You may look back at the passage to help you answer Part Two of the question.






  1. This question has two parts. Answer Part One and then answer Part Two.

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