In this first unit of CKLA Grade 6, students will practice reading and writing short stories, using a collection of selected stories from Flying Lessons & Other Stories. Written by middle-grade authors representing a wide array of cultures and experiences, including Walter Dean Myers, Meg Medina, Grace Lin, Jacqueline Woodson, and other popular, award-winning writers, these stories and your classroom discussion will give students the opportunity to explore the diverse backgrounds represented in your classroom, community, and our country. The topic of cultural diversity in America is a timely one. The stories in Flying Lessons & Other Stories will help readers recognize and appreciate the things that make each of us different—and the things we have in common.
Flying Lessons & Other Stories
Grade Level Grades 5-7
Common Core State Standards
Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “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”).