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Lost Temple of the Aztecs

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Subject English Language Arts — Language, Reading Standards for Fiction, Speaking and Listening, Writing
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment


A close reading activity based on the story, “Lost Temple of the Aztecs” and includes instructions for implementation, text dependent questions, vocabulary and additional tasks. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, W.6.1, W.6.4, W.6.9, SL.6.1; L.6.1, L.6.2, L.6.5 . This resource was developed through the Student Achievement Partners Basal Alignment Project. For more information regarding the Basal Alignment Project, check out


Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
0.1 MB


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.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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This doesn't include the PDF
This doesn't include the PDF of Lost Temple of the Aztecs, if you do not have the text you cannot use this lesson. :(
September 16, 2019