RL.6.9: Compare Different Media Formats & Approaches to Theme or Topic 6th Grade


With this standards-based resource based on RL.6.9, students will have the opportunity to read 9 passages/texts and use passage prompts to compare different forms and how they approach the same topic or theme.

PDF + Google Apps | 61 pages + Digital Version


With this standards-based resource based on RL.6.9, students will have the opportunity to read 9 passages/texts and use passage prompts to compare different forms and how they approach the same topic or theme.

This resource includes everything you need to check for understanding, including a summative assessment with a rubric. All answer keys are also included.

This resource includes both a printable and digital version that is ready for Google Classroom and other distance learning platforms.

You can use this resource

  • To give extra practice with CCSS RL.6.9
  • For close reading and guided reading
  • For classwork, center rotations
  • For assessments and test prep

How will this resource help me?

  • Easily assess where students are in their understanding of this standard
  • Encourage students to self-assess their own growth
  • Ensure standard mastery by assessing each objective within the standard

This Resource Includes:

  • Teacher Guide
  • RL6.9 Defined Poster
  • I Can Poster
  • Student Self-Assessment
  • Stories Vs. Poems
    • Stories & Poetry Instructional Resources
    • Story Vs. Poem Resource
    • “The Date” Story
    • “The Date” Poem
    • Passage Prompts
    • Compare and Contrast Activity
  • Stories Vs. Dramas
    • Drama Instructional Resource
    • “Life Choices” Story
    • “Act 1: Scene 2” Drama
    • Passage Prompts
    • Act It Out Activity
  • Dramas Vs. Poems
    • Genres Instructional Resource
    • “Act 2, Scene 2- Math Class” Drama
    • “Contact” Poem
    • Passage Prompts
    • Write Your Own Screenplay Activity
  • RL6.9 Summative Assessment
  • Digital Version of Each Activity
  • Answer Keys

This product is created for 6th grade, but the activities could be transferable to 7th and 8th grade since many of the standards are parallel.



The following standards are addressed with this resource.

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.
Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.
Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.

You can find more details here: https://www.thecorestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/6/


Are answer keys included?

Yes. The answer keys are included as the last pages of the resource download.

Do all the activity worksheets need to be completed all at once, or can I split it up?

You could certainly split this up into multiple days/activities. Especially with the long resources. Some activities are easy to split into three “activities”. First, cold read (could be a partner read) w/vocab and multiple choice questions. Second, re-read and summary page. Third, choose one writing activity. You could even do stations. Maybe partner read first, then one station does the vocabulary and summary page. Another station could do the multiple choice, and you could do a teacher-led station with one writing prompt. Then, you can have a fourth station independently write the other prompt. Of course, you know your students better than I do! These are just some ideas!! I try to section out the activities, so you have the freedom to make it work for you!

Is a digital version included?

Yes, all resources within this product line includes a digital version that uses Google Apps.

What is the Lexile level of your reading passages?

Since Lexile is trademarked, I am unable to label them as Lexile levels. However, I have used the free Lexile analyzer and I stay within the recommended grade level range. If there is a specific reading packet that you need details for, please contact me directly and I’ll give you a more specific range.

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