6th Grade ELA

6th Grade ELA Sample

1 pt Chapter: 6 Standard: L.6.5a DOK: 1

           The Echoing Green            by William Blake

           The sun does arise,            And make happy the skies;            The merry bells ring            To welcome the Spring; 5         The skylark and thrush,            The birds of the bush,            Sing louder around            To the bells’ cheerful sound;            While our sports shall be seen 10       On the echoing green.

           Old John, with white hair,            Does laugh away care,            Sitting under the oak,            Among the old folk. 15       They laugh at our play,            And soon they all say,            ‘Such, such were the joys            When we all—girls and boys—            In our youth-time were seen 20       On the echoing green.’

           Till the little ones, weary,            No more can be merry:            The sun does descend,            And our sports have an end. 25       Round the laps of their mothers            Many sisters and brothers,            Like birds in their nest,            Are ready for rest,            And sport no more seen 30       On the darkening green.

1. Which lines show an example of simile?

1 pt Chapter: 2, 3 Standard: RL.6.1 DOK: 1

What time of year is it?

1 pt Chapter: 3 Standard: RL.6.4 DOK: 2

Which words from the poem most contribute to its tone?

1 pt Chapter: 2 Standard: RL.6.3 DOK: 1

How do the old folk react to the children playing on the echoing green?

1 pt Chapter: 3 Standard: RL.6.5 DOK: 2

The poem is made up of three ten-line stanzas. How does each of the stanzas contribute to the setting of the poem?