Grade 6 Familiar Texts for Instructionally Embedded Model States

DLM Familiar Texts are provided for use during shared reading instruction. During shared reading instruction, adults work to maximize student engagement and interaction, while asking very few direct questions. This is especially important for students who are completing DLM testlets at the Initial Precursor linkage level. These students struggle with engagement and communication. As such, adults have to work to recruit and sustain student interest and engagement while teaching them to communicate using gestures, images in the book, and objects. Shared reading interactions can also help students learn to respond to simple yes/no questions using a gesture or movement (e.g., head shake/nod, looking up/down, hand up/down).

You can learn more about shared reading by completing these DLM Professional Development modules:
Shared Reading Online Self-directed Module
Shared Reading Facilitated Module Materials for Groups

Or the modules and supports provided by our partners at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at

About Grade 6 Familiar Texts (pdf)

Texts with an asterisk (*) contain material that some students may find sensitive.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne and Diana*
Anne's Best Friend
The Concert
Visiting Diana

Informational Texts
Exploring Nature is Fun
Hard Work
Packing a Bag
Ready for Bed
School Days
Visiting an Island


A Pig Goes Up and Down*
A Pig Goes Up the Mountain*
Living at Camp Green Lake*

Informational Texts
Cafeteria Lunches
Learning to Read
Pigs All Around
Writing Letters

Little Women

Jo's Book
Jo's Haircut*
Jo's Stories

Informational Texts
Hair is Fun
How to Write a Story
Making Friends
Music Class
Take Care of Your Hair
Writing a Story