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This worksheet is aligned with CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3, and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.4 PARCC Practice

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The Three Tradesmen (Grade 6)

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The Three Tradesmen

A GREAT city was once besieged, and all its inhabitants were gathered together to consider by what means it might be protected from the enemy.

A Bricklayer earnestly recommended bricks as the best materials for successful defense.

A Carpenter with equal energy proposed timber as a preferable means of defense.

Hearing which, a Currier stood up and said, "Sirs, I differ with you wholly. There is no material for resistance equal to covering of hides, and nothing in the present case so good as leather.

Every man for his own trade.
1. 
Read the sentence from Paragraph 1 in the passage.

A GREAT city was once besieged, and all its inhabitants were gathered together to consider by what means it might be protected from the enemy.

What does the word besieged mean as it is used in the sentence?
  1. falling to pieces
  2. surrounded by an army
  3. holding a community meeting
  4. needing new buildings
2. 
Which words from the passage best support the answer to part A?

A GREAT city was once besieged, and all its inhabitants were gathered together to consider by what means it might be protected from the enemy.
  1. A great city
  2. all its inhabitants were gathered
  3. to consider by what means
  4. be protected from the enemy
3. 
For the fable, fill in the blanks in the story map to create a summary.

Conflict:                                                                   
Event 1:                                                               
Event 2:                                                                     
Event 3:                                                                   
Event 4:                                                             
Resolution:                                                               

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