Books and Passages

About Homelessness

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/about_homelessness_1120_passage_and_questions.pdf

Grade: 7
Lexile Level: 1120L
Domain: Civics & Government, Geography & Societies, School & Family Life
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/answer_key/about_homelessness_1120_answers.pdf

Grade: 7
Lexile Level: 1120L
Domain: Civics & Government, Geography & Societies, School & Family Life
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_12635.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_12636.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_2-8.pdf

StepReads™

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/stepped/about_homelessness_stepread1.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/stepped/about_homelessness_stepread2.pdf

Paired Text Lesson

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/passages-maggie-and-mission_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of homelessness.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/ptqs_homelessness_maggie_mission_0.pdf

Standards

This Passage & Question Set, related Vocabulary materials, and Paired Text align to the following Common Core Anchor Standards:

Passage & Question Set
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10

Vocabulary Material
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6

Paired Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9

Full Standards Descriptions


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

User Comments

Are there answers available to check paired texts?

The answer key for "Maggie and the Mission" can be found by going to its passage page. For your convenience, here's a link to it: "Maggie and the Mission" Passage Page

As for the "Paired Text Questions," we do not provide the answer keys for them at this point in time. As you know, we are committed to providing the highest quality, research-based content, and providing educators with more and more of it. In order to provide the most value to educators and their students, we felt it was more important to write more paired texts and the questions than writing the answers at this point in time. We wish we could do everything at once, but it will take some time. It is our intention to provide answers for the "Paired Text Questions," but we cannot give you a definitive time frame as to when this will happen.

Another great story.

nice story

Great article. Just what I need. I think this will resonate with my students and generate a lot of discussion. Thank you.

Great for reviewing paired texts.

I absolutely love the fact that the articles are can be accessed at different lexile levels.

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We were just talking about finding paired texts. And, you did it for us. Thank you.

I agree. Very rigorous reading. Thank you!

Where is the other story? I thought this passage was to be paired with another.

You can find the second text on the green tab that says "Paired Texts."

Very rigorous reading. Love these passages!

I think this passage did a really good job of helping my students understand some of the reasons why people become homeless.

Great!! :-)

Great!

Love it. It's a great way to explain homelessness to our children

Well written, evocative essay. Thanks!

I love this passage.