Books and Passages

Abraham

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1070_abraham_0.pdf

Grade: 7
Lexile Level: 1070L
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

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

Grade: 7
Lexile Level: 1070L
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11152.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11153.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_2-8.pdf

StepReads™

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/stepped/abraham_stepread1_0.pdf

Paired Text Lesson

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/passages-chicken-pen_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they both explore the theme of adaptation to a new environment.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/ptqs_abraham_chicken_pen.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.

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