Books and Passages

An Account from the Slave Trade: Love Story of Jeffrey and Dorcas

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/an_account_from_the_slave_trade_love_story_of_jeffrey_and_dorcas_1190_passage_and_questions_0.pdf

Grade: 7
Lexile Level: 1190L
Domain: U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/answer_key/an_account_from_the_slave_trade_love_story_of_jeffrey_and_dorcas_1190_answers.pdf

Grade: 7
Lexile Level: 1190L
Domain: U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_12603.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_14662.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_16538.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_2-8.pdf

Paired Text Lesson

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/passages-wesley-harris-account-escaping-slavery_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they are both primary source texts that address the topic of slavery.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/jeffrey_dorcas_wesley.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

Great read and it works well for my Black History Unit!

Can't wait to show my students!Thank you!

Great thanks

Excellent website for teachers. Thanks. A lot!

This is the best online resource ever!

I was tired of using the same stories from released tests. These are great!

I love this website and use it often. thank you!! :)

ReadWorks is the best

I have discussed how slavery broke up families and friends with my social studies class. This story is just what I needed to further enhance their learning.

We have been looking for nonfiction texts with paired passages. ReadWorks is a great resource. Thank you!

Love This!!! :) :)

Thank you!!!!

Slavery’s relationship to identity is a complex one, for African Americans and for white Southerners. African Americans during slavery had to create their identities in a culture in which they did not have ownership or control over their own bodies, in which their families were broken up by the slave trade, and in which they were not treated as human. As generations of slaves were born on American soil, African names, customs, religions, and languages disappeared, leaving the slaves with few ways of shaping identity outside the world of the slaveholders.

very impressed with this piece of literature, and timely during my required readings for my students and allows them to elaborate on the reading.

A wonderful introduction for students so far removed from the trials and heartache of slavery it's as if it never happened, the twist of fate was wonderful. Thank you

Great heart felt emotional article. I can not wait to share with my students.

This will fit in great with my ISTEP review and Black History unit.

Awesome! I am really impressed with the complexity of the passage and question set.

A great resource for content area teachers and for RTI...

I am impressed with the writing and the subject matter really spurred some discussion not just about what was in the story, but the connections with modern "white slavery" and the issue of racism. My students became very thoughtful about the content. I am so glad I found this site. Thank you very much!

this is wonderful and some what challenging. this gives my students a chance to explain.

This is excellent read. I plan to use it as compare/contrast with "Aloysha the Pot" by Tolstoy

Great read! Thank you.