Books and Passages

Althea Gibson

Passage

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

Grade: 9-10
Lexile Level: 1110L
Domain: U.S. History, Sports & Recreation
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Paired Text Lesson

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/passages-barbara-c-jordan_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they are both about an African American woman who had a groundbreaking career.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/ptqs_barbara_c_jordan_althea_gibson.pdf

Standards

This Passage & Question Set 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

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.

User Comments

Relevant article that can be used also to compare to African American women athletes today.

Thank you for providing grade level socially appropriate reading passages that stimulate conversation in the classroom.

Very powerful article. Thank you!