Books and Passages

Alzheimer's Disease: The Mind Robber

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/760_alzheimers_disease_the_mind_robber_0.pdf

Grade: 4
Lexile Level: 760L
Domain: Life Science
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

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

Grade: 4
Lexile Level: 760L
Domain: Life Science
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_10101.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_10102.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-scoop-adhd_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they both address a disease or disorder and ways to cope with it.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/ptqs_alzheimers_adhd.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

Hope you guys liked this story! This teaches kids about Alzheimer's. If you haven't given this passage to your class yet, we recommend this story to all ages.

My mother is going through this dreadful disease and I am continually sad when I think of the way she was before, and now she does not know who I am. Several of my students have grandparents that are experiencing this as well. This is an excellent piece for my students to understand and relate to this affliction. It has also helped me with coping with this whenever i talk with my mother. Thank you

This is a special passage for me; my mother passed of Alzheimer's in 2011. It is well written and I appreciate that it is included as a passage to use with my babies!

my kids loved it

I am reading Graduation of Jake Moon by Barbara Park. This will be a great extension activity.

I used this with my students and then read, The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins, by Lester Laminack. They really "got it" and it gave them something important to reflect upon.

I really enjoyed this passage and so did my students.