Books and Passages

A Bit about Buttons

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/a_bit_about_buttons_940_passage_and_questions_0.pdf

Grade: 3
Lexile Level: 940L
Domain: Technology & Engineering
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/answer_key/a_bit_about_buttons_940_answers.pdf

Grade: 3
Lexile Level: 940L
Domain: Technology & Engineering
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11142.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11143.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_2-8.pdf

StepReads™

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/stepped/a_bit_about_buttons_stepread1.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/stepped/a_bit_about_buttons_stepread2.pdf

Paired Text Lesson

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/passages-bread-baking-now-and-then_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they both discuss the history of a familiar object.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/ptqs_bread_baking_buttons_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

I used the stories for close reading. My students enjoy the variety of topics and they like to pick the topic. THANKS, for sharing with us.

Great stuff thanks for sharing

Very enjoyable.

Great passage to attract student attention. Much vocabulary to work on, reading skills, writing, etc. Thank you!

Fun passage, thank you for sharing!

Very good story. Thank you.

love it. Thank you.

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Love the history in this passage- thanks for making it available to students!

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Wonderful passage. Thanks for sharing.

Great for teaching history as well.

Great for a developing mind.

I used this passage with a second grade advance class. The students loved the information and decided to make a pearly suit jacket to help collect pennies for a local hospital this november when they will be in 3rd grade.

I love this story!!!!!!

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Thanks for sharing.

Non-Fiction passage addresses evidence of comprehension; the more the merrier. Thanks.

Wonderful passage .Thank you very much .

This is a great passage to practice Opinion writing.

Thanks for sharing.