Books and Passages

A Busy Bird

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/140_a_busy_bird.pdf

Grade: K
Lexile Level: 140L
Domain: Life Science
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

What should kindergartners be able to read?
Many educators and parents are asking this question in response to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In many states, the CCSS represent the first standards where kindergartners are expected to be reading conventionally. Read more at http://textproject.org/topics/beginning-reading/


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

Grade: K
Lexile Level: 140L
Domain: Life Science
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

What should kindergartners be able to read?
Many educators and parents are asking this question in response to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In many states, the CCSS represent the first standards where kindergartners are expected to be reading conventionally. Read more at http://textproject.org/topics/beginning-reading/


Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11262.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/vocabulary/Images for "beak"-7888.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11264.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/vocabulary/Images for "nest"-7888.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11266.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/vocabulary/Images for "twig"-7888.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_k-1.pdf

Standards

This Passage & Question Set and related Vocabulary materials 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

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.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

This is not a passage to be read by an independent on-level Kindergartener. The reading strategies are more consistent with a late first and early second grade reader. However, it's perfect for building vocabulary, doing a word search for sight words and repeated reading for fluency. I'm using it with my level 8-10 DRA reading group in second grade.

Great resource for my special needs students. I will use this in the classroom with small group as well as homework. My student's parents are doing a great job with our daily homework reading logs to build fluency. This is a great way for them to work on their child's comprehension! Love it! Thank you!

it was a fun story so i read it to my class they loved it

I love the story. Perfect for special aid students.

Great for my students. Readable . lots of sight words

Love the content for each grade level. So far, the passages are great for teaching reading comprehension for my on grade level students.

The story is very suitable for the age. The vocabulary is very informative. The story is also useful as the children will know how independent the bird is and how patient it is to build its nest.

Love this story and the questions and illustrations. Awesome!

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The ESE teacher shared his worksheets with me and I feel in love with the stories.
Thanks for everything! I work with all levels K-5 Communicatively Impaired Students and ReadWorks offer a variety of skills that I must target...thanks again!

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I love that the content is appropriate for any grade level. I teach fourth grade but I have low level English language learners. It is so easy to differentiate with ReadWorks passages. When it's time for reading everyone gets a reading passage that's a great fit.