Books and Passages

Changes in Biodiversity

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1410_changes_in_biodiversity_0.pdf

Grade: 11-12
Lexile Level: 1410L
Domain: Earth & Space Science
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

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

Grade: 11-12
Lexile Level: 1410L
Domain: Earth & Space Science
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_10765.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_10766.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_2-8.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

Great

Thanks this activity will give me a good insight into the thinking of my students around the concepts associated with biodiversity.

The standardized tests my students have to take are full of multiple choice questions. They need all the practice they can get answering multiple choice questions, and your passages provide that. Thanks a million!

The Question Set is very useful in preparing Pre-GED students for the Extend Response on the CBT for the GED.
- Ms. H

Thanks!!!

Excellent!!!

The lessons and passages are perfect for my struggling readers. I am at a Title 1 school and I try to have them read passages that are challenging but relatable.