Books and Passages

Climbing Space

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/1420_climbing_space.pdf

Grade: 6
Lexile Level: 1420L
Domain: Technology & Engineering, U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

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

Grade: 6
Lexile Level: 1420L
Domain: Technology & Engineering, U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/vocabulary/conquest-8455.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_15226.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_15228.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-renewing-america_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they are both primary source texts that address the topic of improving the United States.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/renewing_america_climbing_bridge_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

Great selection of texts with the Lexile levels provided.

Love the ease of finding Paired texts on this site. Thank you!!

Good read for my GED students. Can also refer to the standards that they are learning. Tks.

Love the resource! This really goes along with my nonfiction unit. Thank you!!!!!!

I always want my students to remember that things that are hard help them achieve their goals and NOT to give up when the answers are not easy!!!! Love this quote from JFK's speech- "We choose to go to the moon in this decade ...., not because they are easy, but because they are hard..."