Books and Passages

The Courage to Take Action: A Lesson from Rosa Parks

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/the_courage_to_take_action_a_lesson_from_rosa_parks_1220_passage_and_questions.pdf

Grade: 8
Lexile Level: 1220L
Domain: Civics & Government, U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/answer_key/the_courage_to_take_action_a_lesson_from_rosa_parks_1220_answers.pdf

Grade: 8
Lexile Level: 1220L
Domain: Civics & Government, U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_12972.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_13085.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_13344.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-rosa-parks-100th-birthday_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they are both primary source documents that focus on the legacy of Rosa Parks.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/ptqs_rosa_parks_100th_birthday_the_courage_to_take_action.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'm comparing this article with another article from CommonLit that has conflicting information about Rosa Parks. It is my hope that after students conduct an analysis via an article comparison organizer they will see the error in the CommonLit article.

Using these paired texts for Women's History Month!

Great informational text to use for citing textual evidence. I used this passage with my ELL Levels 3 & 4 grade 7 and 8 students and it was manageable for them.

We've read quite a few passage from ReadWorks and this was by far a favorite. The kids really got into it and enjoyed discussing the passage.

This is a great passage to use after reading Freedom Walkers.

I am excited to have my students read this story for black history month.

I agree, this is a great passage for Black History Month

Love both of these passages! My students found them interesting as well! Excellent practice as well as informative for Black History Month!

this is a great passage for black history month

My students find the passages very interesting to read. I want them to have practice with writing short response questions that will be substantiated by evidence from the text. This is great practice.