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Excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from the Birmingham City Jail


Grade: 6
Lexile Level: 980L
Domain: U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

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This Passage & Question Set and Paired Text align to the following Common Core Anchor Standards:

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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.

Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

User Comments

What would be a good lesson to pair this with?

This text and question set may work well as an additional resource to build background knowledge with The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 novel study unit, or the When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson comprehension unit.

very innovative qestions.

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