Books and Passages

Famous African Americans - Duke Ellington


Grade: 3
Lexile Level: 510L
Domain: Arts, Culture, and Religion
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy



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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.

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

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.

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

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Thank you so much for this great resource on Black History Month.

This is a great resource for Black History Month. Thank you!

wonderful resource for Black History Month

Thanks, I like these articles but wish I could see some of the Florida Standards with some of them. Oh well..We can't have everything.

Thanks! It's been difficult to find several reading levels on the same topic for special holidays/celebrations -especially Black History Month! Your multi-grade selections address that beautifully.