Books and Passages

Mapping the West: The Journey of Lewis and Clark

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/1070_mapping_the_west_the_journey_of_lewis_and_clark.pdf

Grade: 7
Lexile Level: 1070L
Domain: U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

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

Grade: 7
Lexile Level: 1070L
Domain: U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11056.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11057.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11058.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-sacagawea_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they both discuss the topic of Lewis and Clark's journey throughout the American west.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/ptqs_mapping_west_sacagawea.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

Always so helpful!!!

I absolutely love the Sacagawea passage! As I began to skim it, I found myself absorbed by the story, reminding me that our students are the same way...when something sparks their curiosity, they become the sponges of knowledge all human beings are. My students may not share my particular interest in Native American culture and history, but I hope to spark the interest in each one of them next year, and every year, by exposing them to a variety of topics. Thank you for making this passage available to me.

Looks great! I am looking forward to using it with my 7th graders!

I teach a unit on explorers in fourth grade and am going to add this to it with a few modifications.

I read the text and liked it! Can't wait to share instruction of the literary nonfiction piece with my students! :)

I can't wait to try this with my ED students!