Books and Passages

Rosa Parks: 100th Birthday

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/rosa_parks_100th_birthday_1470_passage_and_questions_0.pdf

Grade: 8
Lexile Level: 1470L
Domain: Civics & Government, U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/answer_key/rosa_parks_100th_birthday_1470_answers.pdf

Grade: 8
Lexile Level: 1470L
Domain: Civics & Government, U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_12604.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_13062.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_13794.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-courage-take-action-lesson-rosa-parks_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_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

Inspiring to know about courage and strength of committed people to peaceful protests!

GREAT

NICE STORY

Rosa Parks deliberately did not give up her seat. It was not because she was tired....it was because she wanted to start the boycott. She was already actively involved in the civil rights movement and decided to not give up her seat to call attention to the cause and start a boycott. Please rewrite this article to show she was an educated and driven woman who knew exactly what she was doing on that day!

Great point!

Thanks for your comment and thoughts. This is a transcript of one of President Obama's proclamations from the White House.

Great

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Interesting to see that the President writes at a 1410 lexile level.

I'm sure his speech writers do!

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