Books and Passages

The Struggle for Equality

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/the_struggle_for_equality_830_passage_and_questions_0.pdf

Grade: 4
Lexile Level: 830L
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_struggle_for_equality_830_answers.pdf

Grade: 4
Lexile Level: 830L
Domain: Civics & Government, U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_13500.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_13721.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_2-8.pdf

Standards

This Passage & Question Set and related Vocabulary materials 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

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.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

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It seems that the questions can be answered without referring to the video. Will new questions be written so that students will have to refer to both video and article? thanks.

Since this passage is paired with a video, I was expecting that students would have to view the video and read the passage to answer the questions but there is no mention of the video in the questions. Is there a plan to rewrite the questions so that students would have to refer to both sources in order to answer? Thank you for your time.

Hello there, thanks for your comment. This text is paired with the History.com video, "Jackie Robinson Breaks Barriers" in the featured Black History Month curations. The question set for the passage is meant to build students' comprehension of the text - it does not address the video as you noted. At this point in time, there is no paired text question set for this pairing. If and when one gets created, we will make sure to publish it to the site. Thank you!

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