Books and Passages

A Tale of Segregation: Fetching Water

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/800_a_tale_of_segregation_fetching_water.pdf

Grade: 5
Lexile Level: 800L
Domain: Civics & Government, U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

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

Grade: 5
Lexile Level: 800L
Domain: Civics & Government, U.S. History
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_13340.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_13540.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_13784.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-civil-rights-city-bus_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they both discuss racial segregation in America.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/ptqs_civil_rights_bus_segregation_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

Wealth of information, thanks a ton for the hardwork.

my students loved it

Where do I get video?

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Children need to read more about this topic. They need to realize that although we've come far, we have so much further to go. Thanks for the text/video.

Can you please provide the link to the text/video you spoke of in your comment? I would like to show it with this lesson.Thank you.

My son thought it was great info.but very sad how the black people was treated

Beautiful passages!

Thank you so very much for this!

This is such a wonderful resource...we are currently reading a book called "Heart and Soul". This passage is a great supplement to the theme.

This is excellent information for our students to learn about History of our nation. Thanks.

Thank you for such wonderful resources. The paired selection of Tale of Segregation and Civil Rights on a City Bus correlate so well with the novel, The Liberation of Gabriel King.

This passage will reinforce what I had to teach in Social Studies. Thank you!

Thank you for providing quality material with paired passages and questions for our students.

When my 9 year-old sister drove down to Texas from Cleveland in 1954 with my aunt and uncle she told us about the whites- and colored-only water fountains- shocking then and now. Thank you for the stirring video voices.

The paired passaged are very useful for the unit I am currently doing with my students.

These are fabulous for Black History Month as well as the Common Core! Thank you.

This information works well as additional reinforcement to what we are currently studying!

Thanks ...great information and nonfiction texts!!

This fits with the theme we are currently studying. Thank you.

Great information!!

Thank you for the information and allowing students to learn about great historical facts.