Books and Passages

The United States of America

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/the_united_states_of_america_160_passage_and_questions.pdf

Grade: K
Lexile Level: 160L
Domain: Civics & Government, Geography & Societies
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

What should kindergartners be able to read?
Many educators and parents are asking this question in response to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In many states, the CCSS represent the first standards where kindergartners are expected to be reading conventionally. Read more at http://textproject.org/topics/beginning-reading/


http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/answer_key/the_united_states_of_america_160_answers.pdf

Grade: K
Lexile Level: 160L
Domain: Civics & Government, Geography & Societies
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

What should kindergartners be able to read?
Many educators and parents are asking this question in response to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In many states, the CCSS represent the first standards where kindergartners are expected to be reading conventionally. Read more at http://textproject.org/topics/beginning-reading/


Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11559.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/vocabulary/Images for "American"-8010.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11561.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11562.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/vocabulary/Images for "country"-8010.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_k-1.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.

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