Monday, December 30, 2013

High School Reading Passages Common Core

High School Common Core  Reading Passages Grade 9th, 10th, 11th  and 12th grade free printable CCSS ELA reading passages | Use the Common Core 9th, 10th, 11th  and 12th Grade Reading Passages below to prepare students for CCSS ELA reading comprehension questions.

Grade Level Reading Passage Fluency Goals High School 225-245 Correct Words Per Minute (CWPM)

Invertebrates High School Reading Fluency Passage | High School Reading Level Grade 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th

Invertebrates are animal species that do not possess or develop a vertebral column, derived from the notochord. This in effect includes all animals apart from the subphylum Vertebrata. Familiar examples of invertebrates include insects, worms, clams, crabs, octopus, snails, and starfish. Taxonomically speaking, "invertebrate" is no more than a term of convenience. The overwhelming majority of animal species are invertebrates, because only about 4% of animal species include a vertebral column in their anatomy. In other words all animals except those in the chordate subphylum Vertebrata (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) are regarded as invertebrates. Furthermore, many individual invertebrate taxa have a greater number and variety of species than the entire subphylum of Vertebrata. In fact some of the so-called invertebrata, such as the Chaetognatha and Hemichordata, are more closely related to the Chordata than to other invertebrate phyla. CWPM 140

The trait that is common to all invertebrates is the absence of a vertebral column: this creates a distinction between invertebrates and vertebrates. The distinction is one of convenience only; it is not based on any clear biologically homologous trait, any more than the common trait of having wings functionally unites insects, bats, and birds, or than not having wings unites tortoises, snails and sponges. Being animals, invertebrates are heterotrophs, and require sustenance in the form of the consumption of other organisms. With a few exceptions, such as the Porifera, invertebrates generally have bodies composed of differentiated tissues. There is also typically a digestive chamber with one or two openings to the exterior. CWPM 255

The word "invertebrate" derives from a prefixed form of the Latin word vertebra. Vertebra means a joint in general and sometimes specifically a joint from the spinal column of a vertebrate. In turn the jointed aspect of vertebra derived from the concept of turning, expressed in the root verto or vorto, to turn. Coupled with the prefix in-, meaning "not" or "without", the word conveys the meaning: "those that lack vertebrae (spine)".CWPM 349

More Sample Reading Fluency Drills all grades

The Story of Doctor Dolittle
The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
Treasure Island
Snow-White and Rose-Red
Alice in Wonderland
The Story that Wouldn’t be Told
The Wind in the Willows
The legend of Sleepy Hallow
Macavity the Mystery Cat
Under the Lilacs
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Special Sounds
Hurry with my Food and Drink, Boy!
John Carter of Mars 6th Grade Fluency Drill With DOK Questions

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Grade Level Fluency Drills K-5 | Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading

The passages are a great review before standardized testing.
Author's Purpose - A Very Important Day Grade 4
Author's Purpose - Blue Willow Grade 4
Author's Purpose - Frindle Grade 5
Author's Purpose - Little by Little Grade 5
Author's Purpose - The Crowded House Grade 3
Author's Purpose - The Down and Up Fall Grade 4
Author's Purpose - Turtle Bay Grade 3
Author's Purpose - Wild Shots, They're My Life Grade 3

Cause & Effect - Alejandro's Gift Grade 3
Cause & Effect - Flippy's Adventures
Cause & Effect - Stealing Home
Cause & Effect - The Armadillo from Amarillo
Cause & Effect - The Garden of Happiness

Characterization - Dear Mr. Henshaw
Characterization - Off and Running

Compare & Contrast - Cocoa Ice
Compare & Contrast - Coyote Places the Stars
Compare & Contrast - Frog and Toad Webquest
Compare & Contrast - Lon Po Po
Compare & Contrast - One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
Compare & Contrast - Stealing Home
Compare & Contrast - Stealing Home Interactive
Compare & Contrast - Stealing Home Test Tutor
Compare & Contrast - Two Lands, One Heart Interactive
Compare & Contrast - Two Lands, One Heart Test Tutor

Drawing Conclusions - A Cricket in Times Square
Drawing Conclusions - Iditarod Dream
Drawing Conclusions - Sarah Plain and Tall
Drawing Conclusions - Sarah, Plain, and Tall
Drawing Conclusions - The Fun They Had
Drawing Conclusions - The Talent Show
Drawing Conclusions - We'll Never Forget You Roberto Clemente

Fact & Opinion - Boom Town
Fact & Opinion - Leah's Pony
Fact & Opinion - Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox
Fact & Opinion - Satchmo's Blues
Fact & Opinion - The Gold Rush
Fact & Opinion - William Shakespeare and the Globe

Figurative Language - Island of the Blue Dolphins
Figurative Language - Papa Tells Chita a Story.
Figurative Language - The Baker's Neighbor
Figurative Language - The Emperor and the Kite
Figurative Language - The Garden of Happiness

Main Idea - If You Made a Million
Main Idea - In the Days of King Adobe
Main Idea - Yippee-Yay!

Sequence - Centerfield Ballhawk
Sequence - In My Family
Sequence - Red Writing Hood
Sequence - Sequence of Events
Sequence - The Case of Pablo's Nose
Sequence - The Stories Julian Tells
Sequence - Three Little Pigs

Story Elements - Allie's Basketball Dreams
Story Elements - Cinderella Interactive
Story Elements - Elena
Story Elements - My Name is Maria Isabel
Story Elements - Pepita Talks Twice
Story Elements - Sayings We Share
Story Elements - Sees Behind Bees
Story Elements - The Emperor and the Kite
Story Elements - The Gardner

Summarize - Black Frontiers
Summarize - Folktales from Asia
Summarize - How to Babysit an Orangutan
Summarize - I'm in Charge of the Celebration
Summarize - Look to the North
Summarize - Look to the North Test Tutor
Summarize - Make a Long Story Short
Summarize - Nights of the Puffins
Summarize - Papa Tells Chita a Story
Summarize - Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears
Summarize - Woodsong

Text Features - Fire!
Text Features - Rocking and Rolling
Text Features - Saguaro Cactus

Text Structure - Dear Mr. Henshaw
Text Structure - Evelyn Cisneros
Text Structure - Lewis and Clark
Text Structure - Name This American
Text Structure - Oceans
Text Structure - Oceans 2
Text Structure - Off and Running
Text Structure - Summer of Fire
Text Structure - The Case of the Flying Saucer People
Text Structure - The Case of the Flying Saucer People 2

How can a Dyslexic Reading Teacher HELP 95% of all at-risk students pass the EOG Reading Test? 10 Consecutive Years!

"Mr Taylor who annually starts with a class of fourth graders, 2/3 of whom are below grade level, and ends the year with most of the class at and above grade level. He gets results by emphasizing reading and writing, and holds students responsible for the work assigned. All the students read the same challenging books, stories and poems; they spend a lot of time on vocabulary, take notes, identify the main chapter idea and write a chapter summary every day. They read about six challenging books a year...Fortunately for his students, he puts them first and is determined that every student will make at least one year of progress in his class. Some students make spectacular gains in reading, writing or math. The average student this past year made about three years academic progress....His Title I students perform as well as students in the nearby "rich" area with all top-rated schools."  Robert Cherba 

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