Monday, December 30, 2013

Informational | Expository Reading Passages

Common Core Informational (Expository) Reading Passages | Reading Passages with Reading Comprehension Questions

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

Jim Crow laws | High School Informational (Expository) Reading Fluency Passage | High School Reading Level Grade 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th

The Jim Crow laws were racial segregation laws enacted between 1876 and 1965 in the United States at the state and local level. They mandated de jure (separating) racial segregation in all public facilities in Southern states of the former Confederacy, with, starting in 1890, a "separate but equal" status for African Americans. The separation in practice led to conditions for African Americans that tended to be inferior to those provided for white Americans, systematizing a number of economic, educational and social disadvantages. De jure segregation mainly applied to the Southern United States. While Northern segregation was generally de facto, there were patterns of segregation in housing enforced by covenants, bank lending practices, and job discrimination, including discriminatory union practices for decades. CWPM 122

Some examples of Jim Crow laws are the segregation of public schools, public places, and public transportation, and the segregation of restrooms, restaurants, and drinking fountains for whites and blacks. The U.S. military was also segregated. CWPM 160

These Jim Crow Laws followed the 1800–1866 Black Codes, which had previously restricted the civil rights and civil liberties of African Americans with no pretense of equality. State-sponsored school segregation was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1954 in Brown v. Board of Education. Generally, the remaining Jim Crow laws were overruled by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. CWPM 230

  1. What year did the Jim Crow Laws cease?
  2. Did northern states practice de facto racism?
  3. What year was public school segregation declared unconstitutional? 

Socratic questions
  1. How are today’s schools more equitable or less equitable with desegregation?
  2. Today more children go to segregated schools than 40 years ago, Why? 
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Treasure Island
Snow-White and Rose-Red
Alice in Wonderland
The Story that Wouldn’t be Told
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Macavity the Mystery Cat
Under the Lilacs
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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Hurry with my Food and Drink, Boy!
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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

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