A Reading Passage or Context Story further clarifies the meanings of vocabulary and aids in the correct word pronunciation. Click on the character icon to hear Lesson Plans #1 - #6 story.
  • ESL, LEP and ELL especially benefit from the AUDIO passages. Stories emphasize grade level word content and subject specific vocabulary.
  • Common Core alignment to a Reading Passage is to 3 key phrases: "Grade Level", "Particular Topic" and "Grade-Relevant Text or Subject Area". CCSS Alignment Strand for Specific Grades:
    Grade Level: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9-10.4, 11-12.4
    Particular Topic: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 4.6. 5.6, 6.6, 7.6, 8.6, 9-10.6, 11-12.6
    Grade & Subject-Relevant Text: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
    (Reading: Informational Text) RI.2.4, RI.3.4, RI.4.4. RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4
    (Reading: Literature) RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4. RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
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    1) MLK Day Reading Passage

    The following reading passage will further clarify meanings of new vocabulary words by putting them in contextual sentences.
    To SEGREGATE and DISCRIMINATE against anyone does not CONTRIBUTE at all to TOLERANCE. No individual deserves to be SUBJUGATED to anyone else in this manner.
    It is imperative to EMANCIPATE negative and aggressive feelings from ones spirit. If a VISIONARY embraces NONVIOLENCE in his or her ACTIVISM, patience could PACIFY ardent disbelievers.
    In America, citizens must embrace INTEGRATION and make every attempt to avoid someone wanting to ASSASSINATE any person. We must remember to keep the legacy Martin Luther King Jr. has given this January 21, 2013.
    Write your own paragraph or sentences from the 39 vocabulary word list in the MyVocabulary "Celebrate MLK Day" themed feature.
    Vocabulary Word List: activism, assassinate, boycott, caring, character, citizenship, civilrights, communications, contribute, cooperative, courage, discipline, discrimination, dream, education, emancipate, empathy, fairness, honesty, inspiration, integration, integrity, kindness, loyalty, nobel, nonviolence, orator, pacify, patience, prejudice, protest, racism, reliance, respect, responsibility, segregation, subjugate, tolerance, visionary

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