ACCESS ELA

ACCESS Common Core Lessons: Close Reading with Text-Based Questions – The lessons are “Close Reading” of informational texts and ELA genres.  These are provided through articles, interviews, speeches, quotes, poems, and lyrics. Accompanying the close reading are exercises in Vocabulary, Reading Markers and Text-Based Questions.  Lessons can be filtered by Core Subjects, Close Reading Titles, or ELA Novel Titles for easy access.  Lessons can be used in Core Subject areas or matched as a Supplement to ELA novels.  This connection ties the California Common Core Standards and “Character” which is the 5th “C” of the 21st century competencies.


Directions

Filter lessons by Core Subjects, Close Reading Titles or ELA Novel Titles to locate a Close Reading Text with text-based questions.
Each lesson is provided in a template, so all lessons have the same format.
Lessons are designed by ACCESS teachers and can be modified as needed once saved.
The lesson template is designed as follows:
  1. At the top of the page is the novel title, the author and the informational text title with an introduction. (Teacher creator is listed at the bottom of each page.)
  2. Vocabulary words from the close reading text are listed for review and understanding per teacher method.  The words are also bolded in the close reading text.
    SAVI Template
  3. Directions for ‘Markers’ for the close reading are provided for use during reading for further understanding.
  4. Text-based Questions follow the reading and have Response Frames which teachers can use or choose not use based on student’s needs.
  5. Constructing Meaning (CM) tools are included in some lessons.

Announcements

The ACCESS Common Core Lessons are supplements to novels.
Common Core stresses the 21st Century Competencies of the 5 Cs:
Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Character.
 2016-17 Teacher ELA Liaisons writing ACCESS Common Core Lessons:
AU 100 Wilshire Joe Maduena
AU 101 North Ryan Hinkle
AU 103 SouthEast Teri Andersson
AU 104 Garden Grove River Hawksford
AU 104 Sunburst  Liz Wilson
AU 110 Fischer Marguerite Mills
AU 113 Special Education Angel Lomeli
AU 114 HLC Peggy McIntosh

 

Title of BookRelated SubjectType of Close ReadingTitle of Close ReadingDownload URL
Adventures of UlyssesSS;
Curr Events
Article
Overcoming Racial, Gender, Cultural Bias
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AfterlifeSSArticle
Depression, Suicide Rates for Young Hispanic Women Reaching Alarming Levels
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All Quiet of the Western FrontELA;
SS
PoemAnthem for Doomed YouthDownload
An Island Like YouSSBiographyCarlos BeltranDownload
Anne FrankPsych;
SS
ArticleImpact of War on Childres & Imperative to End WarDownload
Animal FarmHistArticleLenin and TrotskyDownload
BeardanceELA;
SS
Legends
"Earth, Teach Me" - An Ute Prayer; The Bear Dance
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Breadwinner, TheSciArticle
Author’s Note, Taliban in Afghanistan
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Breaking ThroughSS;
Curr Events
Article
Life after deportation: Separated from children, women at a Tijuana shelter try to cope
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Bridge to TerabithiaSS;
Psych
ArticleWhat is Grief?Download
Bud, Not BuddySS;
Curr Events
ArticleHomeless and Runaway YouthDownload
Buried OnionsELA;
SS
Poem
Prayer of the Farm Workers Struggle
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Cannery RowHist;
SS
Article
The Little Fish that We Can: California's Sardine Industry Then and Now
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Cay, TheHist;
SS
Article
Talk about Race:  Thinking Transformatively
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Cay, TheHistArticleWWII U-Boat with SkeletonsDownload
Child of the OwlSSArticleBeing Chinese-AmericanDownload
Children of the RiverSS;
Psych
Article
Cambodia's Killing Fields Affects Kids Who Were Never There
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Christmas Carol, A Curr EventsArticle
What Causes Teenagers to Become Greedy?
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Circuit, TheSS;
Curr Events
Article
Mexican Migrant Workers: Dying to Work
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Cry The Beloved CountrySciArticleWind & Wind ZonesDownload
Dead Man WalkingPsych;
SS
Essay
Waiting to Die:Cruel Phenomenon-Death Row Syndrome
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Death Be Not ProudPsych;
SS
Article
Dying Mother Leaves 20-Point Plan-Happiness to Family
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DragonwingsHistArticle1906 San Francisco EarthquakeDownload
East Side DreamsPoemI Am JoaquinDownload
Esperanza RisingUS HistArticle
"U.S." Depression and the Struggle for Survival
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Fallen AngelPsych;
SS
Article
Post-traumatic stress disorder affects range people
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Farewell to ManzanarHist;
SS
Article
U.S. Apology For Japanese Internment
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First Part Last, TheSS;
Psych
Article
Teenage Fathers: The Missing-Father Myth
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Framed in FireSSArticle
Blended Family: 5 Secrets of Effected Step-Parenting
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Freak the MightyELA;
Philos
Article/SocratesA True FriendDownload
Freak the MightyPhilosFableA True Friend by SocratesDownload
FriedrichELAPoems
Fear; I'd Like to go Alone; I am a Jew; Untitles
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FrindleELAWikiAuthor, Andrew ClementsDownload
FrindleELAWikiAuthor, Andrew ClementsDownload
Girl Who Owned a City, ThePsych;
SS
ArticleLeadershipDownload
Giver, TheHistArticle
American Dream, Utopian-Dystopian
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Good Earth, TheELAQuotesAuthor, Pearl BuckDownload
Goodbye, VietnamELA;
Hist
PoemNew Colossus, Statue of LibertyDownload
Grapes of WrathHistArticleBlack Sunday - 80 Years LaterDownload
HeavenSS;
Curr Events
Article
Long-Term Issues for the Adopted Child
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Hobbit, TheMathArticle
Computer, World’s ABCs to 1s & 0s
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HolesPsychArticle
Are You Living Your Fate or Creating Your Destiny?
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House on Mango Street, ThePsych;
SS
Article7 Kids, 1 Apt.: What Poverty Means to this TeenDownload
How the Garcia Girls Lost AccentsSSArticle
Does Decline in Spanish Fluency Signal Cultural Loss?
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Hunger Games, TheSS;
Curr Events
Article
Hunger Games,'-a mirror of America's inequalities
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HUSHSSArticle
Do Witness Protection Programs Really Protect
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I am the CheeseSSArticleWitness Security ProgramDownload
I am the CheeseSS;
Curr Ev
ArticleWitness Security ProgramDownload
I Heard the Owl Call My NameELA;
Hist
Stories
The First Totem Pole; Dzawada 'enux (Kincome Inlet)
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If You come SoftlySS;
Psych
ArticleRelationshipsDownload
IqbalSS;
Curr Events
ArticleChild ‘slavery’ now being imported to U.S.Download
Island of the Blue DolphinsSCIArticleOttor HistoryDownload
JesseSS;
Curr Events
Article
L.A. puts $100 Million Into Helping Homeless
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the KeySciArticleADHA Children, What We KnowDownload
Julius CaesarELAPoemMy Shakespeare by Kate TempestDownload
KinderedELA;
SS
ArticleMixed Races, The Right to LoveDownload
Left for DeadSS;
Curr Events
Stories
Stranded: 9 Amazing Stories of Survival Against the Odds
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Lesson Before Dying, AHist;
SS
Article
Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty
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Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, TheELAArticle
16 Facts About 'The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe'
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Lisa, Bright and DarkSciArticleBipolar DisorderDownload
Lord of the FliesSS;
Curr Events
Article
Lord of The Flies and Youth Violence (excerpt)
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Lupita MananaCurr EventsArticleImmigration: Living UndocumentedDownload
Lupita MagnanaSS;
Curr Events
ArticleWhat is the DREAM Act? Why I Oppose itDownload
Maniac MageeSS;
Curr Events
ArticleWillie Mason Miraloma DriveDownload
Maze, TheSciArticleEndangered CondorsDownload
Maze, TheCurr EventsArticleGirl finds adoptive family; life lesson from her dogDownload
Miracle's BoysHist;
SS
ArticleThe Orphan Trains, An excerpt from PBS.org.Download
My Brother Sam is DeadHist;
ELA
LyricsThe Eve of DestructionDownload
Nectar in a SieveELAArticleNECTAR IN A SIEVEDownload
Nelson MandelaSSArticleApartheid in South AfricaDownload
Nelson MandelaHist;
SS
Article
Racism and Its Effect on Society
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NightPsych;
SS
ArticleDehumanizationDownload
Nothing But the TruthSS;
Psych
ArticleFor One Falsely Accused Teacher, 'Sorry' Isn't EnoughDownload
Number the StarsHistArticleHolocaust in DenmarkDownload
Number the StarsHist;
SS
Article
Nazi Occupation of Denmark in the 1940s
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Of Mice and MenHistSpeechRoosevelt, Four Freedoms, 1941Download
Of Mice and MenSS;
Curr Events
ArticleDoes the American Dream Still Exist ?Download
OthelloPsych;
SS
ArticleFrenemies and Toxic FriendshipsDownload
Outside Shot, TheSS;
Curr Events
ArticleFrom High School to Pro-How Many Will Go?Download
Outsiders, TheSS;
Curr Events
ArticleThe Allure of Gangs Why do kids join gangs?Download
Parrot in the OvenSSArticleStricter Gun ControlDownload
Parvana's JourneyHistArticleIslam Governing Under ShariaDownload
Percy Jackson and the Lightning ThiefELA;
SS
Short StoryGoddess of the Sea (Poseidon Short Story)Download
Phantom Tollbooth, TheHistSpeechKennedy’s Inaugural Speech, 1961Download
Phantom Tollbooth, TheELAPoemI Can Read with My Eyes Shut! By Dr. SuessDownload
To Kill a MockingbirdHistSpeechKing, I Have a DreamDownload
Pigman, TheSSArticleCan Elderly Scams be PreventedDownload
Popcorn Days and Buttermilk NightsSS;
Sci
ArticleJuvenile Delinquency Caused by Many FactorsDownload
Raisin In the SunELAIntroductionNovelDownload
Red Scarf GirlHistArticleCultual Revolution Shaped Xi Jinping-Boy to SurvivalDownload
Riding FreedomSSHubpageWomen's Rights in the 1800's AmericaDownload
Watsons Go to BirminghamSSInterviewJames Meredith, At War AgainDownload
Roll of Thunder, Hear My CrySSArticleAchievement Gap Between Whites & Blacks GapingDownload
Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryMusicLyricsBob Dylan’s Emmett Louis TillDownload
Romeo and JulietPsychArticleTeens' Brains Make Them More Vulnerable to SuicideDownload
SeedfolksSS;
Curr Events
ArticleWhat Good is Community GreeningDownload
Shadow SpinnerELAArticleThe History of the TalesDownload
Skin I'm In, TheSS;
Psych
ArticlePerspective - Light Skin vs Dark Skin; Breaking the ChainDownload
Somewhere in the DarknessELA;
Hist
ArticleBooks Changed His LifeDownload
Stuck in NeutralSciArticleWhat is Cerebral Palsey?Download
Surviving the ApplewhitesSS;
ELA
ArticleOverview of the Sound of Music & The Real Story of the Von Trapp FamilyDownload
Taste of Salt, AHist;
SS
ArticleHaiti Earthquake: Port Au Prince Rocked by 7.0 Earthquake in 2010Download
Tuck EverlastingSSArticleImmortality Only 20 Years AwayDownload
Tunes for Bears to Dance toSS;
Psych
ArticleWhat is Post-Traumatic Stress Disroder?Download
Under the Blood Red SunHistSpeechRoosevelt, Pearl Harbor BombingDownload
Westing Game, TheHist;
SS
Article5 Classic Board Games with Disturbing Origin StoriesDownload
Where the Red Fern GrowsSS;
Sci
ResearchChildren's Independent MobilityDownload
WhirligigELAPoemsWhirligig; Fatal EvanescenceDownload
WringerSSArticleAnimal Cruelty, Laws States to StateDownload
WringerSS;
Psych
ArticleAnimal Cruelty Laws State by State and 2 other articlesDownload