ACCESS CBL

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 CBL Novel Titles for easy access.  Lessons can be used in Core Subject areas or matched as a Supplement to CBL 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 CBL 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 (CN) tools are included in some lessons.

Announcements

The ACCESS Common Core Lessons are supplements to novels exemplifying character themes.
Common Core stresses the 21st Century Competencies of the 5 Cs:
Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Character.
ACCESS Common Core Lessons emphasize “Character” through examples of close reading related to Responsibility, Effort, Engagement, Courage, Fortitude and Integrity

 

2016-17 Teacher CBL 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

 

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Title of BookType of Close ReadingTitle of Close ReadingSubjectYearCBL QtrDownload URL
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The CircuitArticle
Mexican Migrant Workers: Dying to Work
SS/Curr EV
2013-141Download
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Julius CaesarPoemMy Shakespeare by Kate TempestENG2013-141Download
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Lupita MananaArticle
Immigration: Living Undocumented
SS/Curr Ev
2013-141Download
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Freak the MightyArticle/SocratesA True Friend
ENG/Philos
2013-141Download
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The Outside ShotNewsletterFrom High School to Pro – How Many Will Go?
SS/Curr Ev
2013-141Download
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East Side DreamsPoemI Am Joaquin2013-142Download
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FrindleWikiAuthor, Andrew ClementsELA2013-142Download
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I am the CheeseArticleWitness Security ProgramSS2013-142Download
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Of Mice and MenSpeechRoosevelt, Four Freedoms, 1941Hist2013-142Download
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The MazeArticleEndangered CondorsSci2013-142Download
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To Kill a MockingbirdSpeechKing, I Have a DreamHist2013-142Download
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Raisin In the SunIntroductionNovelELA2013-143Download
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Nelson MandelaArticleApartheid in South AfricaSS2013-143Download
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Number the StarsArticleHolocaust in DenmarkHist2013-143Download
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The CayArticleWWII U-Boat with SkeletonsHist 2013-143Download
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The Good EarthQuotesAuthor, Pearl BuckELA2013-143Download
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Watsons Go to BirminghamInterviewJames Meredith, At War AgainSS2013-143Download
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Under the Blood Red SunSpeechRoosevelt, Pearl Harbor BombingHist2013-144Download
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Parrot in the OvenArticleStricter Gun ControlSS2013-144Download
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryLyricsBob Dylan’s Emmett Louis TillMusic2013-144Download
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The HobbitArticle
Computer, World’s ABCs to 1s & 0s
Math2013-144Download
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The Phantom TollboothSpeechKennedy’s Inaugural Speech, 1961Hist2013-144Download
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WringerArticle
Animal Cruelty, Laws States to State
SS2013-144Download
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An Island Like YouBiographyCarlos BeltranSS2013-145Download
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Animal FarmArticleLenin and TrotskyHist2013-145Download
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DragonwingsArticle1906 San Francisco EarthquakeHist2013-145Download
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Goodbye, VietnamPoemNew Colossus, Statue of LibertyELA,Hist2013-145Download
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Lisa, Bright and DarkArticleBipolar DisorderSci2013-145Download
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The GiverArticle
American Dream, Utopian-Dystopian
Hist2013-145Download
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Buried OnionsPoem
Prayer of the Farm Workers Struggle
ELA,SS2014-151Download
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
ArticleADHA Children, What We KnowSci2014-151Download
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The PigmanArticleCan Elderly Scams be PreventedSS2014-151Download
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Tuck EverlastingArticleImmortality Only 20 Years AwaySS2014-151Download
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KinderedArticleMixed Races, The Right to LoveELA,SS2014-151Download
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The BreadwinnerArticle
Author’s Note, Taliban in Afghanistan
Sci2014-151Download
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AfterlifeArticle
Depression, Suicide Rates for Young Hispanic Women Reaching Alarming Levels
SS2014-152Download
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A Lesson Before DyingArticle
Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty
Hist,SS2014-152Download
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A Taste of SaltArticle
Haiti Earthquake: Port Au Prince Rocked by 7.0 Earthquake in 2010
Hist,SS2014-152Download
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Cannery RowArticle
The Little Fish that We Can: California's Sardine Industry Then and Now
Hist,SS2014-152Download
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Miracle's BoysArticle
The Orphan Trains, An excerpt from PBS.org.
Hist,SS2014-152Download
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Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights
Article
Juvenile Delinquency Caused by Many Factors
SS,Sci2014-152Download
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FreidrichPoems
Fear; I'd Like to go Alone; I am a Jew; Untitles
ELA2014-153Download
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Tunes for Bears to Dance toArticle
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disroder?
SS; Psych
2014-153Download
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Cry, The Beloved CountryArticleWind & Wind ZonesSci2014-153Download
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Shadow SpinnerArticleThe History of the TalesELA2014-153Download
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HUSHArticle
Do Witness Protection Programs Really Protect
SS2014-153Download
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Framed in FireArticle
Blended Family: 5 Secrets of Effected Step-Parenting
SS2014-153Download
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WhirligigPoemsWhirligig; Fatal EvanescenceELA2014-154Download
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The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
Article
16 Facts About 'The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe'
ELA2014-154Download
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Children of the RiverArticle
Cambodia's Killing Fields Affects Kids Who Were Never There
SS; Psych
2014-154Download
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Bridge to TerabithiaArticleWhat is Grief?
SS; Psych
2014-154Download
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Parvana's JourneyArticleIslam Governing Under ShariaHist2014-154Download
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BerdanceLegends
"Earth, Teach Me" - An Ute Prayer; The Bear Dance
ELA; SS2014-154Download
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I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Stories
The First Totem Pole; Dzawada 'enux (Kincome Inlet)
ELA; Hist2014-155Download
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Somewhere in the DarknessArticleBooks Changed His LifeELA; Hist2014-155Download
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The First Part LastArticle
Teenage Fathers: The Missing-Father Myth
SS; Psych
2014-155Download
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Stuck in NeutralArticleWhat is Cerebral Palsey?Sci2014-155Download
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If You come SoftlyArticleRelationships
SS; Psych
2014-155Download
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The Skin I'm InArticle
Perspective - Light Skin vs Dark Skin; Breaking the Chain
SS; Psych
2014-155Download
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The OutsidersArticle
The Allure of Gangs Why do kids join gangs?
SS; CurrEv
2015-161Download
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Lord of the FliesArticle
Lord of The Flies and Youth Violence (excerpt)
SS; CurrEv
2015-161Download
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Island of the Blue DolphinsArticleOttor HistorySCI2015-161Download
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IqbalArticle
Child ‘slavery’ now being imported to U.S.
SS; CurrEv
2015-161Download
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Esperanza RisingArticle
Depression and the Struggle for Survival
US Hist2015-161Download
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Breaking ThroughArticle
Life after deportation: Separated from children, women at a Tijuana shelter try to cope
SS; CurrEv
2015-161Download
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All Quiet of the Western Front
PoemAnthem for Doomed YouthELA; SS2015-162Download
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Bud, Not BuddyArticleHomeless and Runaway Youth
SS;CurrEv
2015-162Download
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Of Mice and MenArticle
Does the American Dream Still Exist ?
SS;CurrEv
2015-162Download
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Riding FreedomHubpage
Women's Rights in the 1800's America
SS2015-162Download
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Where the Red Fern GrowsResearchChildren's Independent MobilitySS; Sci2015-162Download
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JesseArticle
L.A. puts $100 Million Into Helping Homeless
SS;CurrEV
2015-162Download
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Death Be Not ProudArticle
Dying Mother Leaves 20-Point Plan-Happiness to Family
Psych; SS
2015-163Download
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The Hunger GamesArticle
Hunger Games,'-a mirror of America's inequalities
SS; Curr Ev2015-16
2015-163Download
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Dead Man WalkingEssay
Waiting to Die:Cruel Phenomenon-Death Row Syndrome
Psych; SS
2015-163Download
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The Lightning ThiefShort Story
Goddess of the Sea (Poseidon Short Story)
ELA; SS2015-163Download
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The Girl Who Owned a CityArticleLeadership
Psych; SS
2015-163Download
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The Westing GameArticle
5 Classic Board Games with Disturbing Origin Stories
Hist; SS2015-163Download
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Romeo and JulietArticle
Teens' Brains Make Them More Vulnerable to Suicide
Psych2015-164Download
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Left for DeadStories
Stranded: 9 Amazing Stories of Survival Against the Odds
SS; Events
2015-164Download
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Red Scarf GirlArticle
Cultual Revolution Shaped Xi Jinping-Boy to Survival
Hist2015-164Download
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Maniac MageeArticleWillie Mason Miraloma Drive
SS; Events
2015-164Download
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Nothing But the TruthArticle
For One Falsely Accused Teacher, 'Sorry' Isn't Enough
SS; Psych
2015-164Download
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My Brother Sam is DeadLyricsThe Eve of Destruction
Hist; ELA
2015-164Download
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Child of the OwlArticleBeing Chinese-AmericanSS2015-166Download
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Accents
Article
Does Decline in Spanish Fluency Signal Cultural Loss?
SS2015-166Download
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SeedfolksArticle
What Good is Community Greening
SS; Curr Events
2015-166Download
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Surviving the Applewhites
Article
Overview of the Sound of Music & The Real Story of the Von Trapp Family
SS; ELA2015-166Download
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Adventures of UlyssesArticle
Overcoming Racial, Gender, Cultural Bias
SS; CurrEv
2016-171Download
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Grapes of WrathArticleBlack Sunday - 80 Years LaterHistory2016-171Download
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Lupita MagnanaArticle
What is the DREAM Act? Why I Oppose it
SS; CurrEv
2016-171Download
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HeavenArticle
Long-Term Issues for the Adopted Child
SS; CurrEv
2016-171Download
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Freak the MightyFableA True Friend by Socrates
Philosophy
2016-171Download
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The Outside ShotArticle
From High School to Pro-How Many Will Go?
SS; CurrEv
2016-171Download
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A Christmas Carol Article
What Causes Teenagers to Become Greedy?
Curr Events
2016-172Download
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HolesArticle
Are You Living Your Fate or Creating Your Destiny?
Psych2016-172Download
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Nectar in a SieveArticleNECTAR IN A SIEVEELA2016-172Download
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The MazeArticle
Girl finds adoptive family; life lesson from her dog
Curr Events
2016-172Download
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FrindleWikiAuthor, Andrew ClementsELA2016-172Download
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Anne FrankArticleImpact of War on Childres & Imperative to End WarPsych., SS2016-173Download
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NightArticleDehumanizationPsych., SS2016-173Download
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I Am the CheeseArticleWitness Security ProgramSS; Curr Ev2016-173Download
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IqbalArticleChild "Slavery" Being Imported to U.S.Curr Ev; SS2016-173Download

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Farewell to ManzanarArticle
U.S. Apology For Japanese Internment
Hist., SS
2016-174Download
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Fallen AngelArticle
Post-traumatic stress disorder affects range people
Psych, SS
2016-174Download
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Number the StarsArticle
Nazi Occupation of Denmark in the 1940s
Hist., SS
2016-174Download
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The CayArticle
Talk about Race:  Thinking Transformatively
Hist., SS
2016-174Download
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Nelson MandelaArticle
Racism and Its Effect on Society
Hist., SS
2016-174Download
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The House on Mango StreetArticle7 Kids, 1 Apt.: What Poverty Means to this TeenPsych; SS2016-175Download
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OthelloArticleFrenemies and Toxic FriendshipsPsych; SS2016-175Download
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The Phantom TollboothPoemI Can Read with My Eyes Shut! By Dr. SuessELA2016-175Download
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WringerArticleAnimal Cruelty Laws State by State and 2 other articlesSS; Psych2016-175Download
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryArticleAchievement Gap Between Whites & Blacks GapingSS2016-175Download