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Understanding September 11  Reading Comprehension Passage and Questions
Help students to understand the significance of September 11 with this informative close reading passage. The two page passage describes the events leading up to the September 11 attacks, describes the day of the events, the aftermath of the attacks on Americans, and the memorials of the heroes lost
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Banish the Bias: Who is to Blame for the Titanic Disaster? PRINT AND GO!
This unit allows students to examine 5 different people who all played a part in the massive loss of life when the Titanic struck an iceberg. In this unit, students will learn about bias, loaded words, author's purpose, primary and secondary sources, and point of view. They will "banish the bias"
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Nonfiction Reading: Slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and MLK Jr. Pack
I love teaching my students about Martin Luther King Jr., but it seems out of context if they don’t know the story before Martin Luther King Jr., so I wanted to provide a summary of the events that led up to the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King Jr. This is best geared for 4th to 6th gr
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Geography of Virginia Reading Passages and Questions (VS.2a-c)
This set of high-interest non-fiction reading passages is a great way to fit in social studies content while also reinforcing essential reading skills. Students can read about topics related to the geography of Virginia and answer corresponding questions. Four non-fiction passages are included. Eac
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Constitution Day Close Reading Comprehension Passage and Questions
This one page reading passage is perfect for introducing the Constitution or teaching students on Constitution Day. This passage gives a brief overview about America before the Constitution, describes the writing process, and talks about how the Constitution changes today through the amendment proce
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Virginia SOL Non-Fiction Reading Practice - The Cumberland Gap
Looking for practice questions correlated to the Virginia SOL? Then look no further! This reading passage also correlates to Virginia Studies standard VS.6c. There are 12 questions in total with three of them as TEI (technology enhanced items). This also includes information from the updated 201
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Virginia SOL Non-Fiction Reading Practice - The Life of the Marquis de Lafayette
Looking for practice questions correlated to the Virginia SOL? Then look no further! This reading passage also correlates to Virginia Studies standard VS.5c. There are 10 questions in total with two of them as TEI (technology enhanced items). This updated to reflect the 2015 VDOE Standards. Ski
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Famous Americans Trifold Biography Bundle - Literary Nonfiction through History
This product contains foldable biography study trifolds for the Who Was... series. Designed to be used whole-class, small group, or as an individual book study. Each section of the foldable trifold focuses on a different essential reading comprehension skill and aligns with state and Common Core sta
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Soft Rain Novel Study (Free Task Cards Included)
This novel study contains over 125 pages of activities to use with the novel Soft Rain by Cornelia Cornelissen. This novel is perfect to use with older elementary students in grades third through fifth when studying southeast Native Americans, Cherokee, Indian Removal Act of 1830, or the Cherokee Tr
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Ghosts in the White House Close Reading Comprehension Passage and Questions
Is America’s most famous house also a haunted house? Take students on a journey through the White House with some of its spookiest visitors. This two page nonfiction article details various ghosts that have been spotted at the White House. This download also includes 10 close reading comprehension
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Nonfiction Reading: Slavery, The Civil Rights Movement, and MLK Jr.
I love teaching my students about Martin Luther King Jr., but it seems out of context if they don’t know the story before Martin Luther King Jr., so I wanted to provide a summary of the events that led up to the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King Jr. This product would be a great part of
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Let It Begin Here! (Common Core Literacy Unit)
I love integrating social studies into my literacy block! Let it Begin Here: Lexington & Concord: The first battles of the American Revolution by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Larry Day is an awesome mentor text. I have created a variety of Common Core aligned literacy activities to accompany the s
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The Story Of Ruby Bridges - A Complete Book Response Journal
The Story Of Ruby Bridges is a wonderful book to use to introduce historical nonfiction, biographies, informational text, as well as informational paragraph writing. It helps children understand a difficult time in history and what even a child can do to change unfair laws. This journal includes gr
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Underground Railroad Readings and Primary Sources Companion for Freedom Crossing
Five articles for close reading, plus vocabulary, primary sources, decorated papers. and creative writing related to the Underground Railroad. Useful for U.S. History, ELA nonfiction reading, Freedom Crossing or other historical fiction, or Black History Month. Includes a variety of comprehension
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Who Were The Wright Brothers? A novel study with extra project extensions!
This set is great for incorporating all subject areas into your literacy study on the Wright Brothers! Included: 1 graphic organizer for setting, them, problem, solution 1 graphic organizer for character analysis 1 compare and contrast graphic organizer 1 self to text connection page 1 cause and ef
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Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train - A Complete Book Response Journal
This early chapter book brings to life the bravery of Harriet Tubman, as well as a valued resource that teaches what the Underground Railroad really was. This book journal includes many story elements, as well as a "Diary" where students can step into Harriet's shoes during her trips to freedom. Thi
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Paul Revere Unit: Annotating Poetry and Comparing Genres Print and Go!
This unit uses the story of Paul Revere to help students learn how to annotate. This unit includes a nonfiction article on Paul Revere as well as the poem, "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poem is broken down by stanza with explicit annotating directions. The questions cover
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The Wall by Eve Bunting:    A Complete Literature Study!
Everything you need for a literature study on The Wall by Eve Bunting! Enjoy this heartwarming story that encourages conversations about the importance of honoring and remembering all veterans. There are many ways to use these resources. Copy as an entire packet, or copy pages individually! Perfec
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David Adler author Study for 2nd Grade Common Core Aligned
This unit is a non-fiction unit of 7 books written by David Adler. It covers the following common core standards using Informational Texts: Key ideas and details-ask and answer questions, identify the main topic of a story or of a paragraph, describe the connection of a series of historical events,
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The Quilt Story by Tony Johnson-A Complete Book Response Journal
Use this wonderful story for introducing historical studies for young children - comparing life long ago and today, making inferences, comparing and contrasting and much more! Journal includes: Fiction vs nonfiction Predicting Questions while you read 12 Comprehension questions Writing Prompts-Thi
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The Mystery of the Lusitania: Solve the Mystery with Primary Sources!
Perhaps one of the most important events of World War One, the sinking of the Lusitania has fascinated kids and adults for years. Use this mystery to harness that fascination and engage students in an inquiry-based mission that they will remember all year long!In this mystery, students are posed wit
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Outside Reading Assignment
I often found myself wishing I could go into more details on the battles between Native Americans and the United States government in the late 19th century. With this assignment, students will read two chapters from Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, make generalizations across the two chap
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Young Christopher Columbus: Discoverer of New Worlds
A Scholastic First-Start Biography By Eric Carpenter Illustrated by John Himmelman Resource includes Homophones Proper Nouns Infer Text Feature Draw Conclusion Use an Index Point of View Genre Author's Purpose Writing Prompt and Graphic Organizer
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Nonfiction Biography Text Analysis: Bass Reeves Study Guide
This study guide is designed to guide students through reading Bad News For outlaws: The Remarkable life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marhsal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. The guide takes students through the process of analyzing author's purpose, and metaphorical language. This can be used independent
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