This is a custom created unit designed to help you integrate social studies in your reading and writing blocks. The nine reading passages are formatted in two different ways. They are formatted in the standard format and an interactive note-taking format. You decide what you need for your students!
The passages are followed with questions that are text based. Before reading, students must number their paragraphs and when answering questions, must give the paragraph number where they found the answer.
Also included are instructions to teach painless compare/contrast paragraphs. Graphic organizers are included. In addition, the unit includes a fact book that allows students to take notes and write paragraphs with their notes that they have taken.