This 5 Regions of the United States Activity Pack is perfect for teaching this fun and engaging geography subject in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade! This packet includes close reading passages, graphic organizers, vocabulary, and map activities for the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West regions of the United States!
⭐ Please see the PREVIEW for a closer look! ⭐
★ Close Reading Passages for all 5 regions and an introduction
★ Detailed Steps for a 1st read including “What’s the gist?” and a Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
★ Detailed Steps for the 2nd read including Text-Dependent Questions
★ Main Idea and Key Details and Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizers
★ 5 Region Maps for Labeling and Note Taking
★ 8 Fun Vocabulary Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces
★ Word Wall Words
★ Unit Test
★ How to Use Suggestions for both ELA and Social Studies
★ Easel Activity includes: Comprehension questions, KWL Chart, Compare & Contrast graphic organizer, Main Idea Graphic Organizer, and Vocabulary Activity
How to Use in Your Classroom:
This Print and Go resource can be used as a Social Studies activity and/or Language Arts activities which gives you the flexibility to fit it in wherever you can!
It's perfect for:
➔ Small Groups
➔ Independent Work
➔ Whole Group Instruction
Jennifer says, "This is a fantastic resource to learn about the 5 regions of the United States. I love that it incorporates ELA skills! Thanks!"
Jackie says, "This resource goes perfectly with our curriculum. My students loved reading the passages about the various regions. They also loved matching the puzzle pieces together. I loved that you included different graphic organizers to help them comprehend the information. I've used this as an independent activity and as a partner activity. Thanks for a great resource!"
READING STANDARDS COVERED IN THIS RESOURCE:
RI.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RI.3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
RI.3.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
RI.3.5: Use text features and search tools (e.g., keywords, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
RI.3.7: Use the information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
RI.3.8: Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
RI.3.9: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
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