Provide students with a scaffolded close read about the Mexican-American War. Students will be prompted to annotate and make margin notes throughout the text. Checks for understanding occur throughout the text. They will summarize the text. A cause and effect graphic organizer in included. They finish the activity with an extended response.
This activity correlates with TNReady SS standard 8.62. It's lexile level is 1150.
A rubric is included to grade student work using completeness, correctly, effort, and neatness as criteria.