Age of Exploration: Passages (Vol. 1)

Age of Exploration: Passages (Vol. 1)
Age of Exploration: Passages (Vol. 1)
Age of Exploration: Passages (Vol. 1)
Age of Exploration: Passages (Vol. 1)
Age of Exploration: Passages (Vol. 1)
Age of Exploration: Passages (Vol. 1)
Age of Exploration: Passages (Vol. 1)
Age of Exploration: Passages (Vol. 1)
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Age of Exploration (Early Explorers / New World Explorers) Differentiated Reading Passages (Vol. 1)

Printable + Digital Paperless Versions Included

With this resource, students will learn about the Age of Exploration through reading engaging passages on differentiated reading levels. There are 11 original reading passages included on 5 reading levels covering grades 3-8, totaling 55 passages.Questions (as well as answer keys) aligned to Common Core State Standards are included for each passage. Students can respond to these questions after reading. This CCSS-aligned resource is research-based, differentiated to meet the needs of varying ability levels, rigorous, and written to engage. All passages and question sets included in this resource can be printed or shared digitally with students.

What is included? 1 PDF file + access to 1 Google Drive folder containing the following:

β€’ 11 engaging reading passages - see specific topics below

- 5 differentiated reading levels for each passage

- CCSS-aligned question set + answer key for each passage [RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.8]

β€’ BONUS 21-page differentiated reading section covering key points about exploration for each major country involved + question set + comparative table

β€’ 3-day lesson plan for use of passages within guided reading groups

β€’ Teacher's guide to using passages for homework and classwork

β€’ Student's guide to close reading

How can I access the digital paperless version?

On page 1 of the PDF file you will have access to upon download, you will find a link to a Google Drive folder containing all reading passages, question sets, and answer keys. Directions for sharing the digital student response sheets with your students are included in the Google Drive folder.

How can I use this resource?

β€’ To teach new information and supplement / enhance the textbook

β€’ During Social Studies instruction, for close reading, and in guided reading groups

β€’ For homework, classwork, morning work, center rotations, and research projects

β€’ For assessment, unit review, and test prep

How will this resource help me?

β€’ Easily and instantly differentiate your instruction

β€’ Share the same rich information with every reader on every level in your class

β€’ Integrate Social Studies and reading by practicing reading skills while learning about Social Studies content

β€’ Fit everything into your busy schedule through integration

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Differentiated Passage Topics Included:

β†’ Land Bridge Theory

β†’ God, Gold, and Glory (motivations for exploration)

β†’ The Age of Exploration (overview)

β†’ Royal Sponsorship for Explorers

β†’ Navigational Technology (astronomy, astrolabe, caravel, compass, cartography)

β†’ Prince Henry's School of Navigation

β†’ Christopher Columbus

β†’ Ferdinand Magellan

β†’ Hernando de Soto

β†’ Native American Impact

Special Section - Exploration by Country:

Spain, Portugal, France, and England

β†’ Key Leaders for Each Country

β†’ Key Explorers for Each Country

β†’ Motivation for Exploration for Each Country

β†’ Areas of Land Claimed by Each Country

β†’ Timeline of Key Events

Want more Age of Exploration resources?

β€’ Age of Exploration Passage Set Vol. 2

β€’ Age of Exploration Complete Unit Plan

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Differentiated Reading Levels Included:

Each passage is included on multiple levels. [Learn more about the levels here!]

Passage levels are discretely labeled with a shape code.

LEVEL ONE β†’ 3rd Grade Reading Level

[Also fitting for Above Grade Level 2nd Grader, Below Grade Level 4th Grader]

LEVEL TWO β†’ 4th Grade Reading Level

[Also fitting for Above Grade Level 3rd Grader, Below Grade Level 5th Grader]

LEVEL THREE β†’ 5th Grade Reading Level

[Also fitting for Above Grade Level 4th Grader, Below Grade Level 6th & 7th Graders]

LEVEL FOUR β†’ 6th & 7th Grade Reading Level

[Also fitting for Above Grade Level 5th Grader, Below Grade Level 8th Grader]

LEVEL FIVE β†’ 8th Grade Reading Level

[Also fitting for Above Grade Level 6th and 7th Graders, Below Grade Level 9th Grader]

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FIRST TIME BUYER? Or want to know more about the levels?

Take a look at the FREE Differentiated Passage Snapshot to find out more about what is included, how the passages are organized, how the levels are differentiated, and determine if the levels are a good fit for your students.

Are you interested in purchasing a larger bundle of related passages?

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β€’ Save $ by Purchasing a Bundle of Differentiated Passages

β€’ Save $$ by Purchasing the Lifetime Unlimited Subscription to All Passages

Do you want to try a free sample from this passage? Or check out other free passage sets?

Download the preview file. Or click here to see all passage sets you can try out for free!

Do you have a question?

Please ask any and all questions before purchasing by emailing me at teachingisthesweetest@gmail.com.

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