American Colonies: Passages (Vol. 1)

American Colonies: Passages (Vol. 1)
American Colonies: Passages (Vol. 1)
American Colonies: Passages (Vol. 1)
American Colonies: Passages (Vol. 1)
American Colonies: Passages (Vol. 1)
American Colonies: Passages (Vol. 1)
American Colonies: Passages (Vol. 1)
American Colonies: Passages (Vol. 1)
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7 MB|125 pages
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American Colonies Differentiated Reading Passages

**UPDATE: Paperless Digital Version Included** In addition to all printable options previously featured, this resource now also features a digital version of all resources included (even student response sheets!) that you can share with students in order to go paperless. Note that I am in the process of converting more resources into digital files. Get the details HERE!

This Resource Includes:
• 10 Engaging Reading Passages - see specific topics below
• 5 Differentiated Reading Levels for Each Passage
• Questions + Answer Keys for Each Passage Aligned to Common Core Standards
[RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.8]
• Lesson Plans for Use of Passages within Guided Reading Groups
• Teacher's Guide to Using Passages for Homework and Classwork
• Student's Guide to Close Reading

Ideas for Use:
• To Teach New Information and Supplement / Enhance the Textbook
• During Social Studies Instruction, for Close Reading, and in Guided Reading Groups
• For Homework, Classwork, Morning Work, Center Rotations, and Research Projects
• For Assessment, Unit Review, and Test Prep

This Resource Allows You To:
• Easily and Instantly Differentiate Your Instruction
• Share the Same Rich Information with Every Reader on Every Level in Your Class
• Instantly Integrate Social Studies and Reading
• Fit Everything into Your Busy Schedule

100% Research-Based Resource:
• This resource is based entirely on research.
• A bibliography of all resources utilized during the research process is included both in the product file and in the preview file (which you can download now by clicking above.)


Differentiated Passage Topics Included:
→ Columbian Exchange
→ "Need" for Slavery in the Colonies
→ Early Slavery in the Colonies
→ Triangular Trade

→ History of the New England Colonies
→ History of the Middle Colonies
→ History of the Southern Colonies
→ About the New England Colonies
→ About the Middle Colonies
→ About the Southern Colonies

Essential Information Covered for Each Colonial Region:
→ What was the climate like? What was the geography of the land like?
→ How did people in this region make a living? What was the economy like?
→ Brief summary of the history behind the foundation of each colony in the region

Additional Activities Included:
→ Compare and Contrast: The Colonies
→ Map Skills: Locate the Colonies
→ And More!

Want MORE American Colonies resources?
Check out American Colonies Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 passage sets!
And grab the American Colonies COMPLETE UNIT (Part 1) here!


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 → 3rd Grade Reading Level
[Also fitting for Above Grade Level 2nd Grader, Below Grade Level 4th Grader]

LEVEL TWO → 4th Grade Reading Level
[Also fitting for Above Grade Level 3rd Grader, Below Grade Level 5th Grader]

LEVEL THREE → 5th Grade Reading Level
[Also fitting for Above Grade Level 4th Grader, Below Grade Level 6th & 7th Graders]

LEVEL FOUR → 6th & 7th Grade Reading Level
[Also fitting for Above Grade Level 5th Grader, Below Grade Level 8th Grader]

LEVEL FIVE → 8th Grade Reading Level
[Also fitting for Above Grade Level 6th and 7th Graders, Below Grade Level 9th Grader]


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.

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