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American Colonies: Passages (Vol. 3) - Distance Learning Compatible

Grade Levels
3rd - 8th
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With this resource, students will learn about the American Colonies through reading engaging passages on differentiated reading levels. There are 3 original reading passages included on 5 reading levels covering grades 3-8, totaling 15 passages. A set of CCSS-aligned questions is included for each passage. There is a multiple choice and short answer version of each question set that you can choose from. 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 assigned digitally with students.

What is included?

Printable and interactive digital versions of the following:

  • 3 engaging reading passages – (See topics below.)
  • 5 differentiated reading levels for each passage (15 total passages)
  • CCSS-aligned question set and answer key for each passage
    (short answer and multiple choice format included for each question set)

Check out the preview file to see what is included in further detail.

How can I access and use the digital version?

Assign, read, interact, and respond digitally.

→ In Google Classroom™, you can digitally assign passages and allow students to respond to questions.

  • The passages, teaching notes, anchor charts, and question stems are Google Slides™.
  • The question sets are Google Forms™. Answer keys are included in the Google Forms™.

→ With the TpT Digital Activities tool, students can digitally interact with this resource. The tool allows you to customize interactive digital activities with this resource then assign them to your students in Google Classroom. For example, students can highlight and annotate passages with this tool.

This resource can be shared directly with students through password-protected and secure platforms, like Google Drive™ and OneDrive™.

How can I use this resource?

• 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

How will this resource help me?

• Easily and instantly differentiate your instruction

• Share the same rich information with every reader on every level in your class

• Integrate Social Studies and reading by practicing reading skills while learning about Social Studies content

• Fit everything into your busy schedule through integration


Differentiated Passage Topics Included:

→ The Lost Colony of Roanoke

→ The Early Years of Jamestown

→ Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and Plymouth

Want more American Colonies resources?

American Colonies Passage Set Vol. 1

American Colonies Passage Set Vol. 2

American Colonies Complete Unit Plan


Differentiated Reading Levels Included:

Each passage is included on 5 levels, covering 3rd - 8th grade reading levels.

Passage levels are discretely labeled with a shape indicator.

LEVEL ONE → 3rd Grade Reading Level - +

LEVEL TWO → 4th Grade Reading Level - ○

LEVEL THREE → 5th Grade Reading Level - ◻︎

LEVEL FOUR → 6th - 8th Grade Reading Level - ◇

LEVEL FIVE → Advanced Reader - ⭐︎


Each passage was carefully researched, and a complete list of sources is included.

A+ Precision Review edited this resource.

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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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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.


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