This is a standards-based assignment for teaching Close Reading, Opinion Writing, & Social Studies all in one. Also perfect for Presidents’ Day or Black History month.
This download comes with 5 reading passages that can be used for Close Reading and note-taking/annotating. You can choose to either print pages with single spacing (save paper by copying onto one page) or double spacing (to leave space for students to make annotations as they read).
After your students have read about each of the American Heroes, assign this Opinion Writing prompt:
“In your opinion, which American hero made the biggest difference in our country?”
They can use “text evidence” from the reading passages to help support their opinion. For whichever hero they choose, give them the matching hero stationary for them to write their final draft on. Comes with primary printing lines to help with penmanship.
The close reading passages and final draft writing stationary come complete with these 5 popular American heroes:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.