American Heroes Reading, Timelines, Tests, Art

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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168 pages
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Like Mammals of the Woods and American Symbols this unit falls into the category of “Common Core: Informational Reading and More”. I have provided 14 differentiated fluency passages on America's most beloved heroes. Included are tests, art projects, activities, and a timeline that covers from the 1750 to the present. This unit is double the size of my other units, but I am not going to charge you $16. Times are tough, the job we do is tough, and the low price is my way of making quality curriculum affordable.

Please download the 14 page preview. The preview is heavenly, since you can see everything discussed below in detail and pictures....I love pictures!

Heroes covered in this unit:

-Johnny Appleseed

-Betsy Ross

-George Washington

-Helen Keller

-Abe Lincoln

-Harriet Tubman

-Alexander Graham Bell

-Susan B. Anthony

-Amelia Earhart

-Bessie Coleman

-Martin Luther King Jr.

-Rosa Parks

-Barack Obama

The fluency passages are differentiated to provide you materials to challenge all levels of reading in your classroom.The differentiation also means that this unit can reach first – third graders.

Each Hero Has:

- differentiated fluency passage

- a test/ reading comprehension page

- background information card to display on timeline

- timeline graphic - full color and approx 10 inches tall

- timeline birth year card

Grammar Searches and Grammar Anchor Charts:

Grammar practice is provided in the form of grammar searches on the fluency passage. I have also provided anchor charts for the major parts of speech.




-helping verbs



Common Core activities are:

-Grammar Searches

-ABC Order

-ABC Order African American History Month

-Syllable Clap Out

-Timeline Practice

-Reader's Challenge Game

-Information for Famous American Fridays

-Information for turning your classroom into a "Living Wax Museum"

Smart art: masters are photocopier ready, no tracing.

-Johnny Appleseed ~Smart Art Component: Writing

-George Washington ~Smart Art Component: Writing

-Abe Lincoln~Smart Art Component: Writing & Grammar Search

-Martin Luther King Jr. ~Smart Art Component: "was" and "wanted"

This unit is a whopper. 168 pages of pure joy.

This curriculum takes me from Jan - April as a first grade teacher. I do 1 hero a week, Famous American Friday Fun, and my student's reading goes through the roof. Plus, they are learning about true heroes, building character, and filling up my grade book as we go!

If you have any questions after looking at the "download preview", just ask me. I'll get right back to you.

May your heart and your grade book always be full,

Katie Knight

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