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American History Paired Reading Passages BUNDLE: Informational & Opinion Writing

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    American History Paired Reading Passages Bundle: Informational & Opinion/Argumentative Writing

    This bundle of 7 paired passages units focuses on topics in American History from U.S. geography through westward expansion (1860s.) The bundle includes 4 informational writing units and 3 opinion writing units. All units are included in both PDF and Google Slides formats.

    The included texts are non-fiction. Three or four texts are included in each unit. The texts are included on three reading levels: 4th, 5th, and 6th.

    The passages in each unit related to the American history period and an extended writing prompt. The extended writing prompts provided are for informational and opinion/argumentative writing. (Each unit focuses on one or the other.) Targeted reading levels are 4th - 6th.

    This product is designed to help students practice for state reading and writing tests such as FSA and MACS. This resource could also be used as part of a social studies unit. Teachers can choose how to use this product.

    In order to differentiate, the leveled passages are provided at three different reading lexile levels:

    • Level A - Low, 4th grade level
    • Level B - Medium, 5th grade level
    • Level C - High, 6th grade level

    Teachers can use 2 - 4 texts with each writing prompt. Teachers can pick which topics fit their standards or decide which passages best meet the needs of their students.

    Reading comprehension tests are included. They include multiple choice questions and short response questions. Teachers can use these or skip them, depending on how they want to use the unit.

    Teachers can differentiate this assignment in different ways:

    1. Use different reading levels as appropriate.
    2. Vary the number of passages given to students.
    3. Assign groups to become experts on one topic, then teach the others. (Jigsaw)
    4. Use the texts in centers to break up the reading into smaller chunks. One center could be teacher led.

    What is included in this product?

    1. 7 Paired Passage Units
    2. 3 - 4 passages in each unit, included on 3 levels
    3. Extended writing response questions for either informational or opinion/argumentative writing
    4. Reading Comprehension Tests
    5. Answer Key for all questions
    6. Writing Rubrics
    7. Standards Covered by this Product
    8. Testing Cover Page
    9. Opinion Writing Rubric
    10. Argumentative Writing Rubric
    11. Testing Bubble/Answer Sheet
    12. Final Essay Blank Writing Paper

    Please see the preview for even more information and pictures of this product.

    If you are looking for help teaching paired passages, please see my writing center. This product discusses how to teach and organize evidence-based writing.

    Paired Passages Writing Center: Citing Text Evidence Bundle Grades 4, 5, & 6 .

    For more information, please see my blog post explaining the TEACH strategy.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
    Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
    Total Pages
    400 pages
    Answer Key
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    Teaching Duration
    2 months
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