I am a strong believer that all texts must have meaningful content. Student's today are so immersed in their technology that history fades into the past. They don't have any interest in seeking it out so as teachers, we need to ensure they read it anywhere and everywhere.
That is where this memoir from Lady Bird Johnson's A White House Diary - Excerpt comes in. The colorful language and meaningful writing brings the day of John F. Kennedy's assassination to life from a new perspective. It is the perfect backdrop for a short assessment of sorts on tone & mood and word choice.
With five context clue vocabulary words, three short answer questions and three inference questions embedded right into the text, this informative text resource can be used in multiple ways! 1- Whole Group Discussion helps students to know exactly what to expect on standardize tests through the dissection of questions and their corresponding answers. 2- Small Group Discussion gives the students a chance to discuss the questions on a more individualized level with teacher facilitation. 3- as a reading quiz!
**All questions are Keystone / Common Core Aligned