Battle of Yorktown and Treaty of Paris
: A Close Reading Passagefor UPPER ELEMENTARY
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Close Reading -Battle of Yorktown, Treaty of Paris
This passage was written with 4th graders in mind, but I am labeling it for 3-5 since it could be used with more advanced third graders or weaker fifth graders.
The push today in the elementary classroom is to teach the kids the skills of close reading. Focus on and analyze a shorter passage. Hold the details of the passage under a microscope to really examine it.
This paragraph passage is about recalling the date of the first shot of the American Revolution and then ending up at the surrender at Yorktown, the location of Yorktown and how it affected the battle, France helping attack, what The Treaty of Paris is and what it meant for the colonies, and more.
This passage would be a great way to discuss the ending to The American Revolution.
Teach a reading lesson while also introducing a social studies topic.
I did not use any clipart on this because I wanted the focus to be on the words and not images.
There are no written student questions, but suggested teacher discussion questions are included.
More Social Studies Cold Reading Passages.. click the links below.
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