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California Native Tribe Reading Passages: This year it's time to go deeper into our Social Studies units, so I created in depth nonfiction Reading Passages about the Native California Tribes we will be studying, specifically the Miwok, Chumash, Cahuilla, Pomo, and Yokuts.
This product has 3 sections: First, each tribe has their own passage, multiple choice assessment, and a strategy grid to assist students into looking closely at the text. Answer keys are also provided.
Then, the 5 tribes are compared through 4 pages of multiple choice questions, and short responses. An answer key is also included for the multiple choice assessment.
Finally, there are thinking maps included in the product that can be used for individual students, groups to work together, or as a whole class brainstorm. Please check out the real pictures located in the preview.
My students love learning about the tribes that lived in our state, and I believe that by making it personal they gain a greater understanding of the concept.
This download includes 2 versions of the product (with and without clip art): *2 different pages of research questions covering all parts of Native American/Californian life (Land, Religion, Games & Music, Clothing, Food, Houses, Baskets, and Tools). There are 2 copies of the front page, as one is labeled for "Californian" and the other "American". The rest of the information is the same on both pages. There is only 1 copy of page 2.
*Covers for the Writing Journal - one page for Californian, another for American *10 specific writing prompts with half lined pages to allow for illustrations: -The Land Around Me - My Family - My Home - My Beliefs - My Job in the Tribe - The Food I Eat - The Tools I Use - The Clothes I Wear - Having Fun with My Tribe - A Typical Day in My Life * lined pages for extra writing with different clip art choices *2 blank maps of the United States and California to plot the specific place that the tribe lived.