This is a guided reading created to supplement the McGraw-Hill textbook United States History to 1877. I give my 8th grade students around one week to complete a 4-page reading guide at home. The reading guides have varied levels of questioning strategies that include: short answer, fill in the blank, cause/effect, filling in graphic organizers, T-charts for comparison, and more.
When students bring their reading guide to class, they are given a learning check over the assigned section. Please see my learning check section for 10-question assessments that go with these readings. I let them use their reading guides on the learning checks.