The Civil War Language Comprehension and Expression Unit is curriculum based and common core aligned! It is designed for use in Speech Therapy, but may also be appropriate in Resource Rooms and for small group instruction. Skills addressed include: fact vs. opinion, cause & effect, paraphrasing / summarizing, and non-fiction listening / reading comprehension. Extension activities for speaking and writing are included. Activities include the following:
North Vs. South: Identify whether each statement is a fact or an opinion. For opinion statements, state whether the opinion would have been held by a Northerner or Southerner during the Civil War. (36 fact vs. opinion cards + 2 sorting mats)
Causes of War: Determine whether the event on each card was a cause or an effect in the Civil War. Sort cards on to the correct sorting mat. (15 cause & effect pairs; 30 cards total + sorting mats)
The Gettysburg Address: Includes 1 background information sheet, full text of the Gettysburg Address, 6 paraphrasing cards, 6 comprehension question cards, and activity instructions.
A Nation Divided: 8 non-fiction Civil War passages & 32 comprehension question cards for topics including: The Confederate States of America, Causes of the Civil War, The Raid on Harper’s Ferry, Union Blockades, Sherman’s March to the Sea, Women of the War, Soldiers’ Pastimes, & The Surrender at Appomattox.
Extension Activities: 6 conversation cards for expressive language / speaking. May also be used as writing prompts.
*North Carolina Social Studies Curriculum alignment: "The Civil War & Reconstruction" is a 5th grade unit of study taught during the 4th quarter.
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