Clara Barton was the founder of the American Red Cross. She is a historical figure who exemplifies bravery and good citizenship. Engage your students in reading expository text that highlights the determination of a good citizen whose made a large impact in Women's History, during the Civil Warm, and in the founding of the American Red Cross.
Students will work on synonyms, margin notes, main ideas, and fluency with timed rereading when reading the Clara Barton Passages.
This four-page Clara Barton lesson is perfect for two 45-minute lessons or four days of reading/social studies stations. Reading skills include:
►Fluency building via timed repeated reading.
►Answering Main Idea Questions.
►Vocabulary building with synonyms.
The answer sheet has teacher notes to help you explain the answers using text evidence.
This text is challenging for grades 3-4 and just right for independent reading in grades 5-6. Text Level:
► Lexile: 800L – 900L (Grades 4-6)
► Flesch Kincaid Grade Level: 7.8
► Estimated AR Level: 4.5
► ATOS Complexity: 6.9
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HOW TO USE
Whole Class Shared Reading. You can use the Clara Barton "Biography" and "Vocabulary" passages by displaying the passage on your projector or in Google Classroom. Every student silently reads along as you read aloud to the class. Pause every 5-8 words and students read that word aloud. This is perfect for scaffolding younger readers or struggling readers in grades 3-4.
Literacy Centers. Pair students and have them time each other using the "Fluency" passage. Each student reads the passage silently and makes notes in the margins (see directions). Then they take turns timing each other as they read aloud for 30 seconds. Each time they read, the students will mark where the time ran out. After three repeated fluency readings, they will have improved their reading rate!
Aligned the Texas Social Studies TEKS 3.11B:
(11) Citizenship. The student understands characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historical and contemporary figures. The student is expected to:
TEKS 11.B identify historical figures such as Helen Keller and Clara Barton and contemporary figures such as Ruby Bridges and military and first responders who exemplify good citizenship.
Aligned to 4th-Grade CCSS:
RI4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
RI4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
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