Attached is a 4 page worksheet/booklet you can use when teaching Colonial America. I copy on larger paper 11x17 and make it a booklet. I talk about nonfiction text features and have them look for the answers to the first two pages of questions. The last two pages are for question and answers of their own. I encourage them to answer their questions in complete sentences. The very end has a space for comparing life then and life now on a Venn diagram.
I usually read through the book before having them complete the packet, but have had them read through the book and complete it independently.
Thank you for looking!