: Passage and Activity for INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS - Perfect for Constitution Day on September 17th or any time you are studying about the Constitution. This passage was written with 4th graders in mind, but I feel it could be easily used as a teacher directed class reading with third graders or as a literacy center with fifth graders.
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---- I offer this SAME passage in two different formats. This particular passage is formatted for interactive notebooks. It is the exact same passage and similar questions just formatted differently from the full page version.
If you would like to purchase the one page passage with 9 questions that go along with the passage, click HERE
. You can then read the description to see which format works best for you.
This pack includes a short close reading passage to help students better understand why we celebrate Constitution Day an that is is actually a law for it to be taught in public schools, It also touches on why the important document was written, the Great Compromise, balance of power, and the Bill of Rights.
The passage is a half sheet, so it will work perfectly to glue sideways into an interactive reading notebook. Once glued into the interactive notebook, students can write their thinking out to the side of the passage. Remember, this is a short close reading type passage that does not touch on every part of the Constitution. It gives important information and students will walk away with basic knowledge of Constitution Day.
In addition to the passage, there are three flippable activities (all printed on one sheet) for their notebook. One is on the definition of ratification, one focuses the The Great Compromise, and the other focuses on four comprehension questions related to the text.
In addition to doing this activity as a whole group reading lesson, you could also have students do it during a literacy center. Feel free to use it in your classroom however you would like.
Take a look at all of my close reading passages and activities by clicking HERE
I also have a bundled pack of ten passages just like this one that you can find HERE.
NOTE: The bundle does NOT include this Constitution passage, as I wrote it at a later time.
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.