"Crossing the Delaware: A Revolutionary War Close Read for 4th Grade" is a close reading passage and questions designed to supplement the 4th grade Common Core Unit 4: Revolutionaries From the Past. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The reading passage is written on a 4.9 Flesh-Kincaid Reading Level. Within the passage, a young man writes his parents a letter telling them of his recent adventures as a Revolutionary soldier fighting under General George Washington.
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Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core, best completed with short passages such as the one provided here. The seven questions range from basic knowledge to inference.
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Crossing the Delaware: A Revolutionary War Close Read for 4th Grade
by Elements of Elementary
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