This printable/no prep US History reading and assessment activity helps address several Common Core ELA Standards that are listed below this introduction and is suitable for Grades 5-8. Students will first read an engaging 1100-word text on the life and travels of Daniel Boone. Written at Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level 6.2, the article traces his life story chronologically as well as provides a review of the explorations and adventures of this great American pioneer and Kentucky legend. Please see the Preview.
After the reading there are 26 text-dependent multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, or written questions that require application of the Common Core Standards to the article. Answers are provided for all questions.
This resource can be used in a number of ways by teachers (close reading, direct instruction in class, independent practice, absence work, homework, test prep, assessment, centers, etc).
RI.5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI.6.3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
L.4.5C: Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
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