In this lesson, closely read the Declaration of Independence. It is broken into three sections: the preamble, the list of grievances, and the conclusion. Each section could be a separate mini-lesson. The text of the Declaration is included throughout the worksheet. For the preamble, students summarize each short section of text. They then read the list of grievances and connect them to current events and compose their own grievance. For the conclusion, they answer a series of comprehension questions.