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Early European Colonies in America: Charts for Reading & Writing, Word Searches

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Charts with 10 general questions about European colonies and settlements in the New World are presented for students who are learning about the early history of America. As your students learn about English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Swedish, and Russian colonies, they can write responses to the questions in the graphic organizers based on information they have read or heard. Each of the 10 charts is also filled in with information about the colonies. There are Google Drive™ versions of the charts as well.

Newly added on 3/19/20: A Google Drive™ version of the blank and filled-in charts!

You can use this resource remotely in 2 ways:

a) Tell students to use the Google Drive version.

b) Send photocopies of blank and/or filled-in charts you want students to use or email students the charts and tell students to print them out if they have access to a printer. If using the blank charts, tell students to read their textbook or search online for answers to the questions and write answers in the appropriate sections on the charts. If you wish, have students send/email their work back to you so you check it. If using the filled-in charts, tell the students to read the charts. To use the puzzles, decide which ones to use and send photocopies home or email copies to students and tell them to print them out if they have access to a printer. Tell students to write answers to do the puzzles, then send/email the work back to you so you can check it. Alternatively, you can also send home the answer keys and tell students to correct the puzzles themselves.

Compiling information in these charts lets your students easily compare and contrast details about the colonization by European powers of what became the United States. Here are several ways you can and your students can use these charts:

* As a graphic organizer while reading about the colonies, to consolidate information, or as a tool for checking comprehension upon completion of learning about the colonies.

* The filled-in charts can be utilized as a basic source of information for students--teachers can orally present the material to their classes as a listening comprehension activity and have students write down the facts in the blank charts.

* Teachers can cut the filled-in chart information into strips and do matching activities with them.

* The charts can also be used as study guides and can even be adapted to be used as tests.

* Once the charts are filled in, they can be used as the basis for writing activities.

Two templates of the blank charts are also included to provide flexibility if you want to teach about other colonies and if your students need more space to write their responses.

In addition, there are 4 word search puzzles about the colonies. There are 2 basic puzzles and each has 2 levels of difficulty, based on how the words appear in the word search puzzle. The words in one word search are about the countries colonists came from and why they went to the New World. The words in the other word search are the names of some people and places as well as what some of the colonies became known for. All the words used in the word searches are found in the charts about the 10 colonies. There is an answer key for each word search puzzle.

What educators who have used this resource say about it:

♥ "Lots of good ideas to use." -- Mary F.

♥ "Thank you for a great resource!" -- A buyer.

Using these Historic-ELL™ charts will help students learn about many Early European Colonies in America!

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What you get with this product:

In the PDF File:

★ A table of contents for easy reference (1 page)

★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information and suggestions for using the charts (2 pages)

★ Instructions on how to access the Google Drive™ materials (1 page)

★ A list of ELA Common Core standards addressed in this product (1 page)

★ Sample WIDA Model Performance Indicators (1 page)

★ Blank charts with ten questions, labeled with the names of Early European colonies, two colonies per chart, and a cover page (11 pages)

★ Charts filled in with the answers to the ten questions about Early European colonies, two colonies per chart, and a cover page (11 pages)

★ Two templates of the blank chart, for teachers who wish to modify which colonies are studied and for students who need more space to write, and a cover page (3 pages)

★ 1 word search puzzle about the countries colonists came from and why they went to the New World, with 2 levels of difficulty and answer keys included (4 pages)

★ 1 word search puzzle about people and colonies and what they're known for, with 2 levels of difficulty and answer keys included (4 pages)

In the Google Drive Materials:

★ Cover page (1 slide)

★ Blank charts with ten questions, labeled with the names of Early European colonies, two colonies per chart, and a cover page (11 slides)

★ Charts filled in with the answers to the ten questions about Early European colonies, two colonies per chart, and a cover page (11 slides)

★ Two templates of the blank chart, for teachers who wish to modify which colonies are studied and for students who need more space to write, and a cover page (3 slides)

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Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

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