This is a pack I created to go along with my need for a cross-curricular approach to Virginia SOL 3.3 European Explorers, and practice with critical reading strategies.
The pack includes 4 European Explorers: Columbus, Newport, Cartier, and Ponce de Leon*, along with instructions to find and color/highlight certain pieces of information. There is a reading passage for each explorer plus five reading questions per passage.
I used them as homework passages sent home to review material prior to our unit test. I asked that my kiddos read the passage three times before attempting to answer the questions.
The reading questions were written from published SOL question stems and reflect what kinds of questions kids will see on the reading exam.
The reading questions cover:
- Answer questions (find and highlight specific pieces of information in the text).
- Author's purpose.
- Main idea
- Drawing Conclusions
I hope you all enjoy the product, and get some good use out of it in your classroom!
* Our SOL standards are due to change this year. I will update the pack to reflect this.
****** This product includes all four current explorers (as of Spring 2016). Each explorer is available on their own as well. ******