- Back to School : The Year in Holidays is a value-packed, discounted bundle of 16 print-and-go lessons that will keep your students engaged in reading informational text all year long. All are in PDF format, so easy to use. Each lesson offers thoroughly researched informational text with follow up co$35.00$49.00Save $14.00
Executive Branch : In The American President students learn about how our president is elected, the three branches of government, the job of the president and the special day set aside to honor our presidents. Use all of the informational texts, or just one or two. This an engaging, learning-filled reading, vocabulary and activity packet was designed with options in mind. Use at the Presidents Day holiday, election time or whenever teaching about the office of the United States President. This comprehensive unit also provides for differentiation as it includes both written text and a link to an audio version. Students can access the audio text on an iPad, Mac or Windows device and follow along as the text is highlighted while they listen. In this exciting activity pack you get:
An informational text about the office of the Presidency
A second informational text about the Presidential election
A third informational text about the history of Presidents’ Day
Each text comes in two versions, with key words in bold or in plain text
A glossary of key words
Follow-up comprehension activities for all three, all driving students back to the text for close reading
A listing of all of the Presidents and their years in office
A timeline activity in which students match important events in U.S. history to the Presidents
A Presidents word search
All with answer keys and solutions
A key words bingo game and paired calling cards for building vocabulary (print on paper, or print on heavier stock for greater durability)
Decorative lined paper
**Now with Read To Me, a feature that allows Macintosh and Windows users to read along with highlighted text. This is accessed very simply by clicking on a link at the end of the packet, or by entering the web address into a search engine.**
**BONUS: This packet includes my four-page ‘Close Reading Informational Text: A Common Core Graphic Organizer for Any Text’.It can be completed in one session or done over a period of days. It hits the goals of repeated close reading, vocabulary building and in-depth comprehension with repeated returns to the text embedded in the activities. Suitable for a wide range of ages from late elementary through middle school and beyond. It is perfect for substitute teachers and homeschooling families or anyone who appreciates carefully scaffolded activities.
You might also be interested in my U.S. Constitution Informational Text and Activities and Abolitionists lessons.
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