FREEBIE Daylight Saving Time Reading Passage and Activities

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Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
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10 pages


Do your students know why some places "spring ahead" an hour in March and "fall back" an hour in November every year? Use this reading passage and related comprehension activities to introduce students to the history behind Daylight Saving Time and its use in the United States. Activities range from basic reading comprehension to researching & presenting a persuasive writing piece.

Included in this freebie are the following:

*Reading passage (4 paragraphs)

*Recall comprehension questions

*Think Deeper higher-level thinking questions and persuasive writing prompt

*List of suggested resources for further research

*Graphic organizer for persuasive writing prompt

*Answer keys

*Suggested uses

Use as many or as few of the activities as you wish! This freebie offers the opportunity for differentiated tasks in mixed-ability classrooms.

Your questions are welcome, and your feedback is appreciated!


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10 pages
Answer Key
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