FSA/PARCC Point of View: This product provides students with both literary and informational texts, written from multiple perspectives and with different authors' purposes in mind. As students read, they are reinforcing 5th grade Social Studies content. As students respond to the task card questions, they are comparing and contrasting these viewpoints/purposes by analyzing the overall information contained within the texts.
2 Fictional Accounts (Pioneer Life Journal Entries)
2 Fictional Accounts (Civil War Event)
2 Fictional Accounts (Lewis and Clark/Louisiana Purchase)
6 Paired Passages (4 Literary and 2 Informational)
24 Task Cards (8 per passage)