This biography explores the life of a great Founding Father - George Washington. Includes comprehension questions, activities, graphic organizer that focuses on character traits. Easy print and use format.
This carefully crafted biography of one of the most important Founding Fathers, George Washington, is perfect for 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Students will engage in comprehension activities such as using text evidence, context clues, making inferences, answering literal questions. The rich biography and questioning strategies help students improve important reading comprehension skills. Full answer key and graphic organizer are included.
The article is written on 5th grade reading level (10 and 11 years old) but can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill level. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, and homework applications. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as a homeschool or summer reading resource.
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George Washington was an general, Founding Father, and president of the United States. This article takes kids on a short journey through George Washington's life. It covers his birth in Virginia in 1732 and through tough childhood and schooling. George's father died when he was only 11 and a few years later his brother died. He became heir to a large estate of over 8,000 acres. He needed hundred of slaves to work the land. Washington worked for Britain as a commander of the Virginia troops but they eventually rejected him as a commander and he returned to Mount Vernon. Britain was becoming more of a problem to the colonies and they hired Washington to lead the colonial forces against the British. He had some key victories. He retired again in 1783, but that didn't last long. He was called to duty again in 1785 to help unify the new states. Washington felt the states needed a constitution. At the Constitutional Convention in 1786, George Washington was chosen as president of the young United States. As a Founding Father and first president, he is known as the "Father of our Country."
Each Founding Father packet in the series can be purchased separately. (See the links below). However, the bundle of all five sets will save over 30% from the individual prices.
Founding Fathers Bundle - All Five Sets
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My name is Rick Whitehead and I am a teacher, author, tutor, and mentor. I worked in the public school system for 28 years and was involved in teaching, tutoring, curriculum development, administration, school program design and implementation. I am the author of juvenile fiction and many educational products to help students learn and grow. I am the proprietor of Rick's Resources and All Things Bingo stores.
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