Gettysburg Address Activities

Gettysburg Address Activities
Gettysburg Address Activities
Gettysburg Address Activities
Gettysburg Address Activities
Gettysburg Address Activities
Gettysburg Address Activities
Gettysburg Address Activities
Gettysburg Address Activities
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This Common Core aligned close reading and scaffolded summary writing lesson for the Gettysburg Address provides students with a deep understanding of Lincoln's famous speech. ***Paper PDF AND Google Drive Resource Included!***

This resource can be completed on paper or online with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or any device that supports Google Drive. The included Teacher's Guide includes access to the link that will allow you to make your own copy of the resource for use in Google Classroom/Google Drive.


♥ I cannot say enough about what an amazing resource this is!!! This is close reading as its finest!! Every single activity is well-thought out and scaffolds perfectly. I followed the instructions that came with it and I was amazed at the comprehension that was flowing through my students by the time we got to the summary phase. Thank you times a million!

♥ This has been one of the best purchases I've ever made on TPT. There is so much for the students to do. I originally used the guided notes sheet as we learned about the Gettysburg Address, but a few weeks ago we did a throw back Thursday to review and the students did the second activity which was a writing piece. I will be using this for years to come :)

♥ I liked that this resource broke the speech down into sections, so that the students could really focus on the main idea. Great resource!

♥ This is great!! Has great questions and answer keys to make this ready to go with no prep!



Comprehensive Close Reading Directions: Students will read the Gettysburg Address three times focusing on learning vocabulary in context, highlighting evidence, identifying main idea, and responding to text-dependent questions.

The Gettysburg Address: Full text of the Gettysburg Address is included with space for annotations.

Text-Based Questioning: In order to ensure understanding of the speech, the text-based questions are broken down by paragraph and guide students through the major points of Lincoln’s message.

Summary Writing Activity: The summary writing activity breaks Lincoln's speech into four parts, which allows for multiple levels of instruction and assessment (is: whole class, partner, individual).

Answer Keys: Answer keys are provided for all questions addressed throughout the lesson.



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