The modified version of text is taken from the Module; Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Perspectives on the American Revolution. This is Grade 4:Module 3B: Unit 1: Lesson 2. The text worked well for the whole class and allowed Transitioning ELLs (and higher) to access the content independently.
This is a great packet to build background knowledge on the Revolutionary War with all students. It includes a review that is appropriate for the entire class. The text is chunked and linguistically simplified. Some of the sections include comprehension questions to keep students engaged and thinking.