Great Depression Differentiated Reading Passages

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Great Depression
Great Depression activity

Need a quick activity or assignment on the Great Depression? Included is a Differentiated Reading Passage leveled three different times (Guided Reading Levels N, Q, and S) & accompanying activities will ask students to fill in the blank, circle multiple choice questions, fill in a timeline based on the passage, and answer a writing prompt about The Great Depression.

Lexiles/Guided Reading Approximations: 550-N, 690-Q, 780-S

Going deeper into nonfiction texts is essential to student mastery of common core standards. Want ways to integrate social studies and science content into your nonfiction instruction, while differentiating for the needs of all learners? Look no further than these Great Depression differentiated reading passages and comprehension questions. If your classroom is like mine, there are readers all over the spectrum, yet it is vital that all students understand these important concepts. I've created the passage on three different reading levels to make differentiation much easier. I've leveled each passage with a symbol for high (square), mid (triangle), and low (circle) so that you can differentiate easily without students knowing. There are also open-ended questions to go along with the passages. Answer keys are provided. Perfect for guided reading small group instruction or literacy center stations.

Key Words: Great Depression-1920s-Black Friday-stock market crash-Dust Bowl-drought-FDR-breadlines-poverty-roaring 20s-soup kitchens-New Deal-Franklin D. Roosevelt-economic crash-Bowtie Guy

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*Geared toward the following Georgia Fifth Grade Social Studies Standards but NOT specific.

SS5H5 The student will explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of millions of Americans.
a. Discuss the Stock Market Crash of 1929, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, the Dust Bowl, and soup kitchens.
b. Analyze the main features of the New Deal; include the significance of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Works Progress Administration, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
c. Discuss important cultural elements of the 1930s; include Duke Ellington, Margaret Mitchell, and Jesse Owens.

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