The transition to Common Core social studies standards has several teachers struggling to cover numerous standards in order to prepare for new state assessments, like TNReady. Well, one remedy to lower your stress level is to incorporate social studies content in literacy class.
This product includes two historical fiction stories set during the Civil War. Students will gather information about the time period while also practicing reading literature skills. Included are a pretest, two stories with guiding questions, a posttest that requires the use of textual evidence, a comparing approaches to the theme activity, two point of view activities, one essay question, and a narrative writing activity. Thus, you are able to cover social studies content without losing any of your valuable reading instruction time.