History Headline News Informational Text Reading April Distance Learning Set

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Michele Luck's Social Studies
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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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My 4/5 graders are really enjoying these articles. Great addition to my SS curriculum. It helps my EL's by using your questions to respond to the article.
This was great for my higher functioning students to still receive SS content when we went digital in March.


This is a ready-to-use resource for distance learning. It is set up for use on Google Classroom or with any other online format. It's ideal for introducing Social Studies skills while students are learning from home.

Would you like to introduce topics from History into your daily reading schedule?

Do you need a no-prep resource to include Historic Topics in your Reading lessons?

Want to address Current Events with a Historical twist?!

Take a look at the PREVIEW to see the Complete History in Headline News April Bundle. This bundle includes a Headline News Informational or Nonfiction Text Reading for each day in the month of April with actual events that happened on the corresponding days of the month. All materials are ready to send to students and student response sheets are ready for students to type.

Resource Includes

30 History Headline News Readings

5 Ready-to-type Weekly Student News Organizer

Analysis Guide on Organizer and Readings for Who, What, When, Where and Why

Teacher Guide with Suggestions for Varied Implementation

Content Topics Covered

April Fools Day Pranks in the News (Taco Bell Liberty Bell Purchase)

President Wilson Calling for America in WWI

Pony Express Mail Delivery

Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe

President Harrison's Death & Tyler's Inauguration

John Wayne Wins Best Actor Academy Award

FDR Works Progress Administration WPA

General Lee Surrender and End of Civil War

U.S. Ping Pong Team to Communist China

Louisiana Purchase

Death of FDR and Swearing In of President Truman

Hessian Troops Fighting with British in American Revolution

Noah Webster & American Dictionary

Sinking of the Titanic

First No-Hitter in Major League Baseball

Apollo 13 Arriving Home

San Francisco Earthquake

Boston Marathon

Danica Patrick First Woman to Win IndyCar Race

President Lincoln's Assassination & Funeral Train

Oklahoma Land Rush for Homesteads

End of American Involvement in Vietnam

Jane Fonda Workout Craze

End of WWII & Holocaust Camp Liberation

Jonas Salk Polio Vaccine

End of Civil War Steamboat Explosion

Muhammad Ali Army Induction Protest

First African-American College in US

1934 World's Fair in New York City

Social Studies Skills Addressed

Reading informational texts

Examining secondary sources

Identifying evidence in reading

Reading for content

Examining relationships, connections, and interactions in history

Evaluating main ideas of informational text

Text and image analysis

Demonstrating historical understanding

Addresses state and national standards (including TEKs, Common Core, and more).

About this Resource

Use as bellringers as you introduce each day's event in history, set up in Centers for informational or nonfiction text reading practice, or provide as whole class historical discussion starters.

Each day of the month is represented so you can use this resource year after year. Use weekend dates for homework, NTI activities, or skills practice for struggling readers.

Answer Key is not included since student responses may vary.

Related Resources

January Bundle

February Bundle

March Bundle

May Bundle

Summer Bundle

August Bundle

September Bundle

October Bundle

November Bundle

December Bundle

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Total Pages
35 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).


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