Close reading questions for each chapter of this nonfiction Civil War book, two related primary source readings, plus decorated lined writing papers. Pick and choose to meet your needs. Aligned with Common Core Standards for reading informational text. Perfect for a whole class study, partners or small groups, centers, extra credit, or gifted enrichment. Would be an excellent expository text for an integrated Language Arts and Social Studies cross-curricular unit.
A variety of questions and activities for each chapter motivate interest and cover many CCSS standards for reading informational text. Charts are specific to the text and not generic organizers.
Skills (with explanations included within some questions) include:
--right there/think and search
--point of view and bias
--note taking and more
There are several short creative writing responses. Two primary source handouts with questions related to the text are "Follow the Drinking Gourd" and a letter about a young man seeking to buy a substitute (see the thumbnail). This product is designed to make the text accessible and scaffold critical thinking. See the Preview for sample content.
A detailed ANSWER KEY and list of Common Core Standards that are covered are provided.
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