This is an awesome informational text article on the history of scarecrows and all of the different versions of scarecrows throughout the world. The informational text article is approximately 1,000 words long and includes illustrations to help better explain the text. One illustration includes a caption that can be discussed as a text feature. At the conclusion of the article, there is a formative assessment in the form of a quiz.
The formative assessment contains a multiple choice question related to vocabulary and several open-ended questions asking for textual evidence in formulating the answers. Additionally, there is a performanced-based assessment question in asking the students to compare and contrast the different Native American tribes in their use of scarecrows and formulating that answer in the form of a Venn Diagram. There is a total of eight questions in relation to the quiz.
The article is sure to engage even the reluctant especially this particular time of the year!