This is a biography about an important Founding Father - John Adams. Includes comprehension questions, activities, and graphic organizer that focuses primarily on sequencing. Addresses core standards.
This carefully crafted biography of an important Founding Father, John Adams, is perfect for 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Students will engage in comprehension activities such using text evidence, context clues, making inferences, answering literal questions. The rich biography and questioning strategies help students improve important reading comprehension skills. Full answer key and graphic organizer are included.
The article is written on 5th grade reading level (10 and 11 years old) but can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill level. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, and homework applications. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as a homeschool or summer reading resource.
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John Adams was a Founding Father and president of the United States. This article takes kids on a short journey through John Adam's life. It covers his birth in Massachusetts in 1735 and through his childhood and education. Adams was a very loud, proud, confident and stubborn individual. This served him well as a forceful lawyer, but not so well with his family relationships. He didn't shy away from controversial cases and often defended those others refused. He always tried to do what was right. Adams was very vocal about his legal opinions on political matters. He was opposed to the Stamp Act. He was encouraged to go into politics. In 1776, Adams suggested that the colonies establish their own government. Adams used his lawyer skills to argue in favor of independence. Although he spoke well, he was not a great writer. He convinced his friend, Thomas Jefferson, to write the Declaration of Independence. Adams worked to gain support from France and then from England. When he came back home in 1789, he ran against George Washington for president and lost. But in 1796 he beat Thomas Jefferson and became the second president of the United States.
Each Founding Father packet in the series can be purchased separately. (See the links below). However, the bundle of all five sets will save over 30% from the individual prices.
Founding Fathers Bundle - All Five Sets
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