King Tut Motivating Lesson Close Read

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Grade Levels
4th - 7th
Formats Included
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14 pages
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Treasure! Primary Documents! Common Core! What kid is not interested in treasure? Primary documents and common core, not so much. This fun 5 day small group or whole group lesson uses Howard Carter's narrative of his discovery of King Tut's tomb. The lesson is complete with historical background, the narrative, H.O.T questions, vocabulary activity, text-based questions, fun writing prompts, and extensions for centers.

Text-based questions and center extensions include Common Core standards and are aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy. Teachers directions for whole group and small group address numerous areas of an evaluation rubric. Links are provided for videos and informational articles for instructional strategies as well. There is something here to engage everyone!

Your kids will love it! Mine sure do!

You and your students will enjoy this 5-day close read that includes:

"What's In Here" Quick Start Guide
Explicit Whole Group and Small Teacher Directions with links
"Historical Background" Article
Primary Document written by Howard Carter
2 Pages Differentiated CCSS Aligned Text-Based Questions aligned to Blooms
2 Writing prompts
2 Center Extensions (+2 BONUS Extensions)
1 Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
1 Self-Grading Rubric
1 Writing Rubric
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Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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