In this resource, there are 4 nonfiction reading passage based on Branches & Levels of Government Passages. It is differentiated for your high, mid, and lower level students. Integrate social studies content with your reading texts and meet each reader's needs with this set. Accompanying activities will ask students to fill in the blank, circle multiple choice questions, fill in a timeline based on the passage, and answer a writing prompt about the US Government.
*NOW INCLUDES 4 DIFFERENT TOPICS WITH 3 VERSIONS OF EACH: levels of government, executive branch, legislative branch, and judicial branch (12 different passages total!)
View each passage topic with the reading levels:
Executive Branch of Government Differentiated Reading Passages
Legislative Branch of Government Differentiated Reading Passages
Judicial Branch of Government Differentiated Reading Passages
Going deeper into informational texts is essential to student mastery of common core standards. Want ways to integrate social studies and science content into your nonfiction instruction, while differentiating for the needs of all learners? Look no further than these differentiated reading passages and comprehension questions. In this product, there are three informational reading passages based on each branch of government, all levels of government, and what the Georgia Standards say students should know and understand about the Levels & Branches of Government. If your classroom is like mine, there are readers all over the spectrum, yet it is vital that all students understand these important concepts. I've created each passage on three different reading levels to make differentiation much easier. I've leveled each passage with its Guided Reading level, as well as its' grade equivalence. Rigorous questions with an answer key is provided. These are written with grades 3-5 in mind.
$Why should I purchase this passage set?$
• Textbooks aren't what they used to be...if we have them at all. Often textbooks are written well above grade level and simply aren't interested. I use my love of history to make passages engaging and informative for all levels of readers!
• Teach across the curriculum! Show your administration how you integrate and differentiate by implementing during guided reading groups, center time, or in a regular social studies block
• Perfect for last minute print & go sub plans, morning work, & homework
• In my own classroom, they are often used at the end of a unit for review, as study guides, and even test prep
• Have students with accommodations? Instantly assess them at THEIR LEVEL while meeting IEP goals!
How Does This Resource Make Me A Better Teacher?
• Your time is precious & the standards are plentiful
By integrating across content whenever possible, you save time and your students see connections across the curriculum!
• Differentiated Instruction is no longer optional-it is a must!
There is no one-size-fits-all classroom. These passages are an easy way to check that off of your never-ending teacher to-do list!
• Reach your entire class with the same quality content.
Each student in your class deserves a fair chance at the content. Let their passion for science and social studies thrive, regardless of their reading ability. While passages appear very similar, I can assure you hours of researching and writing have occurred on my behalf to ensure that each level is appropriate for your learners.
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