This life long ago close reading unit based on common core reading informational text and informational and opinion writing is based on the social studies concepts of how people lived in the past. This is a unit that combines reading informational text common core standards with Common Core writing. Each article comes with comprehension activities, writing prompts, sorts, and a fun art activity. I used this with my first and second graders and they loved it.
The unit includes:
Articles- Transportation, School, Daily Life (Also included are versions of the articles where the lines are numbers so that is easy for the students to follow along)
Note taking pages
Discussion questions/scenarios based on the concepts that tie to writing
Vocabulary Cards for wall
Student Vocabulary cards
Graphic organizers to help students write opinion and informative writing
QR Codes for research and story books that go with the concept
Concept picture and word sorts
Experience based activities: Writing with a quill, Morse code, building a toy from the past
Tons of real photographs and activities to go with them
JUST ADDED 100 PAGES::
I just taught the unit and reorganized it into 6 mini topics. I added articles for each and organized each into a full week of common core reading and writing activities for each article. Everything from the old unit is still included so you have many options (especially for article differentiation) but here is what I added:
Articles, text features pages, comprehension questions, text structure pages, note taking pages, and a writing prompt/page for the following topics:
School Long Ago
Transportation Long Ago
Daily Life Long Ago
Games and Fun Long Ago
Jobs Long Ago
Communication Long Ago
Also, each of the above topics come with building background photos/pictures and art/hands on activities (like sorts, making corn husk dolls, pin art, tissue paper art, and much more).
Please re-download if you already own unit.
This is a good unit to do in conjunction with my opinion writing unit and my fictional unit Johnny Appleseed to help cement concepts of life long ago.
Opinion Writing- Life Long Ago A Common Core Writing Unit
Johnny Appleseed –Common Core Reading Literature Unit
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