Memorial Day Activities - May Reading Comprehension Passages Time Line Writing

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Help your students better understand the history behind Memorial Day with this fun, interactive, and engaging resource. Students in 4th and 5th grades will enjoy the informative reading. Many 3rd grade students have also enjoyed this packet of activities. This resource is also Easel compatible if you want to make it digital OR you can take a look at the digital version link below which is already done for you. You will find worksheets that can be used for assessments, small groups, or centers and that the components of this resource make it easy to differentiate your instruction. Many Common Core objectives are covered.

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The informational (non-fiction) book has a teacher copy and also copies for the students to use to assist with the activities. Real photos are used.

This resource includes:

Memorial Day Informational Book for you to read aloud to your students to help teach about the importance of Memorial Day and how it came to be. Real photos enrich this reader.

Memorial Day Student Reader for students to highlight or underline when searching for important information

Reading Comprehension Questions about Memorial Day

Interactive Time Line about the evolution of Memorial Day

Facts and Opinion Worksheet to assess knowledge

Word Search for vocabulary reinforcement in a FUN way! (Even upper elementary kiddos like FUN!)

Synonym Worksheet using words such as: celebrated, evolved, gradually, conflict (and more)

⭐ Culminating writing activity that can be used as an assessment and/or a tool to teach writing skills

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Pledge of Allegiance History of 3rd 4th 5th Grades

Thanksgiving 3rd 4th and 5th Grades The Real Story


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.


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