Passage and Activity for INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS - This "History of Memorial Day" passage is a perfect way to help your students understand several concepts, such as: the original name was Decoration Day, the reason it evolved into Memorial Day, how it all started with an order/announcement given, tells a part of the order #11, which led to many cities celebrating fallen soldiers, when it became a federal holiday, and so much more.
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---- I offer this SAME passage in two different formats. This particular passage is formatted for interactive notebooks. It is the exact same passage and similar questions just formatted differently from the full page version.
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This passage was written with 4th graders in mind, but it can be used with more advanced third graders or weaker fifth grade readers. Please use your best judgement.
This pack includes a one page reading passage (sized to be glued in a notebook) that should help students better understand the history behind Memorial Day.
In addition to the passage, there are about 6 questions. One is on the definition of preserve, one question is on what a fallen solider is and how we recognize them, and then there are four other questions.
An answer key is also provided.
PLEASE.... if you have any questions about the questions asked, what the passage includes, or anything else, just send me a message before you buy. :-) I will be glad to try and answer those.
In addition to doing this activity as a whole group reading lesson, you could also have students do it during a literacy center. Feel free to use it in your classroom however you would like.
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