: A Close Reading Passage for UPPER ELEMENTARY
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Close Reading - Middle Colonies
This passage was written with 4th graders in mind, but I am labeling it for 3-5 since it could be used with more advanced third graders or weaker fifth graders.
The push today in the elementary classroom is to teach the kids the skills of close reading. Focus on and analyze a shorter passage. Hold the details of the passage under a microscope to really examine it.
This paragraph passage is about the Middle Colonies: what colonies made up the middle colonies, a slight comparison to the New England colonies, who the Quakers were, religious tolerance, melting pot, breadbasket, the land, farming, and the fact that it was considered a busy place.
This passage would be a great way to introduce your unit on the 13 colonies (more specifically, the Middle Colonies) .Teach a reading lesson while also introducing a social studies topic.
I did not use any clipart on this because I wanted the focus to be on the words and not images.
There are no written student questions, but suggested teacher discussion questions are included.
More Social Studies Cold Reading Passages.. click the links below.
Other Close Reading Passages
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