New England Colonies: Non-Fiction Reading Passage

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New England Colonies:A Close Reading Passage for UPPER ELEMENTARY

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Close Reading - New England 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 New England Colonies, what colonies it consisted of, what brought the Pilgrims and Puritans to settle here, the difference between why Jamestown was settled and Plymouth/Mass. Bay, and what the land and economy were like.

This passage would be a great way to introduce your unit on the 13 colonies (more specifically, the New England 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

NOTE: Please, I am human and can make editing mistakes. If you come across anything that needs to be corrected, please just send me a message. I can then upload the fixed passage before you rate it:-) Thank you.

For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
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