This product is great when studying The Oregon Trail, Westward Expansion, and/or Covered Wagons. Several standards from 3rd to 5th grade are covered.
-Teacher Directions of how to use in the classroom
-2 page Diary entries from a girl traveling west to California in 1850 reading passage
-Traveling West reading passage comprehension questions
-2 page Diary entries from a girl living in New York City in 1848 reading passage
-New York City reading passage comprehension questions
-Venn Diagram to compare the diary entries & ways of life
-Design an Advertisement directions & rubric: This summative assessment uses Bloom’s highest order of thinking – Creating. Applying their evidence from the reading passages, students are given directions (and a checklist to follow) to design an advertisement to promote the location of their choice (Staying in the City or Traveling West), provide text evidence to explain their choice of location and illustrate their advertisement.
**Student examples are included with purchase!
This is a great activity to practice comparison of texts and getting ready for Common Core assessments.
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