Passage and Questions - This pack includes a short close reading passage to help students better understand Presidents' Day. The passage is called, "Is it really Presidents' Day?"... In some states it is called President's Day where one President is recognized, in some states 2 are recognized, but on a National level, it's not even called Presidents' Day....:-)
Did you know that the Federal Government doesn't recognize the third Monday in Feb. as Presidents' Day? That's right. They call it "Washington's Birthday". Do you know why we celebrate it on the third Monday in Feb? ..... You can learn that and much more from the passage.
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---- I offer the SAME passage in two different formats. This particular product is a one page passage with 7 text-based questions that go along with the passage.
The other format is for interactive notebooks. It is the exact same passage and similar questions just formatted differently. If you would like to view the interactive notebook version, click HERE
. You can then read the description to see which format works best for you.
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 that should help students better understand some fun facts dealing with Presidents' Day.
In addition to the passage, there are 7 questions. One is on the definition of vary, one is on the purpose of the Uniform Holiday Act, and then there are 5 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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