This set is complete with a range of ten pairs of firsthand and secondhand accounts and interactive flip flaps for notebooks. I have also included possible responses for every part of this set to help guide your instruction. In this set, you will also find posters to hang in your classroom as well. These activities can be used for classwork, notes, centers, homework, and assessments. In my class, I have students read both high interest accounts thoroughly. You might opt to do this individually, in pairs, small groups, or whole class. We discuss the reasons we feel the accounts are either firsthand or secondhand and then highlight important any important information that helped us. Next, we write down the answers under each flap. I have found that the more exposure and practice the students get the easier this skill becomes. I also model strategies in finding clues about accounts prior to having students doing this independently.
*Please see my PREVIEW for my information.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.6 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
Table of Contents
Pages 3 – 4: Farm Accounts and Interactive Notes
Pages 5 – 6: Park Accounts and Interactive Notes
Pages 7 – 8: Beach Accounts and Interactive Notes
Pages 9 – 10: Postal Accounts and Interactive Notes
Pages 11 – 12: Restaurant Accounts and Interactive Notes
Pages 13 – 14: Art Accounts and Interactive Notes
Pages 15 – 16: Science Accounts and Interactive Notes
Pages 17 – 18: School Accounts and Interactive Notes
Pages 19 – 20: Movie Accounts and Interactive Notes
Pages 21 – 22: Vet Accounts and Interactive Notes
Pages 23 - 32: Possible Responses
Page 33: Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts Poster
Page 34: Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts Assessment (can be used with any of the texts depending on the level of your students)
Page 35: Pictures of My Notes
This set is also part of my 4th Grade Reading Informational Text Bundle Set, which can be found by clicking here.
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