This reading lesson provides information about how Juliette Gordon Low establishing the Girl Scouts in the United States. I designed it to be an effective test/check of your students’ reading comprehension skills. Plus, it will help your learn some new vocabulary. This lesson is suitable for use in the regular classrooms, with tutoring, for ESL students and also for teaching Girl Scouts about themselves and their founder.
Reading comprehension skills assessed are: cause-effect, character traits, determining main ideas, sequencing events, finding details, making inferences, and identifying the author’s purpose. Vocabulary taught and tested is: beloved, founder, impressed, jamboree, purpose, swiftly, telegram, tribute, and wealthy. The skill work will help students practice and prepare for taking state standardized tests.
The informational text presented is a little over two pages. It starts with an explanation of what Girl Scouts in the United States do, and then describes the character and life events of Juliette Gordon Low. Of the twenty questions, twelve are multiple choice and 8 are matching vocabulary. The three pictures included show a sash with Girl Scout badges, a picture of Juliette Low and a picture of Girl Scouts camping. The final page is the answer key.