This product is contained in a bundled set of 8 passages found at the following link:
Bundled Rdg Passages for Differentiated Learning: The U.S. Government
This leveled reading comprehension product contains 3 passages for this topic. There are 10 comprehension questions that accompany it, and the questions are based on common core literacy standards.
This product includes a more challenging passage, an easier passage, and a LARGE PRINT version of the easier passage. Research supports that increasing the font size shows a positive improvement on struggling students’ ability to read and comprehend text.
This product contains:
Lexile Flesch-Kincaid rdg level
1310 7.7 Regular Level
1130 6.3 Modified Level
990 5.7 LARGE PRINT VERSION
Answer key included!
Standards based on Georgia, California, Virginia, and New York Government Standards
This product focuses on the rights of citizenship as described in the standards below. Responsibilities of citizenship is another product and is included in the bundled pack.
SS5CG1 The student will explain how a citizen’s rights are protected under the U.S. Constitution.
a.Explain the responsibilities of a citizen.
2. Discuss the importance of public virtue and the role of citizens, including how to participate in a classroom, in the community, and in civic life.
b.Explain the freedoms granted and rights protected by the Bill of Rights.
c.Explain the concept of due process of law and describe how the U.S. Constitution
protects a citizen’s rights by due process
5. Discuss the meaning of the American creed that calls on citizens to safeguard the liberty of individual Americans within a unified nation, to respect the rule of law, and to preserve the Constitution.
SS4CG4 The student will explain the importance of Americans sharing certain central democratic beliefs and principles, both personal and civic.
a.Explain the necessity of respecting the rights of others and promoting the common good.
b.Explain the necessity of obeying reasonable laws/rules voluntarily, and explain why it is important for citizens in a democratic society to participate in public (civic) life (staying informed, voting, volunteering, communicating with public officials)
d) describing how people can serve the community, state, and nation.
GOVT.11 The student will demonstrate knowledge of civil liberties and civil rights by
c) explaining selective incorporation of the Bill of Rights;
d) exploring the balance between individual liberties and the public interest;
e) explaining every citizen’s right to be treated equally under the law.