Reading Primary and Secondary Sources Doodle Notes and Stations

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History Gal
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6th - 10th, Homeschool
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Loved these it made teaching it so much easier and I even laminated it and put them on my walls for future reference for my students
This was a great resource for my students to use in their humanities classes (I taught using these in an executive function class). Thank you!


Students will learn how to read primary and secondary sources by completing an engaging set of graphic doodle notes and actively participating in 5 learning stations.

What's included:

*Instructions for teachers (6 pages, pdf, not editable)

*Doodle notes with sections for students to fill in and color as you cover the information on the handout. (2 pages, pdf, not editable)

*Filled-in greyscale version of the doodle notes to be used a coloring sheets or for doodling while you go over the information. (2 pages, pdf, not editable)

*Fill-in-the-blank version if you have students who need help with note taking (2 pages, pdf, not editable)

*Color version to use as an example or to post in your room (2 pages, pdf, not editable)

*PowerPoint presentation to use with the doodle notes (13 slides, the black text in the PowerPoint is editable, but graphics are not)

*5 Station signs (5 pages, pdf, not editable)

*5 Station activity pages (14 pages, pdf, not editable)

**This zip files contains PDFs and PowerPoint files**

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This resource can be taught alone or as an integrated study across subjects! As you know, integration leads to greater student engagement, deeper understanding, and higher-order thinking skills for our students. However, coordinating integration across multiple subject areas can be quite an undertaking. That’s where Spiral Studies comes in. We’re a group of TpT teacher-authors and we’ve combined our expertise to make absolutely turn-key integrated units for you and/or your team. If you’d like to turn this lesson into an integrated study skills unit we’d suggest working with your team (or independently if you teach multiple subject areas) and checking out the Spiral Studies Study Skills resources in each of our stores.

About the Integration Option

The teacher-authors from Brain Waves Instruction, Math Giraffe, Kate’s Classroom Café, and History Gal have teamed up to create engaging, rigorous, and interactive integrated units that can be easily implemented in middle school classrooms. We call them SPIRAL STUDIES.

Where can I get the other subject area lessons to go with this reading skills resource?

* Reading Skills in ELA - Close Reading – Doodle Notes and Interactive Flip Book

* Reading in Math - Reading in Math Skills Pack – Doodle Notes and Learning Stations

* Science Reading Skills - Reading Skills in Science – Doodle Notes and Practice

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


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