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Teaching Social Studies through close reading is a wonderful opportunity to integrate subjects in your 3rd grade classroom! This packet contains a challenging non-fiction text on the Regions of the United States paired with E.L.A. question stems. Your students can further their Social Studies content knowledge with the map and vocabulary activities.
This is an easy to use resource; simply print the close reading text, questions, and map activity. The jigsaw vocabulary can be printed, laminated once and used for years!
This Regions of the United States packet includes 4 components:
♦ Close Reading Activity - Use the Regions of the United States text with a 1st and 2nd close reading checklist.
♦ Text Dependent E.L.A. Question Stems: Students will use the text to find and answer E.L.A. question stems.
♦ Map Activity - The 5 regions can be labeled individually with space for students to recall important facts about each.
♦ Jigsaw Vocabulary - Important vocabulary can be built and practiced using these fun jigsaw pieces. Perfect for centers!