This is a brief and informative text on the USS Maine and the beginning of the Spanish American War.
The worksheets we would read aloud to the kids individually. I would put two dots on either side of where I wanted them to highlight, and they would highlight between the two dots. Then we would read the questions allowed to the student and they would point to or circle their answer.
We would often reread the information as class warm ups, print out extra copies and cut out the pictures of the people, laminate them and play matching games matching the pictures to the names of the people. You can also enlarge the information, put it in sheet protectors, and have the students trace the information with wipe off markers if they are unable to write independently.
It includes five reading comprehension questions and does not require the student to be able to write. The student circles the correct answer.
This topic is specifically made for the Virginia Alternative Assessments Program for Middle School Students
Reporting Category: History
The reading comprehension questions partially meets the bullet below.
HS-H 27 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the changing role of the United States from the late nineteenth
century through World War I by
(SOL USII.5) a) explaining the reasons for and results of the Spanish American War