This unit offers a huge array of activities to build comprehension and introduce historical fiction to your class. Through the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne, your students can be transported into history in an engaging and easy to read format.
All of the activities contained in this huge unit are Common Core Aligned for third and fourth grade students. You will want a copy of the text for each student, or at least for each pair of students.
There are detailed lesson plans that give you 19 full days of activities, including assessments. There is also a Historical Figure Study element that could easily add 4 or 5 more days AND a Battle Display option that can add 2 or 3 more!!
I have also included a link to watch the School House Rock video teaching about the Revolutionary War.
Table of Contents
Lesson Plans for 19+ days
Activity Pack Cover – color & b/w
Revolutionary War KWL
Vocabulary in Context Cards
RF3.3 Vocabulary Worksheets: Ch. 1-10 and Answer Keys – color & b/w
RL3.1 Comprehension Questions: Ch. 1-10 and Answer Keys
W3.8 Reader’s Response: Ch. 1-10 – color & b/w
RL3.3 Contribution to Story Events – color & b/w
Annie, Jack, George Washington
RL4.3 Story Events – color & b/w
RL3.5 Story Structure and Answer Key
RL3.6 Point of View – color & b/w
George vs. George, Minuteman vs. Redcoat
RL3.7 Illustrations – color & b/w
RI3.7 Using Maps and Answer Key – color & b/w
W3.1 Opinion Writing
Graphic Organizer, Battle of Trenton History, Lined Paper
W3.7 King George Research and Answer Key – color & b/w
W3.7 President George Research and Answer Key – color & b/w
RL3.6 The American Crisis – color & b/w
W3.7 & RI3.7 Revolutionary War Timeline and Answer Key – color & b/w
RF3.4 What is the Declaration of Independence? and Answer Key – color & b/w
RF3.4 Who was Paul Revere? and Answer Key – color & b/w
RF3.4 What was Valley Forge? and Answer Key – color & b/w
RF3.4 Who was General Cornwallis? and Answer Key – color & b/w
Compare and Contrast – color & b/w
George and George, Redcoat and Minuteman
W3.7 Battle Displays
Battle Report Form, Battle Summary Form, Display Rubric
W3.7 Historical Figure Study
Data Collection Form, Rubrics
Timeline Review Cards
Vocabulary Assessment and Answer Key
Comprehension Assessment and Answer Key
Timeline Assessment and Answer Key
Thanks for looking!