Two great activities that would span 5 lessons on the Confederate general in the American Civil War, Robert E. Lee. Perfect for students in 5th grade or 6th grade learning about U.S. History.
NO PREP is needed!
Firstly, there is an close reading activity - children need to read through an informational text, and then answer comprehension and grammar questions, before completing an extension activity.
Secondly, there is a biography writing unit. The unit has been split into four separate lessons which will take students approximately 40-50 minutes each. Ideal for students learning about the American Civil War or general US History.
Good luck, I hope you get some great results!
If you would like an example of the close reading activity this please look at my example Macbeth Activity 5th & 6th Grade Close Reading Activity.
Also, if you liked the activity why not look at one of our Reading Comprehension Activity Books.
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Close reading activities are also know as: reading comprehensions, instructional texts, close reads, close readers and reading comps.
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