1814 is the YEAR! Get ready for HISTORY lesson and a children's book all wrapped up in one package. This is a great study guide for a summer reading program or independent study as well as classroom reading circle use!
Welcome to a Time Travel adventure into the past. The book cover told you many things. Uncover the tips and foretelling that you have already seen. LOOK CLOSER
Your adventure with Rush Revere and the Star Spangled Banner historical novel study begins now. This is a historical fiction novel for children and the student study book is meant to accompany the book. The book itself is AR 5.4 and worth 7 points for those students taking Accelerated Reader Quizzes.
This is another fabulous novel for your students to encourage an interest in history of America and accompanies a social studies unit on the War of 1812 period. Read how Dolley Madison saved precious White House items, and how Francis Scott Key penned our National Anthem. This would also be a nice book for the new adult reader too.. Diverse and suited for the gifted learner as there are higher level thinking skill activities. Gifted grade 4 and grade 5 and up.
In the 79 page packet, you will find questions to prompt deeper understanding and comparative study of the time period and this author's artistic liberty in telling the story of the James and Dolley Madison thru the study of old maps. Did you know she was a Quaker gal? The book also takes you on a tour of Washington DC, as well as out to the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry! Many lessons engage the student with interactive internet searches. History and Trivia abound!
This is a printable booklet covering topics such as:
Discerning facts vs. fiction
Identifying unique things artists include in paintings (internet sleuthing)
Performance based component (Literature task, poetry, and Research online task)
Explore word definitions, and figures of speech
Map skills based on the descriptions in text
Charts for understanding
Retelling the story to reinforce understanding
Comparing two sources (book and video)
Writing paragraph answers to a prompt with introduction, facts and conclusion
Reading facts on Dolley Madison's heroic day from a first hand account to accompany this book
Cursive writing skills sheet
Critical thinking skills and extending the thinking
Venn Diagram activity
Drawing activity related to adjectives and facts written in a descriptive page
Creating a MISSION FILE.
Includes Francis Scott Key's famous poem, "Star Spangled Banner."
A Tic Tac Toe board to encourage artistic choices in demonstrating comprehension.
The TEACHER guide and answers and helpful teaching tips, etc, can be found here:Rush Revere and the Star Spangled Banner Novel Study Guide TEACHER
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