Settlement Patterns in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean

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This Social Studies Close Reading Pack has everything you need to fully teach the Social Studies standard for Human Systems – Explain how the environment influences settlement patterns in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Five close reading passages with short response questions, vocabulary, and a culminating fun activity are all included in this pack.

Please see PREVIEW above for a look at everything included!

These close reading texts are intended to give your students valuable practice using complex Social Studies informational text with close reading strategies. The higher order questions are short response and will give students the opportunity to use complete sentences while citing text evidence and gaining understanding of an important Social Studies standard. There are graphic organizers that you can use in guided groups – centers – partners – or independently to further your student’s mastery of the text structures. At the end of this unit, students have the opportunity to create a settlement using their newly learned expertise!

Included in this pack:

♦ 5 Social Studies Informational Close Reading Passages

♦ 2 pages of short response higher order questions for each passage

♦ 4 Graphic Organizers

{Main Idea, Compare/Contrast, Cause/Effect, and Sequence}

♦ Create a Settlement Activity

♦ Jigsaw Content Vocabulary Pieces

♦ Answer Keys

Use these passages for:

•Whole Group

•Guided Groups



•Independent Learners

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Total Pages
59 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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