Slavery in the United States Reading Fluency & Comprehension Task Cards
This is a comprehensive look at slavery in the United States, in a non-threatening way for students to understand this terrible part of our nation's past. This one activity covers many of the concepts about slavery and lends itself well to an introduction of the Civil War.
✸Cotton as a Crop
✸Famous Salve Owners
✸Indentured Servants vs. Slaves
✸Native Americans as slaves
✸The Underground Railroad
✸Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
✸African American Soldiers in the Civil War
There are twenty four reading passage task cards specifically addressing the key concepts of slavery in the United States. These cards are utilized in three different ways to promote fluency within nonfiction texts and to enhance comprehension skills. Students have a recording sheet to use to answer questions (3 questions per card for a total of 72), generate their own questions, summarize important ideas, and review. You could use the task cards for three days and have each student to do all three recording sheets OR this could be differentiated based on specific reading skills that students need to practice. Students could even work in partners or complete it individually as an assessment. The possibilities are endless as we "double dip" across content areas and strengthen upper grades reading skills!
*Printer friendly, no clipart distractions, perfect for B&W copies! (Also includes cards in a color version!)
Geared toward Georgia Fifth Grade Social Studies Standards but not specific. This is NOT the same product as my reading fluency & comprehension task cards located here:
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