Soup Kitchens Reading Passages
Soup Kitchens in the Hoover era
Need a quick activity or assignment on Soup Kitchens as you discuss the Great Depression? Included is a Differentiated Reading Passage leveled three different times (Guided Reading Levels P, R, and X) & accompanying activities will ask students to fill in the blank, circle multiple choice questions, fill in a timeline based on the passage, and answer a writing prompt about Soup Kitchens in the time of the Great Depression.
Lexiles/Guided Reading Approximations: 650-P, 740-R, 950-X
Going deeper into nonfiction texts is essential to student mastery of common core standards. Want ways to integrate social studies and science content into your nonfiction instruction, while differentiating for the needs of all learners? Look no further than these soup kitchen differentiated reading passages and comprehension questions. If your classroom is like mine, there are readers all over the spectrum, yet it is vital that all students understand these important concepts. I've created the passage on three different reading levels to make differentiation much easier. I've leveled each passage with a symbol for high (square), mid (triangle), and low (circle) so that you can differentiate easily without students knowing. There are also open-ended questions to go along with the passages. Answer keys are provided. Perfect for guided reading small group instruction or literacy center stations.
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*Geared toward the following Georgia Fifth Grade Social Studies Standards but NOT specific.
SS5H5 The student will explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected
the lives of millions of Americans.
a. Discuss the Stock Market Crash of 1929, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, the
Dust Bowl, and soup kitchens.
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