Susan B. Anthony-
I created this unit to help teachers find grade appropriate resources to integrate Science and Social Studies into the guided reading block. This unit contains:
Vocabulary Cards- Five vocabulary cards with photographs are included. The words featured on the cards are abolitionists, independent, suffrage, slavery, and rights. Please note that only the words slavery and rights are in the running text. The others are provided to build background knowledge for students.
Equal Rights for All- Three very similar leveled readers about Susan B. Anthony are included. The books are written at approximately: beginning of third grade level, middle of third grade level, and end of third grade level. Please note the levels reflect the RUNNING text, not the text features. The text features are the same in all the books and would drive up the independent reading levels. Please consider previewing all of the text features with students before requiring them to read independently.
Comprehension Questions- There are five questions about the text for students to answer. The answers to the questions are found in every level of the book. An answer key is included.
Identifying Key Idea and Details-There are eight cards highlighting points from the text. Students identify the card with the main idea of the text and the key details. A recording sheet with answer key that matches the cards is also included.
Identifying Text Features- Students will match pictured text feature cards from the Susan B. Anthony book to a card with the name of the text feature. Since all the text features in all three books are the same, all groups can use this activity.
Writing About Reading- Several activities are included.
A graphic organizer is included for students to describe Susan B. Anthony, using character traits. Students must cite text evidence and the page where they found the evidence.
Students can write an Important Poem about Susan B. Anthony. This is a great way to reinforce main idea and supporting details.
Venn Diagram comparing Susan B. Anthony to Frederick Douglass.
Some of these activities may be more appropriate at the end of a Susan B. Anthony unit where students can respond using all their knowledge about Susan B. Anthony from several different resources.
The CCS Addressed in this Pack:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2- Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4- Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.5- Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7- Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.10- By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
I hope this pack provides additional resources to make integrating Social Studies and reading a snap!