Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension Passage - Squanto - Text Dependent Questions

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4th - 6th
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Are you looking for a biography about an important figure in Colonial life who is often overlooked? This article improves reading comprehension while introducing students to the real facts about Squanto, and makes a great read before Thanksgiving or as part of your unit on Colonial America.

Tisquantum, better known as Squanto, was a pivotal figure in the success of the Plymouth Colony. This brief biography traces his life and importance. There are comprehension questions to make sure that students understand important events in his life and his character traits.

You get;

1. PDF of the article

2. PDFs of the comprehension questions

3. Google Slides version of the article with highlighting boxes for students

4. Google Slides version of the comprehension page

6. Answer keys for everything!


This article is included in

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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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