Have you ever thought to study The Declaration of Independence as a piece of non-fiction literature? Use these Commom-Core based questions to do just that!
In terms of common core, we are fortunate that the Declaration of Independence contains the specific plot elements of exposition or conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Frame discussion, set up literature groups, or utilize the questions in this packet for a final assessment after teaching students how to actively read one of America's founding documents.
The packet is also helpful to augment social studies curriculum during a careful study of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War.
The materials have been created using Microsoft Word, therefore, the color may be changed with a click of the button before printing. The blue just looked so patriotic - I had to use it! ;)
Common Core Standards:
RH 8.1; RH 8.2; RH 8.5; RH 8.6
RI 8.1; RI 8.2; RI 8.3; RI 8.4