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Your students will love learning about the importance of saving money with this engaging, no prep reading activity! This is perfect for adding literacy to your social studies curriculum because it’s academically-aligned for ELA and for social studies. Plus, it’s so easy to use that you can even leave it for sub plans!
This resource includes four activity pages and their answer keys. The passage is written at a 6th grade reading level and is accompanied with a multiple choice activity (5 prompts), a matching activity (5 prompts), main idea activity, and a constructed response activity with a rubric. All answer keys are included.
The objective of this activity is for students to be able to understand the reasons and benefits of saving money. Additionally, students will be able to apply this in their understanding of the basic principle of effective personal money management: to live within one’s income.
This objective and resources aligns with Georgia Standards of Excellence, but can supplement many state standards.
➊ Passage (leveled for 6th grade)
➋ Main Idea Prompt
➌ Matching Activity (5 prompts)
➍ Multiple Choice Activity (5 prompts)
➎ Constructed Response Prompt with rubric
➏ Answer Keys
❏ Georgia Standards of Excellence
✓SS6E13. Understand that a basic principle of effective personal money management
is to live within one’s income
✓c. Understand the reasons and benefits of savings.
❏Common Core ELA
✓CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
✓CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
✓WHST.6-8.9: Draw evidence from informational texts to
support analysis, reflection, and research.
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