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The Mayflower. ESL Beginner Plus Unit. Lesson Plans. Reading. Fun!

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Introduce your ELLs and lower-level readers to the incredible voyage of the Mayflower in this colorful, fun multi-part text. Perfect for the 400-year anniversary in November 2020! And a great lead-in to Thanksgiving!

This key moment in social studies, prior to the establishment of the Plymouth Colony, is brought to life with an accessible illustrated text that clearly explains the core ideas including:

  • Who were the Pilgrims?
  • Why did they come to the New World?
  • What made their voyage so difficult?
  • What was the Mayflower Compact and why was it important?

In addition to the text, you get a ton of activities, including a timeline, a vocabulary quiz, writing exercises, analyzing primary and secondary sources, a story grid, and even a word search. You also get five days of lesson plans, with standards.

Check out the preview to get the idea!

The PDF can be printed, or works on the TPT digital platform for sharing via Google Classroom.

If you enjoy this -- continue the story of the Pilgrims, Plymouth, the Patuxet and the first Thanksgiving in a full unit.

Have fun teaching!

Total Pages
27 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


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