These reading activities give students the opportunity to think about the informational text that they are reading. Students use digital devices to complete the activities. Important Common Core skills such as finding textual evidence and determining the central idea are included. No copies or handouts are needed.
This Thirteen Colonies informational text is broken down into small sections. Each section is followed by an activity that enables students to process what they have just read before moving on to the next section. Some of the reading activities can be done in pairs.
This resource can be used in place of the textbook or as a supplemental resource. It is compatible with most textbooks. It can also be assigned for homework to students who have access to iPads and laptops at home.
Students with access to iPads or laptops use notebook paper along with their devices to read and complete the activities. This resource also works for students in a classroom with a large screen (69”H x 71”W or larger) and an LCD projector.
Topics Covered in the Informational Text:
1. The Thirteen Colonies
2. The New England Colonies
3. The Middle Colonies
4. The Southern Colonies
5. Colonial Governments
6. Salutary Neglect
7. Slavery in the Thirteen Colonies
This Resource Includes:
• notebook paper setup examples
• an essential question
• informational text about the Thirteen Colonies
• reading activities such as determine the central idea, recall, write questions, contrast, complete a diagram, answer questions and answer the essential question with evidence
• an explanation and illustrated example for using evidence to answer an essential question
• an answer key
• determining the central idea of an informational text section
• writing a summary sentence for an informational text section
• using textual evidence to answer an essential question
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