This US History reading and assessment activity helps address several Common Core ELA Standards that are listed below this introduction and is suitable for Grades 4-7. Students will first read an entertaining and informative 950-word biographical text on the great American president Theodore Roosevelt. The article traces his life story chronologically as well as provides a review of the other other interests and accomplishments of this great American leader/statesman and spokesman for the common man. (Please see the Preview).
After the reading there are thirty-two text-dependent multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer questions that require application of the Common Core Standards to the biography. At the end is a discussion question that asks the student to evaluate which of America’s current problems Roosevelt would most likely be interested in solving. Answers are provided for all questions.
This resource can be used in a number of ways by teachers (close reading, direct instruction in class, independent practice, absence work, homework, test prep, assessment, centers, etc).
ELA and Reading Standards
RI.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI.4.2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.5.3: Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
RI.6.5: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
RH.6-8.8: Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
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