This Day in History Newspaper Informational Nonfiction Reading Passages BUNDLE

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Would you like to introduce topics from History into your daily reading schedule? Do you need a no-prep resource to practice literacy skills in your Reading lessons? Want to address Current Events in EVERY MONTH with a Historical twist? This resource is perfect for the classroom teacher, interventionist or librarian looking for fun and engaging nonfiction readings from history!

Take a look at the PREVIEWS to see everything you'll receive with the Complete History in Headline News Bundle. This bundle includes a Headline News Informational or Nonfiction Text Reading for each day in the months of January - December (with the exception of the weekly entries in the summer bundle) with actual events that happened on the corresponding days of the month.

Resource Includes

366 History Headline News Readings

1 Reproducible Weekly Student News Organizer

Analysis Guide on Organizer and Readings for Who, What, When, Where and Why

Teacher Guide with Suggestions for Varied Implementation

Content Topics Covered

Topics Vary Each Month. Here are the topics from January.

United Nations Declaration

First Female to Lead Major Movie Production Company (Fox)

Utopia Experiment in New Harmony, IN

French Indian War

New York Yankees and Babe Ruth

Samuel Morse Invents and Tests Telegraph System

Red Nosed Reindeer Holiday Song

President Wilson's 14 Points for WWI

Thomas Paine's Common Sense Published on American Revolution

John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil Company

Amelia Earhart and Flight Over Pacific Ocean

Children's Blizzard

President Johnson's Appointment of Robert Wagner to Cabinet

Second Treaty of Paris to End American Revolution - Independence

Molasses Flood in Boston

Operation Desert Storm Against Iraq

General Motors Introduces Corvette

First Polar Bear Arrives in America

First Overhead Electric Wiring System by Edison

Presidential Inauguration Days

Black Residents Forced Out of Portsmouth, Ohio

Largest Block of Cheese in the World

First Female Doctor in US, Elizabeth Blackwell

Gold Found at Sutter's Mill - Spark of Gold Rush

Continental Congress Memorials in American Revolution

Chicago Bears Win Super Bowl XX

Apollo 1 Launch Fire for NASA

We Are the World Musician's Charity for Africa Famines

Incorporation of Coca-Cola Company

Lone Ranger Show First on Radio

First McDonald's Restaurant in Soviet Union

Social Studies Skills Addressed

Reading informational texts

Examining secondary sources

Identifying evidence in reading

Reading for content

Examining relationships, connections, and interactions in history

Evaluating main ideas of informational text

Text and image analysis

Demonstrating historical understanding

Addresses state standards and national standards (including TEKs, Common Core, and more)!

About this Resource

Use as bellringers as you introduce each day's event in history, set up in Centers for informational or nonfiction text reading practice, or provide as whole class historical discussion starters.

Each day of the month is represented so you can use this resource year after year. Use weekend dates for homework, RTI activities, NTI lessons, or skills practice for struggling readers.

Answer Key is not included since student responses may vary.

Each month is also available individually in my store as well as other great resources for the Interactive Social Studies Classroom!

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Thank you for downloading. Happy Teaching!

Total Pages
369 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
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.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.


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