Are you looking to integrate Common Core Reading standards and strategies with Social Studies and character education? The book, Trail of Tears, a Step Into Reading Step 5 text, is an excellent way to incorporate Native American history with Common Core Informational Text requirements and learning standards. The book, a moving story of the Cherokee Nation's relocation, is written on a level for second to third grade readers in a way that allows them to understand the mistreatment of the Cherokees at a child's level.
This product is the perfect complement to the book, and contains Common Core based written response questions for every chapter as well as vocabulary activities and a vocabulary test.
If you like this product, check out some of my other Common Core Reading Units:
Boy Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs Common Core Reading Unit
Moonshot Common Core Reading/Science Unit
Charlotte's Web Common Core Reading Unit
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Lead Us to Freedom, Harriet Tubman Common Core Reading/Social Studies Unit
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