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Ulysses S. Grant: Common Core-Aligned Biography and Assessment

Ulysses S. Grant: Common Core-Aligned Biography and Assessment
Ulysses S. Grant: Common Core-Aligned Biography and Assessment
Ulysses S. Grant: Common Core-Aligned Biography and Assessment
Ulysses S. Grant: Common Core-Aligned Biography and Assessment
Ulysses S. Grant: Common Core-Aligned Biography and Assessment
Ulysses S. Grant: Common Core-Aligned Biography and Assessment
Ulysses S. Grant: Common Core-Aligned Biography and Assessment
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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 5-7. Students will first read an informative 950-word biographical text on the great American president Ulysses S. Grant. The article traces his life story chronologically as well as provides a review of both the successes and failures of this great American leader. (Please see the Preview).

After the reading there are thirty-six fill-in-the-blank or multiple-choice questions that require application of Common Core Standards to a thorough close reading of the biography. At the end is a discussion question that asks the student to evaluate why Grant’s picture has graced the American $50 bill for over a hundred years now.

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.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.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

RH.6-8.8: Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

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Any claims of correlation or alignment to the Common Core State Standards are solely those of Mark Aaron and have not been evaluated or endorsed by the NGA. Mark Aaron is the sole creator of this product and does not claim endorsement or association with the creators of the CCSS.






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6 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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