Underground Railroad Readings and Primary Sources Companion for Freedom Crossing

Underground Railroad Readings and Primary Sources Companion for Freedom Crossing
Underground Railroad Readings and Primary Sources Companion for Freedom Crossing
Underground Railroad Readings and Primary Sources Companion for Freedom Crossing
Underground Railroad Readings and Primary Sources Companion for Freedom Crossing
Underground Railroad Readings and Primary Sources Companion for Freedom Crossing
Underground Railroad Readings and Primary Sources Companion for Freedom Crossing
Underground Railroad Readings and Primary Sources Companion for Freedom Crossing
Underground Railroad Readings and Primary Sources Companion for Freedom Crossing
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Five articles for close reading; vocabulary; primary sources; decorated papers; and creative writing related to the Underground Railroad for U.S. History, ELA nonfiction reading, Freedom Crossing or other historical fiction. Includes a variety of comprehension questions aligned with CCSS for both Informational Reading 4-8 and History/Social Studies 6-8. See the Preview!

Topics of the Readings: 1) The Underground Railroad; 2) Conductors, Stationmasters, and Other Abolitionists (Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass); 3) An Abolitionist Town: Lewiston, New York; 4) Follow the Drinking Gourd (primary source reading); and 5) Arnold Gragston (1930s transcript of an interview with a former slave and conductor, a primary source reading). PLUS additional activities listed below.

Great for centers, early finishers, groups, homework, extra credit, textbook supplements, a menu of choices, a reading/study skills class, a springboard for a research report, and more. Pairs perfectly with the novel Freedom Crossing with passages about Lewiston, NY and other details mentioned in the book. Super cross-curricular activity for social studies and language arts!

50-page packet includes:

--One page fill-in with word bank: Background Review of the Civil War

--5 Readings with illustrations (topics listed above)

--Comprehension Questions for each reading

--Vocabulary using context clues

--I Am Poem Creative Writing activity for students to fill-in as a runaway slave, a conductor, or a stationmaster

--2 paragraph Written Summary activity for the Underground Railroad reading with complete instructions

--Freedom Quilt graphic organizer: Overview Summary activity with template to integrate information from multiple readings

--2 Evaluation Forms (checklists) for assessment of two of the writing activities

--3 Lined, Decorated Sheets for any writing activity in this packet or in your unit

--2 lined, decorated sheets matched to specific readings

--Answer Keys for all questions, including many teacher notes with extra info.

--visually appealing clip art, black and white for easy photocopying, appropriate for intermediate or middle grades

--list of CCSStandards covered for History Literacy 6-8 and for Reading Informational Text, 4-8.

Literal and critical thinking questions include vocabulary/context clues, primary vs secondary sources, inference, main ideas/details, supporting text evidence, cause/effect, interpreting a visual, author's purpose, sequence, compare/contrast, graphic organizer, sequence, personal connection, summary, integrating information from multiple texts, and more. Responses are multiple choice, short answer, fill-in, completing a graphic organizer and more. Mini-lessons and explanations are included.

Another Civil War product: If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War by Moore

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