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Veterans Day Activities

Lovin Lit
Grade Levels
4th - 8th
Formats Included
  • PDF
48 pages
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  1. This Holiday & Seasonal Bundle for Reading & ELA includes fun and rigorous seasonal resources to keep your students engaged during the most difficult times of the school year. You might consider this the "THOSE Days Survival Pack!" This digital download includes the following 8 products:Vete
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Veterans Day Activities for Close Reading, includes DIFFERENTIATED versions and aligns with the Common Core standards you need to teach.

This product includes 7 fun, challenging, and engaging reading activities that all have a Veterans Day theme and are aligned to Common Core.

Please view the preview file for an in-depth look at these activities.

Download, print, and you're ready to teach!

Each activity includes multiple versions with varying levels of difficulty and scaffolding to help you accommodate different learners within your classroom.

You will find that these activities are ready to teach tomorrow (or today!) and include everything you need, including complete teacher’s notes, content material, and all answer keys! They are every bit as fun, thorough, and rigorous as my Interactive Reading Notebooks lessons and my 7-Hour Sub Plans and are great to use throughout the month of November!

Here’s a quick summary – See preview file for Table of Contents for comprehensive summary:

Activity 1 ~ Nonfiction article (3 versions of article – challenging, regular, and scaffolded) can all be used to complete the same activity! Fill in text-evidence activity and either make craftivity or glue slides into interactive notebook.

Skills: reading nonfiction article, skimming, finding text evidence

Activity 2 ~ Use product from Activity 1 to complete this timeline. The timeline comes in two versions – one with more scaffolding.

Skills: reading nonfiction article, creating a timeline, finding text evidence

Activity 3 ~ Analyzing Poetry (song lyrics) including a Poetry Terms Review; Analyze rhyme schemes, types of rhymes, poem structure, comprehension, figurative language, literary devices

Activity 4 ~ Determining the Theme – Watch a music video, find the theme, and identify text evidence that supports the theme.

Activity 5 ~ Close reading of a novel excerpt that will be used for the remaining activities. Analysis of indirect characterization requiring text evidence and inferences, including two different graphic organizers to choose from

Activity 6 ~ Using fiction novel excerpt above, students find imagery and complete graphic organizer; there are 2 to choose from

Activity 7 ~ With same fiction novel excerpt, students answer text-based essay questions using the ACE method; lesson on ACE method included along with 2 levels of scaffolding and answer keys


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The Gift of the Magi Differentiated Unit for 4-8 with Craftivities & Centers!

The Ultimate Christmas Bundle for Common Core Reading Grades 4-8 ~ NO PREP!

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Titanic! NO PREP Nonfiction Text Features & Comparing Multiple Accounts 4-8

Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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