If your students are anything like my 6th graders, they struggle with text annotation and citing evidence to justify their answers. I have created a text mapping activity that allows students to interact with the text and see the big picture. Through this bundle, you will receive four topics: Rationing, Japanese Internment, Women in WWII, and Propaganda. All four of these topics have their own essential question that can be answered using evidence from the nonfiction text excerpts. Each of the documents include primary source photos as well as nonfiction text. If you are unfamiliar with text mapping, it is the idea of taping various documents, photos, etc. together and allowing students to roll it out so they can see the big picture from the beginning to the end. There is extra space in the margins provided so students can annotate by highlighting key ideas and writing their thoughts, questions, and ideas down. Text mapping is perfect for differentiating instruction and various learning levels as you can give shorter, less complex topics to students who may be struggling with the reading. This activity works perfectly in my co-taught classes with struggling learners.
Within this bundle download, you will receive all four topics mentioned above (Japanese Internment, Propaganda, Rationing, and Women in WWII), 5W and 1 H Graphic Organizers, and a Text Mapping Tips sheet which will help prepare you to create your own text mapping scrolls in the future!