This integrated bundle has everything you need to teach the American Revolution and language arts skills at the same time! The bundle includes 5 separate resources that include a nonfiction/informational texts unit on the Revolutionary War period, a paired passages set, an opinion writing unit, a set of pre-written exit tickets, and a social studies review/center activity.
Teachers can use these resources for:
- primary instruction of social studies standards on the American Revolution
- close reading
- informational text reading comprehension
- opinion text-based writing practice (test prep)
- primary sources & opinion/argumentative writing
- formative assessment
- summative assessment
Teachers can also cover technology standards in writing by having students research online and use technology to create their final projects.
American Revolution Flipbook Unit comes with 8 lessons with activities, as well as a summative unit test. These lessons are provided in multiple formats (flipbook, folded book, individual lesson pages) so teachers can select the ones that best fit their classroom. This unit covers the 5th grade Florida American history standards on the American Revolution.
Boston Massacre Paired Passages Resource includes 4 different informational texts that are paired on the events of the Boston Massacre, plus another text explaining the verdicts of the trials. Four texts are included on three reading levels (4th, 5th, & 6th grades). A reading comprehension test is included for two texts. In addition, an extended opinion writing prompt is included and requires students to use text-evidence in their essay.
American Revolution Opinion Writing Unit integrates learning about the reasons colonists were for or against independence with opinion writing.
- Students begin the unit with a discussion of the writing assignment. They explore primary sources featuring arguments from both Patriots and Loyalists. 20 task cards are included with excerpts from documents. Students summarize the arguments on a note sheet.
- Students then analyze the arguments and sort them into categories on an anchor chart. Each student decides whether the Patriots or Loyalists have the most convincing argument, then uses the graphic organizers to write an editorial (opinion essay) supporting the chosen side.
American Revolution Exit Tickets are a great way to included formative assessments after each lesson. Use these pre-written exit tickets to have students check their understanding of the lesson’s main ideas. The exit tickets can also be used for bell ringers, spiral review, homework, morning work, task cards, or partner work. This resource includes a set of 20 exit tickets with 1 – 3 questions on each. A blank template is also included.
American Revolution Clip Cards Activity is a fun and engaging way for students to practice learning about the Revolutionary War period. Students clip a clothespin or paper clip onto an answer choice, then flip the card over to self-check! This activity can be used as a center, early finisher activity, or a partner activity. Some teachers have even used these as homework for students who need more practice! The cards will last a long time if they are printed on card stock and laminated.
Answers keys are included. The resources were designed to be used with 4th – 6th grades.
The teaching time of these resources depends upon a number of factors. Teachers can also pick and choose which activities they want to use.