Colonial America and Language Arts Resource Bundle Set
This integrated bundle has everything you need to teach Colonial America and language arts skills at the same time! The bundle includes 5 separate resources that include a nonfiction/informational texts unit on Colonial American, 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 Colonial America
– close reading
– informational text reading comprehension
– informative text-based writing practice (test prep)
– opinion & persuasive 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.
Colonial America 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 Colonial America.
Colonial America Paired Passages Resource includes 3 different informational texts that are paired on a similar topic. Each text is included on three reading levels (4th, 5th, & 6th grades). A reading comprehension test is included for each text. In addition, an extended informative writing prompt is included and requires students to use text-evidence in their essay.
Colonial America Persuasive Friendly Letter Unit integrates learning about Colonial America and opinion writing. Students are randomly given an immigrant character card. They analyze their notes on Colonial Regions and individual colonies (included) to decide which colony would be the best fit for their character.
– The unit begins with a review of the Thirteen Colonies and Colonial Regions ( this unit is best used at the end of a Colonial America unit.)
– Students analyze their notes and use the pre-planning pages to them make a decision. Students organize their reasoning and support on a graphic organizer.
– After a mini-lesson on persuasive writing, students review how to write a friendly letter.
– Finally, students draft, peer review, and finish their final copies.
Teachers can adjust the project to meet the needs of their class, by skipping mini-lessons or adjusting the level of expected writing skills.
Colonial America 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.
Colonial America Clip Cards Activity is a fun and engaging way for students to practice learning about Colonial American regions and geography. 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.