Differentiated Readings – American Revolution

Find out how my American Revolution differentiated readings can help more of your students access the same content!

Keep reading to learn how my American Revolution differentiated readings can help students with different reading levels access the same content!

One of the most persistently difficult things I have encountered in my teaching career has been the very wide range of reading abilities in my middle school social studies classrooms. I found it difficult to make sure all of my students could access the content when a large percentage of them couldn’t read the textbook.

My solution was to create my own differentiated reading selections (CLICK HERE for an example of another American History set). To ensure that a wider range of my students could read them, I wrote them twice.

I started out by writing them at a middle school reading level, then I re-wrote each one at an upper elementary level by simplifying some of the language and eliminating some of the more difficult words while being sure to keep key vocabulary terms and concepts. Then I created an activity sheet to help all of my students practice their informational text reading skills with that could be used with either version so that all of my students – regardless of reading level – would be able to access the same content in the same ways.

My American Revolution Differentiated Readings (CLICK HERE to take a closer look) cover three topics – The Continental Congress, The Continental Army , and Making Alliances – and can be used as stand alone activities or as supplements to larger units.

SEE WHAT OTHER TEACHERS HAVE SAID…

  • Easy to follow for the students!” Cynthia P. (6th grade teacher) 5-stars
  • “These are great to add to our reading curriculum for additional complex texts.” Mrs. C. 5-stars

 

WHAT OTHER DIFFERENTIATED READING TOPICS DO I HAVE? 

American History Topics

  • American History Bundle
  • European Colonization Bundle
  • Revolutionary Era Bundle
  • The Civil War Era Bundle
  • Native America
  • Age of Exploration
  • European Colonization
  • English Colonization
  • French and Indian War
  • Protest! 
  • American Revolution
  • American Government
  • Westward Expansion
  • Sectionalism
  • The Civil War

World History Topics

  • World History Bundle
  • Early Humans (FREE!)
  • Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Middle Ages & Renaissance
Find out how my American Revolution differentiated readings can help more of your students access the same content!