Differentiated Readings – English Colonization

My English Colonization Differentiated Readings are a great way to reach a wider range of readers with the same content!

Keep reading to learn how my differentiated readings can reach both your on grade level and below grade level readers with the same content about English Colonization!

I love watching kids read. Watching them get into and excited about a new book or article or whatever is really great to see.

At school, when I’d watch my students read selections out of textbooks or other readings in class, I very rarely saw that excitement. When I asked them why they looked so bored, they always had one of two responses. It was either 1)too hard, 2) too boring, or 3) too boring.

Armed with these insights and wanting to see more excitement, I created my differentiated readings. They are short – one page long, illustrated with pictures and written at two different grade levels (upper elementary and middle school) so that a wider range of readers can access the same content.

My English Colonization Differentiated Readings (CLICK HERE to see it) is a collection of readings about the New England Colonies, Middle Colonies and Southern Colonies. Each of these three topics have two readings (one at a lower and one at a higher reading level) as well as comprehension questions and activities on the back that both highlight important information to help them identify the critical content and help your students develop their informational text reading skills.

These differentiated readings are also available individually (CLICK HERE to see them all) and as a bundle of 11 topics from First Contact to the Civil War (11 topics with three sub-topics each having 2 readings equals a total of 66 readings!) (CLICK HERE).

And, if you’re passionate about getting the right readings to the right readers, you might be interested in this blog post about one of my leveled readers’ theater plays (CLICK HERE to check it out

My English Colonization Differentiated Readings are a great way to reach a wider range of readers with the same content!
My English Colonization Differentiated Readings are a great way to reach a wider range of readers with the same content!