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American Civil War Close Reading Comprehension Book Bundle | 5th & 6th Grade

American Civil War Close Reading Comprehension Book Bundle | 5th & 6th Grade

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Two close reading activity books that timeline the American Civil War and look at key figures from the time period. In total there are thirteen reading passages; each activity has an informational text with comprehension and grammar questions, followed by an extension task, crossword puzzle and wordsearch activity.

The NO PREP reading comprehension worksheets are perfect for students in fifth grade or sixth grade. Students will learn about key facts about the Civil War whilst developing their comprehension skills.

The two books contain the following close reading activities:

  • Outbreak of American Civil War
  • American Civil War – A Brief Overview
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • End of American Civil War & Lincoln Assassination
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • William T. Sherman
  • George Meade
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Stonewall Jackson


Included in this PDF printable resource:

  • Thirteen informational texts
  • Each with a comprehension activity with ten questions
  • Each with grammar questions about the text
  • Each with an extension writing activity
  • Answer sheets for self-assessment or teacher use
  • Each has a crossword puzzle and wordsearch activity


This resource is great for:

  • In class learning
  • Independent work
  • Homework
  • Guided reading sessions
  • Assessment practice
  • Reading interventions
  • Emergency sub plans

The activity requires NO PREP; it has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers and answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document.



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