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American Civil War Key Figures Close Reading Comprehension Book 5th & 6th Grade

American Civil War Key Figures Close Reading Comprehension Book 5th & 6th Grade

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A book with nine close reading activities that look at the American Civil War and key figures from the era. Each activity has an informational text with comprehension and grammar questions followed by an extension task, crossword puzzle and wordsearch activity.

The NO PREP informational text activities are perfect for students in fifth grade or sixth grade. The resources allow students to learn about the war whilst developing their comprehension skills.

This bundle contains the following activities:

  • The American Civil War – A Brief Overview
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • William T. Sherman
  • George Meade
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Stonewall Jackson

Included in each PDF printable resource:

  • An informational text
  • A comprehension activity with eight questions
  • Two grammar questions about the text
  • An extension writing activity
  • An answer sheet for self-assessment or teacher use
  • Each with 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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