Use this passage, second grade writing prompt, and worksheet to help students write a constructed response paragraph about Amelia Earhart.
Teach Traits of Good Citizens with Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was not only the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, but she set many other flying records during her lifetime. She made it possible for women worldwide to feel like they could be as brave as Amelia when they wanted to do something that seemed impossible.
This free Amelia Earhart Worksheet resource consists of the following stages of writing development.
- Students will read a short history passage including facts about Amelia Earhart and the character trait of determination. Students will learn about her role in aviation history and how her determination demonstrated good citizenship.
- Students will use read the constructed response writing prompt for second grade and determine their answer.
- Students will complete a R.A.C.E.S. graphic organizer to plan their responses.
- Students record their answers as a constructed response paragraph and use a checklist to verify that all parts are included.
With this reading passage and accompanying graphic organizer, students will be able to learn about Amelia Earhart, answer critical thinking questions, and write their own constructed response paragraphs using the R.A.C.E.S. paragraph model.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided reading groups
- Integrating Critical Thinking Questions into Writing and Social Studies
- Lesson wrap-up
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Amelia Earhart Enrichment Activities
- Challenge your fast finishers to extend their constructed response topic into a research project or informative essay development activity.
- Provide your students with Amelia Earhart children’s books to read in your classroom library.
- Have your students use websites or trade books to learn more about Earhart’s determination and drive to succeed.
Support Struggling Students
- Support struggling writers or ESL students by providing sentence frames to aid them in constructing their sentences.
- Read the passage together and highlight ideas that could be used as evidence and supporting details.
Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.
To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Nicole Ellis, a teacher in New York and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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