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Boston Tea Party - RACES Writing Strategy Worksheet

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Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 5

Integrate reading, writing, and American history with a worksheet about the Boston Tea Party using the RACES writing strategy for text evidence.

What was the Boston Tea Party? 

The Boston Tea Party is a significant moment in American history. It led to the colonies’ split with King George III and his colonial rule. The colonists felt as if the king was over-taxing the colonies and not allowing them to make decisions for themselves. This event was significant because it sparked a new era in America, giving birth to our democracy.

Integrate the American Revolution into Reading Groups

Integrate your social studies content with your reading comprehension instruction. You can increase retention of history content and improve student writing skills at the same time. This resource is perfect for an American Revolution unit summary or assessment.

Teach your students about the Boston Tea Party with this cross-curricular resource. This passage helps students explore major struggles experienced during the time of Colonial America. It highlights the brave acts of the Sons of Liberty in the fight against taxation without representation. This activity includes a passage,  graphic organizer, and a prompt for final product writing.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

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To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

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This resource was created by Nicole Ellis, a teacher in New York and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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