Enhance your students' close reading strategies, vocabulary, and writing skills with a Boston Tea Party reading passage and accompanying activities.
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This close Reading and informational writing activity focuses on The Boston Tea Party and would be great as a way to wrap up your study of nonfiction reading skills and writing informational text. Some concepts students will uncover in this text are
- when and where the Boston Tea Party happened
- what caused the Boston Tea Party
- how the Boston Tea Party changed the United States
- who was involved in the Boston Tea Party
The resource provides a nonfiction passage written to provide students with necessary background information on the historical event, along with the following activity sheets:
- Reading Comprehension Assessment
- Facts and Details Sorting Activity
- Key Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
- Informational Essay Prompt & Writing Page
An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided reading groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
For struggling readers, try the following:
- Provide read-aloud accommodations.
- Allow students to partner read the passage and complete the Boston Tea party worksheet together.
- Pre-teach vocabulary related to passages before reading.
- Build background before completing by viewing videos and Boston tea party images or discussing prior knowledge on the topic.
For fast finishers, enhance their learning by trying the following:
- Encourage students to look into the historical figures responsible for westward expansion or have them create posters highlighting the process.
- Have students enhance their writing into a complete five-paragraph essay.
- Provide them with the Boston Tea Party worksheet answers to check their work, then go back into the text and highlight the text evidence for any questions they may have missed.
Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to download the PDF or Google Slides version.
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
To save paper, we suggest printing the 2-page worksheets double-sided.
Additionally, you could 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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