Learn about the leaders and responsibilities of the Legislative Branch of the United States government with a reading passage and comprehension worksheets.
The Legislative Branch for Kids? Absolutely!
No matter how you slice it, the United States government is difficult to cover with young learners. It is confusing to identify who does what, who is involved, and how it all works! Congress, the Supreme Court and other high courts, state governments, and many other political actors make up the U.S. government’s vast branches. Learning about the different branches and what they do is tough! This Legislative Branch resource is designed to help your learners discover the following:
- What does the legislative branch do for the country?
- Who is in control of the legislative branch?
- What powers are held by the legislative branch?
- And more!
Print and Go U.S. Legislative Branch Worksheets
This activity is perfect for helping students study the three branches of government, who is involved, and their responsibilities. The legislative branch reading passage requires students to read and understand an informational text and apply their learning to true/false, fill-in-the-blank, written response, and other question formats.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Social Studies lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this sorting activity to enhance learning through whole class lessons or remote learning assignments.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Help students who need help understanding the concepts by
- Completing the activity as a whole group or in a small group session.
- Provide students with a Branches of Government anchor chart or reference sheet to use during the completion of the activity.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
- Have students make an anchor chart or slide presentation about the different branches of government.
- Have students turn their learning into an infographic or research project.
🧑🏫 Group Lesson (or Other Activity)
- Complete the reading together underneath a document camera and discuss the concepts during the lesson.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Google Slides or PDF version of this resource.
This resource was created by Beth Hindi, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator.