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The Boston Massacre Reading and Writing Worksheets

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

Integrate Reading and Social Studies content with a set of Boston Massacre worksheets.

The Boston Massacre for Kids – Reading Integration 

If you’re here, you are likely an upper elementary teacher on the hunt for American Revolution worksheets, activities, and lesson ideas. You are in the right place!

We’ve put together some resources to help you integrate Reading, Writing, and Social Studies. 

This close reading and informational writing activity focuses on The Boston Massacre and would be great as a way to wrap up your American Revolution unit, your study of nonfiction text, and writing informational text. Some concepts students will uncover in this text are

  • who started the Boston Massacre
  • what happened to trigger the Boston Massacre
  • how the Boston Massacre contributed to the colonies’ entrance into the American Revolution

This comprehensive collection of materials is a great way to supplement your instruction on the Boston Massacre. With a range of activities, students are sure to have fun while learning about this important event in American History.

Differentiate Your Boston Massacre Lesson Plan

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

Boston Massacre Extension Activities

  • Challenge your fast finishers to extend their constructed response topic into a research project or informative essay development activity. 
  • Borrow additional American Revolution books for kids to read from your school library.
  • Have your students use websites or trade books to learn more about the Boston Massacre.
  • For students with devices or digital learners, provide them with access to the Liberty’s Kids Video Series for additional learning about The Boston Massacre and American Revolutionary War.

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 download this resource’s PDF or Google Slides version. 

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. 

Grab more informative writing prompts for third grade and up in our catalog!


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

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