Use this biographical constructed response worksheet to teach your students about Theodore Roosevelt.
Grab a Short Biography of Theodore Roosevelt
Are you teaching your students about the important historical figures in United States history? Make sure you bring Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt into the mix! At times, he is overshadowed by his nephew, Franklin, but his contributions to the country and even the world are admirable examples of what it means to be a good citizen.
You might be wondering, what was Theodore Roosevelt best known for? In a nutshell, this influential American was
- A member of the Rough Riders during the Spanish American War
- An accomplished politician and President of the United States of America from 1901-1909
- Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Reading Passages for President’s Day
This biography unit worksheet is an easy, low-prep way to teach your students about the life and accomplishments of Theodore Roosevelt. Your students will read a biographical passage about his life. Then, they will use what they’ve learned to complete a R.A.C.E.S. constructed response graphic organizer (restate, answer, cite, explain, summarize). They will use the R.A.C.E.S graphic organizer to write a constructed response paragraph demonstrating their understanding of Roosevelt’s life and his contributions to American history.
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)
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.
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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