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Westward Expansion Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 2 pages | Grades: 3 - 6

Build reading comprehension skills with a Westward Expansion reading passage and assessment.

What caused Westward Expansion?

Most kids know about the discovery of America in 1492 and the early settlers in Colonial America, but the story of our country drops off after we gained our independence in 1776.  It’s a shame because we had just become a nation and there were a lot of exciting things happening as we formed our new nation and discovered the American west!

This worksheet integrates Social Studies and Reading concepts. This two-page resource consists of the following pieces of learning material.

  1. Students will read a short passage about Westward Expansion, and the many reasons why American pioneers traveled the great distance to the frontier. 
  2. Students will then complete a ten question reading comprehension assessment covering the material.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

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

 

Fast Finisher Activity

  • Challenge your fast finishers to extend their learning into a research project or essay development activity. 

Support Struggling Students

  • Support struggling writers or ESL students by providing sentence frames to aid them in constructing their responses.
  • Read the passage together and highlight ideas that could be used to answer the questions.

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to download the PDF version of this resource. 

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. 

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