4th grade teachers in Georgia, I know you are (or will be) teaching all about explorers. I've got a great freebie for you! And even if you are not a Fourth Grade Peach or don't teach about explorers, you might be talking about Christopher Columbus soon with his holiday coming up.
this Columbus activity, students will read about Christopher Columbus and then go back into the text to find evidence to show his years of exploration, reasons he explored, obstacles he encountered, accomplishments, and the country that sponsored his voyage.
this post out on my blog about interactive notetaking!)
Keep these tips in mind as you guide students to find evidence in a text!
1. Some of the evidence will come from multiple paragraphs, so showing them that they have to continually read and re-read and KEEP reading is important to help students find evidence!
2. Give students the reason or purpose they need to look back at the text (questions or graphic organizers).
3. Show students how to pay attention to key words, such as "difficult" when looking for obstacles.
4. Talk through it TOGETHER. Students need to understand the thinking process for when it's time to do it on their own.
5. Did I mention re-reading??
If you do teach about explorers, I have a whole pack with articles and graphic organizers just like this one, plus other activities! You can check that out here.
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