Short texts for U.S. history
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Using Short Texts to Enhance Student Comprehension of U.S. History
By Dixie D. Massey and Tina L. Heafner. Students develop a solid skill-set for analyzing texts through ten reading-comprehension strategies, each taught through a targeted activity. Students practice the skills on 32 short texts written specifically for this book. Covering eras and issues from exploration to the present, the texts are accompanied by teacher pages containing lexile level, recommended activities, suggestions for how to conduct the lesson, lists of related primary sources, post-reading discussion questions, and references. A professional development section discusses the benefits of this reading-oriented approach to history and describes how to implement each of the ten activities. Grades 4–12. 160 pages. Social Studies School Service. ©2014.