Inquiry-based lessons that meet both C3 and CCSS standards
Short U.S. History Texts for Inexperienced Readers
By Dixie D. Massey and Tina L. Heafner. Introduce text-inquiry skills with 31 lessons that engage high-low readers by appealing to their sense of curiosity. Each lesson meets both C3 and CCSS standards and contains a lower-lexile short text designed to engross students not only in famous events in U.S. history but also some of the more fascinating, lesser-known stories, such as citizen spies during the American Revolution, pirates attacking slave ships and then allowing the freed Africans to join their crew, the U.S. Camel Corps, and the World War I "death ship" Leviathan
. Lessons also include a higher-lexile background information section, a lexile level for each short text and background page, focus points, teaching notes, discussion questions, extension activities, and references. Reading level: grades 2–4. Interest level: grades 5–12. Bibliography. Appendix. Illustrated. 8½" x 11". Social Studies School Service. 172 pages. ©2017.