Exploration and Language Arts Resource Bundle Set
This integrated bundle has everything you need to teach the Age of Exploration and language arts skills at the same time! The bundle includes 5 separate resources that include a nonfiction/informational texts unit on exploration and explorers, a paired passages set, a narrative writing unit, a set of pre-written exit tickets, and a social studies review/center activity.
Teachers can use these resources for:
primary instruction of social studies standards on Exploration
informational text reading comprehension
informative text-based writing practice (test prep)
historical fiction & narrative writing
Teachers can also cover technology standards in writing by having students research online and use technology to create their final projects.
Age of Exploration Flipbook Unit comes with 8 lessons with activities, as well as a summative unit test. These lessons are provided in multiple formats (flipbook, folded book, individual lesson pages) so teachers can select the ones that best fit their classroom. This unit covers the 5th grade Florida American history standards on Exploration. The unit comes in both PDF and Google Slides formats.
Age of Exploration Paired Passages Resource includes 3 different informational texts that are paired on a similar topic. Each text is included on three reading levels (4th, 5th, & 6th grades). A reading comprehension test is included for each text. In addition, an extended informative writing prompt is included and requires students to use text-evidence in their essay. The unit comes in both PDF and Google Slides formats.
Exploration Narrative Writing Unit integrates learning about Colonial America and narrative writing. Students analyze mentor texts with two different points of view on the encounter between Columbus and the Taino. After researching and explorer and a Native peoples, students plan and write historical fiction stories in 1st person point of view.
The unit begins with a lesson on point of view and they complete an anchor chart.
Students analyze mentor texts and answer questions about the texts.
Students use a graphic organizer to organize their research on an explorer and a Native people.
Students use their research to plan two narratives in 1st person point of view: one as the explorer and one as a Native person.
Teachers can adjust the project to meet the needs of their class, by allowing students to work together or adjusting the level of expected writing skills. The unit comes in both PDF and Google Slides formats.
Age of Exploration Exit Tickets are a great way to included formative assessments after each lesson. Use these pre-written exit tickets to have students check their understanding of the lesson’s main ideas. The exit tickets can also be used for bell ringers, spiral review, homework, morning work, task cards, or partner work. This resource includes a set of 20 exit tickets with 1 – 3 questions on each. A blank template is also included. The unit comes in both PDF and Google Slides formats.
Age of Exploration Clip Cards Activity is a fun and engaging way for students to practice learning about the Age of Exploration. Students clip a clothespin or paper clip onto an answer choice, then flip the card over to self-check! This activity can be used as a center, early finisher activity, or a partner activity. Some teachers have even used these as homework for students who need more practice! The cards will last a long time if they are printed on card stock and laminated.
Answers keys are included. The resources were designed to be used with 4th – 6th grades.
The teaching time of these resources depends upon a number of factors. Teachers can also pick and choose which activities they want to use.