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Gold Rush -Historical Events, Text Structure, Point of View ELA Unit Grades 3-5


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Teach your reading standards in a thematic unit! This reading unit is all about the gold rush. Your students will learn content vocabulary, tier 2 vocabulary, and three specific skills within the context of the topic.


The skills covered in this unit are

  • historical events
  • text structure
  • point of view


The unit is made up of three parts.


Part One: Introducing the Topic (Recommended 1-2 Days)

  • A building background slideshow (pdf)
  • Did You Know Facts
  • Video Links and Website Links
  • Topic Vocabulary & Tier 2 Vocabulary Cards
  • Vocabulary Interactive Notebook Pages


Part Two: Skills & Standards in Context (Recommended 1-2 Days)

  • A skill slideshow (to be used to teach/practice the three skills with your students) (pdf)
  • Tier 2 Words Synonym Puzzles
  • Other Resources to Practice the Skills


Part Three: Assessing Comprehension (Recommended 1-2 Days)

  • 3 Reading Passages
  • Vocabulary Assessments


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