Research for Primary Grades
Statue of Liberty
The American Flag
Next we started our research on the Liberty Bell. The National Park Rangers needed a documentary about the Liberty Bell. Students read, answered text dependent questions, coded the text, and took notes with partners so they could write an accurate script for their documentary.
My students used their documentary script to present their documentaries to the class. They turned out so cute! I was able to easily assess speaking standards during each presentation using this simple checklist.
Our last National Symbol was the Bald Eagle.I had my students complete the reading, text coding, and note taking independently. I printed off differentiated text so they could all be successful. The students really loved this project. The rangers needed informational trading cards about the Bald Eagle. After we learned all about the Bald Eagle they made these cute cards informational cards and acted as tour guides. The tour guides told “visitors” facts about the Bald Eagle as they handed out the informational cards. To finish up we painted a Bald Eagle.
Students assessed their own writing for this project.
We understand that it can be difficult to come up with ideas on how to teach the cores standards throughout your day. You don’t have to do it alone! We have made it easy for you to teach these lessons in your classroom. If you’re interested, we’ve written lesson plans, text dependent questions, and assessments to go along with these writing activities. We also included instructions for art projects. If you want to try this in your own classroom you can purchase each symbol individually or all of them in a bundle from our TPT store.