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United States Reading, Comprehension, and Geography Packet

August 11, 2013

Ok.  Am I the only who can't believe that it is August already?!?  It feels like May was just yesterday.  Where did the time go?  I've spent the summer travelling, setting and breaking exercise goals, and spending WAY too much time scrolling through Hulu and Netflix.  Can I also just say that I am completely addicted to Minute To Win It?!?  Ohmygosh!  I caught a few episodes several years ago but never really paid it much mind.  Several weeks ago I just happened to watch an episode on Hulu, and I am now addicted!  I want to organize a Minute To Win It party. Haha!  I HAVE to try some of these games out! Has anyone done this?  I've seen glimpses of how some teachers have incorporated the game into their classrooms.  Now that I'm a total Minute To Win It addict, I'm going to have to read up on the classroom version!



I'm horrible at blogging sometimes, but if you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen what I have been up to this summer.  Last month I visited Key West for the first time.  If you've never been, you MUST go! I absolutely loved it.  I had never experienced a major body of water other than the Atlantic Ocean before.  I loved the calm, warm, blue/green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  I spent hours swimming and floating in the waters.  It was perfect. I totally recommend it!

On the way home, we stopped to spend the night in Orlando.  We didn't have much time there but spent several hours at Downtown Disney. 




Another thing that I have been working on this summer is this United States Fluency, Comprehension, and Geography Map Quizzes Packet.  Actually, to be quite honest, I have been working on it on and off for a year.  PHEW.  I am so happy and relieved to have finally completed it! 


If you're a regular reader, you know I am a history/geography nut, and this unit is a reflection of that. I have always tried to sneak in some history and geography into my classroom.  PLEASE tell me I'm not the only one whose heart breaks a little each time a student doesn't know what state or country they live in?!?  They are missing out on SO much fun and interesting knowledge.

This packet will be a great addition to any US/Geography unit, non-fiction unit, or differentiated activity/reading for non-fiction-loving students.

It contains a reading passage and comprehension question sheet for each of the 50 states, regional posters, US map quizzes, state labeling quizzes, state and capital quizzes, region-labeling quizzes, and more!



Included:
*United States Map
*United States Region Map
*Northeast Region Poster (includes map and list of states)
*Maine Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*New Hampshire Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Massachusetts Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Rhode Island Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Connecticut Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Vermont Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*New York Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*New Jersey Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Northeast Region Label It Quiz - States and Body of Water
*Northeast Region Label It Quiz - States, Capitals, and Body of Water
*Mid-Atlantic Region Poster (map and list of states)
*Pennsylvania Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Delaware Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Maryland Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Virginia Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*West Virginia Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Mid-Atlantic Region Label It Quiz - States and Body of Water
*Mid-Atlantic Region Label It Quiz - States, Capitals, and Body of Water
*Southeast Region Poster (includes map and list of states)
*North Carolina Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*South Carolina Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Georgia Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Florida Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Tennessee Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Alabama Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Mississippi Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Arkansas Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Louisiana Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Southeast Region Label-It Quiz (States and Bodies of Water)
*Southeast Region Label-It Quiz (States, Capitals, and Bodies of Water)
*Midwest Region Poster (includes map and list of states)
*Michigan Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Ohio Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Indiana Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Kentucky Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Wisconsin Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Illinois Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Minnesota Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Iowa Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Missouri Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Midwest Region Label-It Quiz (States)
*Midwest Region Label-It Quiz (States and Capitals)
*Rockies and Plains Region Poster (includes map and list of states)
*North Dakota Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*South Dakota Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Nebraska Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Kansas Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Montana Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Wyoming Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Colorado Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Idaho Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Utah Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Rockies and Plains Region Label-It Quiz (States)
*Rockies and Plains Region Label-It Quiz (States and Capitals)
*Southwest Region Poster (includes map and list of states)
*Oklahoma Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Texas Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*New Mexico Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Arizona Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Southwest Region Label-It Quiz (States and Body of Water)
*Southwest Region Label-It Quiz (States, Capitals, and Body of Water)
*West Region Poster (includes map and list of states)
*Washington Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Oregon Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Nevada Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*California Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Alaska Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*Hawaii Fluency and Comprehension Sheets
*West Region Label-It Quiz (States and Body of Water)
*West Region Label-It Quiz (States, Capitals, and Body of Water)
*State Tourism Video Links
*Find The States Color Activity (Students must read directional clues, find states on map, and color.)
*6 Name That State Quizzes (Students must be able to identify a state based on outline and locational clues)
*United States Label It Quiz (States and Bodies of Water)
*United States Label It Quiz (States, Capitals, and Bodies of Water)
*Answer Keys Included

This packet would be suitable for use with *advanced* second grade readers and above. Since this packet (50 passages) will require use over a period of time, the reading passages increase in difficulty over time. Comprehension questions are a mixture of multiple choice (3 options) and written response. Most state comprehension question sheets are a mixture, although some are completely multiple choice or written response. Questions include basic recall and higher-order thinking skills. Questions also increase in difficulty throughout the passages and are written on a second/third grade level. The passages could be used separately without the questions if the teacher desires.
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Have a SUPER week!



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