Document Analysis: The Mayflower Compact

Here's a great comprehension worksheet that models for young readers how to focus on short sections of a complicated text and then to create a summary of the entire document based on their understanding of the sections.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups work together to respond to the questions on the document analysis sheet
Classroom Considerations
  • Some readers may need additional support to understand the antiquated language in the document
  • the full text of the Compact is not included
  • The two-column format breaks the Compact into sections and focuses readers' attention on small portions of text
  • The worksheet does not include the full text of the Compact