Military Leaders: Robert E. Lee

Who was Robert E. Lee? Readers of various reading levels read about the leader of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. They read about his early life and major military accomplishments before and during the Civil War before responding to four multiple-choice questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair the text with a biography lesson on famous military leaders, or include it in a study of the Civil War
  • Add more questions to extend the learning opportunity
  • Use the online version of the passage and assign it to be read through a free Newsela account 
Classroom Considerations

  • The reading passage is a Lexile® 920 reading level and intended for sixth graders, but is adaptable for multiple grades
  • It is important to note that the reading passage was adapted from an article written by Biography.com
  • The online version includes free response questions that are not included on the print versions
Pros

  • Includes four additional reading passages, which varyi in Lexile® levels and are appropriate for fourth, fifth, seventh, and twelfth graders
  • Requires readers to refer to the text as a basis for answers
Cons

  • None