Primary Source Worksheet: Ronald Reagan, Excerpt from Reagan's First Inaugural Address

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A key challenge in teaching kids how to read informational text, particularly primary source documents, is finding suitable resources and then developing questions that guide readers. Never fear, help is here in the form of a series of similar resources. Here kids read and answer questions about Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Model the approach with one of the worksheets, use a second for group work and guided practice, and then ask kids to respond independently to one of the documents
  • Use the worksheets as weekly skill-building exercises
  • Model for readers how to annotate a primary source document
Pros

  • The questions, which focus readers' attention on specific ideas and recommendations made in the speech, encourage close reading

 

Cons

  • None