The Powers of Congress

Congress is made up of the Senate and House of Representatives. Each of these two parts of legislature have different powers under the US Constitution. Read the article to find out more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have older groups compare two different leveled passages looking at word choice and word count
  • Have pupils highlight answers within the text
  • Assign the html version to have learners complete it online
Classroom Considerations

  • The main passage is intended for sixth graders at a 970L Lexile® reading level
  • Best used in study of the power of Congress or on Constitution Day, which is September 17th
Pros

  • Requires learners use the text as a basis for finding their answers and using details to support their findings
  • The varied reading levels allow for differentiation in the classroom
  • Comes in five different levels for Spanish readers, as well as five levels for English readers
Cons

  • None