The United States Constitution

The US Constitution is the beginning of Americans' rights. Use a five-paragraph passage to give a brief history of the US Constitution. A great last minute addition to a lesson on Constitution Day.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have young readers highlight their answers within the text to demonstrate understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • The multiple-choice questions have three answer choices, along with three short answer problems
  • The reading passage is a 660 Lexile® reading level
Pros

  • Includes an answer key to the passage
  • Comes with a paired passage and question set for an extended learning opportunity
  • Designed to meet specific Common Core standards in English language arts
Cons

  • The line spacing may prove challenging for second graders to fit their handwriting 
Common Core