State of the Union Address Cube Stations – Reading Comprehension Activity

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This hands-on State of the Union Address and Presidential Line of Succession Cube Code lesson is a winning combination of stations, close reading and comprehension skills, coloring, secret codes, cut and paste, citing evidence and critical thinking!

Number of Pages: 28 pages

Description

This hands-on State of the Union Address and Presidential Line of Succession Cube Code lesson is a winning combination of stations, close reading and comprehension skills, coloring, secret codes, cut and paste, citing evidence and critical thinking! Everything a teacher dreams of wrapped up into one FUN and engaging activity.

 

Topics include: State of the Union address, U.S. Constitution, history of president’s speech, and the presidential line of succession

 

Students will revisit their non-fiction reading passage several times (at each station) to seek answers and cite evidence. Great addition to your Branches of Government or Constitution unit.

With their reading passage in hand, students will move around the classroom visiting 6 stations. At each station, they will earn a “part” of their cube and determine a 4-digit code (stations 1-5) before moving on to the next station. Station 6 is a main idea, writing activity.

To ensure understanding of the subject matter, students will answer questions that can be found directly in their reading passage. No prior knowledge is needed. This is a great front-loading activity that allows students to get some facts while previewing key vocabulary words, people, places or events that you will teach throughout your unit.

After completing all stations, students can color and assemble their cube. The “flaps” of the cubes have a fun design to add a pop of color and make assembly easier. Hang the cubes in the classroom or hallway and let others admire the COOL cube creations from your students.

What’s Included?

  • Reading Passage
  • 6 Stations
  • Teacher & Student Directions
  • Station Cards
  • Text Marking Option
  • Alternate Station 6
  • Answer Key

Station Tasks

  • Station 1: Fill in the Blank
  • Station 2: Find the Paragraph
  • Station 3: True or False
  • Station 4: Lock Combination
  • Station 5: Multiple Choice
  • Station 6: Main Idea
  • Alternate Station 6: Topic

Station 1: Students will determine the missing words in the paragraph to reveal a 4 digit code.

Station 2: Students will number the paragraphs and browse the passage to determine where the answers can be found (paragraph number). After eliminating numbers, a 4 digit code will be revealed.

Station 3: Students will read each statement and determine if it is true or false. They will then ADD all TRUE values to find the 4 digit code.

Station 4: Students will do some basic math here, read the passage to find the answers and then determine the 4 digit code.

Station 5: Students will answer 6 multiple choice questions which lead them to a 4 digit code based on the number of times they used each “answer”.

Station 6: Option 1: Main idea writing activity Option 2: Color and add topic

OPTIONAL: A color code chart is included in case you want students to mark the text citing evidence of where they found their answers.

What do students need?

  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Stapler, glue sticks or tape

Skills Used:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Citing Evidence
  • Problem Solving
  • Text Marking

Benefits of Use:

  • Hands-On
  • Active Learning
  • Cross-Curricular
  • Highly Engaging
  • Movement

Options for Use:

  • Anticipatory Sets
  • Unit Review
  • Early Finishers
  • Gallery Walk
  • Stations or Centers
  • Sub Plans
  • Rewards
  • Individual Work
  • Partner Activities
  • Extension Activities

 

»»» Comprehension Challenge: Click HERE

 

»»» Printable ESCAPE ROOMS: Click HERE

 

»»» Interactive Google Slides: Click HERE

 

»»» Color by Number – Text Marking: Click HERE

 

»»» Interactive Game Boards: Click HERE

 

»»» Reading Passages and Text Marking: Click HERE

 

»»» Back to School: Click HERE

 

»»» Collaborative Posters: Click HERE

 

»»» Scavenger Hunts: Click HERE

 

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