American Stories: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)

This American Stories: Challenge Activities (Theme 2) unit also includes:

For those class members who have mastered the basic concepts and need extra challenges, here's a packet of activities sure to engage them in stories about American immigration and exploration. Kids may design a dramatic presentation about a favorite book, diagram the life cycle of a major US crop, publish a book of family games to play on a trip, and engage in oral story telling.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Turn out the lights, gather in a circle, and have kids share their stories with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • This packet, the first in the series of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on American stories, contains enrichment activities for learners who have mastered the basic concepts of the lessons
Pros

  • The eight-page packet includes story lists, worksheets, and suggestions for additional activities
Cons

  • None