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A George Washington reading lesson.
 

GEORGE WASHINGTON LESSON

 

An American History reading comprehension lesson on George Washington. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

 

Objectives:

Students will be able to demonstrate their comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.

 

Teachers -- Use this passage to test your student's comprehension understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

Directions:

Print the George Washington reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story.

 

Excerpt from passage

George Washington was the first president of the United States. He was born in Virginia in 1732 and lived on the family farm. Although he never went to school, he did study school subjects from his father and older brother. His favorite subject was Math and he loved surveying. He also learned to read many books. George wanted to be a sailor, but his mother didn't want him to work on the sea. Instead, George went to work as a surveyor for Lord Fairfax to survey the land in the Shenandoah Valley.

 

The French and the English wanted control of this valley and in 1753, war broke out. This war has been called the French and Indian War because many of the native people fought against the English on the side of the French. The war lasted for seven years and ended in 1761. During this war, Washington was sent to warn the French not to enter on any more land claimed by Britain. At this time, the country was still part of Britain and was called the Thirteen Colonies. George kept a diary of all his troubles on this trip and it was later published as a book. Some of these troubles included trying to get troops and being surrounded by French troops....

 

 

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON PRINTABLES

George Washington Printable

Print this worksheet for this lesson.  Includes reading passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

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