I love using mini book readers because they are easy to print, students can color, and they are not only great for small groups, but can be added to a book bag, or sent home for reading material. Mini books are a great alternative to a textbook or are a wonderful supplement to your social studies curriculum.
This is a perfect mini-book for covering Jamestown and the first settlement with your younger kiddos. This printable fact-filled book covers life in Jamestown, the struggle for food, the leadership under Captain John Smith and more!
I've included color & blackline versions because I like to print a colored version as a master copy that I refer to, and then print the blackline version for students to color. I also like to have the color version so that I can guide students to color their own book more realistically and accurately.
Questions and Topics Covered:
:: What's a settlement?
:: The first settlers and the New World
:: Where is the New World?
:: How did people get to the New World?
:: What was life like in the New World?
:: Why did people come to the New World?
:: Hard Work
:: Who was Captain John Smith?
:: Where did people live in Jamestown?
:: What did the people eat?
:: A Rough Winter
:: The Native Americans Helped
:: How did Jamestown grow?
:: Food for the Future
:: What is the importance of Jamestown?
I've included a page with comprehension questions. Questions include multiple choice and short answer. This is a great reading comprehension practice page or assessment.
Here's what Educators are Saying:
This is awesome! It was detailed, contained facts that we didn't have in our social studies books, and most of all, THE KIDS LOVED IT! -Posh Princess in Second Grade
Great information to build a stronger picture of the real Jamestown beyond the Disney version. -Katherine L.
We loved this in our 2nd grade home school! Thank you so much! Very colorful, fun and entertaining all while giving such relevant information! -Kristy H.