Practice using the RACES writing strategy for text evidence with a Lewis and Clark Passage, graphic organizer, and worksheet.
Combine Lewis and Clark with the RACES Writing Strategy
Do you need resources to teach about the Lewis and Clark Expedition? We’ve got the background and the resources you need to make that happen!
The Lewis and Clark expedition was a military expedition led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark to explore the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Northwest. The expedition was a significant chapter in the history of American exploration.
This worksheet integrates Social Studies and writing concepts. Students will read a short passage covering the basics of the Lewis and Clark Expedition into the American West. They will then use our RACES Writing Strategy Graphic organizer to plan and rough draft their constructed response to the question, “How did Lewis and Clark change the United States?”
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided reading groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Fast Finisher Activity
- Challenge your fast finishers to extend their learning into a research project or essay development activity.
Support Struggling Students
- Support struggling readers or ESL students by providing sentence starters or sentence frames to aid in completing their paragraphs.
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Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
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