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The Bill of Rights Simplified - Cloze Passage

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Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 5

Build vocabulary and understanding of the U.S. Constitution with a fill-in-the-blank cloze passage on the Bill of Rights.

Simplify the Bill of Rights for Kids with a Cloze Activity

Do you need resources to teach about the United States Government? We’ve got the background and the resources you need to make that happen!

The U.S. government was created by the Constitution. The U.S. Constitution is the home of the Bill of Rights…the document that guarantees equal rights to citizens of our great country. We’ve discovered a common opinion in recent conversations with our teacher friends. Government is, by far, one of the most difficult and abstract concepts to teach in elementary school. We’re here to help you do that!

This worksheet integrates Social Studies, reading, and vocabulary concepts. Students will read a short passage covering the basics of the Bill of Rights in America. They will then use a word bank to complete the cloze passage regarding the Bill of Rights. 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

Fast Finisher Activity

  • Challenge your fast finishers to extend their learning into research projects or essay development activities. 

Support Struggling Students

  • Support struggling readers or ESL students by reviewing the terms in the word bank prior to completing the activity.

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This resource was created by Beth Hindi, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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