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A reading lesson on Betsy Ross and the flag of the United States.
 

BETSY ROSS
 AND THE AMERICAN FLAG LESSON

 

A history reading comprehension lesson on Betsy Ross and the American Flag. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

Suggested Grades:

1st Grade - 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

By completing this biography lesson, students will be able to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

BETSY ROSS AND THE AMERICAN FLAG

 

Directions:

Print the Betsy Ross and the American Flag reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

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

 

Excerpt from passage

You may have seen the American flag hanging in your classroom. The American flag is red, white, and blue. The stars and stripes of the flag have a special meaning.

 

There are 13 red and white stripes on the American flag. This is because there were 13 American colonies that became the first states when the United States was formed.

There are 50 stars in the upper left corner of the flag. These stars are outlined in blue. There are 50 stars on the flag because there are 50 states in the United States.

The first American flag did not look like this, though it did look similar. The main difference is that more stars were added as more states became a part of the new country. (continued...)

 

 

 

LESSON PRINTABLES

Betsy Ross & The American Flag

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 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

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