Sacagawea: Nonfiction Passage & Crossword Puzzle

This mini-biography and crossword puzzle builds comprehension and vocabulary, and gives students the chance to spend memorable moments getting to know the Shoshone Indian whose resourcefulness made the Corps of Discovery expedition a success. See Full Product Description.

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Sacagawea was a Shoshone Indian whose communication skills, loyalty, and bravery guided Lewis and Clark on their journey to discover the Pacific. This short informational text passage provides insight into her life, the Shoshone Indian tribe of the 1780s, and the reason why Sacagawea's name has become synonymous with courage. Ideal for social studies, Women's History Month, and Native American or American history units.

Featured vocabulary words include migrations and interpreter. The comprehension-building crossword puzzle makes it great fun for students to build recall skills, identify key details of the text, and synthesize learning.

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-LiteracyRI.RI.6.10

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