Not sure how to teach your students about the elections? These no prep, short passages are excellent for second graders to learn all about an election and practice reading comprehension – in a fun and nonpolitical way!! Engage your students in whole-class discussion and even a mock election. Everything is available in print or digital. Perfect for distance learning or hybrid learning.
Everything you need to teach your students about an election has been included.
- What is voting?
- Why is voting important?
- What is an election?
- United States Presidents
- Who to vote for?
- Political Parties
Please note: There is not a reading passage about the primaries, caucuses, or electoral college votes.
Comprehension skills covered:
✔ Noting Details
✔ Vocabulary Comprehension
✔ Sequence of Events
✔ Open-Ended Questions
✔ On-the-Surface Questions
Have students put everything they learned into practice by having a mock election. You can do what you feel most comfortable sharing with students.
I've provided two option:
- Presidential Candidates – Students will read about our two Presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden. They will read facts about each candidates such as political history and where they went to school.
- Animal Candidates – Rex Rhino and Charles Cheetah are running for president. Each candidate has a fact sheet so students can learn more about them.
Both mock elections have:
- Voter registration information
- Voter registration form
- Voter information on the candidates
- Voting Ballot
- Voting Tally Sheet
The digital and print version have the same resources. You can choose to vote with a paper/pencil ballot OR a digital ballot using Google Forms™
Please note: Part of this bundle is a digital resource. The resource you are purchasing is stored using GoogleDrive™. When you purchase this resource, you will receive a PDF with directions on how to retrieve your digital resource.
Need support going digital?
I've included a 3-page teacher PDF with directions on how to retrieve your digital resource, upload to Google Classroom™ and assign to your students!
For a clear picture of what you will receive please checkout the preview.