Two great activities that would span five lessons about the life of the man responsible for the discovery of the Americas, Christopher Columbus.
NO PREP is needed!
Firstly, there is a reading comprehension activity - children need to read through an informational text, and then answer comprehension and grammar questions, before completing an extension activity.
Secondly, there is a biography writing unit. The unit has been split into four separate lessons which will take students approximately 40-50 minutes each.
Good luck, I hope you get some great results!
If you would like an example of the close reading activity this please look at my example Macbeth Activity 5th & 6th Grade Close Reading Activity.
We specialize in play scripts, we have a William Shakespeare collection with Richard III, Macbeth and Hamlet. We also have a good selection of Christmas play scripts including Elf, The Santa Clause and A Christmas Carol.