Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
The Civil War
(1861-1865)

Sherman's Neckties

The Civil War<BR>(1861-1865)
The Civil War
(1861-1865)


Sherman's Neckties
Print Sherman's Neckties Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print Sherman's Neckties Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Sherman's Neckties Reading Comprehension



A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.55

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    siege, ex-Confederate, gins, pre-war, destruction, billion, rails, series, mills, value, re-elected, city, policy, earth, livestock, bridges
     content words:    General William T., From May, President Lincoln, From Atlanta, General Sherman, Deep South, United States


Sherman's Neckties
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     General William T. Sherman waged a long siege on the city of Atlanta, Georgia. From May to September 1864, a series of battles around Atlanta finally led to the city's capture by Northern troops. The capture of Atlanta gave the North hope that the war could soon be won. It also helped President Lincoln get re-elected. From Atlanta, General Sherman continued his "march to the sea" to later capture Savannah.
 
2     Sherman used a "scorched earth" policy in Georgia. The North believed that the South must be broken. Sherman burned everything in his path. His army burned crops and homes. They killed farm animals. They raided and looted Southern farms and homes, taking anything that was of use to them. They burned bridges, mills, and cotton gins. They destroyed railroads. The troops would rip up rails, heat them over a fire, and then twist them around trees. These were known as "Sherman's neckties."

Paragraphs 3 to 4:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Feedback on Sherman's Neckties
Leave your feedback on Sherman's Neckties  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



The Civil War
(1861-1865)

             The Civil War
(1861-1865)



United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit


Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities



Copyright © 2017 edHelper