4 Square Writing Prompts for K & 1st Grade | SPECIAL PEOPLE IN BLACK HISTORY

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Would you like a routine method of writing to introduce your class to Special People in Black History? Would you like to highlight great people who contributed positively to America? Would you like facts, graphics and coordinating papers? The set of 4-square writing mats are focused on Special People in Black History. 4 Square writing is used as a template for early writers, as it encourages independence.

Each 4 square contains the state of their birth, moments in their lives and an honor or memorial for each.

The set contains 4 squares for:

  • Arthur Ashe
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Mary McCleod Bethune
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Henry “Box” Brown
  • George Washington Carver
  • Bessie Coleman
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Dr. Charles Drew
  • Duke Ellington
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Kamala Harris
  • Langston Hughes
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Garrett Morgan
  • Barack Obama
  • Lyda Newman
  • Jesse Owens
  • Rose Parks
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Harriett Tubman (2)
  • Tuskegee Airmen
  • Madame CJ Walker
  • Booker T Washington
  • Daniel Dale Williams
  • Oprah Winfrey

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This can be put in a writing center for independent practice.

Students can:

  • participate in whole group writing activities,
  • write independent stories for these special people,
  • use templates to write individual 4-page books, and
  • use templates to compile stories for a Book of Special People.

Enjoy this Informative set of Important People in Black History 4 Squares. You can read about these ideas in the blogpost, Special People in Black History.

You can read all about this writing method in my blogpost, Four Square, The Right Way!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


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