“SL4 – Harriet Tubman’s Brothers Curriculum – Black History and Literature” is a short story about how Harriet Tubman helped some of her brothers gain their freedom.
In this curriculum set, you will get
1) Lesson plans (4 to 5 days)
2) Reading sheet adapted for fourth-grade readers
3) Deeper level thinking class discussion questions
4) Comprehension questions and a study guide
5) Class activity that helps students understand how cunning Harriet had to be
6) Worksheet that helps students explore a few of the practical realities of an escape
7) Inquiry questions for students to explore relate topics
8) Vocabulary worksheet
9) Reading and Writing worksheet that helps students make a list of what Harriet had to remember
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This curriculum meets the following Common Core Standards for fourth grade:
Reading Standards for Literature - Standard No. 1
- Students are asked to "refer to details and examples in a text" in the deeper level thinking class discussion questions, and they also are asked to draw inferences from the text.
Reading Standards for Literature - Standard No. 2
- In the study guide comprehension questions, students are asked to "summarize the text." Teachers are given a summary in the teacher's guide. Also, the deeper level thinking class discussion questions assist students in thinking through the point of the story.
Reading Standards for Literature - Standard No. 3
- Through worksheet and class activity, students are asked to “draw on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).”
Reading Standards for Literature - Standard No. 4
- Through the use of the deeper level thinking class discussion, the reading and writing worksheet, and the vocabulary worksheet, students are asked to "determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text."
Writing Standards – Standard No. 2
- Through the use of the Reading and Writing Worksheet, students are asked to write an informative list, derived from the reading passage. This list must “supply some facts about the topic.”
Writing Standards - Standard No. 7
- The inquiry questions help students "conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic" on a topic related to the story.
“SL4 – Harriet Tubman’s Brothers Curriculum – Black History and Literature” " is copyrighted (c) 2012 by S. Kay Seifert. All rights reserved. No part of this material (in part or as a whole) may be altered. Teachers and parents may use this material for students in the classroom or at home, reproducing student sheets for personal use. This curriculum may not be commercially reproduced for print, electronic, or other formats and/or platforms, and may not be distributed electronically or commercially, unless written permission is given by S. Kay Seifert.