Help students better understand the bitter unfairness of slavery through the writings of Sojourner Truth. One small excerpt of this story was adapted for fourth grade readers, and curriculum was created to help the story come to life for this age group in “SL4 – How Bell Became a Free Woman – Black History and Literature.”
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 explores a task that Bell had to do as a slave
6) Worksheet that helps students understand the sequence of the story
7) Inquiry questions for students to explore related topics
8) Vocabulary worksheet
9) Reading and Writing worksheet that helps students understand the importance of writing down legal agreements
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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 the reading and writing sheet and the 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. 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 – How Bell Became a Free Woman – 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.