African-American Heroes Passages with Text Evidence Responses: Distance Learning

Tessa Maguire
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Honor 9 influential, African-American Heroes during Black History Month, or anytime of the year with these Biographical Constructed Response Passages designed in Google Slides. This unit helps guide students through writing quality responses to constructed response and extended response questions using text evidence with biographies on 9 common, and not so common, African-American Heroes. This is perfect test prep practice during the winter and spring! Students are provided with highlighting masking tools to identify the text evidence used in their inferences.

NOTE: This is the DIGITAL version of my Black History Month Reading Comprehension Constructed Response Passages

Each passage comes with coordinating questions, using text evidence in responses, aligned with Common Core standards for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The passages challenge students to interact with rigorous, but interesting and relevant, text. This is the perfect resource, during February for Black History Month, or at anytime, to help you prepare your students for the upcoming state tests like PARCC and SBAC, while still providing meaningful instruction not focused on test-prep.

African-American Heroes included:

→Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

→Doris Miller

→Rosa Parks

→The Little Rock Nine

→Booker T. Washington

→Sojournor Truth

→Thurgood Marshall

→Madam C.J. Walker

→Harriet Tubman

→Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr & Rosa Parks- dual text question

→End of Unit response question

A Google Slides tutorial file is also included

**The complete passage and questions for Martin Luther King, Jr. is provided in printable and digital form for free at:

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Responding to Text-Based Inferential Questions**

Download it and try it out with your students in January, then come back and buy the full unit to last you the rest of January and February!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.


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