Biography Reading Comprehension Passages and Activities Black History Month

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. This no-prep Black History biography close reading pack is perfect to teach your students all about important African American heroes and Martin Luther King this winter. This bundle includes products with BOTH a printable version AND link for Google Slide version and digital directions.This bundle i
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Add these close reading articles to help your students learn about Black History and important African Americans with these biography close reading activities.

This product includes a printable version AND link for Google Slide version and digital directions.

These Black History month activities are perfect to teach your students all about important African American heroes and are a great way to display their learning on your bulletin board. This pack has 4 biographies to help you teach about African Americans and includes critical thinking reflection questions for each.

Also included are 4 different open-ended activities to use with the biographies included, or other biographies you read with your class.

Short on time to teach about Black History? Complete activities in group settings and encourage meaningful discourse in a short amount of time!

Save 20% by purchasing the bundle: Black History Bundle


✓What is a Biography? Poster (color and BW)

4 Two-Page Non-Fiction Reading Passages and Reader Response Questions:

  • Jackie Robinson
  • George Washington Carver
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Ruby Bridges

✓“Your Choice” Going Further Extension Activities (use with any book or article)

✓Student Note-Taking Sheet

✓Student Presentation Directions (Optional Activity)

✓Black History Month Student Display Posters (2 options, open-ended and guided)

Suggestions for Effective Classroom Use:

  • Morning Work
  • Remote Learning
  • Centers
  • Partner Work
  • Independent Reading Practice
  • Independent Writing Practice
  • Whole-Class Instruction
  • Bulletin Boards-Many activities included could be used for a bulletin board display this February

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


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