Celebrate Black History Month with this set of nine passages. Each passage is written at four different levels.
• • • Informative, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading! • • •
Take a look at the thumbnails for the passage Lexile levels. :)
Contents included in this thought provoking packet are:
--- Nine texts written at four levels.
• Ruby Bridges
• Frederick Douglass
• Sojourner Truth
• Jesse Owens
• George Washington Carver
• Rosa Parks
• Mary McLeod Bethune
• Harriet Tubman
• Booker T. Washington
--- Steps for Close Reading Student Cards (just my ideas--- every class is different. I am including blank cards so you can write your own.)
--- Steps for Close Reading teacher sheet with suggestions for forming questions relevant to this unit.
--- Custom text coding chart specific to historical figure informational text.
--- Student Interview sheet for question development. I am providing only one copy which you can use for each text.
--- Student information collection sheet with sample answer keys.
--- Student writing response sheet with text supported opinionated response. This is where the student must justify their response using evidence form the text.
--- "Mini-Unit" Dividers which can be used however you choose. (Create a timeline or cover sheets for mini-packets)
This unit is ideal for second, third, and fourth. Lexile levels are written between first through fourth.
Three of the passages come from other units I have. The passages are: George Washington Carver, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Rosa Parks. Click here
to see my February Reading Unit.
I have Martin Luther King in three other units.
to see my Martin Luther King: March on Washington Unit.
to see my 2nd - 4th grade January Unit with the MLK holiday.
to see my First Grade January Unit with the MLK holiday.
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Click here to see my Monthly Close Reading Units.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"
Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading
: Other uses include homework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click here to check out my Monthly Close Reading Club!
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for the January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the February Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the March Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the April Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the May Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the September Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the October Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the November Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the December Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
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