Black History Month ~ Comprehension Passages

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These comprehension passages, African American Heroes, were created for your young learners, yearning to learn about Black History! Included are 16 informational text passages about different African Americans that are famous for many reasons. Some are civil rights activists; some are inventors.

The passage is approximately 4-6 sentences, just enough for young learners to tackle. Each passage includes three questions, that are right-there questions (the answers can be found right there in the text). These are perfect to ready your young learners for state tests and other formal tests they must find answers in passages.

The African Americans they'll read about are:

MLK Jr. (Civil Rights Activist)
Rosa Parks (Civil Rights Activist)
Dr. Mae Jemison (First Af. Am. Woman in Space)
Toni Morrison (First Af. Am. to win Nobel Prize for Literature)
Oprah Winfrey (First Af. Am. Billionaire)
Althea Gibson (First Af. Am. to play in Wimbledon)
Michael Jordan (NBA Great)
Dr. Daniel Hale (First Af. Am. to perform Open-Heart Surgery)
Dr. Charles Drew (First Af. Am. to invent Blood Banks)
Garrett Morgan (Invented Traffic Light)
Shirley Chisolm(First Af. Am. Woman in Congress)
Lydia Newman (Invented hairbrush)
Bessie Coleman (First Af. Am. Pilot)
Henry Box Brown (Mailed himself to freedom in a box)
Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad Conductor)
Mary McCloud Bethune (Af. Am. Educator)

Please see the preview for a glimpse at each page. Please make sure this level of writing is right for your kiddos!

You might also like my set of foldable books that are a companion product to these comprehension passages; the same heroes are featured in both!
Black History Mini Foldable Books Deluxe Set 3.

Black History MEGA Mini Foldable Book Bundle.
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