This product contains over 20 reading comprehension pages about famous black Americans! Each page has a short narrative non-fiction passage, followed by 5 questions. The questions are either fill-in-the-blank, short answer, true/false, or crossword. Pages include the following famous people:
George Washington Carver, Maggie Walker, Mary McLeod Bethune, Carter Woodson, Langston Hughes, Jessie Owens, Martin Luther King, Jr., Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Robinson, Duke Ellington, Madame C.J. Walker, Benjamin Banneker, Shirley Chisholm, Guion Bluford, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, Matthew Henson, Jean Baptiste Du Sable, Daniel Hale Williams, Charles Drew, and W.E.B. DuBois.
I have also included an idea for using the pages during February and included an incentive chart to use as students learn about each person. You could also use them for morning work, homework, reading comprehension practice, or any other way you can imagine!
I have also assembled the text from these worksheets into a Mini-Book of Famous Black Americans Biographies
. The mini-book contains an additional 5 biographies!
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*Update on 3/9/2016 to correct an incorrect date on the Martin Luther King, Jr. page*