This low-prep language arts resource was created as an engaging and fun way to give 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students reading and writing exposure to Tier 2 academic vocabulary words and phrases associated with twelve of the most iconic and memorable trailblazers in Black American history: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rosa Parks; Ruby Bridges; Frederick Douglass; Marcus Garvey; Sojourner Truth; Booker T. Washington; Harriet Tubman; Jackie Robinson; Thurgood Marshall; Jesse Owens; and Sarah E. Goode.
*One (1) Black History Word Search Student Cover (b/w)
*Twelve (12) Black History Trailblazer Word Searches
*One (1) Black History Word Work Student Cover (b/w)
*Twelve (12) Black History Trailblazer Fill-in-the-Blank Printables
*One (1) Black History Trailblazer Writing Template (blank)
--Twelve (12) Black History Trailblazer Words Searches
--Twelve (12) Black History Trailblazer Fill-in-the-Blank Printables
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*Each Black History Trailblazer word search contains twenty-one (21) words or phrases. Words may be found horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or backwards. NOTE: There are some words and phrases that have overlapping letters. Remember to check the answer key for assurance.
*For your convenience, there are student covers for both the word search and Fill-in-the-Blank printables included with this resource.
*There are twelve (12) Fill-in-the-Blank printables included as well. Depending on the academic needs and levels of your students, you may wish to have them complete the Fill-in-the-Blank printables as an extension of the word searches. In other words, a Fill-in-the-Blank printable should be completed AFTER a word search is completed. Students use the words and phrases from each word search in order to successfully complete its corresponding Fill-in-the-Blank printable.
*Included with this resource is a blank writing template. You may wish to have your students write a paragraph about their favorite Black History Trailblazer OR have your students copy the completed sentences (in numerical order) from the Fill-in-the-Blank printables onto the template for a “instant and ready-made” narrative.
*Answer keys for all words searches and Fill-in-the-Blank printables have been provided for your convenience.
Happy searching for words and phrases related to Black History Trailblazers! :)
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