Black Leaders Research BUNDLE // Lapbook + Worksheets // Common Core Grades 3-5

Black Leaders Research BUNDLE // Lapbook + Worksheets // Common Core Grades 3-5
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  1. Black History Month Research Report - Lapbook Edition! A Biography Research ProjectResearch projects can often be overwhelming because they cover such a variety of standards. It is my hope that this Common-Core aligned, 80+-page resource will help streamline the process for you and your students so
  2. Black History Month Research Report A Research Project on African-American Leaders Research projects can often be overwhelming because they cover such a variety of standards. It is my hope that this Common-Core aligned, 80-page resource will help streamline the process for you and your students so
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Biography Research Reports Made Easy!

African American Leaders

The BUNDLED Edition is perfect for hands-on research about historical Black leaders that will engage ALL learners! It includes BOTH the original printable worksheets AND the hands-on lapbook edition for 25% OFF. Your students will love the differentiated supports for writing, and you will love the success they experience when a resource is truly differentiated to meet a range of needs. This bundle will give you the most flexibility for options that will best meet your students' needs across the years.

Don't be overwhelmed by research projects anymore! I have streamlined the process for you and your students so that it is both educational and enjoyable! The built-in scaffolded paragraph support will help students that struggle to write complete sentences, while the open paragraph structures will challenge students that are ready for enrichment.

This Black Leaders Biography Research Report resource is perfect for any time of year! Don't just learn about historical African American Leaders during Black History Month. It also makes a great extension project for students that need an extra challenge with independent study.

This Black Leaders Biography Report resource includes BOTH Worksheets and Lapbook Options for all of the following:

LAPBOOK DIRECTIONS AND TIPS:

Includes easy to follow directions and photographs to make putting together this lap book incredibly easy!

BLACK LEADERS RESEARCH NOTES (LAPBOOK VERSION):

  • Lapbook label to write the students' names and the Black leaders they are researching
  • Frame to draw a portrait of the Black leader of their choice
  • "Snapshots of a Leader" pocket for students to draw important events in their leader's life and write a description of this event on the back
  • "Interesting Facts" mini book - allows students to personalize with information they find really interesting about their chosen leader
  • The Early Years: Childhood and Family Background
  • 3 Direct Quotes - focuses on citing resources to incorporate direct quotes into the final research paper
  • 4 Accomplishments - focuses on specific things their leader accomplished that made the world a better place in which to live

RESOURCE CARDS WITH POCKET:

I have included 4 different options of resource pages for you to include with the students’ Research Notes.

BUILD A BIOGRAPHY FLAP BOOK:

These pages build a flap book inside the lap book. The flap book provides differentiated support for students as they go through the writing process for their 5-paragraph research essay. These pages are especially helpful during the drafting phase of the research report.

  • Write a Super FIRST SENTENCE - guides students through 3 strategies to help them write an engaging first sentence that hooks their audience

  • Write a Super INTRODUCTION (2 differentiated options) - guides students through specific "I can" statements in order to write an engaging introduction paragraph that hooks their audience - includes checklist to edit with a partner

  • Write a SUPER BODY PARAGRAPH - The Early Years (2 differentiated options) - guides students through specific "I can" statements in order to write an engaging first body paragraph about the early life of their Black History Month leader- includes checklist to edit with a partner

  • Write a SUPER BODY PARAGRAPH - Interesting Facts (2 differentiated options) - guides students through specific "I can" statements in order to write an engaging second body paragraph including interesting facts about their Black History Month leader - includes checklist to edit with a partner

  • Write a SUPER BODY PARAGRAPH - Accomplishments (2 differentiated options) - guides students through specific "I can" statements in order to write an engaging second body paragraph including their Black History Month leader's special accomplishments - includes checklist to edit with a partner

  • Write a Super CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH - guides students through 3 strategies to help them write an engaging conclusion paragraph that brings closure to their research report

  • Write a Super CONCLUSION (2 differentiated options) - guides students through specific "I can" statements in order to write a conclusion paragraph that brings closure to their research essay - includes checklist to edit with a partner

  • Editing Checklist - final editing checklist for students before completing their research essay

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS:

These research-based strategies are designed to help students increase their overall comprehension of the topic they are studying. All graphic organizers are designed to help students assimilate what they have been learning about their African-American leader.

  • Leader and Me: Students will use this graphic organizer to make a personal connection to their leader, looking for positive character traits that they may have in common.

  • Making Inferences: Students will use this graphic organizer to combine text clues with the schema (prior knowledge) in order to make inferences about their leaders. It is a great tool to use while they are doing their research to make them think more deeply about the topic.

  • Alpha Boxes: Students will use higher-ordered thinking skills to determine which words are most important when describing their person. I like to pair students up after they complete the word sort to discuss with a partner why they chose each word and to compare and contrast.

  • Venn Diagram: I like to have students use this after they meet with a partner to compare and contrast the words from their Alpha Boxes graphic organizer. It is a great follow-up activity.

  • Select Two and Reflect (STAR): Students will choose any 2 words they associate with their leader to write in the boxes at the top of the page. They will then describe in a complete sentence, group of sentences, or paragraph the relevance of those specific words to their leader. This is also a great conversation starter for small group or partner discussion.

RESEARCH REPORT PLANNER:

These planning pages help students align the research they collected in their Research Notes into proper paragraph format. It outlines which information is expected in each paragraph of the report. I do not require students to write their entire report at once. Rather, I break it into the specific paragraphs to focus on one at a time. This helps students not get overwhelmed.

EDITING CHECKLISTS:

• Editing Checklist (full page)

• Editing Checklist (half page)

DIFFERENTIATED SUPPORT:

These 3 pages contain fill-in-the-bank portions for students that need help with sentence completion. It will provide great scaffolding for ESL, special needs, or other learners that need a little extra support.

REPORT STATIONARY:

  • Intermediate Lined Paper (2 pages)
  • Primary Lined Paper (2 pages)

ANNOTATING SOURCES IN APA FORMAT – STUDENT HANDOUTS

  • Student Handout (2 pages/4 per page): These can be stapled together to pass out as a student resource OR cut apart and glued into an interactive notebook.
  • Student Handout (1 page/8 per page): These can be stapled together to pass out as a student resource OR cut apart and glued into an interactive notebook.
  • Flap Books Foldable Graphic Organizers (2 pages/4 per page): These can be glued into an interactive notebook.

ANNOTATING SOURCES IN APA FORMAT – POSTERS:

• Full Color (8 pages)

• Partial Color (8 pages)

• Black line (8 pages) – INK-SAVING!

LIST OF LEADERS:

This list includes the name of leaders that your students might want to research as well as a short description of what the person is best known for accomplishing.

List of Leaders INCLUDES: Hank Aaron, Alvin Ailey Jr., Marian Anderson, Maya Angelou, Arthur Ashe, Ella Baker, Benjamin Banneker, Harry Belafonte, Mary McCleod Bethune, Ruby Bridges, Gwendolyn Brooks, Henry "Box" Brown, Ben Carson, George W. Carver, Roberto Clemente, Alicia Coachman, Bessie Coleman, Miles Davis, Frederick Douglass, Tony Dungy, Katherine Dunham, Duke Ellington, Marcus Garvey, Althea Gibson, Sarah E. Goode, Virginia Hamilton, Matthew Henson, Billie Holliday, Langston Hughes, Jesse Jackson, Michael Jackson, Shirley Jackson, Mae Jemison, Florence Griffith Joyner, Percy Julian, Ernest Just, Martin Luther King Jr., Edna Lewis, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thurgood Marshall, Garrett Morgan, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Jesse Owens, Rosa Parks, Bill Pickett, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Jackie Robinson, Wilma Rudolph, Susan McKinney Steward, Sojournor Truth, Harriet Tubman, Sara Breedlove Walker, Booker T. Washington, Phyllis Wheatley, Mary Lou Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Malcolm X

EDITABLE EXCEL SPREADSHEET ORGANIZER

I use this spreadsheet to assign my students to different leaders. It includes a list of many Black Leaders. You can add students names and sort by student, leader, type of leader, gender, or homeroom/class.

I hope you find this product helpful! I have found it really helps get my students excited about the research process and stay organized in the process. I give each of my students a manila file folder as their “special research folder” during the project as well, and they love using it!

If you have any questions, please email me at adventuresofaschoolmarm@gmail.com

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