Book activities for "Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass"

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This is an account of a man whose life is an incredible story of both perseverance and hope. His is a success story of a man born a slave who suffered for years. Because of his determination to learn to read, he was eventually able to live successfully as a free man. His life is an inspiration to all.

The amazing illustrations by London Ladd add to the power of this book..

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Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass
written by Doreen Rapaport
illustrated by London Ladd
Age Range: 6 - 9 years
Grade Level: 1 - 3
Lexile Measure: 770l
Series: Big Words
Publisher: Jump At The Sun (November 3, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1423114388
ISBN-13: 978-1423114383
Summary: A portrait of celebrated human-rights activist Frederick Douglass.
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ALSC 2016 Notable Children's Books

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These activities can be used for individual, small group, for whole class. They could also be used as homework, with guided groups, or with book groups. Small groups could be working on different activities at the same time. The book can be read aloud and selected activities done in class. They could be useful laminated and in a literacy center. It is always a better learning experience if books are discussed in pairs or in groups, in my opinion. Pairs or groups of students can also complete more complex activities. This product contains activities of various levels.

Students can travel around the classroom to 3 or 4 stations answering questions about the book. The questions can be glued to butcher paper. Each station should have enough squares for all of the class to record their answer. The questions or activities can be posted on the paper or on the wall. Students must support their answers with proof from the book.

Common Core Standards addressed:

Reading--Informational Text:

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6,, 2.10
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.10
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 4.10

This product contains the following activities:

Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet
Crown pattern for vocabulary practice
Vocabulary Map
Vocabulary and definition cards – there are five words on each page. There is the word and the definition next to it. These could be laminated and cut apart to study or play a matching game. Or you could cut through half of the page horizontally under either the word or the definition and fold down the center on the line. This would make a foldable pamphlet and you could have kids draw a picture, write a sentence, synonym, antonym, or other vocabulary activity.
Linking Vocabulary Words
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Word shapes with answer key
Choose correct spelling of a word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
Missing vowels
7 Vocabulary Words with answer key
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
Title page activity with answer key
Marking the text with answer key
Alike and different-comparing self to Frederick Douglass
Board game for the book
Author and Illustrator with answer key (this activity can be done if the book still has its dust jacket)
On the Internet--questions about the life of Frederick Douglass
A Picture Scavenger Hunt
Scrambled sentences with answer key and worksheet for rewriting
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading for Capital Letters with answer key
Proofreading for Punctuation With answer key
Back matter in a book with answer key
About Frederick Douglass-four questions
Quotes of Frederick Douglass
You write the questions (who, what, where, when, why, how)
A-B-C Book Order
Three most important events
Draw a postage stamp commemorating the life of Frederick Douglass

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