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About This Book
He loved language and he loved words. So much so that George taught himself to read. This book is beautiful to see and inspiring to hear. It leaves us knowing something more about this world. George remained trapped between slavery and freedom during the Civil War era. But his words gave him freedom. The illustrations portray the life of a slave during this period of time.

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
Written and illustrated by Don Tate
Age Range: 7 - 10 years
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Lexile Measure: 730
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers; Revised ed. edition (September 1, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1561458252
ISBN-13: 978-1561458257

Summary: Relates the story of North Carolina slave George Moses Horton, who taught himself to read, learned to write, and became a well-known, published poet in spite of his slave status.

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Awards and honors:
Christopher Award
Carter G. Woodson Award
ALSC Notable Children’s Books
NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Kirkus Best Books
Bank Street Best Children’s Books

Common Core Standards:

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

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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.

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.

This product contains the following activities:

Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet
Crown for vocabulary game
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.
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Linking Vocabulary Words
Word shapes with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Words with missing vowels with answer key
Choose correct spelling of a word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
Student made bingo
Title page activity
Marking the text with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading punctuation with answer key
Proofreading capitalization with answer key
Cause and effect with answer key
Picture scavenger hunt
Use Your Words with answer key
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
Scrambled sentences with worksheet for rewriting
Comprehension Board Game with answers
Post-It Collaborative questions with answer key
Venn diagram comparing Amos as a slave to Amos as a free man
Book interview with a friend
Three most important events
About Don Tate--an activity based on his site--with answer key
Draw a comic strip to summarize the book
Describe an event
Write a diamante poem about George
Design a stamp
About George Moses Horton
Back matter in a book with answer key
A-B-C Book Find

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Book activities for "Poet: The Remarkable Story of George
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