Honor 9 influential, African-American Heroes during Black History Month, or anytime of the year, with these Biographical Constructed Response Questions Passages. This unit helps give students practice with writing quality responses to constructed response and extended response questions using text evidence with biographies on 9 common, and not so common, African-American Heroes. This is perfect test prep practice during the winter and spring!
Each passage comes with coordinating questions, using text evidence in responses, aligned with Common Core standards for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The passages challenge students to interact with rigorous, but interesting and relevant, text. This is the perfect resource, during February for Black History Month, or at anytime, to help you prepare your students for the upcoming state tests like PARCC and SBAC, while still providing meaningful instruction not focused on test-prep.
African-American Heroes included:
→Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
→The Little Rock Nine
→Booker T. Washington
→Madam C.J. Walker
→MLK & Rosa Parks Paired Text Question
→End of Unit Response Question
Digital included: Each of the biographies and questions are provided in Google Slides as individual files. Students read the text, highlight evidence using the built in highlighters, and write their written responses with the prefilled text boxes. The text is provided in a readable format for screen readers. Each digital version is provided with an easy access link.
**The complete passage and questions for Martin Luther King, Jr. is provided in digital and printable form for free at:
Download it and try it out with your students in January, then come back and buy the full unit to last you the rest of January and February!
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