First Grade Black History Month Read Alouds and Google Activities Mega Bundle

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    Save BIG with this guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan and activities bundle for February's Black History Month. Great titles to teach your first grade students that are about famous African Americans throughout history and more! Titles chosen specifically for your students to celebrate and learn about Black History! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs.

    5 mentor text picture book lessons and activities included:

    • The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
    • Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed
    • The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver by Gene Barretta
    • The Oldest Student by Oge Mora
    • Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan

    Lessons and activities focus on:

    • Summarizing key details
    • close reading for describing character feelings
    • using text evidence
    • describing character traits
    • comparing and contrasting
    • analyzing author's message / lesson
    • AND MORE!

    The lesson plans include:

    • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
    • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
    • 4-5 day plan
    • Discussion questions
    • Suggested discussion strategies
    • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
    • Anchor chart examples
    • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
    • Great for bilingual classrooms
    • Printable worksheets for written responses
    • Google Docs for student responses
    • Google Slides for displaying lesson ideas, discussion questions and prompts

    How to Use This Resource:

    • whole group
    • small group
    • as a reading  intervention
    • great for a substitute or sub folder
    • special education (SPED)
    • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
    • with ELLs for ESL instruction
    • Great for first grade
    • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
    • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

    Your 1st grade students will love these stories!

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
    Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
    Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
    Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
    Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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