Frederick Douglass Author Study — Literary Legends Collaborative Poster

Chomping at the Lit
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6th - 12th
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Have your students create a collaborative poster and learn about Frederick Douglass in a fun, fresh, and engaging, way!

Your students will create an author biography by researching Frederick Douglass and establishing his profile on a poster.

Students will learn about Douglass and his body of work as an influential author, activist, abolitionist, orator, and diplomat.

Additionally, they will learn the importance of collaboration and effective communication. This Black History Month activity is perfect for ELA.

1. To construct the author study poster, your students will work in groups to conduct research on Frederick Douglass.

2. Students will then transfer their findings to boxes on the poster.

3. Next, they will work together to color or paint the pieces of the poster.

4. Lastly, students will tape together the final product.

The poster is made up of six pieces of paper, which can be printed on regular copy paper or card stock.

Once taped together, the final product will be 28" x 15" and can last a lifetime if you laminate it!

This resource includes the following:

  • Step by Step Student Directions (PDF and editable word document)
  • Author Study Project Rubric (PDF and editable word document)
  • Author Study Brainstorm Graphic Organizer for Students (PDF and editable word document)
  • 6 Blank Coloring Pages that come together as one beautiful poster (PDFs)
  • Frederick Douglass Author Study Answer Key
  • Example of Final Project: Completed Text and Fully Colored Body

Common misspellings:

Frederick Douglas

Fredrick Douglas

Fredrick Douglass

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.


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