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Frederick Douglass and Jackie Robinson forged the way for African Americans through perseverance and determination. Honor these notable black Americans by reading about their life and legacy This paired reading comprehension activity includes two pages of informational text (biographies), 10 reading comprehension questions and 2 reflection activities for fast finishers. Questions are formatted much like those on the Texas STAAR Reading Test.
2 Biographies of Frederick Douglass and Jackie Robinson
10 Comprehension Questions
2 Reflection Activities
1 Student Answer Document
1 Teacher Answer Key
✏️ Intended Audience
4th - 6th Grade
3rd Grade Advanced Reader
4th Grade Average Reader
5th and 6th Grade Reader Needing Extra Assistance in Reading
✏️ Sample Question
Read the first paragraph in both passages, Frederick Douglass and Jackie
Robinson. Which sentence best summarizes both quotes?
A. Life is full of struggles; some lead to positive change and others do not.
B. Being a spectator in life, rather than a participant, leads to minimal success.
C. Struggles in life lead to success and we must participate in life rather
than just be a spectator.
D. It is critical to life’s success that we embrace change and move forward.