Rosa Parks Adapted Biography and Language Activities

Susan Berkowitz
Grade Levels
3rd - 12th, Homeschool
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Susan Berkowitz


Need materials for Black History Month or Women in History Month that are accessible to your students with language disorders? Rosa Parks is an icon of the desegregation movement, and this adapted biography makes informational text about her accessible to students who are in special education or speech-language therapy.

Using picture assisted text, interactive informational text, comprehension questions and vocabulary activities, this resource provides your students with access to this piece of the curriculum.


  1. 16 page abbreviated biography of Rosa Parks, which tells her story with picture supported text, using Picture It software.
  2. picture communication board for discussion.
  3. 4 comprehension questions,
  4. vocabulary definitions
  5. a 2 page cloze activity biography report that students complete by filling in with either pictures or words. (pictures provided)
  6. a bus, with labels for parts of the whole, using spatial relationships
  7. 7 page interactive booklet for students to make (color or b/w)
  8. phonological awareness activity

Good for special education, differentiated instruction, language disorders, autism, and many other students.

Buyers say:

  • Excellent to use with autistic and developmentally delayed students as well as for students with language and reading difficulties.

  • I love this - it’s a great resource for my adapted curriculum classroom.

Try my other adapted biographies with language activities:

Presidents' Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Harriet Tubman

Helen Keller

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