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

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These were thought provoking and easy for my students to use. I did not use all of them as I ran out of time, but I plan to use all of them next year. Thank you!

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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 second 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:

    • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley
    • Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
    • The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver by Gene Barretta
    • The Oldest Student by Oge Mora
    • Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

    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 second grade
    • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
    • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

    Your 2nd grade students will love these stories!

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
    Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
    Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
    Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
    Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.


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