Womens History Month Biography Reading Activity | Bessie Coleman Reader

Grade Levels
K - 1st
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5 page book and 3
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Looking for a suitable reader for your students for Black History month that uses clear and simple language? This Bessie Coleman reading activity is a simple way for grades K-1 to be introduced to the life of the aviator and her determination to become a pilot. Also includes a two page text that can be projected and shared with the whole class on a whiteboard and used for differentiation in guided reading. A follow up writing activity is included!

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  • A five page, plus cover, simple reader for kindergarteners that tells the story of Bessie Coleman in very simple terms. Perfect for guided reading and as a take-home reader.
  • A bonus two page information resource that can be used by the teacher to talk about Bessie Coleman. Ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard or even an overhead projector. Can be used for guided and whole class teacher directed reading with more able kindergarteners, first graders and second graders. Also helpful for small RTI groups.
  • My Black Hero recording sheet with space to write one sentence, and boxes for date of birth and death, plus a sheet with a photo of Bessie that can be pasted onto the recording sheet.

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5 page book and 3
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).


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