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Black History Reading Comprehension Passages

# of Pages: 75
File Type: ZIP, PDF, Google Apps

Original price was: $15.00.Current price is: $9.75.


This high-interest Black History Reading Comprehension Passages packet will help your students will learn all about five highly inspirational historical figures! Now includes a digital version for Google Classroom. Perfect for a complete Black History Month reading unit, this resource includes everything, including worksheets, that you need for 5 full Close Reading units. Engaging for students and NO PREP for teachers!


By purchasing this bundle, you are saving 35% off the price of the individual packets.


The digital version of each packet includes ready-made, visually-appealing Google slides for you to share with your class. They include interactive drag and drop annotation marks and fillable text dependent activities.


If you have never used Close Reading or even if you are already a pro, this 75-page bundle of Black History Reading comprehension passages truly is for you! It has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.


Each of the 5 Black History reading comprehension passages included in this resource is provided in two differentiated levels. One is in the fifth-sixth grade reading range, and the other is in the third-fourth grade reading level range. The level is given for each passage, along with a guide that provides the corresponding grade levels. I’ve taken all the guesswork out of differentiating and leveling of passages for you!


This packet includes these informational, high-interest,Black History reading comprehension passages:
• Ruby Bridges: Girl of Courage
• Rosa Parks: Taking a Stand
• Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Jesse Owens: Track Star
• Harriet Tubman: Railroad Conductor


This packet includes:

  • Informational Passages (2 Differentiated Levels)
  • 5 Days of Close Reading Activities
  • Text Dependent Questions
  • Written Response
  • Teacher Guide Sheet
  • Annotation Guide (full page and ½ page)
  • Printable B/W Pages
  • Color, Interactive Digital Slides for Google Classroom
  • Answer Keys


This packet is both rigorous and Common-Core aligned. Questions have been carefully crafted to move readers from basic, recall questions to higher-level questions where students must cite evidence from the text to support their answers. There are 5 tasks/activities for each passage, moving from easier tasks to more challenging activities. Each passage and its corresponding activities offer a full-week’s worth of close reading.


Looking for MORE CLOSE READING packets? Here you go:
Close Reading for the YEAR Bundle
Arctic Animals Close Reading
U.S. Landmarks Close Reading
Black History Close Reading
Amazing Insects Close Reading
Solar System Close Reading
February Close Reading Packet


As always, please contact me with any questions!

Thank you so much,
Shelly Rees


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