Your students will learn all about the inspirational Jesse Owens with this high-interest, informational Jesse Owens Reading Unit! Perfect for a helpful Black History Month reading passage and mini unit, this resource includes everything, including worksheets, that you need for a full week of reading activities about track star Jesse Owens. Engaging for students and NO PREP for teachers!
The digital version of this resource 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 packet truly is for you! It has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.
The informational passage included in this resource is provided in two differentiated reading levels. One is in the fifth-sixth grade reading range, and the other is in the third-fourth grade reading level range. I’ve taken all the guesswork out of differentiating and leveling of passages for you!
This Jesse Owens Reading Unit includes:
- Jesse Owens: Track Star Informational Passage (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 perfect for learning about Jesse Owens, a mini Black History Month unit, or an informational Jesse Owens reading unit! It has been a great hit with many teachers and reluctant readers.
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 the passage, moving from easier tasks to more challenging activities.
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