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Informational Reading Comprehension: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Informational Reading Comprehension: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Give your students experience with reading and analyzing primary sources with this powerful excerpt from the memoir of Frederick Douglass. This informational reading comprehension worksheet will help build students’ literacy skills in historical/social studies texts while also making room for discussions on the effects and experiences of slavery. Designed for an eighth-grade literacy curriculum, the nonfiction comprehension questions included in this two-page worksheet address crucial informational reading skills, such as citing textual evidence, analyzing the author’s craft, and determining the meaning of words from context.

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