Students will read a biography of Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, and then answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text,
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.
In the worksheet The History of African American Spirituals, children read about how African Americans used spirituals during different moments in history, starting from their enslavement to the civil rights movement.
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Use this resource with your students to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts on the same topic. When integrating information from two texts on the same topic, your students’ knowledge will grow exponentially.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored as one of the most important leaders in the civil rights movement. Give your fourth and fifth graders a chance to deepen their understanding of his life and legacy through this reader’s theater activity.