Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery

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Read Booker T. Washington's inspiring story about arriving at his name with a short reading passage from his autobiography, Up From Slavery. After class members read the excerpt, they answer two reading comprehension questions about the central idea and its supporting details.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include in a reading assessment or language arts homework packet
  • Have class members conduct additional research about Booker T. Washington, or assign Up From Slavery to older learners as an extension project
  • Pair the reading to another passage with a similar central idea
Classroom Considerations
  • Worksheet is in color, and printing in black and white may affect understanding; try adjusting the brightness so class members will be able to read the introduction to the passage over the dark background
  • A great addition to your unit on Black History Month
  • Provides examples of possible answers for comprehension questions
  • Story will be engaging and interesting to learners of all reading levels
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