Her Story: Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth is one of the most prominent faces of the abolitionist movement, but what was her life in slavery like? Learn more about her early years with a reading comprehension resource that provides a short passage from her biography by Olive Gilbert. The resource also includes four comprehension questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in your language arts unit on biographical writing, or in social studies when learning about slavery and abolitionists
  • Add to a reading assessment or homework packet
  • Ask readers to summarize what they have read
  • Prompt your class to ask (and answer) additional questions about the reading based on Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Lead learners in a research project about other abolitionists, or have them learn more about Sojourner Truth's life 
Classroom Considerations

  • Passage describes severe beatings and violence; be sure that readers are mature enough to handle the descriptions

  • Lesson is a great addition to your unit on Black History Month
  • Provides an answer key with possible responses to the reading questions
  • Comes with a brief introduction at the top of the page for those who are unfamiliar with Sojourner Truth

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