Today I am linking up with my friends Amanda and Stacia for their Mentor Text linky. This week's topic is Social Studies and I am excited to share with you a text to use for Black History Month. As a mother of three boys I am always trying to find text that interest the boys of my class. I feel that sometimes it is more difficult to excite them about reading than the girls.
I am so ready for Spring, and when I think of Spring I think of baseball! Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out by Time for Kids Biographies is a great text for intermediate grades.
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This is a great book to use to show the struggles Jackie faced when he entered the baseball league and how he overcame those obstacles.
My students LOVE history, so any text I can find with real photos is perfect for my class! The images in this text are photos from the past and capture Jackie's life and the time period.
I love the timeline at the end of this text for students to visually see where Jackie's struggles and triumphs fell during the historical events of the 1900s.
As I mentioned above I am so ready for Spring! I created a set of Baseball Themed Flippables to use with Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out and other baseball themed stories, or any other text.
Freebie Alert! I love when my students can annotate and be active readers with their pencils, but dislike using a text from a book because they can not write in the book. To help eliminate the problem I created my Active Reading product. Included are three sheets, one for focusing on theme, one for main idea, and one for summarizing. I hope your students will enjoy using it too!
Winner! I am excited to announce that Gina T. has won the "Read America" shirt from MimisChest and a $20 Amazon gift card! Congratulations!