Frederick Douglass Resource Set

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Frederick Douglass by Barbara Kramer

Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass’s future was influenced early by his master’s wife’s controversial decision to begin teaching him to read. Use Barbara Kramer’s fact-filled biography to share the important ways that Douglass use both printed and spoken words in his fight to end slavery and to create a better life for the freed slaves. Teach students to comprehend using the features of nonfiction text to retell the important contributions Douglass made, make connections to the time period he lived in, visualize what life might have been like for Douglass, and determine which details are most important to remember.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Suffixes
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Determining Importance: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Making Connections: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.3 RL.4.2 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 RI.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.5 RI.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Visualizing: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Word Work: RF.4.3 RF.4.4
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
  • Determining Importance: 4.10A 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii)
  • Making Connections: 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii)
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii)
  • Understanding Text Structure: 4.10B 4.10C 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6I 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii) 4.9F
  • Visualizing: 4.10C 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6D 4.6E 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7E 4.7F 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii)
  • Word Work: 4.2A(v) 4.2B(vii)
  • Vocabulary: 4.3A 4.3B 4.7E 4.7F
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    Frederick Douglass Resource Set

    Determining Importance with Frederick Douglass

    This determining importance mini lesson will teach students how to use the features of nonfiction text to help them decide which details of Frederick Douglass's life are the most important to remember. Attending to the captions, chapter headings, and photographs will help readers zero in on the important information that author Barbara Kramer shares.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.10A 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii)

    Making Connections with Frederick Douglass

    Improve students' comprehension of Barbara Kramer's Frederick Douglass by showing them how to make connections to his life. Thinking about other historical figures who worked to help others, what they already know about the Underground Railroad and Abraham Lincoln, and what it is like to make a hard decision all support their understanding of the new information presented in this text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.3 RL.4.2 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii)

    Retelling and Summarizing with Frederick Douglass

    Retelling and summarizing nonfiction texts like Frederick Douglass by Barbara Kramer is an essential skill for reading comprehension. Students will be able to use the photographs, captions, and highlighted vocabulary words to identify and remember the important facts from the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 RI.4.8 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii)

    Understanding Text Structure with Frederick Douglass

    Author Barbara Kramer incorporated a variety of text structures when writing Frederick Douglass's biography. Use this focused mini lesson to teach students how to identify and use a text's organization to improve their understanding of the information being presented.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.5 RI.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.10B 4.10C 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6I 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii) 4.9F

    Visualizing with Frederick Douglass

    When students create mental images while reading Frederick Douglass, they are using author Barbara Kramer's words to help them bridge the gap between the new information being presented and what they already know. Use this visualizing mini lesson to teach students how to check their thinking using the newspaper clippings, paintings, and illustrations.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.7 SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.10C 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.6A 4.6B 4.6D 4.6E 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7E 4.7F 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii)

    Frederick Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Frederick Douglass Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Frederick Douglass. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Frederick Douglass Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Frederick Douglass.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, Reader's Notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Frederick Douglass by Barbara Kramer. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Frederick Douglass Word Work - Suffixes

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using Frederick Douglass to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about suffixes. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.4.3 RF.4.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.2A(v) 4.2B(vii)

    Frederick Douglass Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Frederick Douglass if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.3A 4.3B 4.7E 4.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Frederick Douglass Resource Set.

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