Second Grade Nest: Great Reading for Black History Month

Monday, January 23, 2017

Great Reading for Black History Month


Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month

Black History Month is coming in February. It is incredibly important that we as educators help teach our students the importance of African Americans in our history. Whether you teach first grade or seventh grade, giving the students lots of reading to learn about these influential people is very important. 

Today's blog post is all about reading resources for Black History Month! 
We're going to look at fantastic read alouds or picture books, some more advanced chapter books for higher readers, online materials to learn, and some resources from TPT you can grab



Read Alouds and Picture Books
These are great books to either read to your class aloud, or put into their reading centers to read on their own. Each of the texts below are links to affiliate books on Amazon!
Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month
(Link to Look What Brown Can Do!)
This book is amazing to read to your young students! Such great motivation for all students and a great model of equality in our students!

Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month
(Link to African American Legends for Little Learners)
This story is more of a week-long read aloud where you'll read a few pages each day. Or it's a great book to put into a center, where students choose 2 African Americans a day to research and write about them.

Black History Month Reading Resources- Ruby Bridges read aloud, online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month
(Link to The Story of Ruby Bridges)
Ruby Bridges is a wonderful American to teach students about because it's easy for them to relate to. People like Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman may be harder for them to fully grasp what they've done, but Ruby Bridges is a great first step. Students can relate to Ruby because they're around the same age. 

Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month
(Link to Freedom on the Menu)
The main character of this story is a little girl with her mother. This book is a great read aloud for students because students can try to imagine themselves in this young girl's situation. They can put themselves in her shoes with their parents.


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Online Reading Material
There are two websites that are my go-to's for science and social studies topics. Have you tried out Pebble Go or Brain Pop Jr.? I love them both so much! Let's check out Pebble Go first!

Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month
 PebbleGo! has an area where you can click on African Americans. Within this section, you can find famous African Americans, explorers, civil rights leaders, scientists and inventors, and finally the (most recent) president.

Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month 
Here is a peak at what you see when you click Civil Rights Leaders. You get to click through 10 different famous African Americans who fought hard for equality! Then next picture shows what you see when you click on one person.
 
Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month
  So here, we see a peek at one of Harriet Tubman's tabs. There are six tabs for each person. There is an introduction, tab for early life, life's work, later years, contributions, and related people. There is picture on each tab, a small paragraph, and a speaker button to read the paragraph to the students if they're early readers.

Now let's check out Brain Pop Jr.
Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month
 If you log into your Brain Pop Jr. account and do a search for Black History Month, they have a special tab that has videos for famous African Americans and other Americans who helped them!


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Biography Packs 
These are my sets that I've made just for your guys. They come with a reading passage, cut and paste timeline, research fact writing page, informational writing page, and a flip book with reading passage, comprehension questions, true and false sorting, and a writing page.
I have six African American biography packs and I've put them into a mini bundle to save you guys money!
Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month
 (Link to Black History Month Bundle)

Here is a closer look at each of the African American biography sets within it! If you click the link above, you can buy each of these separately, but you save big if you buy as a bundle.
Black History Month Reading Resources- Martin Luther King reading, online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month  Black History Month Reading Resources- Booker T. Washington reading, online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month

 Black History Month Reading Resources- Rosa Parks reading, online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month  Black History Month Reading Resources- Harriet Tubman reading, online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month

Black History Month Reading Resources- Ruby Bridges reading, online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month  Black History Month Reading Resources- Jackie Robinson reading, online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month



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Fun Chapter Books
These are some of my favorite books, however they are more difficult. So if you're one of my primary readers, these may be too high for your first graders and second graders. I had some of my advanced readers in 2nd reading them and they loved it. Each of these readers are links to my affiliate links on Amazon.

Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month   Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month    Black History Month Reading Resources- online research, childrens books, biographies, and more to help teach Black History Month


 (Link to Who Was Harriet Tubman?)
(Link to Who Was Jackie Robinson?)
Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

  1. I will definitely be checking these books/resources out- thank you for the recommendations! You can never have too many read alouds ;)

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  2. I put all three of the primary books in my Amazon cart. Thank you for sharing these.

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