Historical African Americans {Speech Language Therapy & Curriculum Unit}

Historical African Americans {Speech Language Therapy & Curriculum Unit}


Grade Levels: 4th – 8th

Subjects: English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy

Resource Type: Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas

Formats Included: PDF

Pages: 29 pages


Students with language disorders and language based learning disabilities need specific instruction in the areas of comprehension, context clues, compare/contrast, and word associations. General education students also need practice with these skills to demonstrate mastery of language processing skills.

This Historical African Americans unit is ideal for use by speech-language pathologists and educators to instruct students on the skills mentioned above. There are 7 non-fiction passages included in this product to be used as listening comprehension or reading comprehension activities over several learning sessions. The Tier 2 vocabulary questions will provide students opportunities to use context clues and inferencing skills to identify the meanings of vocabulary words from a field of 3 choices. They can also practice comparing and contrasting African Americans in this unit verbally and using the included Venn Diagram to organize the ideas from the non-fiction passages. There is additional practice of naming word associations related to the target Historical African Americans in this product: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Madame C.J. Walker, Michelle Obama, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Toni Morrison

There are 46 comprehension questions, 70 context clues questions, compare/contrast writing practice page, and 7 word association practice opportunities with a writing practice page. This will provide up to 7 weeks of speech-language therapy practice for students that attend 2 sessions weekly. This unit may last 2-4 weeks in a special or general education classroom. You may even send home certain passages & sections of the unit for homework if you would like.

You may use this lesson as a printable lesson, whole group SMART Board lesson, or download on your iPad and save in iBook.

Do you want to save money? Purchase the Historical Americans Unit Bundle instead. Look in my products category for details.

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