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Celebrate Black History Month!


This printable and digital book study includes reading and writing activities that can be completed as a class or independently, using Patrice McLaurin’s book entitled Have You Thanked and Inventor Today?. This book highlights some of the many items we use daily while celebrating some amazing Black inventors, both men and women! Topics include making connections, research and sentence/paragraph writing practice. This package can be used with grades 2-6 and division specific rubrics are included.


About This Product:

- A PDF printable version

- A Google Slides deck

- Link to YouTube read-aloud

- Product includes:

• 1 cover page

• 1 Primary making connections activity

• 1 Primary research and writing activity

• 1 Primary Rubric

• 1 Junior making connections activity

• 1 Junior research and writing activity

• 1 Junior Rubric

• Non-editable

• Clip Art from Smarty Pants Studies


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"Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?" Book Companion - Black History Month

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