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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 Jody Nyasha Warner’s (illustrated by Richard Rudnicki) book entitled Viola Desmond Won’t be Budged. Viola’s story takes place in 1946 in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, and outlines her experience with racial segregation in a movie theatre. This book study includes: a descriptive adjectives activity, letter writing, making connections “Text-to-Self” and “Text-to-World”. This package can be used with grades 3-6. Rubric included.


About This Product:

- A PDF Version that includes a brief Viola Desmond Biography

- Link to YouTube read aloud

- A Google Slides deck

- Product includes:

• 1 descriptive adjectives activity

• 1 Letter Writing activity

• 1 Making Connections "Text-to-Self" and "Text-to-World" activity

• 1 Rubric (Reading and Writing - not grade-specific)


Fonts by PB Fonts and KG Fonts on TpT and Clip Art from LittleRed on TpT.


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Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged! Book Companion - Black History Month

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