Use this set of Black History Month text and image pocket chart cards for reading and history lessons.
Honor Black History Month Through Reading
Use these cards for an interactive read-aloud to commemorate Black history in America.
Among the many benefits of reading aloud, students will develop their language, expand their vocabulary, and strengthen their listening skills.
At the beginning of the week, display the cards in a pocket chart and model engaging reading strategies:
- Monitor your pace.
- Demonstrate text-specific facial and vocal expressions.
- Ask questions.
- Make connections.
Continue read-alouds with your students during the week, using the picture cards as a visual reference. At the end of the week, have the students read them independently.
Alternative Uses for These Cards that Build a Love of Reading
We created this resource for circle time and reading lessons. In addition, we suggest these alternative uses to reinforce reading skills and new vocabulary words with your small group and full-class lessons:
- Print on cardstock for a reading center activity where students match the text to the images.
- Print a copy for each student, glue it into their reading journal, and have them read to an adult at home.
- Download the black and white version and distribute it as a cut and color matching activity.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color and black and white PDF versions. Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity.
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Review our profile on Nigerian social pioneer Obiageli Ezekwesili and answer questions to reinforce understanding.
Introduce your students to the origins of Black History Month with this 13-slide PowerPoint presentation.
A set of pocket chart cards to use for reading and sight word practice.