Remembering Jackie Robinson

A four-paragraph informational text details the life of the famous baseball player, Jackie Robinson. A prompt challenges scholars to write or discuss a time in their life when they were not included and how that made them feel. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • After the lesson, go outside and play a game of baseball 
  • Direct learners to take notes while reading, highlight or underline key details, and jot down questions in the margin 
  • Discuss and list the importance of inclusion and ways one can invite others to take part in activities 
Classroom Considerations
  • February is Black History Month 
  • Requires a one-page copy per participant 
  • Contains a Word Box filled with vocabulary terms
  • Three bullet points add to the list of interesting information about Jackie Robinson 
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