Schomburg The Man Who Built a Library Literacy Unit for Special Education



Total pages:  36 pages plus 14 google slides

Teaching Duration: 1 week

Answer Key: included


Schomburg The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford is a great choice for black history month and is for students with autism and special learning needs who are in middle or high school. This 36 page unit on Schomburg The Man Who Built a Library is designed for students who have significant disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading a novel to my students, regardless of their learning level. The lesson of learning to sit while someone is talking is an invaluable skill that is worthwhile teaching.
****There are digital versions of the activities included. There are 14 google slides including a differentiated set and a movie of the book read aloud. SEE THE VIDEO PREVIEW FOR A WALK-THROUGH OF THE SLIDES.
This non-fiction story is about Arturo Schomburg who was determined to discover and document all the amazing historical contributions Africans made.
See preview for the table of contents and a detailed look at what is included.
Schomburg The Man Who Built a Library Unit Includes:
  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on where to find information
  • Circle map on things you find in a library
  • Word map for what a historian does
  • Sorting things a bibliophile would and would not collect
  • Matching objects to people in the past who might have used them
  • Writing prompt: Now I know
  • 14 google slides
There are so many benefits to reading out loud to your students. You will teach them an invaluable skill of learning to sit still while someone else is talking. Your parents will also LOVE you for not only teaching them this skill of sitting but also for exposing them to age-appropriate material. Plus, you never know which students you will touch with each story you read.
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I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.
I also have a blog post on reading to a low incidence class that includes some FREE SAMPLES: