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Black History Profile: Barack Obama - Comprehension Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 6

Review our profile on the first African American President of the United States, and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Barack Obama Reading Comprehension Questions

Celebrate Black History Month AND Presidents’ Day in your classroom with this reading exercise about Barack Obama—lawyer, Senator, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our nation’s first Black president! 

In this 2-page worksheet, students will read an informational passage about Barack Obama. They’ll practice word recognition, decode unknown words and phrases through context clues, and answer 4 reading comprehension questions to confirm they grasp President Obama’s accomplishments. 

An answer key is included with this resource for easy grading. 

Ways to Use This Reading Comprehension Activity

This download is more than a worksheet!

In addition to being an inspiring figure to study during Black History Month, use this worksheet as a: 

Sustainability Tips: Print on cardstock and slip the pages into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. You can also project the worksheet and work through it as a class, having students record their answers in their notebooks.

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Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Google Slides version, full-color PDF, or black and white PDF. Depending on your lesson, you can also opt to:

  1. Print the poster on tabloid paper and display it as a poster in your classroom during Black History Month.
  2. Print the poster and comprehension questions on letter-size paper for your students to use independently.
  3. Download the Google Slides version and print it as in-class worksheets or assign it virtually to your remote learning students.

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