Learn facts about Sojourner Truth with an informational reading passage and writing activity for third grade and up.
What is a Constructed Response?
Constructed Responses are non-fiction reading and writing experiences connected to content in all subject areas and geared toward students in grades K-6. These writing opportunities are critical to assessing student understanding of nonfiction texts and are heavily weighted on standardized tests.
Who was Sojourner Truth? Read and Write About Influential Figures in American History
This worksheet integrates Social Studies and Writing concepts. This two-page resource consists of the following stages of writing development
- Students will read a short passage including facts about Sojourner Truth, her life story, her accomplishments, and her legacy.
- Students will complete a R.A.C.E.S. graphic organizer to plan their response
- Students record their answers as a constructed response paragraph and use a checklist to verify that all parts are included.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided writing groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Fast Finisher Activity
- Challenge your fast finishers to extend their constructed response topic into a research project or essay development activity.
Support Struggling Students
- Support struggling writers or ESL students by providing sentence frames to aid them in constructing their sentences.
- Read the passage together and highlight ideas that could be used as evidence and supporting details.
Easily Download & Print
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To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Nicole Ellis, a teacher in New York and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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