Jackie Robinson: Hometown Hero
Guided Rd. Level S
Interest Level 1-6
Discover the legacy of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American baseball player to play in the major leagues. Through informational text and primary sources, students will learn about Jackie Robinson's life, from childhood to adulthood, and how he became one of the most famous athletes of all time. This appropriately leveled text promotes social studies content literacy and connects to Georgia Standards of Excellence, WIDA, and the NCSS/C3 framework. This high-interest book includes:
- Primary source documents and colorful images
- Text features such as a glossary, table of contents, and index
- Read and response questions
- A Your Turn activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity
Readers will be inspired as they learn how Jackie Robinson made a stand for equality and encouraged other minority athletes to join baseball and other sports.
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