I am Jackie Robinson Activities:
I am Jackie Robinson Activities: This literature companion for I am Jackie Robinson by Brad Meltzer was created for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students. This book comes from the “Ordinary People Change the World” series.
This unit can be used without the book I am Jackie Robinson, but students may have to dig a little bit to find the answers to the comprehension questions. It is beneficial to have a copy of the book.
In this literature unit, you will find the following:
- Teacher Tips – 1 page
- Jackie Robinson Biographical Sketch – 1 page
- Comprehension Questions for I am Jackie Robinson – 1 page
- All About Jackie Robinson – 1 page
- Jackie Robinson Discussion Question Task Cards & answer sheet – 3 pages
- Jackie Robinson Writing Prompt – 1 page
- Newspaper Template – 2 pages
- Cause and Effect – 1 page
- Vocabulary – 1 page
- Growth Mindset – 1 page
- Timeline Sequencing – 1 page
- Compare and Contrast – 1 page
- The History of Baseball – 1 page
- Writing Prompt – 1 page
- Writing a Friendly Letter – 2 pages
- Answer keys where appropriate – 7 pages
NOTE: THIS FILE INCLUDES A DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION!
This product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.
This PDF file contains 34 pages + Google Slides™.
Ms JiGPie –
Ashley K –
Great product. I used these items to help plan my Civil Rights Leader lessons.
Helen O –
My students love love love Brad! These packets to go with each book has been a great tool and we having been using them for our handwriting.
PAOLA JORGE –
Will go great with my Informational Unit! Thank you!!!
Krissie Wiggins –
I enjoy the variety you include within each set. Engaging and able to be used with several standards.
Teaching Tiny Humans in NY –
Will be a great resource to use with the text!
Tamela S –
Excellent resource. Kept my students engaged!
Jaime P –
Katie W –
We loved using these in our small reading group.
Erin O –
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Amy H –
Fantastic product used for Black History Month!
Randy Bland –
Awesome! Love the variety of graphic organizers! Thank you for all your hard work!
Loryn K –
Great for our Jackie Robinson unit, Thanks!
Christina S –
Great activities to work with these books.
Stacey L –
Thank you for a wonderful product!
Pleasant Words Promote Instruction –
Creative and thoughtful resource. I tweaked it for my classes and kiddos loved it.
Taylor C –
Great!!! Thank you for all the great resources!
Sara F –
I did this in guided reading groups with books about him and it was absolutely perfect!
Maggie R –
A very good companion to the Brad Meltzer book!
Misty G –
Ashley H –
Emma B –
This was a fabulous product to facilitate thinking from my students! Thank you!
Avery’s Academics –
My students understand these activities and enjoy completing them. They are a perfect match for the book.
Margaret G –
Anna A –
Great compliment to the book. Thanks for an engaging resource.
felicia L –
Tori Martin –
Great comprehension questions with each chapter!
Bree S –
Great to use with the picture books!
Amy J –
LeAnne M –
Brent T –
Great supplemental resource for biography unit!
Breanne H –
Thanks for sharing!
Natalie G –
Emily W –
I was able to use pages from this resource to use with the read aloud. Students seemed to enjoy the worksheets.
Jennifer S –
My students loved this!!
Cindy C –
Great book and great follow up!
hannah M –
Maddi B –
I LOVED this activity. My students also enjoyed, especially my small group of 4th grade boys who were all obsessed with sports! I found it was a great way to get them using their skills and keeping them engaged with content they like.
Brandon S –
This helped me so much with planning a lesson for 5th graders!
Kristen J –
Meredith M –
This was wonderful!! We have the Florida best standards and were studying biographies. This was excellent, and very helpful.
Scarlett Walker –
Haley B –
Victoria S –
Overall students loved using this resource.
Chelsea H –
I love the “I am” books and how engaging they are for students. There are so many great activities with this for them to do that work on comprehension, skills, and asking them to write.
Angie M –
Tara L –
I used this as supplemental material to teach a lesson on Reading A-Z with Jackie Robinson. Although, this could be taught by itself. I loved this material!