A one page biographical reading comprehension piece about America's first female African-American millionaire is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 5 questions requiring short written responses.
A girl in 1916 ponders the issues of suffrage. The focus of this lesson is embedded SAT-level vocabulary (all verbs). The story is followed by questions to check vocabulary-based comprehension, context practice, synonym matching, and a guide word exercise.
A two page account of the heroic ride of Sybil Ludington during the Revolutionary War, with multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and an illustration for coloring. Also, see abcteach's Sybil Ludington vocabulary activity set.
Read an Annie Oakley tall tale (based on "Annie Got Her Gun!") and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Oakley with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Annie Oakley tall tale. A great unit and a fun "women's history month" tie-in.
Factual reading comprehension about Kelly Clark's gold medal win in snowboarding. Learn about Kelly's run for the gold in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Questions included to test the knowledge gained from the passage.