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Lesson Plan

Flying to Freedom: Tar Beach and The People Could Fly

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jennifer Soalt

Concord, Massachusetts


International Literacy Association


Student Interactives

Calendar Activities



Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 27

Coretta Scott King was born on this day in 1927.

Students do a book report assignment based on a current or past winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award.


Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 8

Faith Ringgold was born on October 8, 1930.

Students use Ringgold's books as a springboard for a discussion of race, gender, and civil rights, and then write and illustrate original picture books on these topics.


Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 1

Take part in the African American Read-In!

Students come together with family and friends to take part in a read-in of books by African American authors and report their results.


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