Harriet Tubman: Nonfiction Passage & Crossword Puzzle

This mini-biography—coupled with a crossword puzzle—builds comprehension, boosts vocabulary, and encourages students to experience a slice of the life of a famous African-American abolitionist and former slave who led 300 slaves to freedom. See Full Product Description.

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Harriet Tubman possessed enormous courage and conviction and helped hundreds of runaway slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad. This short informational text passage recreates the episode which explains why she was known as "the Moses of her people." Great for social studies, Women's History Month, Black History Month, or American history units.

Featured vocabulary words include plantation and manure. The comprehension-building crossword puzzle presents an imaginative way for students to develop recall skills, identify key details of the text, and synthesize learning.

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-LiteracyRI.RI.6.10

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