Use this printable booklet to introduce children to the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a barrier-breaking NASA mathematician, while building their vocabulary and boosting reading and writing skills.
Introduce your second and third graders to the inspiring mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson. After reading a short biography, children will use what they've learned to answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
Katherine Johnson was an African American physicist and mathematician who worked to create the first calculations to send humans into space. Learn more about this inspiring woman with this nonfiction reading comprehension worksheet.
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts. Your students will complete a graphic organizer to record the important information from two historical texts on the same topic.
Children learn about the environmental activist and women's rights advocate Wangari Maathai. Students will read a biography about the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
Use this nonfiction comprehension worksheet to help second and third graders learn all about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
In this biography worksheet, children discover the challenges Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced in her childhood, and read about how she used those obstacles to become a good lawyer and judge.
Use this All About Misty Copeland Reader to help kindergarteners and first graders learn about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theater.
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.