Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Here's a Black History Month inferring activity that I did with my little Doodle Bugs today. I started by showing them the response page, which was in colour. Then, I explained that the bus driver told Rosa Parks that she had to sit at the back of the bus, but that Shirley Temple didn't have to. I asked them to infer why this might be. I got some really genuine responses like, "... because the front of the bus is for the younger kids," "...because Rosie was goofing around and not sitting in her seat." I instantly realized that I've been given a very 'Teachable Moment.' Tomorrow we'll read the story of Rosa Parks at readingatoz.com. I can't wait to see what they think about the real reason she had to sit at the back of the bus. Click here for the free response sheet. I'd be interested to know how it turned out for you!

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