Comprehension is strengthend through practice. Here is a worksheet about Elijah McCoy for students to read and answer the questions.
African American Inventors
There have been many notable African American Inventors throughout history. We’ve put together a few worksheets to provide students with a taste of this rich part of United States heritage. Students can learn about George Washington Carver, Patricia Bath, Granville T. Woods, and more. These individuals are inspiring on many levels, and can encourage students while they develop reading skills.
Born into slavery, it was not until the end of the Civil War in 1865 that George became free. Students will read and answer questions based on George Washington Carver in this worksheet.
Granville Woods died in 1910. He contributed much to the electrical world with his inventions, ideas, and devices. Students will read about his life and answer questions in this comprehension activity.
Students can learn about African American inventor Lewis Latimer with this worksheet. First, they will read an excerpt and then answer questions to test comprehension.
Here is a reading activity for students to learn about Patricia Bath. Following the reading, students will answer a few questions to help comprehension.