Part of the Trinity Church at one time, West Harlem's Church of the Intercession houses beautiful interior carvings, a charming vicarage and cloister and the famous "secret" Abbot's eye overhead the main altar. Designated as a NYC landmark in 1966, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and continues to be one of the most visited placed in Harlem. Students will find inspiration with this reading comprehension lesson and can test their critical thinking skills with the questions that follow.
Three fun facts about The Church of the Intercession:
- There have been three buildings constructed for use by the Church.
- The Chapel of the Intercession gained independence from Trinity Church in 1976 and became the Church of the Intercession.
- Some well-known New Yorkers are buried in the cemetery surrounding the church, including Charles Dickens’ son, Alfred Tennyson Dickens.
Harlem Roots Lesson: Level One
Perfect for students starting to read full paragraphs. Level one lesson contains two short reading comprehension lessons approximately sixty plus words with three questions each as well as the answer key.
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