Why Harlem Roots?

Harlem’s fascinating history makes it a top destination choice for visitors from around the world as there is so much to learn about this diverse and always-changing community. Long-term residents are proud to call Harlem their home and new Harlemites embrace this history and make it their own!

Harlem Roots offers reading comprehension lessons that focus on non-fiction Harlem themes, which include substantive historical data about people, places, and events dating from 1658 through the present.

Our lessons use informational text to cover topics in Social Studies, U.S. and World History, Math, and non-fiction. Serving grade levels K-12, our lessons are excellent for homeschooling, higher education, and adult education classes.

What is included in each lesson?

 Harlem Roots expansive and comprehensive lessons consist of the following topics:

  • Fun Facts/Interesting Facts
  • Infographic
  • Puzzle
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Questions (critical thinking, short answer, multiple choice, true or false, opinion, and more)
  • Answer sheet

How many levels are there for each lesson?

To ensure we cater to all learners, Harlem Roots lessons are divided into four primary levels:

  • Level One (two-page worksheet) - Kindergarten and 1st grades
  • Level Two (125 – 150 words) – 2nd and 3rd grades
  • Level Three (350 – 375 words) - 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
  • Level Four (500 – 525 words) - 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades

When will I receive my Harlem Roots lesson?

When you purchase lessons from Harlem Roots, there is no waiting! Once payment is received, you will receive an email notification.  

Common Core Standards

All the lessons are common core aligned, and each level has the appropriate standards listed.

Printing options?

From our website, you may request color printing booklets, which are shipped.

Shipping time?

Please allow 7 – 10 days to receive your lessons.  The shipping method is the United States Postal Service.