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 e-learning 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 virtual 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. They are designed for group and individual applications and are also for e-learning and virtual classroom workloads as well.

How many levels are there for each lesson?

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

  • Level 1 - Kindergarten & 1st grades (two-page worksheet and color sheets)
  • Level 2 - 2nd and 3rd Grades - 2 reading lessons (125 -150 words)
  • Level 3 – 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grades - Reading lesson (350 - 375 words)
  • Level 4 – 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grades - Reading Lesson (500 – 525 words) 

What is included in each lesson?

These Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions for Guided Reading Levels are designed to help students learn to read carefully and to find evidence to support their answers to text-based questions.

The increasing complexity of these passages helps make differentiation efficient and effective. These passages are ideal for use during small group instruction, intervention lessons, close reading lessons, and fluency work and as assessments, as homework or as morning work. All the lessons are common core.

Level 1 consists of two-page worksheet with 5 questions and color sheets

Lesson Components:

Level 2, 3, and 4 Lesson plan includes the following components:

  • Reading comprehension
  • PuzzleVocabularyInfographic
  • Fun Facts/Interesting Facts
  • Questions (critical thinking, short answer, multiple choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blanks, mix and match, and opinion, and more) 

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 that will include links and instructions on how to access your e-lessons.

Are Lessons Rated For Common Core Standards?

All included materials in your digital downloads and virtual lessons are designed to meet Common Core Standards.