edHelper.com
The Montgomery Bus Boycott



The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.07

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    unconstitutional, economic, segregation, civil, refused, traveled, power, fairly, history, unfair, political, weekly, minister, religious, nearly, passenger
     content words:    Whites Only, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, United States Supreme Court


Print The Montgomery Bus Boycott
     Print The Montgomery Bus Boycott  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on The Montgomery Bus Boycott
     Leave your feedback on The Montgomery Bus Boycott  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



The Montgomery Bus Boycott
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     Do you get a weekly allowance? Do you get paid for doing chores? Do you have a job and get a paycheck? Even if you've gotten money as a gift, you know the power of money. You can buy so many things with it. You can also save it to buy something big. You can save it for an emergency. Deciding how to spend or save your money is important.
 
2     What about not spending your money? Could that be important and powerful, too? Maybe you've been in a store or restaurant that didn't treat you well. Did you say "I'll never shop here again"? Did you decide you would punish that business by not spending your money there? If you stopped spending your money at that place, you started your own boycott.
 
3     A boycott is a decision by a person or group of people to stop doing business somewhere. There are many reasons that people boycott something. Boycotts can be for political, religious, or economic reasons. Sometimes, though, they can be for moral reasons. One of the most famous boycotts in American history happened in Birmingham, Alabama, in the mid-1950s.

Paragraphs 4 to 8:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States
Education
Teaching

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper