First intro spread

Essential Question: A thought-provoking essential question encourages inquiry while introducing readers to the book’s topic.





Freedom spread

Different Text Types: A variety of text types are used in Sankofa, including informational texts such as news articles and interviews, as well as fiction, poetry, and traditional stories.




Freedom spread

Think About It: Think About It activities encourage students to use their own
prior knowledge and experiences to engage in a topic.





First Spread

Connect It: Connect It activities invite students to extend their understanding
of a topic by conducting their own activities, either individually, with a classmate, or in a group.




Belonging Spread

Scaffolding: Scaffolding boxes offer supporting questions and additional information to help support readers, encouraging them to dive deeper into a topic by assessing the text and their own prior knowledge.



Belonging Spread




Engaging Visuals: Compelling and dynamic graphics, including
photography, maps, and illustrations, accompany the text.