These paired texts, designed by Keith Geswein, cover two of the most famous people in United States history -- Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison. Your students will learn how to compare and contrast information in paired passages while learning about two of the most important people in US history.
→ 4 Nonfiction Articles → 2 Quizzes → 1 Writing Prompt → 1 Page of Famous Quotes by Edison → 1 Answer Key
*** Topics Covered:
→ The Childhood Years: 1 informational text about Franklin's childhood 1 informational text about Edison's childhood 1 quiz to cover these texts
→ Adult Life: 1 informational text about Franklin's adult life 1 informational text about Edison's adult life 1 quiz to cover these texts
→ 1 page of famous quotes by Thomas Edison
→ Tying It All Together: 1 writing prompt to cover all 4 texts
*** Reading Level: Grades 5-6 Average Article Length: 757 words Longest Article Length: 1,023 words
*** Each quiz contains: 3 multiple choice questions 1 written response question Quizzes are written to match the level of rigor required by CCSS while not being too confusing for students.
The questions assess many CCSS-ELA standards and elements of nonfiction, including vocabulary, cause and effect, citing evidence, summarizing, sequence of events, comparing and contrasting, and much more.
Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. **Cover image by FreePik.com
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