Here's a unit for the inventor Benjamin Franklin. Based on the Scholastic Book by Gene Barretta, Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, these activities and lessons can easily fill a week with repeated readings.
Page 1 Title Page
Page 2 CC Standards
Page 3 Table
Can accommodate grades 3 - 5
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Unit Test with Key
Written response and text evidence focus
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Close Reading is an integral part of the writing assessments our students are being asked to complete. This close reading exercise from The Book Teacher uses a primary source, Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, to give students practice in using text to find answers and cite their reasoning. In th
This comprehensive close reading guide includes:*An in-depth summary for each chapter*Character tracker*Quote Tracker*Discussion questions with space for written responses*Writing prompt ideas at the end of the book*Extended learning ideas to be used at the end of the book*Answer key for most questi
This is a deck of 10 digital task cards with a close reading passage about Benjamin Franklin and 9 multiple choice question cards. With this purchase you will receive the link to the digital resource through Boom Learning™ where you will be able to add it to your library and assign it to your stude
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Your one stop source for Third Grade Informational Text reading! Inside are 40 non-fiction passages written at TWO levels for third-fourth graders. This product can be used for differentiating, enhancing, extending, or supplementing Close Reading, guided reading, standards based assessments, and/o
Students will read about Ben Franklin's scientific experiments and discoveries, the Albany Plan, and the Join, or Die political cartoon. They will learn about the impact Ben Franklin's work had on our society and have the opportunity to answer questions based on the text as well as utilize their cri
Benjamin Franklin was an amazing man who accomplished a lot in his lifetime. This lesson on Ben Franklin's Autobiography includes the following:► Step-by-step instructions► Excerpts from The Autobigoraphy of Benjamin Franklin Part 1 and Part 2► Reading Guide and answer key► Vocabulary handout and an
This passage is all about the inventor, Ben Franklin. Four comprehension questions go along with the reading passage. Answer key included.
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Ben Franklin's In My Bathroom is about a young boy and his sister who learn some fascinating things from an unexpected visitor.Included:17 Writing Prompts→ One writing prompt for every chapter→ Assess student comprehension→ Matches the rigor required by the CCSS→ Prompts clearly state the chapter af
Students will read and analyze the proverbs and adages of Ben Franklin. They will be asked to interpret the meaning of each one. There are also two pages of twitter messages where students are asked to respond to a message as Ben Franklin might have by writing the appropriate proverb or adage in the
This is a trifold that can be done independently or in small groups for the story How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning of the 4th grade Imagine It reading series.
Included are two versions - one with page numbers and one without.
This resource also has LINKS to the Google slides for the student activitiesWhat’s it about - These two stories highlight Ben Franklin’s life and contribution to science and American History. Why I LOVE this title – These two stories tell historical events in a fun and engaging way! So many of the i
A little freebie to compliment my "Now and Ben" unit on Ben Franklin. I included a writing sheet in my close read packet but my students are writing extended response pages. This 2 page writing file will add more content to the unit.
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There are many aspects of Ben Franklin’s long and varied life that can be relevant for high school students. One of the most accessible of his writings is “Poor Richard’s Almanac” with all of its practical advice. “The Way to Wealth” was composed for the twenty fifth anniversary issue of the “Alman
This is a trifold that can be done independently or in small groups for the story How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning from the 4th grade national Treasures series (2009).There are questions that focus on the skill of the week as well as other concentrations.Included are two versions - one with page
This is a trifold that can be done independently or in small groups for the story How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning from the 4th grade national Treasures series (2011).There are questions that focus on the skill of the week as well as other concentrations.Included are two versions - one with page
Included are a directions sheet, model, and thirty of Franklin's aphorisms for students to analyze, paraphrase, and interpret using their own language. The aphorisms are laid out three or four to a page for the teacher to photocopy and cut apart for distribution to up to thirty students. This is a
This is a trifold that can be done independently or in small groups for the story How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning from the 4th grade Wonders series for the 2020 version.
There are questions that focus on the skill of the week as well as other concentrations.
Included are two versions - one wi