Alexander Graham Bell: Biography Reading Passage: Famous Inventor

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Alexander Graham Bell: Are you studying inventors and inventions, more specifically, are you studying Alexander Graham Bell? Do you love interactive notebooks? If so, this passage and interactive notebook flippable activity will work perfectly for you.


Why do I think you will love my passages? I work very hard to research the information. I try to include a lot of info. and not leave gaps in history like some textbooks do. I try to write passages on one topic, so that it is easier for upper elementary to digest. I have been told I have a writing style that makes the topics easy to learn. I have taught the information for twenty years, PLUS... a bonus is that I confer with my husband who has taught US History for nearly twenty five years and has a Master's degree in US History. I can assure you that we make a great team when it comes to US History!


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This passage covers details about Alexander Graham Bell, and it touches on the following: his childhood, mother being nearly deaf, his father and grandfather teaching speech, his father's creation of a speech system, Bell's growing interest in sound, events leading to his Volta Laboratory and the Association of the Promotion of Teaching Speech to the Deaf, his desire to move from the telegraph to the telephone, the experiment where the first telephone message was heard, Bell Telephone company, as well as other inventions and accomplishments of Bell.


This passage will work as a reading or social studies lesson. It can be used to introduce Alexander Graham Bell or even to review details about life before test time.

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The passage is copied as a booklet style, meaning you will print on the front and back of one page. Students will then fold the one page booklet, so that there is a cute cover. When they open it up, they find the passage on the inside. It will glue perfectly inside their notebook.

Once the passage is glued in their notebook, they can glue the flippable in the notebook. The flippable has 5 questions that go along with the passage.

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Alexander Graham Bell is covered in our Georgia social studies standards as part of inventions and inventors. This passage was written with 4th-5th graders in mind, but it could be used with students beyond that grade, as well. Even if you are not a teacher in Georgia though, it will work perfectly, as they are non-fiction and don’t include anything specific to the state of Georgia.

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Please... if you ever notice anything in my passages that needs to be corrected, such as factual information, please send me a message before you rate the product. I do my best to research thoroughly and provide historical facts. I can look back over and have a new copy uploaded fairly quickly.

Also, if you notice typos or anything else, that is appreciated too. Even with several sets of eyes looking over my work, at times a word can be missed. Thanks so much ahead of time.

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I appreciate each and every person that supports my love of creating fun activities.

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