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This resource includes paired texts about famous baseball players who played in the 2018 championship series between Los Angeles and Boston. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.
→ 2 Nonfiction Articles
→ 1 Quiz
→ 1 Writing Prompt
→ 1 Answer Key
→ Childhood and Baseball Career:
1 informational text about Mookie's life and baseball career (948 words)
1 informational text about Clayton's life and baseball career (967 words)
1 quiz to cover these texts
→ Tying It All Together:
1 writing prompt to cover both texts
Pages 2-8 contain these resources in a smaller font so you can save paper. Pages 10-20 contain the exact same resources in a larger font. Use whichever version is best for your students. See the preview for more information.
Reading Level: Grades 5-6
The quiz contains:
3 multiple choice questions
1 written response question
Quiz is written to match the level of rigor required by CCSS while not being too confusing for students.
Note: The preview download will have watermarks and only shows part of the texts. Your actual product download will not have watermarks.
Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please purchase an additional license if more than one teacher will be using it.
**Images of athletes by FreePik.com
**Cover image photos by Keith Geswein