Basketball Paired Texts: LeBron James and Michael Jordan (Grades 1-2)

Keith Geswein
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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the most famous players in basketball history -- LeBron James and Michael Jordan. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.

Contents:
→ 6 Nonfiction Articles
→ 3 Quizzes
→ 1 Writing Prompt
→ 1 Answer Key


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Topics Covered:

→ The Childhood Years:
1 nonfiction text about LeBron's childhood
1 nonfiction text about Michael's childhood
1 quiz to cover these texts

→ Pro Career:
1 nonfiction text about LeBron's pro basketball career, including his decision to play for Los Angeles in 2018
1 nonfiction text about Michael's pro basketball career
1 quiz to cover these texts

→ Giving Back:
1 nonfiction text about LeBron's charity work
1 nonfiction text about Michael's charity work
1 quiz to cover these texts

→ Tying It All Together:
1 writing prompt to cover all 6 texts

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Reading Level: Grades 1-2

Average Article Length: 313 words
Longest Article Length: 516 words

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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.

Note: The preview download will have watermarks and only shows the first set of 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.

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**Please note: If you have previously purchased my paired texts about LeBron and Jordan, these passages contain the same information written on a lower reading level.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

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