Basketball Paired Texts: LeBron James and Michael Jordan (Grades 5-6)

Keith Geswein
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5th - 6th, 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 Basketball Career:

1 nonfiction text about LeBron's professional basketball career (including his decision to play for Los Angeles in 2018)

1 nonfiction text about Michael's professional 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 5-6

Average Article Length: 543 words

Longest Article Length: 988 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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Standards

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Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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