Benjamin Franklin Bundle
- Ben Franklin's Autogiography Excerpts - "The Whistle" - Aphorsims
► Step-by-step instructions
for each day
► Excerpts from The Autobigoraphy of Benjamin Franklin Part 1 and Part 2
► Reading Guide and answer key
for The Autobiography
handout and answer key
for The Autobiography
► Vocabulary puzzle activity/competition
► Reading quiz in 2 versions
with answer key
. Editable PowerPoint
is also included case you wish to make changes.
► 40 Aphorisms with unique activity
to get students moving around the room, interacting with others' opinions, and thinking about how these aphorisms relate to today's times.
► "Dare We Edit Benjamin Franklin's Writing?"
handout with answer key where students edit an excerpt from Franklin's writing that needs some grammar attention since grammar rules were just developing at that time.
► "What? I'm Not Perfect?!!"
extension activity for students to gauge areas they wish to work on as Franklin did.
► "So, How Did I Do?"
perfection reflection for students to assess how they did on the extension activity above.
► Ben Franklin Success Hands-On Activity
with instructions, 32 fact cards
printed on 8 sheets about accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin, and examples of finished product
► Ben Franklin biography poem writin
► Final test in 2 versions
to deter cheaters. Editable PowerPoint
is also included case you wish to make changes. Includes 12 multiple choice, 26 true/false, 7 vocabulary multiple-choice, and a short essay. Answer Key
This unit on Benjamin Franklin covers so many Common Core goals that it would take up too much room to list them! During this unit, students will read, analyze, and synthesize
information. They will work independently, in partners, and small groups
. They will problem solve, design, create, and present
with a hands-on activity. They will apply
aphorisms and Franklin’s chart of virtues to real life. They will write a poem, proofread Franklin’s work, solve a vocabulary puzzle, and reflect
. They will do all of these activities while learning so much about Benjamin Franklin! You'll enjoy how this unit takes a piece of older literature and relates it to today's times and teens.
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