Benjamin Franklin Biography Reading Comprehension - Print and Digital Versions

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5th - 7th, Homeschool
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10 Pages + Digital Version
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  1. Printable PDF and digital Google Slides™ versions included for blended learning. A collection of 15 biographies of important people in history. Each biography includes an article, comprehension questions, graphic organizer, and answer keys. The biographies are written around a 5th grade level but c
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This biography explores the life of a great Founding Father - Benjamin Franklin. Includes comprehension questions, activities, graphic organizer that emphasizes text evidence. Easy print and use format. Printable PDF and digital Google Slides™ versions included for blended learning.

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You're fully covered with both the print PDF and the new digital Google Slides™ versions for distance learning and homeschool. This carefully crafted biography of an important Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin, is perfect for 5th grade, 6th grade, and 7th grade students. Students will engage in comprehension activities such as using text evidence, context clues, making inferences, answering literal questions. The biography and questioning strategies help students improve important reading comprehension skills. QR code enabled for instant feedback on the PDF version. Full answer key and graphic organizer are also included.

The article is written on a mid-6th grade level but can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill level and support system. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, and homework applications. PDF pages in the packet can be printed in either color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as a homeschool or summer reading resource.

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Other biographies are available as follows:

George Washington

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

Alexander Hamilton

Benjamin Franklin

James Madison

Abraham Lincoln

Donald Trump

Anne Frank

Christopher Columbus

Harriet Tubman

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nelson Mandela

The Founding Fathers
Heroes of History

Biographies of Influential Figures in World and U.S. History

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Rick Whitehead has been a teacher and author for over 30 years in public and private practice. His background includes teaching in public schools, curriculum development, school program design, private mentoring and author of juvenile fiction. He is devoted to helping children learn and grow by providing high-quality resources that are highly motivating and effective even for the most reluctant learners.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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