This biography explores the life of a great Founding Father - Benjamin Franklin. Includes comprehension questions, activities, graphic organizer that emphasizes text evidence. Addresses core standards.
This carefully crafted biography of an important Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin, is perfect for 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Students will engage in comprehension activities such as using text evidence, context clues, making inferences, answering literal questions. The rich biography and questioning strategies help students improve important reading comprehension skills. Full answer key and graphic organizer are included.
The article is written on 5th grade reading level (10 and 11 years old) but can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill level. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, and homework applications. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as a homeschool or summer reading resource.
Questions and Topics Addressed in this Resource
Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, ambassador, and Founding Father of the United States. This article takes kids on a short journey through Benjamin Franklin's life. It covers his birth in Boston, Massachusetts in 1706 and through his childhood and schooling. Franklin demonstrated great writing ability from a very young age. He was even able to publish in the newspaper under a fake name. He ran away at 17 and eventually ended up in England where he did a lot of writing and publishing. When he returned to America, he was very skilled and made a lot of money and bought his own newspaper. One of his most famous publications was Poor Richard's Almanac. He also loved science and experiments. He became popular and went into politics to serve as a foreign diplomat in England. Conflict was brewing in America, though. England's King George III's Stamp Act was causing an uproar. Franklin used his influence to end it. But soon England started charging other taxes on glass and tea. Franklin was eventually booted out of England. He was one of five to help write the Declaration of Independence which was signed by Congress on July 4, 1776.
Each Founding Father packet in the series can be purchased separately. (See the links below). However, the bundle of all five sets will save over 30% from the individual prices.
Founding Fathers Bundle - All Five Sets
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