FREE Differentiated Paired Texts: LeBron James and Steph Curry (Grades 1-6)

Keith Geswein
Grade Levels
1st - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Zip
21 pages
Keith Geswein


***If you have a class of students who are on a wide range of reading levels, this is the perfect product for you!***

This FREE download includes three sets of high-interest paired texts about two famous basketball players -- LeBron James and Steph Curry!

This bundle contains the following products:

Paired Texts: LeBron James and Steph Curry

One set of paired texts on a 1st-2nd grade reading level

Paired Texts: LeBron James and Steph Curry

One set of paired texts on a 3rd-4th grade reading level

Paired Texts: LeBron James and Steph Curry

One set of paired texts on a 5th-6th grade reading level


→ 6 Nonfiction Articles

→ 3 Quizzes

→ 3 Writing Prompts

→ Answer Keys


Topics Covered:

→ Professional Career:

3 nonfiction texts about LeBron's basketball career

3 nonfiction texts about Steph's basketball career

quizzes to cover these texts

→ Tying It All Together:

writing prompt to cover all texts


Length of Texts:

Passages on grade levels 1-2: 368 and 432 words

Passages on grade levels 3-4: 648 and 669 words

Passages on grade levels 5-6: 728 and 889 words

The passages include information about LeBron's decision to play for Los Angeles in 2018.


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.

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**Please note: If you have previously downloaded my paired texts about LeBron and Curry, please be aware that these passages contain the same information written on different reading levels.


You may also be interested in my differentiated paired texts about other famous athletes!

NBA: LeBron James and Michael Jordan (Grades 1-6)

NFL: Tom Brady and Julio Jones (Grades 1-6)

Soccer: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (Grades 1-6)

Olympics: Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt (Grades 1-6)

NBA: Steph Curry and Kobe Bryant (Grades 1-6)

Gymnastics: Gabby Douglas and Shawn Johnson (Grades 1-6)

Baseball: David Ortiz and Kris Byrant (Grades 1-6)


Save big by purchasing all of my differentiated paired texts together in one bundle!

Differentiated Paired Texts Bundle for Grades 1-6

Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
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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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