FREE Football Paired Texts: Cam Newton & Russell Wilson (Grades 5-6)

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Keith Geswein
Grade Levels
5th - 6th, Homeschool
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20 pages
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  1. This resource includes high-interest nonfiction passages about 21 of the most famous players in pro football history. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. This Bundle Contains: → 46 Nonfiction Articles → 23 Quizzes → 11 Writ
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This free download includes high-interest paired texts about two of the best players in pro football -- Cam Newton and Russell Wilson. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.


→ 2 nonfiction articles: 1 about Cam's pro football career and 1 about Russell's pro career.

→ 1 quiz with answer key

→ 1 writing prompt


Pages 1-6 contain the passages, quiz, and prompt in a smaller font size so you can save paper. Pages 9-19 contain the same resources in a larger font. Use whichever version best helps your students.


Reading Level: Grades 5-6

The articles are 754 words and 817 words.


The 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.


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20 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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.


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