FREE Paired Texts for Google Classroom (5-6): LeBron & Curry (Distance Learning)

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Keith Geswein
Grade Levels
5th - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
13 pages
Keith Geswein
Includes Google Apps™
The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace (e.g. docs, slides, etc.).


Passages are written on a 5th-6th grade reading level.

This free download includes high-interest paired texts about two of the best basketball players in the world right now -- LeBron James and Steph Curry.

The passages are in Google Slides. The quiz is in Google Forms. As long as you have a Google classroom account, you can:

→ Save paper by assigning the passages digitally!

→ Save time by using a quiz that instantly tells you each students' score! (You must grade the written-response question yourself)


→ A Google Slides file containing 2 informational texts: 1 about LeBron's pro basketball career and 1 about Steph's pro basketball career.

→ A Google Forms file containing 1 quiz

You will download a PDF file that will contain:

→ Links to access these Google files.

→ Answer to the written-response question.

→ Instructions about the settings I used for the quiz, which you can change.

The links will prompt you to make a copy of the Google files. You can then edit the passages and quiz however you'd like!


Please note: If you have already downloaded my set of paired texts about LeBron James and Michael Jordan, or Steph Curry and Kobe Bryant please be aware this product contains one passage about LeBron and one passage about Steph from those sets. I have written a new quiz so students can compare and contrast these two superstars who have met in three consecutive NBA Finals.


If you have previously downloaded the PDF version of my free reading passages about Curry and LeBron for grades 5-6, please be aware the passages and quiz questions are the same.


The articles are 728 words and 889 words.


The quiz contains:

4 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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You may also be interested in my other sets of paired texts about famous athletes! Click below for more information.

(These are only available in PDF versions, but I will have more Google Classroom resources coming soon!)

Paired Texts About Famous Basketball Players

Paired texts about soccer players

Paired texts about football players

Paired texts about summer athletes

Paired texts about famous baseball players

Paired texts about famous sports stadiums


Save big by purchasing all of my paired texts about famous athletes together!

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Total Pages
13 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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