This includes TEN one-page write ups on modern famous failures who invented items that your students will likely recognize! It has a focus on their struggles, failures and how they worked to invent the well known products.
Each person has a reading passage with between 3-5 questions to answer when the reading is completed. The questions ask students to explore what this person had to overcome and what tools they used to persevere.
These reading passages are written at a 4/5th grade level. They would be perfect for any group of students reading at/around that level that benefit from high interest activities.
People included are the inventors of:
LEGOS: Ole Kirk Christiansen
TV: Phil Farnsworth
VIDEO GAMES: Ralph Baer
CELL PHONE: Martin Cooper
LAPTOP: Adam Osborne
HOVERBOARD: Shane Chen
RADIO TECHNOLOGY: Hedy Lamarr
REFLECTIVE GLASS: Katharine Blodgett
DIGITAL CAMERA: Steven Sasson
WINDSHIELD WIPERS: Mary Anderson
Print and go! Everything is ready for your students to learn about these "famous failures".
If you like this, check out my other "famous failure" reading sets:
⭐ Famous Failures - INVENTORS | Reading Informational Text w/ comprehension Q's
⭐ Famous Failures -CELEBRITIES- Reading Infornmational Text w/ comprehension Q's
⭐ Famous Failures- FEMALES- Reading Informational Text w/ comprehension Q's