Football Paired Texts: Travis Kelce & Mike Evans (Grades 1-2) Distance Learning

Keith Geswein
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd, Homeschool
Formats Included
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  • Google Apps™
17 pages
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This resource includes paired texts about famous football players who played in the pro football championship game between Tampa Bay and Kansas City on Feb. 7, 2021.

These nonfiction passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.


→ 2 Informational Texts

→ 1 Quiz

→ 1 Writing Prompt

→ 1 Answer Key


Topics Covered:

→ Passage About Each Player's Life:

1 nonfiction text about Kelce's childhood and football career (420 words)

1 nonfiction text about Mike's childhood and football career (406 words)

1 quiz to cover these texts

→ Tying It All Together:

1 writing prompt that requires an in-depth response to the passages.

→ Answer key for quiz and writing prompt

→ Passages and Quiz for Google Classroom

In addition to being in paper form, the passages and quiz are available for Google Classroom. When you purchase this resource, page 2 will contain links for you to make copies to your Google Classroom account. The self-grading quiz was created in Google Forms. The passages were made using Google Slides.

**You must have a Google Classroom account to use these digital files. Otherwise, just print from the PDF file.


Pages 3-6 of this file contain the passages, quiz, and prompt in a smaller font size so you can save paper. Pages 9-15 contain the same resources in a larger font. Use the version that best helps your students.


Reading Level: Grades 1-2


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.

Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please purchase an additional license if more than one teacher will be using it.

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**Photos for cover images by Keith Geswein


This resource is also available for grades 5-6 and grades 3-4.


If you'd like more stories about Kansas City players, click here for a passage about Patrick Mahomes.

If you'd like more stories about Tampa Bay players, click here for a passage about Tom Brady.

Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
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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 reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.


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