While the internet has certainly revolutionized communication in the 21st century, the invention of the printing press in the mid-1400s had the same force and impact on society of that time. This is the story of Johann Gutenberg and the printing press, following his life and the development of what became the first mass-production industry. Students will learn more about the innovation that opened the world of thought and learning to a vast new public and greatly contributed to the development of modern civilization.
This Common Core-aligned text is teacher and student-friendly and written for use in Grades 5-8. It can be implemented in a number of ways by teachers (close reading, direct instruction in class, independent practice, absence work, homework, test prep, assessment, centers, etc). Please see the Preview for part of the text and all the assessment questions.
The product includes:
1) An informative 850-word informational passage called “Gutenberg’s Printing Press: Putting Ink to Paper.”
2) A total of 28 questions, from close-reading comprehension to critical thinking, written to align with Common Core Standards RI.3.8, RI.4.1, RI.4.7, and RI.5.4
3) Answers to every question.
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