Gymnastics Paired Texts: Gabby Douglas and Shawn Johnson (Grades 5-6)

Keith Geswein
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5th - 6th, Homeschool
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This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous gymnasts in USA history -- Gabby Douglas and Shawn Johnson. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.

Contents:
→ 6 Nonfiction Articles
→ 3 Quizzes
→ 1 Writing Prompt
→ 1 Answer Key


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Topics Covered:

→ The Childhood Years:
1 informational text about Gabby's childhood
1 informational text about Shawn's childhood
1 quiz to cover these texts

→ Professional Gymnastics Careers:
1 informational text about Gabby's gymnastics career, including how she helped the USA win gold in Rio!
1 informational text about Shawn's gymnastics career
1 quiz to cover these texts

→ Giving Back:
1 informational text about Gabby's charity work
1 informational text about Shawn's charity work
1 quiz to cover these texts

→ Tying It All Together:
1 writing prompt to cover all 6 texts

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Reading Level: Grades 5-6

Average Article Length: 648 words
Longest Article Length: 979 words

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Each 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.
The questions assess many CCSS-ELA standards and elements of nonfiction, including vocabulary, cause and effect, citing evidence, summarizing, sequence of events, comparing and contrasting, and much more.

Note: The preview download will have watermarks and only shows the first set of texts. Your actual product download will not have watermarks.

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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Total Pages
14 pages
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Standards

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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