Informational Text for January Drinking Straw Day

Informational Text for January  Drinking Straw Day
Informational Text for January  Drinking Straw Day
Informational Text for January  Drinking Straw Day
Informational Text for January  Drinking Straw Day
Informational Text for January  Drinking Straw Day
Informational Text for January  Drinking Straw Day
Informational Text for January  Drinking Straw Day
Informational Text for January  Drinking Straw Day
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Informational Text for January Drinking Straw Day? Yes! No kidding!

Though not an official, Congressionally sanctioned, national celebration, January 3 is set aside as Drinking Straw Day—a time to acknowledge the importance of this little necessity. It also commemorates Marvin Stone’s patent for the world’s first paper drinking straw, which was granted by the U. S. Patent Office on January 3, 1888.

Get your students in the Drinking-Straw celebration mode with the set of informational text articles in this file:

Informational Text Drinking Straw History
(1) "Drinking Straw Day" chronicles the rather surprising history of the drinking straw with a focus on the two inventions that brought it to its modern form. This article has 15 CCSS Aligned questions.

Informational Text Patent Diagram Original Drinking Straw
(2) "Addendum 1: Patent No. 375,962" presents the original diagram drawing and specifications included in Marvin Stone’s paper straw patent from 1888. The 10 companion CCSS aligned questions require students to study both the diagram and the specifications. Several questions refer to information in "Drinking Straw Day."

Informational Text Flexible Straw Patent Diagram
(3) "Patent No. 2,094,286" includes the original diagram drawing and specifications from Joseph Friedman’s flexible straw patent in 1937. The 10 CCSS aligned questions for this document refer to the diagram, the specifications, and information from the other two documents.

A set of "Drinking Straw Facts" and another group of "Facts about Patents" are included after the informational text activities as a little something extra that teachers and students can use as they see fit.

18 pages of script. 20 total pages including cover and Credits.

Full Answer Keys are included. (Specific CCSS are listed here, and not in the questions themselves)

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This Informational Text has a companion product:
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Teaching Duration
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