Inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown: Home Security - CLUES-in-CONTEXT Rebus

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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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This rebus is an INFORMATIONAL TEXT with differentiated TESTS, a writing PROMPT, a crossword puzzle, and a word search about inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown! Students will use context clues and sequencing to achieve reading comprehension. Marie Van Brittan Brown invented the first home security system. Here is what you'll get in this download:

  • Informational text rebus (fill-in-the blank and full versions)
  • Discussion questions
  • Writing prompt with an inventor card that can be cut out
  • Crossword puzzle
  • Word search
  • Links to supporting materials
  • Three differentiated quizzes

This CLUES-in-CONTEXT rebus is about what Marie did with the help of her husband, who understood electronics. The lesson starts with students reading a short rebus. But they can’t complete this reading passage until they place the correct words from the word pictures column in the rebus. This exercise can be done on paper or on an iPad or in a web-based classroom using the Teachers Pay Teachers Easel platform!

You can give students one of three differentiated tests to gauge their reading comprehension. And then students can work on completing a related creative writing prompt, crossword puzzle, or word search that helps them interact with what they’ve read.

In a traditional classroom: Print the rebus. Students can cut out the words below each word picture and attach them to the correct boxes. Once they’re done and have read their rebus, they can review using the crossword puzzle or word search and then take a quick quiz over the material. Depending on a student’s ability, you can choose to give them one of three differentiated tests. For students who quickly finish these tasks, a creative writing prompt has been included.

In a traditional classroom with iPads: Using the Teachers Pay Teachers Easel platform, which is available to all teachers, this download becomes an iPad activity for a literature or science lesson for a small group or the whole class. Send students the pages that you want them to complete, as you would any other assignment.

Then students can access the rebus, quiz, crossword puzzle, and writing prompt on their iPads. To work on the rebus, they can move the words below each word picture to the appropriate gray rectangle in the rebus and then send you the assignment. They can mark the quiz and submit it, and respond to the writing prompt or crossword puzzle and submit it. It’s that simple.

Web-based classroom: Once again, using Teacher Pay Teacher’s Easel platform, and once you’ve assigned the sheets students need to complete, students can move the words beneath word pictures directly into the correct rebus boxes, mark the correct answers on the quiz, type in letters in the crossword puzzle, and respond to the writing prompt. They can submit each assignment to you.

Answer key: An answer key is included.

This curriculum works great in literature circles and science classes about inventors. In addition to helping students place a mixture of words in the context of a story and in the right sequence, this informational reading passage teaches about inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown.

Would you like another free rebus? Download the free Simple Literature Book Club guide to get one. A new rebus replaces the old rebus at least four times a year.

Marie Van Brittan Brown: Home Security, Clues-in-Context Rebus - Inventors is ©2021 by Simple Literature. Parents and teachers may reproduce the activities in this Simple Literature product for personal use in public, private, or home-school classrooms or for their families. No part of this manuscript and curricula may be included in printed, web, digital, or any form of print, web, digital, cloud, or electronic curricula, or distributed, personally, electronically, via the cloud, or commercially without the express written permission of Simple Literature. All rights reserved. First printing, 2021

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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