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Nelson Mandela Biography Reading Comprehension - Print and Digital Versions

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. Printable PDF and digital Google Slides™ versions included for blended learning. A collection of twelve biographies of important people in history. Each biography includes an article, comprehension questions, graphic organizer, and answer keys. The biographies are written around a 5th grade level b
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Printable PDF and digital Google Slides™ versions included for blended learning. This biography explores the amazing life of Nelson Mandela.This tribute to a hero of history includes comprehension questions and activities such as analyzing information. Easy print and use format.

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You're fully covered with both the print PDF and the new digital Google Slides™ versions for distance learning and homeschool. This carefully crafted biography of a modern-day hero, Nelson Mandela, is great for 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade students. Students will engage in comprehension activities such using text evidence, context clues, making inferences, answering literal questions. The rich biography and questioning strategies help students improve important reading comprehension skills. The PDF version includes QR codes on the student work pages for instant feedback. Full answer key and graphic organizer are also included.

The article is written on a mid-5th grade level but can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill level and support system. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, and homework applications. PDF pages in the packet can be printed in either color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as a homeschool or summer reading resource.

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Other biographies are available as follows:

George Washington

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

Alexander Hamilton

Benjamin Franklin

James Madison

Abraham Lincoln

Donald Trump

Anne Frank

Christopher Columbus

Harriet Tubman

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nelson Mandela

The Founding Fathers
Heroes of History

Biographies of Influential Figures in World and U.S. History

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Rick Whitehead has been a teacher and author for over 30 years in public and private practice. His background includes teaching in public schools, curriculum development, school program design, private mentoring and author of juvenile fiction. He is devoted to helping children learn and grow by providing high-quality resources that are highly motivating and effective even for the most reluctant learners.

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9 Pages + Digital Version
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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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