Paired Texts: US History: Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison

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These high-interest nonfiction passages are a great way to help your students analyze similarities and differences between two texts.

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These paired texts cover two of the most famous people in United States history -- Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison.

Contents:
→ 4 Nonfiction Articles
→ 2 Quizzes
→ 1 Writing Prompt
→ 1 Page of Famous Quotes by Edison
→ 1 Answer Key


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Topics Covered:

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

→ Adult Life:
1 informational text about Franklin's adult life
1 informational text about Edison's adult life
1 quiz to cover these texts

→ 1 page of famous quotes by Thomas Edison

→ Tying It All Together:
1 writing prompt to cover all 4 texts

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Reading Level: Grades 5-7
Stretch Reading Level: Grade 4
Struggling Reading Level: Grade 8

Average Article Length: 757 words
Longest Article Length: 1,023 words

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Each quiz contains:
3 multiple choice
1 written response
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 part of one 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.

**Cover image by FreePik.com

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12
Answer Key
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Paired Texts: US History: Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison
Paired Texts: US History: Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison
Paired Texts: US History: Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison
Paired Texts: US History: Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison