Promote deep thinking while reading with these carefully chosen sentences and paragraphs lifted from the text "Twenty One Elephants And Still Standing" by April Jones Prince.
The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, those that doubted, and one man who saw an opportunity- this is a great story of how P.T. Barnum used his ingenuity to soothe the fears of many regarding the safety of the newly constructed Brooklyn Bridge. Leave it to a larger than life man and his very large circus performers to "erase every worry about that remarkable bridge". He certainly left us with a story "too wondrous to forget." It is a story your students will not likely forget either!
Questions are constructed with stems that your students will see on the STAAR test.
This could be used with large or small groups as well as with partners.
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