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Scientific Innovator Reading Comprehension Passage #5: William Kamkwamba

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This DIFFERENTIATED reading passage will help your students view themselves as scientists and improve reading comprehension as they learn about "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" who taught himself how to build a wind turbine to pump water for agriculture. The article and comprehension questions cover key vocabulary, reading skills, and the struggles he overcame during his process.

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  • This reading set includes a two page article on the person listed and their work, as well as reading comprehension and reflection questions. William Kamkwamba (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind) is from Malawi. He built a wind turbine to power a few electrical appliances in his family's house using trees, bicycle parts, and materials collected in a local junkyard.
  • The article is provided at two reading levels (approximately 10th grade and approximately 7th grade). Also included are two differentiated sets of response questions, as well as an answer key.
  • This article can be used as sub plans, as a way to integrate growth mindset and literacy into class on a regular basis, as a station, as a means of engaging students in science and helping them to see themselves as scientists.

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45 minutes
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