The History of the Trampoline: Informational Passage and Assessment (Grades 5-8)

The History of the Trampoline: Informational Passage and Assessment (Grades 5-8)
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Most children and many adults love to bounce around on a trampoline! But almost no one knows the story of George Nissen and the invention of the trampoline. Nissen, a talented American gymnast, decided in the 1930s to invent, promote, and sell what he originally called the “bouncing table” and what later became trademarked as the trampoline. This is the story of the trampoline and trampolining, from the early days in Nissen’s garage to its inclusion as an Olympic event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

This Common Core-aligned text is teacher and student-friendly and written for use in Grades 5-8. It can be implemented in a number of ways by teachers (close reading, direct instruction in class, independent practice, absence work, homework, test prep, assessment, centers, etc). Please see the Preview for the first part of the text and all the assessment questions.

The product includes:

1) An enlightening and informative 850-word informational passage called “Bouncing Around: The History of the Trampoline.”

2) A total of 28 questions, from basic vocabulary and comprehension to deeper thinking, written to align with Common Core Standards RI.3.8, RI.5.4, RI.6.3, and RH.6-8.8

3) Answers to every question.

Are you interested in more of this type of reading and assessment work for your middle grade students? Then have look at my other innovations and inventions resources! Each provides the origin and history of an important everyday object or food in an engaging and educational passage with follow-on close reading assessment work!

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Any claims of correlation or alignment to the Common Core State Standards are solely those of Mark Aaron and have not been evaluated or endorsed by the NGA. Mark Aaron is the sole creator of this product and does not claim endorsement or association with the creators of the CCSS.

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