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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the most famous players in basketball history -- LeBron James and Michael Jordan. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$4.00
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By Keith Geswein
These FREE nonfiction passages are a great way to help your students learn to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. This free download includes high-interest paired texts about two of the best basketball players in the world --
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
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Digital Download PDF (1.01 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous gymnasts in USA history -- Gabby Douglas and Shawn Johnson. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. Contents: → 6
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$4.00
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about 10 of the world's most famous athletes and 2 famous coaches. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.Contents:→ 28 Nonfiction
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$22.00
$19.50
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the most famous players in basketball history -- Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$4.00
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the biggest superstars in football -- Julio Jones and Tom Brady. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.Contents:→ 2
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$3.00
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Digital Download PDF (1.06 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about famous football players who played in the pro football championship game between Tampa Bay and Kansas City on Feb. 7, 2021. These nonfiction passages will help your students learn how to analyze
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$3.25
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about famous football players who played in the pro football championship game between San Francisco and Kansas City on Feb. 2, 2020. The passage about Mahomes includes a few sentences about the game.These
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$3.25
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Digital Download PDF (1.17 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous athletes in Olympic history -- Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. Contents: → 6
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$4.00
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Digital Download PDF (1.08 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the biggest superstars in football -- Dak Prescott and Odell Beckham Jr. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$3.00
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Digital Download PDF (1.01 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the world's most famous soccer players. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.Contents:→ 6 Nonfiction Articles→ 3 Quizzes → 1
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$4.00
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about famous football players. Patrick plays for Kansas City while Drew plays for New Orleans.These nonfiction passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$3.25
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Digital Download PDF (1.17 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about 12 of the world's most famous athletes. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. Contents: → 28 Nonfiction Articles → 14
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
$22.00
$19.50
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Bundle
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous players in baseball history -- Mike Trout and Derek Jeter. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. Contents: → 6
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$4.00
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Digital Download PDF (1.08 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about famous football players who played in the pro football championship game on Feb. 3, 2019!These nonfiction passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$3.25
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Digital Download PDF (1.17 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two USA soccer legends -- Mia Hamm and Carli Lloyd. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. Contents: → 6 Nonfiction Articles → 3 Quizzes
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$4.00
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By Keith Geswein
These high-interest paired texts cover two of the biggest superstars in football -- Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots. Contents:→ 2 Nonfiction Articles→ 1 Quiz → 1 Writing Prompt→ 1 Answer
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$3.00
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Digital Download PDF (1.02 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about famous Alabama football players and coaches. These paired passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.The passages are about Nick
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$6.50
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Digital Download PDF (1.18 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous athletes in baseball history -- Kris Bryant and David Ortiz. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.Contents:→ 6
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9
$4.00
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Digital Download PDF (1.04 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This file includes three sets of paired texts about basketball stars Michael Jordan and LeBron James. It also includes 44 task cards for the book "Just Like Mike," which is about a boy who is named Michael Jordan. This boy feels bad because he is
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.2.1, RI.2.2
$6.00
$4.75
3
Digital Download PDF (2.15 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for 14 years. I have worked with students in Texas, China, and Florida. I love helping students become lifelong readers. Before teaching, I worked for three years as a sports reporter for a central-Indiana newspaper. I also worked for two years writing articles about athletes for my college's PR office. My experience in journalism and teaching gives me a unique ability to write quality, engaging nonfiction passages about famous athletes. I can also design rigorous, standards-based activities to go with them. I've also been a huge sports fan my whole life!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love teaching my students using hands-on literature, group collaboration, and hands-on projects. Kids need to experience what they learn. They also need to be given chances to fail, then succeed during a lesson. Students need to be able to work with each other to achieve a goal. I often have my students work in groups to discuss books, how to improve writing, different ways to solve math problems, and how to complete hands-on projects in science.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was chosen to attend the 2013 Mickelson-ExxonMobil Teacher Academy in Jersey City, NJ, in July 2013.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Providence High School (Clarksville, IN) in 1997. I graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from Franklin College (Indiana) in 2001. I completed all the required courses and exams to earn my Texas Teacher Certification in 2002.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Questions? Feel free to email me at keithgeswein@keithgeswein.com. You can also check out my blog or connect with me on Facebook for ELA teaching ideas!

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