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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, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.00
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous people in United States history -- Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, RI.4.9, RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5...
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes engaging paired texts about two of the world's most famous basketball players -- LeBron James and Steph Curry. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes 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 texts.** This
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.00
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By Keith Geswein
These high-interest paired texts cover 16 of the most famous players in basketball history. ***Save $9.05 by purchasing all of these paired texts together!*** Contents: → 44 Nonfiction Articles → 22 Quizzes → 8 Writing Prompts → Answer Keys for
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$31.00
$21.95
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By Keith Geswein
All paired texts in this bundle are written on a 5th-6th grade reading level.These high-interest paired texts cover 80 of the world's most famous athletes, and 12 famous sports stadiums. Please click the links to see which athletes are featured in
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$158.50
$98.95
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the world's most famous athletes -- 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, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.00
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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, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.00
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the most famous players in football history -- John Elway and Peyton Manning. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.25
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous people in United States history -- George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
$4.25
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous people in United States history -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
$4.25
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about 14 of the most famous people in United States history. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. This Bundle Contains: → 28
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
$29.75
$21.75
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous gymnasts in USA history -- Simone Biles and Shannon Miller. 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, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.00
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Digital Download PDF (0.99 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous soccer players in USA history. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two nonfiction texts. Contents: → 6 Nonfiction
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.25
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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 Kansas City and Tampa Bay on Feb. 7, 2021. These nonfiction passages will help your students learn how to analyze
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.9
$3.25
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about 12 of the most famous players in soccer history. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.This Bundle Contains:→ 36 Nonfiction
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$25.50
$20.95
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Bundle
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest nonfiction passages about 21 of the most famous players in pro football history. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. This Bundle
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$38.50
$26.25
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Bundle
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous players in pro football. Patrick plays for Kansas City while Drew plays for New Orleans.These nonfiction passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.9
$3.25
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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, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.00
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the biggest stars in football -- Tom Brady and Julio Jones. 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, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.6, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$3.25
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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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