Entrepreneurs: Henry Ford

As one of the most iconic inventors in American history, there was more to Henry Ford's life than the automobile. His contributions to society not only included the Ford Motor Company, but his philosophical and anti-semitism views were respected and known. Read about the economic impact this man had on American society and respond to four comprehsnion questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the leveled passages in a biography study
  • When signing up for Newsela, assign the reading passages and online quizzes to be completed for homework or through Google Classroom to save time grading
  • If printing the sheets, encourage pupils to highlight their answers within the text
  • Pair with a biography video on Henry Ford and then have class members compare the information presented in the text with the information presented in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • The main passage is intended for 6th graders at a 970 Lexile® level
  • Requires a free Newsela account to access the HTML version and online quiz
  • Does not include an answer key; however, one can be made easily by completing the questions
Pros

  • Comes with four additional Henry Ford reading passages that vary in Lexile® levels and are intended for certain grade levels, but the questions remain the same
Cons

  • None