Miss Mitchell's Comet

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Maria Mitchell discovered a comet, became the first female astronomer in the United States, and even has a crater on the moon named after her! Learn more about her passion for the stars with an informative reading passage, followed by questions about vocabulary and reading comprehension.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add to a homework packet for extra practice
  • Include in a reading assessment to reinforce vocabulary and comprehension skills
  • Have learners complete additional research about Maria Mitchell or other prominent female scientists
Classroom Considerations

  • The reading passage seems long, but it's double spaced and typed in a large font

  • Comes with vocabulary words for learners to focus on as they read
  • A great addition to your Women in History unit
  • Provides an answer key

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