Muhammad Ali

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"Float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee" with a resource about the greatest boxer of our generation. A short biographical reading passage introduces young readers to Muhammad Ali, and includes information about his early life as well as his professional success. With a word search, word scramble, and comprehension questions, the packet is a good addition to your reading unit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include in a language arts homework packet
  • Have your class work through learning stations after reading the passage together, with each station featuring a different reading activity
  • Inspire individuals to research their favorite sports figure and create a similar packet, including comprehension questions
  • Use during Black History Month, or as a way to connect to physical education curriculum
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for English learners but equally beneficial to mainstream classes
  • The reading passage, while informative, is poorly written; consider having your class conduct research on Muhammad Ali and writing their own short biographical passages
  • Most of the comprehension questions are knowledge-level only, and could be answered with one or two words
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  • Provides all necessary worksheets 
  • Comes with an answer key for the word search and scramble
  • None
Common Core