The Mini Page: Ben Franklin from A to Z

This The Mini Page: Ben Franklin from A to Z handout & reference also includes:

Get the skinny on Benjamin Franklin with a newspaper that offers interesting facts including his background, political contributions, inventions, as well as fellow inventors from his time. After reading, scholars take part in activities such as Connect-the-Dots, a word search, Mini Spy, and more! 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Schedule time in the library, computer lab, or on mobile learning devices to search the links provided on page four
  • Have copies readily available for early finishers to work on when time permits 
  • Send learners home with the Mini Page near the Presidents' Day holiday, encourage them to read and complete activities at their leisure   
Classroom Considerations

  • Editor notes appear at the bottom of each page 
  • References Ben Franklin's past birthday 
  • Consider allergies prior to bringing in food 
Pros

  • Highlights important words and key terms using bold font 
  • Lists five activities to complete after reading the article 
Cons

  • Small font due to limited article space may be challenging to read
  • Beware of broken links 
Common Core