Ben and Me Novel Study

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The lightning rod, bifocals, and swim fins: it is difficult to imagine a world without the inventions of Ben Franklin. With the Ben and Me novel study, pupils research fascinating facts about the famous inventor. Scholars also write poetry, summarize the text with drawings, and answer questions about their readings. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners write a similar account about a historical figure from the perspective of a household pet
  • Ask individuals to write a letter from Ben Franklin to Amos responding to the story 
Classroom Considerations

  • A preview of the full novel study, the resource only covers chapter one
  • Provide dictionaries and copies of the novel 
  • Requires library or Internet access
Pros

  • Targets several skills, including research, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development
  • Activities are creative and engaging 
Cons

  • No answer key