People Who Built America: Ford

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The man behind the car that changed the world led a life of ingenuity and innovation. A passage about Henry Ford and his Model T inspires young readers to think more about the ways an idea can contribute to the greater society.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Project the questions on the board so that you only need to print the double-sided reading passage
  • Use in a unit about American innovators or when focusing on informational text reading strategies
Classroom Considerations
  • Passage is dense with text; consider formatting into a double-spaced document for struggling learners
  • Packet is five pages long, which could make copying and distribution more difficult
  • Lesson is designed for high schoolers but appropriate for middle school classes as well
Pros
  • Comprehension questions address a variety of skills
  • Prompts readers to use context clues and supportive evidence
  • Comes with an audio version of the passage, as well as an answer key
Cons
  • None