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Thomas Edison and The Boy Who Invented TV

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The inventors' units for nonfiction Edison and The Boy Who Invented TV will light up your classroom and inspire creative thinking!

The activities for Edison include: 

  • pre-reading activities,
  • vocabulary,
  • drawing the inventions,
  • comprehension check-up,
  • visualizing young Edison's jobs,
  • historical newspapers,
  • dreaming/doing,
  • math teasers,
  • multiple choice math, and
  • Edison's Six I's, plus
  • A Jeopardy-type.

The activities for The Boy Who Invented TV (Philo Farnsworth) by Kathleen Krull include:

  • Discussion Cards,
  • An Anticipation Guide,
  • Vocabulary Puzzle,
  • Five in a Row Vocabulary Game,
  • Math Study,
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension,
  • Visualizing the Story,
  • Television Research,
  • Simple Electricity, and
  • Answer Keys


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