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Benjamin Franklinstein Lives

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This 44-page Kids' Wings unit and 53-slide Jeopardy-type game for Benjamin Franklinstein Lives will enrich and extend your reading of this hysterical historical fiction novel. History and science figures into the fun as Benjamin Franklin awakes from being in suspended animation for over 200 years. We think that the real Ben Franklin would love this book!  

The Activity Guide Contains: 

  • For the Teacher: Building Background
  • How a Battery Works/How to Make a Potato Battery
  • Researching Benjamin Franklin
  • Group Activity with The Quotes of Benjamin Franklin
  • Discussion Cards
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Two-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
  • Where in the USA is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?
  • Vocabulary Lists and Activities
  • Making Connections: Prewrite Prompts for each Chapter PLUS Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Getting Started: Prologue and Chapter 1
  • The Diagrams: Pages 1-24
  • The Tenant, Visualizing Chapters 3-5
  • The Diagrams: Pages 32-65
  • Crossing Fiction and Science Crossword Puzzle for Chapters 6-7
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activity Pages
  • Activities for Visualizing Chapters
  • Dramatization of Chapter 10
  • What's Science and What's Fiction in Science Fiction?
  • Franklinstein Math
  • Multiple Choice Summaries
  • The Secret Code Puzzle
  • Comic Book Summary
  • Discussion and Writing Prompts for Chapter 20 and Epilogue
  • Answer Pages
  • Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game

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