Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Resource Set

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Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison by Marfe Ferguson Delano

Teach students how to make inferences using the features of nonfiction text with Marfé Ferguson Delano’s Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison. This nonfiction text is filled with engaging photographs of Edison and his work, captions, quotations, a timeline, and an index to aid readers in deeply understanding this gifted inventor.

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Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison by Marfé Ferguson Delano

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 3 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Making Inferences
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Instructional Overview: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 RI.4.4 RI.4.5 RI.4.6 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 SL.4.1a SL.4.1b SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 SL.4.3 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
  • Instructional Overview: 4.10B 4.10C 4.10G 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.1D 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6F 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8D 4.9A 4.9B 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii) 4.9F
  • Vocabulary: 4.3A 4.3B 4.7E 4.7F
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    Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for making inferences, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to host the Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Book Club.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RI.4.1 RI.4.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.3 RI.4.4 RI.4.5 RI.4.6 RI.4.7 RI.4.8 SL.4.1a SL.4.1b SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 SL.4.3 W.4.8 W.4.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.10B 4.10C 4.10G 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.1D 4.6A 4.6B 4.6E 4.6F 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8D 4.9A 4.9B 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii) 4.9F

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Set Expectations for Book Club and Introduce Making Inferences

    This first Book Club meeting introduces students to making inferences while reading a nonfiction text. Using Marfé Ferguson Delano's photobiography of Thomas Edison, readers will practice inferring character traits of Thomas Edison using their background knowledge, the text, and the various features of nonfiction text.

    Meeting #2: Making Inferences Using Nonfiction Text Features

    Author Marfé Ferguson Delano relies on photographs and captions to help tell the story of Thomas Edison's life in Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison. This meeting contains an interactive activity that reviews the features of nonfiction text and the role that they play in helping the reader make logical inferences.

    Meeting #3: Reflecting on Making Inferences with a Nonfiction Text

    This final Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Book Club meeting engages students in a discussion how to use the features of nonfiction text to make inferences in their future reading and provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate how their inferences helped them get to know Thomas Edison as a person.

    Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with making inferences.

    Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison by Marfé Ferguson Delano. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison, it’s helpful to review new vocabulary used in the story. Either download Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    4.3A 4.3B 4.7E 4.7F

    Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Book Club Resource Set.

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison Resource Set.

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