Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

Use Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Go beyond Ben's most famous kite and key experiment with this nonfiction text. The colorful illustrations and lively presentation of the many inventions and contributions of Benjamin Franklin will grab your students' attention. Use this text to encourage the development of comprehension strategies like asking questions, determining importance, making connections and predictions, and synthesizing.

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Title: Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Gene Barretta
Genre: Biography, Nonfiction
Themes: STEAM / STEM, History
ISBN: 9781429917315
Publisher's Summary:
The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they've stood the test of time What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you'd set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocals-all inspired by his common sense and intelligence. In this informative book, Gene Barretta brings Benjamin Franklin's genius to life, deepening our appreciation for one of the most influential figures in American history.
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