Ben and Me

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by Robert Lawson
Books by Robert Lawson
Ben and Me
Rabbit Hill
They were strong and good

Ben and Me – Disney

Common Sense Press – Ben and Me
Vocabulary and Discussion Questions

EdHelper – Ben and Me (required subscription/password)

Hotchalk – Ben and Me lesson Plan

Literature Guide – Ben and Me – Mrs. Lecklider

Making History Grant – 5th grade – Ben Franklin
Lessons and worksheets for this book and several others about Ben Franklin

Rising People: Benjamin Franklin and the Americans
Teacher’s Workshop Lesson Plans – 5th grade

Showing Credit Where Credit Might Be Due – WritingFx


Neo Leo – Inventors

This month we are going to talk about how to find sources of  information.  This week we will talk about finding books with information about people.  We read Neo Leo by Gene Barretta , which is about Inventor – Leonardo da Vinci


Gene Baretta also wrote Now & Ben, about Benjamin Franklin, which is in Journey’s Reading Textbook (2nd grade). We then talked about finding books about any inventor.

  1. Single Biography ( book is about one person) – Biography Section, organized by the person’s last name
  2. Collective Biography (book with multiple people, person is listed in the Table of Contents of the book) –  Biography section by the author’s last name (find using the catalog – type person’s name in search box – all fields)
  3. Book about Inventions (Broad Topic)  – Subject, then look in the Index of the book.

Additional Activities

Featured Books/Bookmark –  Inventors

Printable  – Inventor Biography Worksheet

Online Game – Checkers with Ben