Famous People Notebook: Scientists
There are 10 units in this resource that explore the life and work of 10 scientists that changed history. Each unit is completely self-contained, but completing them in order is suggested because the work of one scientist often built on the work of earlier scientists.
Each lesson has short, informative text followed by comprehension questions based on what was read.
The student can read the lesson text (or a parent/teacher can read it aloud) and use the notebooking page that is included for written narration, using the questions as writing prompts. This often works better for students who struggle with reading comprehension questions. Alternatively, you can ask the questions orally if that suits your student’s learning style best.
Suggested vocabulary words are bolded. You can have your student look up the definitions and use them to create a vocabulary notebook. Students can also find suggested definitions for the words in the glossary at the end of the unit.
In addition to reading comprehension questions, each lesson is followed by prompts for additional research and a notebooking page to record what is found. A final review quiz and notebooking page for a report on the student’s favorite scientist are also included at the end of the unit.
You will find answer keys for all reading comprehension questions and the review quiz at the end of the resource. Answer keys for the additional research are not included as much of these answers will vary based on the sources used for research.