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					    Out of the Blue
   from “What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?”
             by JEAN FRITZ


Genre:            Classic Biography
Reading Skill:    Main       Idea    and
                  Supporting Details
Author’s Purpose: Inform
                  Summary
Ben Franklin loved learning how to do things. As a
young man in Philadelphia, he joined the Leather
Apron Club, a group of people who liked to read
and try out new ideas. Later, when he was 24, he
married Debbie Read. Together, they ran a store.
Though Ben Franklin was busy with the store and
with a printshop, he never stopped thinking about
and trying out new ideas. A big idea that made him
famous was that electricity and lightning were the
same.
             Genre: Biography
•   A biography is a story of a real person’s life,
    written by another person.
•   It is written in the third-person. The author
    writes, “He was free! He found a job with a
    printer.”
•   A biography can cover a person’s whole life or
    part of it.
•   An autobiography is also a story of a real
    person’s life, but it is written by someone else.
•   Make a Biography
  Compehension Skill: Main Idea and
        Supporting Details
A topic is what a story is about. Themain idea is
the most important        idea about the topic.
Supporting details are small pieces of information
that tell more about the main idea.

In “Out of the Blue,” the topic is Ben Franklin. The
main idea is the fact that Ben Franklin was a
creative person who had lots of useful and
interesting ideas. Some supporting details are the
names of the things that Benjamin Franklin
invented.
            MAGIC SQUARES
Benjamin Franlkin enjoyed making up magical
squares. In this magic square, the numbers in
each row, column or diagonal add up to the sum
of 45. Try constructing your own magic square!

                24     9     12

                3     15     27

                18    21     6
      Comprehension Questions
1. What kind of activities did Franklin enjoy for
   entertainment?
2. How did Franklin earn his living in his
   twenties?
3. What are some of the traits that can be used
   to describe Franklin?
4. In what ways did Franklin show creativity?
5. How did Franklin help make life better for the
   people of Philadelphia?
6. What kind of selection is “Out of the Blue”?
   How can you tell?
7. Which details best show that Franklin was
   creative when he published the almanac?
8. What was the most important idea that
   Franklin wanted to investigate?
9. Which of Franklin’s experiments did you find
   most creative?
10. What did Franklin mean when he said,
   “What I meant to kill was a turkey. Instead I
   almost killed a goose”?
11.Explain Franklin’s big idea about electricity.
12.What are the different areas in which Mr.
   Franklin used his curiosity and creativity to
   accomplish important things?
      WORDS TO KNOW
           Say It!

•Almanac        •Experiment
•Calendar       •Inventions
•Circulating    •Mysterious
•Electricty     •Theory
    MORE WORDS TO KNOW

• Apprentices
• Circuits
• Generated
• Printshop
                ALMANAC
annual publication with information about many
  subjects
                CALENDAR
• chart showing months, weeks, days, and dates
  of a year
                 CIRCULATING
• distributing
               ELECTRICITY
• form of energy
                  EXPERIMENT
• trial or test
             INVENTIONS
• things
  invented
               MYSTERIOUS
• hard to explain or understand
                 THEORY
• explanation based on observation and
  reasoning
              APPRENTICES
• Unpaid assistants who learn a trade through
  experience
                  CIRCUITS
• Paths over which electrical currents flow
             GENERATED
• Produced
                PRINTSHOP
• A place where printing is done.
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         generate?
Good Job!

				
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