Our fifth grade advance subject group in reading will be working on reading fluency in the coming weeks. To this end, they will be presenting a readers theater play called A Spark of Genius. This play presents the facts around Benjamin Franklin's experiment with key and kite. As a pre-assessment, students were asked to demonstrate what they know about Franklin's experiment using words and pictures.
Please understand that as pre-assessment this work should accurately reflect student understanding and prior knowledge. If a student knew little/nothing about Ben and his experiment, that's completely okay.
The following are their responses. We will begin the play in earnest throughout November and then have another similar (if not exactly the same!) assessment at the end of our work.