Two great activities that would span 5 lessons on Argentinian soccer superstar, Diego Maradona.
NO PREP is needed!
Firstly, there is a reading comprehension activity - children need to read through an informational text, and then answer comprehension and grammar questions, before completing an extension activity.
Secondly, there is a biography writing unit. The unit has been split into four separate lessons which will take students approximately 40-50 minutes each. Ideal for students learning about the Olympics or researching sports people.
Good luck, I hope you get some great results!
If you would like an example of the close reading activity this please look at my example Macbeth Activity 5th & 6th Grade Close Reading Activity.
We specialize in play scripts, we have a William Shakespeare collection with Richard III, Macbeth and Hamlet. We also have a good selection of Christmas play scripts including Elf, The Santa Clause and A Christmas Carol.
For more great activities check out Creative Primary Literacy.