100TH Day of School with Benjamin Franklin: Informational Text and No-Prep Activities
This Benjamin Franklin - inspired twist on the more traditional observation of the 100th day of school, gives your middle school students a little education with their fun. (Or, maybe, a little fun with their education!). The no-prep activities in this packet all have to do with the $100 bill and Benjamin Franklin, and differentiated levels make them are suitable for 5th -8th graders. There is also a self-reflection journal that allows students to analyze their performance in the first 100 days. This 100th day, make it all about the Benjamin Franklins!

Activities included are:

Math word problems with answer keys. (Two sets: one with one-step problems and one with two-step problems)

Informational Text: Text about Franklin’s accomplishments. Two different reading levels (app. 600 and 900) with comprehension questions.

$100 Words: Find out how much your name is worth, and try to discover some $100 words.

Franklin Quote Completion Challenge: Let your students step into Benjamin Franklin’s shoes and dispense words of wisdom based on his well-known quotes.

Quote match: After coming up with their own endings to the quotes, students can try to match the actual beginnings and endings.

Quote- Libs: Like the popular story fill-in game, but with Franklin-inspired quotations

Creative Writing Prompt: What would you do if you found $100?

Find the Difference: Examine twelve $100 bills and find the one that is not like the rest

Find the Match: Examine twelve $100 bills and find the two that are identical.

Reflection on the First 100 Days: Students think about what they’ve accomplished in the first 100 days, and what they would like to accomplish before the end of school.
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