Do you know who invented the traffic signal? You don’t? Well my first graders do- Garrett Morgan! We read all about Mr. Morgan and how he solved the traffic problem where he lived. He was a problem solver- he saw people getting into accidents and knew something had to be done. His invention helped cars, horses/buggies, and people cross the street and get places safely.
The above book is from Reading A-Z (Reading A-Z Website) and was filled with lots of great information. For example, not only did Garrett Morgan invent the stop light, but he also invented the mask that firefighters wear to help them breathe. What an important person!
After reading his biography, we used a simple biography organizer to summarize our learning. I found this great one on TpT from the store of “The Third Wheel”. You can find it by going TO THIS LINK! And… it’s free! You can’t really get better than that! 🙂
I love flip organizers because I think it helps the kids visually split up their thinking. I also love that this organizer has question words on the front- which was our last reading unit!
We filled out the inside together and then the kids got to draw pictures to match.
I love their pictures and ideas! This was a great way to summarize our knowledge on Garrett Morgan. Tomorrow, we’ll read the biography of Sarah E. Goode, another inventor. On Friday, we’ll be using our Double Bubble thinking map to compare and contrast the two person (just like explained HERE!!!!!)
Have a wonderful day and thanks for checking in to our adventure!