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Thomas Edison - Scholastic Canada

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Thomas Edison

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PR Each of these sentences has incorrect EHE NSION information about the topic. Look for the correct information in the text, then rewrite the sentences so that the information is correct. An example has been done for you.

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Thomas Edison is still alive today.

Thomas Edison died in 1931. 2.

Thomas Edison was a great sound recording artist.

3.

Edison went to the local school. He didn’t like reading.

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The first thing he invented was a newspaper.

5.

A telegraph works by sending electrical messages by lights.

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Edison was blind and most of the things he invented were to do with pictures.

7.

In 1872, Edison invented phones, radios, and moving pictures.

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AB Use the verbs in the box to fill in the ULARY blanks in these sentences. Use each word only once and check off the words as you go.

changed

invented

became

make

learn

went

was

began

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set

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Thomas Edison was a great inventor. In his lifetime, he —or helped to invent—more than one thousand different things. Thomas Edison a child, he to Edison was he was 14, he

born in the United States in 1847. When Edison was to school at home. He

many books

about things around him. newspapers when he was 12 years old. When his own newspaper. When Edison was 16, he jobs and started working as a telegrapher. The telegraph

was the only way to send messages a long way. The messages were in Morse code. In 1872, Edison

up his own big laboratory, where he made

the first sound recorder. In 1879, Edison

the first person to

the electric light work.

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HO Read each word below. Listen to the N ICS sound made by the underlined letters in the word. Then write three new words containing the same letters and the same sound on the lines below. An example has been done for you. change

light

child children much deaf

many

thing

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Fill in the boxes to make a fact chart W R ITI N G about Thomas Edison. Read the clues in each box, then draw a picture to give information about the clue. Write a caption to go with your picture. Thomas Edison was:

As a child:

Age 12:

Age 14:

Age 16:

Thomas Edison

1872:

1879:

How he changed the world:

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